Gianfranco Carotenuto is a First Researcher of the Italian National Research Council, Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials. His present research interests are in advanced functional materials based on polymer-embedded inorganic nanostructures. In particular, his activity concerns the development of new chemical routes for the controlled synthesis of metal and semiconductor clusters in polymeric matrices, the fabrication of devices based on properties of nanoscopic objects (e.g., luminescence of quantum-dots, tunable surface plasmon absorption of nanosized noble metal alloys, etc.), and the investigation of mechanisms involved in atomic and molecular clusters formation in polymeric media (nucleation-growth, coarsening, aggregation) by optical and luminescence spectroscopy. He is the author of 150 research articles published on international journals, 10 patents, and many conference papers. He is an editor of a book entitled Metal-Polymer Nanocomposites, edited by the Wiley.
Biography Updated on 22 March 2012