Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto per lo studio dei materiali Nanostrutturati (Italy)
CNR is the largest Italian research institution aiming at the realization of research projects by promoting innovation and competition in the industrial system, by providing new technologies and by answering to demands of public and private institutions. ISMN is a CNR research institute focused on nanostructured materials for molecular electronics and photonics. ISMN is internationally renowned for its multidisciplinary research in conjugated materials, organic and hybrid optoelectronic and photonic devices. ISMN-Bologna was ranked by the European Union at top position among European centres of excellence in the field of organic semiconductors and nanotechnology. In particular, ISMN-Bologna is involved in the technological development of organic light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors (FETs) and light-emitting FETs through the participation/coordination to/of national and international programmes. ISMN has published more than 500 papers on conjugated materials and holds several international patents.
ROLE IN THE PROJECT
- WP1: Work package 1 aims at assessing the requirements to realize the MOLOKO sensor for milk quality and safety monitoring and control. Specifications of each technological component of the integrated platform as well as the overall modelling of the optoplasmonic chip are set in order to ensure the best performance, stability, portability and user-friendliness of the whole integrated platform.
- WP2: Work package 2 aims at the production of the organic photonic module to be integrated in the MOLOKO sensor. In particular, the focus is the development of organic light-emitting transistors (OLETs) and organic photodiodes (OPDs) representing, respectively, the light-source and the light-detector of the organic photonic module. The two elements are monolithically integrated and, in conjunction with the nanoplasmonic grating, compose the optoplasmonic chip, that is, the core of the MOLOKO detection scheme to reveal biochemical inputs.
- WP10: Work package 10 involves the management of the project in terms of project administration, technical coordination and innovation management
Project Coordinator, leader of work-package 1
Postdoctoral researcher, Leader of work-package 2
Researcher, Task leader (T2.5) Complete characterization of the organic photonic
Technologist Task Leader T2.6 OLET and OPD batch production
STUDENTS WORKING IN MOLOKO
PhD StudentEngineering and characterization of optoelectronic