Institute of materials for electronics and magnetism (IMEM)
Dott ANDREA ZAPPETTINI
Phone number: +390521269225
Within the best CNR tradition, IMEM interprets an interdisciplinary vision and a research practice in material science, complementing refined growth synthesis and characterization methods with theoretical modelling and device prototyping aiming at exploring and demonstrating functional properties, applications and technological perspectives. The Institute envisions a tight interplay between curiosity driven basic and applied science with technological research, addressing and focusing more and more the activity and interactions towards materials, processes and devices for energetics, sensing and bioelectronics. This approach is consistent with the affiliation to the "Dipartimento Ingegneria - ICT e Tecnologia per l'Energia e Trasporti" (DIITET) and a relevant participation to "Scienze Fisiche e Tecnologie della Materia" (DSFTM). Major activities deal with investigating and tailoring properties of materials of new generation including: semiconductors, magnetic and superconducting materials systems and devices; nanostructures; nanostructures on metallic surfaces; semiconductor quantum dots (QDot); oxides nanostructures, molecular and hybrid materials engineered at different length scales; nanostructures and functionalization processes for bioelectronics, nanomedicine and sensing devices. Particular attention is devoted to the training of young researchers via the participation to several PhD Schools at in the international level and in particular with the direct responsibility in the School of "Materials Science and Technology" of the University of Parma.