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Scientific interest and expertise are in the field of materials science focussing on the fabrication and characterization of nanostructured semiconductors and polymer nanocomposites for optoelectronics, photonics and sensing. In particular the main topics are - Silicon nanowire for plasmonic, Raman, electrochemical biosensensing/diagnostic and as live cell interface (2010-present); - Si, III-V and II-VI compound semiconductors based nano-structures fabricated by bottom-up approaches for opto-electronics, photocatalytic, photovoltaics (1994-2010); - Composite polymers for chemical sensing (1999-2008); - Design and fabrication of dielectric multi-layered structures for optical coatings and photonic crystals (1994-2000).

Ph.D. in Physics in 1999 and Laurea in Physics in 1994 at the University of Bari (Italy). Since 2001 permanent researcher at the National Research Council (CNR) and in 2008 she joined the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of CNR, Unit of Rome. In 2019 visiting researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore (USA) within the Short Term Mobility program of the CNR. From 1999 to 2001 tenure track at the Institute of Material Chemistry of the CNR. In 1998 visiting Research Fellow at Laboratoire Central de Recherches-Thomson CSF, Orsay, France. Co-Principal investigator of Collaborative Linkage Grant in the NATO Programme Security trough Science "Creation of the PTFE NanoComposite Optical Sensor for Aggressive Matter" (2007-2009). Responsible for IMM Rome Unit of the project "Advanced nano-structured material interface and devices for in vivo-like-in vitro monitoring of astrocytes physiology and brain toxicology (Astromat)" funded within the Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program (2017-2018). Principal Investigator of the joint project "Scalable nano-plasmonic platform for differentiation and drug response monitoring of organ-tropic metastatic cancer cells" within the Scientific and Collaboration Program Italy-USA (2019-2021) of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Collaboration (MAECI). In the member team of several national and european project. She has co-authored more than 65 papers on international journals. Vice Chair for H2020 FETOPEN 2015/2, Expert Evaluator for H2020 Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) Pilot-2016, H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA_H2020 FETOPEN 2015/1, Expert Reviewer for EU-FP7 specific programme: Research projects for the benefit of SMEs, Rapporteur for the Italian Ministries of Economic Development (MISE) and Education University Research (MIUR), and Expert-Reviewer for the Romanian Minister of Education and Science CNCS.

Scientific Productions

Valentina Mussi, Mario Ledda, Annalisa Convertino, Antonella Lisi

Raman Mapping of Biological Systems Interacting with a Disordered Nanostructured Surface: A Simple and Powerful Approach to the Label-Free Analysis of Single DNA Bases

Micromachines [Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute], Volume: 12 Issue: 3 Pages: 264

Nofar Mintz Hemed, Annalisa Convertino, Yosi Shacham-Diamand

Alkaline phosphatase detection using electrochemical impedance of anti-alkaline phosphatase antibody (Ab354) functionalized silicon-nanowire-forest in phosphat...

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical [Elsevier], Volume: 259 Pages: 809-815

Nofar Mintz Hemed, Annalisa Convertino, Yosi Shacham-Diamand

Alkaline Phosphatase Detection using Electrochemical Impedance of Anti-Alkaline Phosphatase Antibody (Ab354) Functionalized Silicon-Nanowire-Forest in Phosp...

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical [Elsevier],

F Gontad, Anna Paola Caricato, Maura Cesaria, Vincenzo Resta, Antonietta Taurino, Antonio Colombelli, Chiara Leo, A Klini, A Manousaki, A Convertino, Roberto Rella, Maurizio Martino, Alessio Perrone

Decoration of silica nanowires with gold nanoparticles through ultra-short pulsed laser deposition

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 418 Pages: 430-436

R Condò, L Cerroni, G Pasquantonio, M Mancini, A Pecora, A Convertino, V Mussi, A Rinaldi, L Maiolo

A Deep Morphological Characterization and Comparison of Different Dental Restorative Materials

BioMed Research International [Hindawi], Volume: 2017

Nofar Mintz-Hemed, Tal Yoetz-Kopelman, Annalisa Convertino, Yosi . Freeman, Amihay and Shacham-Diamand

