Nicola Pinna

Researcher

Short CV

Current affiliations:
- From 2009: World Class University Professorship at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
of the Seoul National University, Korea.
- From 2006: Investigador Coordenador (highest research position in Portugal) at the Department of
Chemistry and CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Professional experience:
- March 2009: Invited Professor at the University of Bordeaux I.
- May 2008: Offer of a professor position at the University of Namur, Belgium.
- 2005-2006: Nachwuchsgruppenleiter (Assistant Professor), leading the group of inorganic nanoparticles
at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
- 2005-2006: Guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle.
- 2003-2004: Research associate at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Professor M.
Antonietti): Synthesis, characterization, assembly and properties of metal oxide nanoparticles.
- 2002-2003: Post Doc at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Professor R. Schlögl
and Professor J. Urban): Synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies of vanadium oxide based
nanomaterials.
- 1998-2001 PhD Thesis at the LM2N, Laboratoire des Matériaux Mesoscopiques et Nanométriques and
at CEA (Commissariat pour l’Energie Atomique) (Supervisor: Professor M.-P. Pileni):
Nanomaterials: structural studies and optical properties.
- 1997-1998: Master: DEA Electrochemistry (University Paris VI).
- 1993-1997: Bachelor: Physical Chemistry (University Paris VI).

Scientific Interests

- Nanostructured materials 
- Non-aqueous sol gel routes
- Structural properties of nanomaterials 
- Optical properties of nanomaterials 
- Catalytic and gas sensing properties
- Energy applications

Present Research Group

Dr. Gianvito Caputo (Post Doc)
Dr. Guylhaine Clavel (Post Doc)
Catherine Marichy (PhD student)
Andrea Pucci (PhD student)
Susana Gomes (PhD student)
Valentina Rebuttini (PhD student)

Main present collaborators

Teaching Activity

Please see: http://www.pinna.info

Present projects

Selected Publications

Nicola Pinna has published more than 70 articles in the field of nanostructured materials in the last 10 years. The number of citations is larger than 2500 and the corresponding h-index is 30 (source ISI December 2010).

For a full list please see: http://www.pinna.info/nano/articles_list.html

Projects

Publications

Directing the Deposition of Ferromagnetic Cobalt onto Pt-Tipped CdSe@CdS Nanorods: Synthetic and Mechanistic Insights

Hill, LJ; Bull, MM; Sung, Y; Simmonds, AG; Dirlam, PT; Richey, NE; DeRosa, SE; Shim, IB; Guin, D; Costanzo, PJ; Pinna, N; Willinger, MG; Vogel, W; Char, K; Pyun, J
2012, ACS NANO, 6, 10, 8632-8645.

Ultra simple catalyst layer preparation for the growth of vertically aligned CNTs and CNT-based nanostructures

Silva, RM; Pucci, A; Marichy, C; Mata, D; Ferro, MC; Silva, RF; Pinna, N
2012, CRYSTENGCOMM, 14, 1, 48-52.

A facile hydrazine-assisted hydrothermal method for the deposition of monodisperse SnO2 nanoparticles onto graphene for lithium ion batteries

Park, SK; Yu, SH; Pinna, N; Woo, S; Jang, B; Chung, YH; Cho, YH; Sung, YE; Piao, Y
2012, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 22, 6, 2520-2525.

Labeling and monitoring the distribution of anchoring sites on functionalized CNTs by atomic layer deposition

Marichy, C; Tessonnier, JP; Ferro, MC; Lee, KH; Schlogl, R; Pinna, N; Willinger, MG
2012, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 22, 15, 7323-7330.

Fluorescent and paramagnetic core-shell hybrid nanoparticles for bi-modal magnetic resonance/luminescence imaging

Di, W; Velu, SKP; Lascialfari, A; Liu, CX; Pinna, N; Arosio, P; Sakka, Y; Qin, WP
2012, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 22, 38, 20641-20648.

Selective deposition of Pt onto supported metal clusters for fuel cell electrocatalysts

Jeon, TY; Pinna, N; Yoo, SJ; Ahn, D; Choi, SH; Willinger, MG; Cho, YH; Lee, KS; Park, HY; Yu, SH; Sung, YE
2012, NANOSCALE, 4, 20, 6461-6469.

Carbon based hetero-nanostructures for energy and environmental applications

Russo, P; Ahn, M; Neri, G; Sung, YE; Pinna, N
2012, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244.

Synthesis and colloidal polymerization of dipolar nanoparticles and dipolar heterostructured nanorods

Hill, LJ; Sung, Y; Pinna, N; Char, K; Pyun, J
2012, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244.

MOx/CNTs hetero-structures for gas sensing applications: role of CNTs defects

Neri, G; Leonardi, SG; Donato, N; Marichy, C; Tessonnier, JP; Willinger, MG; Lee, KH; Pinna, N
2012, 26TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SOLID-STATE TRANSDUCERS, EUROSENSOR 2012, 47, 1259-1262.

Tin Dioxide Sensing Layer Grown on Tubular Nanostructures by a Non-Aqueous Atomic Layer Deposition Process

Marichy, C; Donato, N; Willinger, MG; Latino, M; Karpinsky, D; Yu, SH; Neri, G; Pinna, N
2011, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 21, 4, 658-666.

Patents

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