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

Surfactant-free nonaqueous synthesis of lithium titanium oxide (LTO) nanostructures for lithium ion battery applications

Yu, SH; Pucci, A; Herntrich, T; Willinger, MG; Baek, SH; Sung, YE; Pinna, N
2011, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 21, 3, 806-810.

Wavelength-dependent emission enhancement through the design of active plasmonic nanoantennas

Ferrie, M; Pinna, N; Ravaine, S; Vallee, RAL
2011, OPTICS EXPRESS, 19, 18, 17697-17712.

The "benzyl alcohol route": An elegant approach towards doped and multimetal oxide nanocrystals

Pinna, N; Karmaoui, M; Willinger, MG
2011, JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 57, 3, 323-329.

Large-Scale Synthesis of Ultrathin Manganese Oxide Nanoplates and Their Applications to T1 MRI Contrast Agents

Park, M; Lee, N; Choi, SH; An, K; Yu, SH; Kim, JH; Kwon, SH; Kim, D; Kim, H; Baek, SI; Ahn, TY; Park, OK; Son, JS; Sung, YE; Kim, YW; Wang, ZW; Pinna, N; Hyeon, T
2011, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 23, 14, 3318-3324.

Photoluminescence, cytotoxicity and in vitro imaging of hexagonal terbium phosphate nanoparticles doped with europium

Di, WH; Li, J; Shirahata, N; Sakka, Y; Willinger, MG; Pinna, N
2011, NANOSCALE, 3, 3, 1263-1269.

A one-pot microwave-assisted non-aqueous sol-gel approach to metal oxide/graphene nanocomposites for Li-ion batteries

Baek, S; Yu, SH; Park, SK; Pucci, A; Marichy, C; Lee, DC; Sung, YE; Piao, Y; Pinna, N
2011, RSC ADVANCES, 1, 9, 1687-1690.

Hybrid dandelion-like YH(O3PC6H5)(2):Ln (Ln = Eu3+, Tb3+) particles: formation mechanism, thermal and photoluminescence properties

Di, WH; Ren, XG; Shirahata, N; Liu, CX; Zhang, LG; Sakka, Y; Pinna, N
2011, CRYSTENGCOMM, 13, 16, 5226-5233.

Enhanced activity of Pt-based electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction via a selective Pt deposition process

Jeon, TY; Pinna, N; Yoo, SJ; Yu, SH; Kim, SK; Lim, S; Peck, D; Jung, DH; Sung, YE
2011, JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 662, 1, 70-79.

Microwave-assisted synthesis, characterization and ammonia sensing properties of polymer-capped star-shaped zinc oxide nanostructures

Krishnakumar, T; Jayaprakash, R; Raj, DS; Pinna, N; Singh, VN; Phani, AR; Neri, G
2011, JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, 13, 8, 3327-3334.

Non-aqueous Sol-Gel Routes to Metal Oxide Nanocrystals under Solvothermal Conditions: Review and Case Study on Doped Group IV Metal Oxides

Pucci, A; Pinna, N
2010, ZEITSCHRIFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG SECTION B-A JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES, 65, 8, 1015-1023.

Patents

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