Whole-Cell Electrochemical Biosensor Integrating Microbes with Si Nanowire-Forest

J. Electrochem. Soc. [], Volume: 164 Issue: 6 Pages: B253-B257

Nofar Mintz-Hemed, Tal Yoetz-Kopelman, Annalisa Convertino, Yosi . Freeman, Amihay and Shacham-Diamand

Whole-Cell Electrochemical Biosensor Integrating Microbes with Si Nanowire-Forest

J. Electrochem. Soc. [], Volume: 164 Issue: 6 Pages: B253-B257

Nofar Mintz Hemed, Tal Yoetz-Kopelman, Annalisa Convertino, Yosi Shacham-Diamand

Performance of Whole-Cell Electrochemical Biosensor Using Integrated Microbes/Si Nano-Forest Structure

ECS Transactions [IOP Publishing], Volume: 75 Issue: 16 Pages: 157

F Gontad, Anna Paola Caricato, MG Manera, A Colombelli, Vincenzo Resta, Antonietta Taurino, Maura Cesaria, Chiara Leo, A Convertino, A Klini, Alessio Perrone, Roberto Rella, Maurizio Martino

3D plasmonic transducer based on gold nanoparticles produced by laser ablation on silica nanowires

Applied Physics A [Springer Berlin Heidelberg], Volume: 122 Issue: 5 Pages: 539

Annalisa Convertino, Valentina Mussi, Luca Maiolo

Disordered array of Au covered Silicon nanowires for SERS biosensing combined with electrochemical detection

Scientific reports [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-10

A Colombelli, MG Manera, A Taurino, M Catalano, A Convertino, R Rella

Au nanoparticles decoration of silica nanowires for improved optical bio-sensing

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical [Elsevier], Volume: 226 Pages: 589-597

Nofar Mintz Hemed, Annalisa Convertino, Yosi Shacham-Diamand

Investigation of functionalized silicon nanowires by self-assembled monolayer

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 367 Pages: 231-236

Luca Maiolo, Davide Polese, Alessandro Pecora, Guglielmo Fortunato, Yosi Shacham‐Diamand, Annalisa Convertino

Highly disordered array of silicon nanowires: an effective and scalable approach for performing and flexible electrochemical biosensors

Advanced healthcare materials [],

Annalisa Convertino, Massimo Cuscunà, Faustino Martelli, Maria Grazia Manera, Roberto Rella

Silica Nanowires Decorated with Metal Nanoparticles for Refractive Index Sensors: Three-Dimensional Metal Arrays and Light Trapping at Plasmonic Resonances

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C [American Chemical Society], Volume: 118 Issue: 1 Pages: 685-690

Silvano Del Gobbo, P Castrucci, S Fedele, L Riele, A Convertino, M Morbidoni, F De Nicola, Ma Scarselli, L Camilli, M De Crescenzi

Silicon spectral response extension through single wall carbon nanotubes in hybrid solar cells

Journal of Materials Chemistry C [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 1 Issue: 41 Pages: 6752-6758

A Convertino, M Tamborra, M Striccoli, G Leo, A Agostiano, ML Curri

Poly (methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites based on TiO 2 nanocrystals: tailoring material properties towards sensing

Thin solid films [Elsevier], Volume: 519 Issue: 11 Pages: 3931-3938

Michela Corricelli, Davide Altamura, Liberato De Caro, Antonella Guagliardi, Andrea Falqui, Alessandro Genovese, Angela Agostiano, Cinzia Giannini, Marinella Striccoli, M LuciaSUBJECTNanocrystals Curri, Livia Giotta, Disma Mastrogiacomo, Francesca Italiano, Francesco Milano, Angela Agostiano, A Convertino, M Tamborra, M Striccoli, G Leo, A Agostiano, M LSUBJECTpolymer Curri, N Alayo, A Panniello, M Striccoli, ML Curri, F Pérez-Murano, A De Luca, MP Grzelczak, I Pastoriza-Santos, LM Liz-Marzàn, M La Deda, G Strangi

