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Date of birth

26 Gennaio, 1965

Contact Details


Departmemnt of Industrial Engineering Rome Tor Vergata University – Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy

Office Location

Sogene Building (Science Faculty) – Room D007


39 06 72594115 / 4779


39 328 7852311



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Reading skills: excellent
Writing skills: excellent
Verbal skills: excellent


Current Position

Assistant professor (SSD FIS/03 , SC 02/B1)
Rome “Tor Vergata” University – Department of “Industrial Engineering”.


Master Degree in Physics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
PhD in Physics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata


Nanostructures and nanomaterials – 6 CFU
Complements of optics – 6 CFU
Characterization of nanoengineering systems – 2 CFU

Research Activities

Main skills and expertise are on experimental Physics with special regard on Material Science and Optical Spectroscopy.

Research activities are:

  • Organic vapour sensors based on luminescent quantum dots
  • Synthesis and characterization of metallic nanoparticles for sensing applications
  • Synthesis and characterization of photonic crystals
  • Synthesis and optical characterization of hybrid sol-gel based waveguides
  • Nanoimprinting and soft-lithographic techniques
  • Surface nanostructuring of solar cells by soft lithography
  • Synthesis of inorganic and hybrid materials (bulk and film) with sol-gel procedures
  • Optical characterization of quantum structures, semiconductors and insulators by absorption, luminescence, reflectance and quantum yield.
  • Fabrication of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering with photolithographic techniques
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Research Activity

Publications (last 5 years)

