Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, is one of the largest scientific and technological state-owned Italian institutions carrying out basic and applied research activities to transfer and disseminate technologies and innovation to the productive and social sectors. ENEA provides high-tech services, studies, tests and evaluations to both public and private bodies and enterprises, its activities include research to advance the knowledge, development and transfer of multi-sectorial enabling technologies aimed at strengthening industrial research.
The project will be carried out in the Department of Fusion and Technology for Nuclear Safety at the Photonics Micro and Nanostructures Laboratory ENEA Research Centre of Frascati (Rome)
MILEDI Research Laboratory
Francesco is graduated in Chemistry at the University of Perugia and held is Ph.D in Biophysics (University of Genova) on protein thin film technology and surfaces modification.
Since 2000 he worked in the field of Material Science working in the field of thin films technology and nanostructured material synthesis. He has coordinated the EU project LAMP from 2010 to 2013 in the field of material science and photonics. In the last years in the ENEA Agency he is involved in the chemical synthesis and photo-physical characterisation of nanostructured materials for energy purposes and sustainable development
Francesca is graduated in Chemistry at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2015 and held is Ph.D in Chemical Science at the same University in 2019.
Her research interests include the synthesis and characterization of new hybrid materials for solar cell application, organic and inorganic-based nanomaterials for the remediation of polluted soils and for the purification of water. Her current research interest focuses on the synthesis of quantum-sized semiconductor nanocrystals with subsequent investigation of their photophysical and structural properties for optics and optoelectronics applications.
Rocco graduated in Chemistry at in 2015 and held his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Science in 2019 at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” .
The general outlines of the research carried out by Rocco refer to the synthesis, characterization and surface modification of carbon nanostructures for optoelectronic and biomedical applications.
His current research activity is focused on the synthesis and characterization of quantum-sized semiconductor nanocrystals and hybrid quantum-dots based nanocomposites for optics and optoelectronics.
Rosa Maria Montereali
Rosa Maria graduated in Physics at University of Rome La Sapienza in 1984 and has a long experience in the field of optical properties of point defects in insulating materials, broad-band light-emitting organic and inorganic thin films, miniaturized light-sources and solid state luminescent radiation detectors.
Starting in 2010, she is the head of the Photonics Micro and Nanostructures Laboratory (FSN-TECFIS-MNF) of ENEA, where she is in charge of R&D activities related to photonics and micro and nano-technologies. She is permanent member on the International Advisory Committee of the DIM (Defects in Insulating Materials) Conference Series.
Antonino Santoni (Electron spectroscopy)
Antonino (Tony) has obtained a master degree in Physics at the University of Bologna in 1982 and a PhD at the Faculty of Chemistry at the Free University of Berlin in 1986. In 1987 he has been awarded the “Otto-Hahn-Medaille” prize by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft for one of the best 1986 PhD thesis in the chemical-phyiscal branch. The main research topics of his scientific activity are the investigation of the electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces of metals, semiconductors and oxides with both laboratory techniques and synchrotron radiation. Tony is heading the group for nanostructures growth and electron spectroscopy at the FSN-TECFIS-MNF department at ENEA Frascati. The current research activity is focused mainly onto the synthesis and characterization of innovative nanostructured materials for energy applications.
Intra ENEA Collaborations
Several other collaborations are currently open with the ENEA Research Centres of Casaccia and Bologna, for the physico-chemical characterisations techniques and the LCA studies.
How to get the Labs
The ENEA Research Centre of Frascati is located in Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati (Roma) (here the main entrance and a view from above).
You can get the ENEA Frascati Research Centre by air from Fiumicino Airport or by train from Roma Termini train station.
From Rome Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci Airport) to Termini Train station
- TAXI(distance 55 km, approximative fare € 70,00)
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT take the train shuttle "Leonardo Express"that arrive at Roma Termini station; it takes 35 minutes with departure each 30 minutes, the tickets are available at the Airport train station and their cost is € 14,00.
From Rome Termini Train station to ENEA Frascati research Centre
- TAXIthe distance is about 30 Km, the fare is about € 70,00.
- TRAINRoma Termini-Frascati line: it takes 30 minutes and stop at Frascati central station, the cost of the ticket is € 2,10. From Frascati city centre it’s possible to take the taxi or walk for 2.2 Km.
- TRAINRoma Termini-Cassino/Frosinone line: get off at "Tor Vergata" station, second stop from Roma Termini (we recommend to check in advance the timetable and the stops, because some train don’t stop at Tor Vergata station). The journey takes 20 minutes; ENEA is located at 500 m from the train station on Via Enrico Fermi Street (the Center is about 500 m from the station on Via Enrico Fermi: leaving the station go to the left, uphill route). The ticket costs € 1,50.
From the airport "Giovan Battista Pastine" di Ciampino
- TAXI(the distance from ENEA is 16 Km, the fare is about € 40,00).
- BUS+ TRAIN: "Atral" with arrival to the Ciampino train station, the ticket cost is € 7,20.
- TRAIN Ciampino-Frascati takes 15 minutes then it stops at Frascati city centre, the ticket cost is € 1,10. From Frascati city centre it’s possible to take the taxi or walk for 2.2 Km.
- TRAIN Ciampino-Cassino/Frosinone line get off at "Tor Vergata" station, first stop from Ciampino train station (we recommend to check in advance the timetable and the stops, because some train don’t stop at Tor Vergata station). The journey takes 5 minutes; ENEA is located at 500 m from the train station on Via Enrico Fermi Street (the Center is about 500 m from the station on Via Enrico Fermi: leaving the station go to the left, uphill route). The ticket costs € 1,50.