Projects and Instrumentation

European Union

  • Portable photonic miniaturised smart system for on-the-spot food quality sensing (PhasmaFOOD); coordinator Intrasoft International SA, Bruxelles (Belgium); start January 2017.
  • Integrated intelligent sensor system for improved security of water supply (ISIS); coordinator: CTech Ltd, Chester (UK); start: January 2014; project website:
  • Sniffer for concealed people discovery (SNOOPY); coordinator: University of Brescia (Italy); start: January 2014; project website:

National Institute of Health

  • Determination of Exhaled Biomarkers for Low-Cost Diagnosis and Monitoring of Tuberculosis coordinator: Botswana-Penn Partnership; start: March 2014

Fondazione Umberto Veronesi

  • Studio dei composti volatili prodotti da cellule tumorali con un sistema olfattivo artificiale mirato alla diagnosi precoce delle patologie neoplastiche; coordinator: University of Rome Tor Vergata; start: April 2014



Major Laboratory Equipments

Laboratories are located at the Department of Electronic Engineering and at the Department of Chemical Science and technology

  • Chemical synthesis laboratory
  • Microdrop machine for patterned organic film
  • Home-made spray coating for organic film deposition
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Kelvin Probe
  • Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometer
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer and Fluorimeter
  • Gas sensors test facilities with three mass flow controllers each
  • Electronics testing and prototyping
  • Molecular modeling: Spartan-suite (Wavefunction inc.)

Access to facilities at the Department of Chemical Science and Technology

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • NMR