Publications (last 5 years)
  1. Prosposito P., Burratti L., Bellingeri A., Protano G., Faleri C., Corsi I., Battocchio C., Iucci G., Tortora L., Secchi V., Franchi S., Venditti I. (2019). Bifunctionalized silver nanoparticles as Hg2+ plasmonic sensor in water: Synthesis, characterizations, and ecosafety. Nanomaterials, vol. 9, ISSN: 2079-4991, doi: 10.3390/nano9101353
  2. Salvato, M., Scagliotti, M., De Crescenzi, M., Boscardin, M., Attanasio, C., Avallone, G., Cirillo, C., Prosposito, P., De Matteis, F., Messi, R., Castrucci, P. Time response in carbon nanotube/Si based photodetectors
    (2019) Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 292, pp. 71-76.
  3. Kaciulis, S., Mezzi, A., Soltani, P., Pizzoferrato, R., Ciotta, E., Prosposito, P. Graphene quantum dots obtained by unfolding fullerene (2019) Thin Solid Films, 673, pp. 19-25.
  4. Corsi, P., Venditti, I., Battocchio, C., Meneghini, C., Bruni, F., Prosposito, P., Mochi, F., Capone, B.
    Designing an Optimal Ion Adsorber at the Nanoscale: The Unusual Nucleation of AgNP/Co 2+ -Ni 2+ Binary Mixtures
    (2019) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 (6), pp. 3855-3860.
  5. Alimonti, G., Ammendola, R., Andreazza, A., Badoni, D., Bonaiuto, V., Casalboni, M., De Matteis, F., Mai, A., Paoluzzi, G., Prosposito, P., Salamon, A., Salina, G., Santovetti, E., Sargeni, F., Satta, A., Schrader, S., Steglich, P. (2019). Use of silicon photonics wavelength multiplexing techniques for fast parallel readout in high energy physics. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers,detector and associated equipment, vol. 936, p. 601-603, ISSN: 0168-9002, doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.09.088
  6. Ciotta, E., Prosposito, P., Pizzoferrato, R. Positive curvature in Stern-Volmer plot described by a generalized model for static quenching (2019) Journal of Luminescence, 206, pp. 518-522.
  7. Burratti, L., Casalboni, M., De Matteis, F., Pizzoferrato, R., Prosposito, P. Polystyrene opals responsive to methanol vapors (2018) Materials, 11 (9), art. no. 1547.
  8. Mochi, F., Burratti, L., Fratoddi, I., Venditti, I., Battocchio, C., Carlini, L., Iucci, G., Casalboni, M., De Matteis, F., Casciardi, S., Nappini, S., Pis, I., Prosposito, P. Plasmonic sensor based on interaction between silver nanoparticles and Ni 2+ or Co 2+ in water (2018) Nanomaterials, 8 (7), art. no. 488.
  9. Burratti, L., De Matteis, F., Casalboni, M., Francini, R., Pizzoferrato, R., Prosposito, P. Polystyrene photonic crystals as optical sensors for volatile organic compounds (2018) Materials Chemistry and Physics, 212, pp. 274-281.
  10. Ciotta, E., Prosposito, P., Tagliatesta, P., Lorecchio, C., Stella, L., Kaciulis, S., Soltani, P., Placidi, E., Pizzoferrato, R.
    Discriminating between different heavy metal ions with fullerene-derived nanoparticles (2018) Sensors (Switzerland), 18 (5), art. no. 1496.
  11. Zesch, C., Schrader, S., Prosposito, P., Lux, O., Eichler, H.J. Raman lasers for trace gas detection (2018) Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11042, art. no. 110420M.
  12. Burratti, L., Casalboni, M., De Matteis, F., Mochi, F., Francini, R., Casciardi, S., Bolli, E., Prosposito, P. Synthesis of fluorescent silver nanoclusters for environmental sensing applications (2018) IET Conference Publications, 2018 (CP748).
  13. Mochi, F., De Matteis, F., Prosposito, P., Burratti, L., Francini, R., Casalboni, M. One photon 3D polymerization via direct laser writing (2018) Materials Science Forum, 941, pp. 2142-2147.
  14. Burratti, L., Bolli, E., Casalboni, M., De Matteis, F., Mochi, F., Francini, R., Casciardi, S., Prosposito, P.
    Synthesis of fluorescent ag nanoclusters for sensing and imaging applications (2018) Materials Science Forum, 941, pp. 2243-2248.
  15. Ciotta, E., Paoloni, S., Richetta, M., Prosposito, P., Tagliatesta, P., Lorecchio, C., Venditti, I., Fratoddi, I., Casciardi, S., Pizzoferrato, R. Sensitivity to heavy-metal ions of unfolded fullerene quantum dots (2017) Sensors (Switzerland), 17 (11), art. no. 2614.
  16. Rogge, C., Zinn, S., Prosposito, P., Francini, R., Foitzik, A.H. Transmitted light pH optode for small sample volumes
    (2017) Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems, 6 (2), pp. 351-359.
  17. Ciocci, M., Mochi, F., Carotenuto, F., Di Giovanni, E., Prosposito, P., Francini, R., De Matteis, F., Reshetov, I., Casalboni, M., Melino, S., Di Nardo, P. Scaffold-in-scaffold potential to induce growth and differentiation of cardiac progenitor cells (2017) Stem Cells and Development, 26 (19), pp. 1438-1447.
  18. Salvato, M., Scagliotti, M., De Crescenzi, M., Crivellari, M., Prosposito, P., Cacciotti, I., Castrucci, P. Single walled carbon nanotube/Si heterojunctions for high responsivity photodetectors (2017) Nanotechnology, 28 (43), art. no. 435201.
  19. Rogge, C., Zinn, S., Schneider, S., Francini, R., Prosposito, P., Foitzik, A. A new approach for the spectroscopic detection of different pH-values (2017) Materials Science Forum, 879, pp. 1606-1611.
  20. de Matteis, F., Prosposito, P., Francini, R., de Angelis, R., Mochi, F., Melino, S., Congestri, R., Bruno, L., Casalboni, M.
    Photonic application of diatom frustules (2017) Materials Science Forum, 879, pp. 419-423.
  21. Prosposito, P., Melino, S., Ciocci, M., Francini, R., Mochi, F., De Matteis, F., Di Nardo, P., Ksenzov, S., Schrader, S., Casalboni, M. Photolithography of 3D scaffolds for artificial tissue (2017) Materials Science Forum, 879, pp. 1519-1523.
  22. De Angelis, R., Melino, S., Prosposito, P., Casalboni, M., Lamastra, F.R., Nanni, F., Bruno, L., Congestri, R.
    The diatom Staurosirella pinnata for photoactive material production (2016) PLoS ONE, 11 (11), art. no. e0165571.
  23. Prosposito, P., De Angelis, R., De Matteis, F., Hatami, F., Masselink, W.T., Zhang, H., Casalboni, M.
    Physico-chemical mechanism for the vapors sensitivity of photoluminescent InP quantum dots
    (2016) IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 108 (1), art. no. 012034.
  24. Prosposito, P., Mochi, F., Ciotta, E., Casalboni, M., De Matteis, F., Venditti, I., Fontana, L., Testa, G., Fratoddi, I.
    Hydrophilic silver nanoparticles with tunable optical properties: Application for the detection of heavy metals in water
    (2016) Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 7 (1), pp. 1654-1661.
  25. Mochi, F., Prosposito, P., Francini, R., De Matteis, F., Melino, S., Ciocci, M., Di Nardo, P., Ksianzou, V., Schrader, S., Casalboni, M. Advanced biocompatible photolithographic scaffolds for tissue engineering (2016) IET Conference Publications, 2016 (CP704).
  26. De Angelis, R., Casalboni, M., De Matteis, F., Hatami, F., Masselink, W.T., Zhang, H., Prosposito, P.
    Chemical sensitivity of InP/In<inf>0.48</inf>Ga<inf>0.52</inf>P surface quantum dots studied by time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy (2015) Journal of Luminescence, 168, art. no. 13479, pp. 54-58.
  27. Barettin, D., Auf Der Maur, M., De Angelis, R., Prosposito, P., Casalboni, M., Pecchia, A. Inter-dot strain field effect on the optoelectronic properties of realistic InP lateral quantum-dot molecules (2015) Journal of Applied Physics, 117 (9), art. no. 094306.
  28. Prosposito, P., D’Amico, L., Casalboni, M., Motta, N. Periodic arrangement of mono-dispersed gold nanoparticles for high performance polymeric solar cells (2015) IEEE-NANO 2015 – 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology, art. no. 7389005, pp. 378-380.
  29. Lux, H., Siemroth, P., Sgarlata, A., Prosposito, P., Schubert, M.A., Casalboni, M., Schrader, S. Synthesis of graphene-like transparent conductive films on dielectric substrates using a modified filtered vacuum arc system
    (2015) Journal of Applied Physics, 117 (19), art. no. 195304.