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His main interests focus on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials, among which 2D materials and semiconductor nanoparticles and nanowires. His background and technical skills are spanning from synthetic chemistry, to optical spectroscopy and device characterization. His current activity is aimed at the development of innovative nanostructured graphene-based materials for energy conversion devices.

Raffaello Mazzaro is a research fellow at IMM-CNR. He graduated in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials in 2012 at the University of Bologna, then he obtained the PhD in Chemistry in 2016 within a joint collaboration between the Chemistry department "G.Ciamician" of the university of Bologna and CNR-IMM Bologna, under the supervision of Prof. Paola Ceroni and Dr. Vittorio Morandi. During the PhD he spent 4 months at INRS-EMT institute in Montrèal (QC, Canada) as a visiting student.

After 1 year post-doc fellowship in the Photo-Nanolab at the University of Bologna, he got a 2-years research fellowship in the experimental physics group of Luleå University of Technology (Luleå, SE). In 2019, he got a research fellowship in the Graphene Technology Group at CNR-IMM, financed by "Graphene flagship" project.

He co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed papers in internation journals, with h-index 10 (may 2019, source Scopus). He has given oral and poster communications to several international conferences and he has been awarded with 3 different awards for best PhD thesis in inorganic chemistry, photochemistry and Microscopy sciences.


ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4598-9556
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/N-2550-2014
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raffaello_Mazzaro

Curriculum (PDF): 

Scientific Production

Raffaello Mazzaro, Alessandro Gradone, Sara Angeloni, Giacomo Morselli, Pier Giorgio Cozzi, Francesco Romano, Alberto Vomiero, Paola Ceroni

Hybrid Silicon Nanocrystals for color-neutral and transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrators

ACS Photonics [American Chemical Society],

Sidra Amin, Aneela Tahira, Amber Solangi, Raffaello Mazzaro, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Alberto Vomiero

A sensitive enzyme-free lactic acid sensor based on NiO nanoparticles for practical applications

Analytical methods [ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY], Volume: 11 Issue: 28 Pages: 3578-3583

Raffaello Mazzaro, Sara Boscolo Bibi, Mirco Natali, Giacomo Bergamini, Vittorio Morandi, Paola Ceroni, Alberto Vomiero

Hematite nanostructures: An old material for a new story. Simultaneous photoelectrochemical oxidation of benzylamine and hydrogen production through Ti doping

Nano Energy [Elsevier], Volume: 61 Pages: 36-46

Guiju Liu, Raffaello Mazzaro, Yiqian Wang, Haiguang Zhao, Alberto Vomiero

High efficiency sandwich structure luminescent solar concentrators based on colloidal quantum dots

Nano Energy [Elsevier], Volume: 60 Pages: 119-126

Getachew Solomon, Raffaello Mazzaro, Shujie You, Marta Maria Natile, Vittorio Morandi, Isabella Concina, Alberto Vomiero

Ag2S/MoS2 nanocomposites anchored on reduced graphene oxide: Fast interfacial charge transfer for hydrogen evolution reaction

ACS applied materials & interfaces [American Chemical Society], Volume: 11 Issue: 25 Pages: 22380-22389

Aneela Tahira, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Raffaello Mazzaro, Shuji You, Vittorio Morandi, Marta Maria Natile, Mikhail Vagin, Alberto Vomiero

Advanced electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction based on core shell MoS2/TiO2 nanostructures in acidic and alkaline media

ACS Applied Energy Materials [American Chemical Society], Volume: 2 Issue: 3 Pages: 2053-2062

Mojtaba Gilzad Kohan, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Shujie You, Isabella Concina, Alberto Vomiero

Plasma assisted vapor solid deposition of Co3O4 tapered nanorods for energy applications

Journal of Materials Chemistry A [Royal Society of Chemistry],

Umair Aftab, Aneela Tahira, Raffaello Mazzaro, Muhammad Ishaq Abro, Muhammad Moazam Baloch, Magnus Willander, Omer Nur, Cong Yu, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto

The chemically reduced CuO–Co 3 O 4 composite as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline media

Catalysis Science & Technology [Royal Society of Chemistry],

Pedram Ghamgosar, Federica Rigoni, Mojtaba Gilzad Kohan, Shujie You, Edgar Abarca Morales, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Nils Almqvist, Isabella Concina, Alberto Vomiero

Self-powered photodetectors based on core-shell ZnO-Co3O4 nanowire heterojunctions

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces [American Chemical Society],

Sidra Amin, Aneela Tahira, Amber Solangi, Valerio Beni, JR Morante, Xianjie Liu, Mats Falhman, Raffaello Mazzaro, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Alberto Vomiero