Peer-reviewed journal articles

CrystEngComm (Camb., Online) [], Volume: 13 Pages: 3988-3997

Anna Persano, Bahram Nabet, Marc Currie, Annalisa Convertino, Gabriella Leo, Adriano Cola

Single-Layer InAs Quantum Dots for High-Performance Planar Photodetectors Near 1.3$\ mu\ hbox {m} $

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices [IEEE], Volume: 57 Issue: 6 Pages: 1237-1242

A Taurino, M Catalano, M Lomascolo, A Persano, A Convertino, L Cerri

Scanning transmission electron microscopy determination of critical InAs QD parameters from high-quality focused ion beam lamellas

Semiconductor science and technology [IOP Publishing], Volume: 24 Issue: 8 Pages: 085001

A Taurino, M Catalano, M Lomascolo, A Persano, A Convertino, L Cerri

Morphological and compositional effects of FIB nanopatterning of multilayer metal/semiconducting devices

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland], Volume: 41 Issue: 4 Pages: 734-738

Annalisa Convertino, Gabriella Leo, Marinella Striccoli, Gaetano Di Marco, M Lucia Curri

Effect of shape and surface chemistry of TiO 2 colloidal nanocrystals on the organic vapor absorption capacity of TiO 2/PMMA composite

Polymer [Elsevier], Volume: 49 Issue: 25 Pages: 5526-5532

A Cola, A Persano, M Currie, A Convertino, M Lomascolo, B Nabet

Carrier dynamics in InAs quantum dots investigated by current transient response to quasi-resonant interband excitation

Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures [North-Holland], Volume: 40 Issue: 6 Pages: 2119-2121

A Persano, A Cola, A Taurino, M Catalano, M Lomascolo, A Convertino, G Leo, L Cerri, A Vasanelli, L Vasanelli

Electronic structure of double stacked In As∕ Ga As quantum dots: Experiment and theory

Journal of Applied Physics [American Institute of Physics], Volume: 102 Issue: 9 Pages: 094314

A Convertino, G Leo, M Tamborra, C Sciancalepore, M Striccoli, ML Curri, A Agostiano

TiO 2 colloidal nanocrystals functionalization of PMMA: a tailoring of optical properties and chemical adsorption

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical [Elsevier], Volume: 126 Issue: 1 Pages: 138-143

Giovanni A Battiston, Davide Berto, Annalisa Convertino, Dario Emiliani, Albert Figueras, Rosalba Gerbasi, Sesto Viticoli

PECVD of h-BN and c-BN films from boranedimethylamine as a single source precursor

Electrochimica acta [Pergamon], Volume: 50 Issue: 23 Pages: 4600-4604

Roberto Rella, Maria Grazia Manera, Adriano Colombelli, Giovanni Montagna, C de Julian Fernandez, Franca Albertini, A Convertino

Propagating and Localised Plasmonic and Magneto-Plasmonic Transductors for Gas and Biosensing Applications

2015 1st Workshop on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement (NANOFIM) [IEEE], Pages: 43-46

MG Manera, A Colombelli, A Convertino, S Rella, E De Lorenzis, A Taurino, C Malitesta, R Rella

Advanced materials for improving biosensing performances of propagating and localized plasmonic transducers

Optical Sensors 2015 [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 9506 Pages: 95060J

Adriano Colombelli, Maria Grazia Manera, Roberto Rella, Annalisa Convertino

Light trapping systems for biosensor application Forest of silica nanowires decorated with plasmonic nanoparticles

2014 Fotonica AEIT Italian Conference on Photonics Technologies [IEEE], Pages: 1-4

KP Grytsenko, A Capobianchi, A Convertino, J Friedrich, Rolf-Dieter Schulze

Polymer-metal nanocomposite thin film prepared by co-evaporation in a vacuum

Polymer surface modification and polymer coating by dry process technologies (2005) [], Pages: 85-109

Adriano Colombelli, Maria Grazia Manera, Giovanni Montagna, Roberto Rella, Annalisa Convertino

Three-dimensional Plasmonic Materials for Chemical Sensor Application

Sensors [Springer, Cham], Pages: 171-175