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

CoFe2O4-TiO2 and CoFe2O4-ZnO Thin Film Nanostructures Elaborated from Colloidal Chemistry and Atomic Layer Deposition

Clavel, G; Marichy, C; Willinger, MG; Ravaine, S; Zitoun, D; Pinna, N
2010, LANGMUIR, 26, 23, 18400-18407.

Enhanced Photoluminescence Features of Rare Earth Phenylphosphonate Hybrid Nanostructures Synthesized under Nonaqueous Conditions

Di, WH; Ferreira, RAS; Willinger, MG; Ren, XG; Pinna, N
2010, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 114, 14, 6290-6297.

Unusual Growth Behavior of Atomic Layer Deposited PbTiO3 Thin Films Using Water and Ozone As Oxygen Sources and Their Combination

Lee, HJ; Park, MH; Min, YS; Clavel, G; Pinna, N; Hwang, CS
2010, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 114, 29, 12736-12741.

Nonaqueous sol-gel chemistry applied to atomic layer deposition: tuning of photonic band gap properties of silica opals

Marichy, C; Dechezelles, JF; Willinger, MG; Pinna, N; Ravaine, S; Vallee, R
2010, NANOSCALE, 2, 5, 786-792.

Nonaqueous sol-gel routes to metal oxide nanostructures

Pinna, N
2010, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 240.

Micro-Raman investigation of vanadium-oxide coated tubular carbon nanofibers for gas-sensing applications

Santangelo, S; Messina, G; Faggio, G; Willinger, MG; Pinna, N; Donato, A; Arena, A; Donato, N; Neri, G
2010, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 19, 5-6, 590-594.

A general soft-chemistry route to metal phosphate nanocrystals

Willinger, MG; Clavel, G; Di, WH; Pinna, N
2009, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, 15, 6, 883-887.

Non-aqueous sol-gel routes applied to atomic layer deposition of oxides

Clavel, G; Rauwel, E; Willinger, MG; Pinna, N
2009, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 19, 4, 454-462.

A general nonaqueous route to crystalline alkaline earth aluminate nanostructures

Karmaoui, M; Willinger, MG; Mafra, L; Herntrich, T; Pinna, N
2009, NANOSCALE, 1, 3, 360-365.

Effect of annealing and electrical properties of high-kappa thin films grown by atomic layer deposition using carboxylic acids as oxygen source

Rauwel, E; Ducroquet, F; Rauwel, P; Willinger, MG; Matko, I; Pinna, N
2009, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 27, 1, 230-235.

Patents

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