A practical non-enzymatic urea sensor based on NiCo 2 O 4 nanoneedles

RSC Advances [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 9 Issue: 25 Pages: 14443-14451

Sidra Amin, Aneela Tahira, Amber Solangi, Raffaello Mazzaro, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Alberto Vomiero

A sensitive enzyme-free lactic acid sensor based on NiO nanoparticle for practical applications

Analytical Methods [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 11 Issue: 28 Pages: 3578-3583

Luca Fornasari, Raffaello Mazzaro, Elisa Boanini, Simone d’Agostino, Giacomo Bergamini, Fabrizia Grepioni, Dario Braga

Self-Assembly and Exfoliation of a Molecular Solid Based on Cooperative BN and Hydrogen Bonds

Crystal Growth & Design [American Chemical Society], Volume: 18 Issue: 12 Pages: 7259-7263

Raffaello Mazzaro, Alberto Vomiero

The Renaissance of Luminescent Solar Concentrators: The Role of Inorganic Nanomaterials

Advanced Energy Materials [], Volume: 8 Issue: 33 Pages: 1801903

Simone Cailotto, Raffaello Mazzaro, Francesco Enrichi, Alberto Vomiero, Maurizio Selva, Elti Cattaruzza, Davide Cristofori, Emanuele Amadio, Alvise Perosa

Design of Carbon Dots for Metal-free Photoredox Catalysis

ACS applied materials & interfaces [American Chemical Society], Volume: 10 Issue: 47 Pages: 40560-40567

Francesca Di Maria, Mattia Zangoli, Massimo Gazzano, Eduardo Fabiano, Denis Gentili, Alberto Zanelli, Andrea Fermi, Giacomo Bergamini, Davide Bonifazi, Andrea Perinot, Mario Caironi, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Giuseppe Gigli, Andrea Liscio, Giovanna Barbarella

Controlling the Functional Properties of Oligothiophene Crystalline Nano/Microfibers via Tailoring of the Self‐Assembling Molecular Precursors

Advanced Functional Materials [], Volume: 28 Issue: 32 Pages: 1801946

Simone Silvestrini, Christian C De Filippo, Nicola Vicentini, Enzo Menna, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Luca Ravotto, Paola Ceroni, Michele Maggini

Controlled functionalization of reduced graphene oxide enabled by microfluidic reactors

Chemistry of Materials [American Chemical Society], Volume: 30 Issue: 9 Pages: 2905-2914

Mikhail N Khrizanforov, Svetlana V Fedorenko, Asiya R Mustafina, Kirill V Kholin, Irek R Nizameev, Sofia O Strekalova, Valeriya V Grinenko, Tatiana V Gryaznova, Rustem R Zairov, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Alberto Vomiero, Yulia H Budnikova

Silica-Supported Silver Nanoparticles as an Efficient Catalyst for Aromatic CH Alkylation and Fluoroalkylation

Dalton Transactions [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 47 Issue: 29 Pages: 9608-9616

Alberto Scrivanti, Marco Bortoluzzi, Andrea Morandini, Alessandro Dolmella, Francesco Enrichi, Raffaello Mazzaro, Alberto Vomiero

Luminescent Europium (III) Complexes containing an electron rich 1, 2, 3-triazolyl-pyridyl ligand

New Journal of Chemistry [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 42 Issue: 13 Pages: 11064-11072

Svetlana V Fedorenko, Michail E Jilkin, Tatyana V Gryaznova, Elizaveta O Iurko, Olga D Bochkova, Alsu R Mukhametshina, Irek R Nizameev, Kirill V Kholin, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Alberto Vomiero, Asiya R Mustafina, Yulia H Budnikova

Silica Nanospheres Coated by Ultrasmall Ag 0 Nanoparticles for Oxidative Catalytic Application

Colloid and Interface Science Communications [Elsevier], Volume: 21 Pages: 1-5

Yixuan Yu, Gang Fan, Andrea Fermi, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Paola Ceroni, Detlef-M Smilgies, Brian A Korgel

Size-Dependent Photoluminescence Efficiency of Silicon Nanocrystal Quantum Dots

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C [American Chemical Society], Volume: 121 Issue: 41 Pages: 23240-23248

Nicola Lisi, Theodoros Dikonimos, Francesco Buonocore, Martina Pittori, Raffaello Mazzaro, Rita Rizzoli, Sergio Marras, Andrea Capasso

Contamination-free graphene by chemical vapor deposition in quartz furnaces

Scientific reports [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Pages: 9927

Francesca Di Maria, Alberto Zanelli, Andrea Liscio, Alessandro Kovtun, Elisabetta Salatelli, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Giacomo Bergamini, Avshalom Shaffer, Shlomo Rozen

Poly (3-hexylthiophene) Nanoparticles Containing Thiophene-S, S-Dioxide: Tuning of Dimensions, Optical and Redox Properties and Charge Separation Under Illumination

ACS nano [American Chemical Society], Volume: 11 Issue: 2 Pages: 1991-1999

Raffaello Mazzaro

Nanocristalli di Silicio: una piattaforma funzionale per la costruzione di nanostrutture ibride per la conversione di energia.

