Carlo S. Casari0000-0001-9144-6822
Carlo S. Casari was born in 1974 in Milan. In 1999, he graduated in electronic engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, and, in 2004, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in materials engineering. Since 2005, he works as an Assistant Professor in physics of matter at Politecnico di Milano. His scientific interests regard mainly the growth by physical vapour deposition (PVD) of inorganic micro- and nanostructured materials, films and surfaces, nanoparticles, and atomic clusters, the study of their morphological, structural, and electronic properties, and the connection between nanoscale structure and functional properties. Since 2000, he works on nanostructured carbon-based systems such as cluster assembled carbon films, nanotubes, and sp-hybridized carbon nanostructures. Since 2004, he works on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured films and surfaces of metal oxides (e.g., WO3, TiO2) and semiconductors for catalytic, biotechnology, gas sensing, and energy applications. In particular, he works on material synthesis by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technique and on material characterization by inelastic light scattering (Raman and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)) and scanning probe techniques such as scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM).
Biography Updated on 16 March 2011