Projects and Major Equipments

Current Projects

European Union

  • INITIO (Innovative chemical sensors for enantioselective detection of chiral pollutants); coordinator Prof. Paolesse, start Jan 2019
  • IMPAQT (Intelligent Management system for integrated multi-troPhic AQuaculTure); coordinator Scottish Marine Institute (UK); start: May 2018.
  • PhasmaFOOD (Portable photonic miniaturised smart system for on-the-spot food quality sensing); coordinator Intrasoft International SA, Bruxelles (Belgium); start: January 2017.

INAIL (Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione e Infortuni sul lavoro)

  • Progettazione e sviluppo di un sistema sensoriale per la misura di composti organici  volatili e la identificazione di microorganismi di interesse occupazionale; University of Rome Tor Vergata; start: July 2017

Regione Lazio 

Generalitat de Catalunya

  • SUBSERSENSE (Desenvelupament de sistema de detecciò d’aromes en taps de suro mitjançant sensors microelectrònics

Past Projects

European Union

  • 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;

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