La Chimica e l' industria [], Volume: 2 Issue: Marzo/Aprile Pages: 40-46

Mattia Zangoli, Francesca Di Maria, Elena Zucchetti, Caterina Bossio, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Guglielmo Lanzani, Raffaello Mazzaro, Franco Corticelli, Massimo Baroncini, Giovanna Barbarella

Engineering thiophene-based nanoparticles to induce photodransduction in live cells under illumination

Nanoscale [Royal Society of Chemistry],

Raffaello Mazzaro, Francesco Romano, Paola Ceroni

Long-lived luminescence of silicon nanocrystals: from principles to applications

Physical chemistry chemical physics [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 19 Issue: 39 Pages: 26507-26526

M Zangoli, F Di Maria, E Zucchetti, C Bossio, MR Antognazza, G Lanzani, R Mazzaro, F Corticelli, M Baroncini, G Barbarella

Engineering thiophene-based nanoparticles to induce phototransduction in live cells under illumination

Nanoscale [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 9 Issue: 26 Pages: 9202-9209

Antonino Arrigo, Raffaello Mazzaro, Francesco Romano, Giacomo Bergamini, Paola Ceroni

Photoinduced electron-transfer quenching of luminescent silicon nanocrystals as a way to estimate the position of the conduction and valence bands by Marcus theory

Chemistry of Materials [American Chemical Society], Volume: 28 Issue: 18 Pages: 6664-6671

Sébastien Haar, Matteo Bruna, Jian Xiang Lian, Flavia Tomarchio, Yoann Olivier, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Joseph Moran, Andrea C Ferrari, David Beljonne, Artur Ciesielski, Paolo Samorì

Liquid-Phase Exfoliation of Graphite into Single-and Few-Layer Graphene with α-Functionalized Alkanes

The journal of physical chemistry letters [American Chemical Society], Volume: 7 Issue: 14 Pages: 2714-2721

Markus Döbbelin, Artur Ciesielski, Sébastien Haar, Silvio Osella, Matteo Bruna, Andrea Minoia, Luca Grisanti, Thomas Mosciatti, Fanny Richard, Eko Adi Prasetyanto, Luisa De Cola, Vincenzo Palermo, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Roberto Lazzaroni, Andrea C Ferrari, David Beljonne, Paolo Samorì

Light-enhanced liquid-phase exfoliation and current photoswitching in graphene-azobenzene composites

Nature communications [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 7 Pages: 11090

Raffaello Mazzaro, Mirko Locritani, Jennifer K Molloy, Marco Montalti, Yixuan Yu, Brian A Korgel, Giacomo Bergamini, Vittorio Morandi, Paola Ceroni

Photoinduced processes between pyrene-functionalized silicon nanocrystals and carbon allotropes

Chemistry of Materials [American Chemical Society], Volume: 27 Issue: 12 Pages: 4390-4397

Sébastien Haar, Artur Ciesielski, Joseph Clough, Huafeng Yang, Raffaello Mazzaro, Fanny Richard, Simone Conti, Nicolas Merstorf, Marco Cecchini, Vittorio Morandi, Cinzia Casiraghi, Paolo Samorì

A Supramolecular Strategy to Leverage the Liquid‐Phase Exfoliation of Graphene in the Presence of Surfactants: Unraveling the Role of the Length of Fatty Acids

Small [], Volume: 11 Issue: 14 Pages: 1691-1702

AK Bansal, F Antolini, MT Sajjad, L Stroea, R Mazzaro, SG Ramkumar, K-J Kass, S Allard, U Scherf, IDW Samuel

Photophysical and structural characterisation of in situ formed quantum dots

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 16 Issue: 20 Pages: 9556-9564

Francesco Romano, Sara Angeloni, Giacomo Morselli, Raffaello Mazzaro, Paola Ceroni

Colloidally stable silicon quantum dots as temperature biosensors

Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications V [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 11075 Pages: 110751V

Mariagabriella SANTONICOLA, Martina PITTORI, E Leoni, R Mazzaro, V Morandi, N Lisi, R Brajpuriya, F Buonocore, A Capasso, T Dikonimos, R Rizzoli

Improving the cleanliness of graphene grown on copper by chemical vapor deposition for biosensing applications

Abstracts of GRAPHENE 2016-6th Edition of the largest European Conference & Exhibition in Graphene and 2D Materials [],