Research Team

Marco Fanciulli

Prof. Marco Fanciulli



Marco Fanciulli (Imperia, 1961) graduated in 1987 cum Laude in Nuclear Engineering (Master) at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and in Applied Physics (Ph.D.) in 1993 at Boston University (USA). He has been assistant Professor (1993-1997) and Associate Professor at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy of the Unibersity of Aarhus (DK). He is Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the department of materials science of the University of Milano Bicocca and Associated Senior Researcher at the MDM-IMM-CNR Laboratory (Agrate Brianza, Italy) he established in 1998 and directed till 2015. He has contributed to the development of nanoelectronics devices: materials and processes for ultra-scaled nanoelectronics devices and for innovative non-volatile memories (high-k dielectrics, silicides, low-k), single atom electronics, silicon nanostructures (silicon nanowires, quantum dots); spintronics: magnetic tunnel junctions, donors in silicon for classical and quantum information processing, and neuroelectronics. For outstanding contributions in the growth and characterization of materials and nanostructures for emerging devices for information processing in 2015 he was nominated Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is author of 401 journal articles receiving 9472 citations, H-index: 45.

Dr. Fabrizio Moro

Office: 1070/A, Lab: 1095



Fabrizio Moro obtained a master degree in Physics from the University of Lecce in 2005 and a PhD in Physics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2009. In 2009 he joined the group of Prof. J. van Slageren at the University of Nottingham as research associate to study the magnetic anisotropy of molecular magnets with sub-THz frequency domain magnetic resonance methods and SQUID. In 2010 he obtained a personal Marie-Curie fellowship and in 2012 moved to the University for Manchester to study coherent manipulation of multipartite molecular spin-qubits. From 2013 to 2017 he worked as research associate in the group of Prof. A. Patane’ and Dr L. Turyanska at Nottingham to study the magnetic properties of IV-VI quantum dots heavily and singly doped with transition metal ions for MRI, sensing and quantum computing applications. In May 2017 he joined the University of Linköping (Sweden) as förste forskningsinjeniör to conduct research on organic and inorganic solar cells by optically detected magnetic resonance methods. Currently, he is a researcher at the department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca and works on electron spin resonance properties of novel nanomaterials.

Valerio Di Palma

Dr. Valerio di Palma

Office: 1097, Labs: 1043, T047


Valerio Di Palma earned a bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2012 and a master degree in Chemical Sciences in 2014 from University of Bari. In 2015 he joined as PhD student the Plasma & Materials Processing group at Eindhoven University of Technology, focusing his work on the atomic layer deposition (ALD) of Pt nanoparticles and cobalt phosphate based materials for application in electrocatalysis. In 2020 he obtained a PhD in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology, with a thesis on ALD of electrocatalysts.

Since May 2020 he is working as research fellow at the department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca. His current work focuses on ALD of metallic and dielectric thin films and their electro-chemical characterization for application in neuroelectronics.

Fabiana Taglietti

Dr.ssa Fabiana Taglietti



Fabiana Taglietti obtained her master degree in Physics at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2019, with a thesis on the electrical characterization of nanoparticles random networks. Since November 2019 she is a Ph.D. student in Material Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Her current research activity concerns the study of the transport properties of nanoparticles networks and atomic networks (dopant atoms network in silicon). She focuses on the characterization of devices based on these networks and on the possibility to exploit them for unconventional information processing, such as reservoir computing.

Emanuele Longo

Dr. Emanuele Longo

Lab: 1095


Emanuele Longo is a research fellow at the CNR-IMM Unit of Agrate-Brianza (Italy) laboratory and collaborates with the group of Prof. M. Fanciulli at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He graduated in Physics in 2017 (110/110 cum laude) and earned his PhD in Material Science and Nanotechnology in 2021. During his PhD, he collaborated with the Wayne State University (Detroit - U.S.) granted by the HERALD cost-action and he was awarded as the best speaker during an international conference. Emanuele is author of several scientific papers published on international journals and was correlator of two thesis.

The main focus of his research activity is the study of the chemical-physical interactions of 3D topological insulators (TIs) (i.e. Sb2Te3, Bi2Te3) and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) with ferromagnetic thin films (FMs) (i.e. Co, Fe) for applications in spintronics. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between the chemical-structural and magnetic properties of TI(TMD)/FM systems in order to efficiently induce spin-charge conversion effects across the TI(TMD)/FM interface, which are investigated by means of ferromagnetic resonance and x-ray based techniques. Beside the optimization of the materials properties, particular care is taken on the industrial impact of the research, thus large-scale deposition techniques such as Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition and Atomic Layer Deposition are exploited.