Dr. Francesco De Angelis is the director of the Plasmon Technology Unit at IIT in Genoa. He got the master degree in Physics at Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, then he spent a period (PhD) at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies in Rome (IFN-Cnr).
His main research interests are advanced nanofabrication techniques for applications in the field of Bio-Photonics and his research is currently supported by the European Commission through the FET-Open project ProID on protein sequencing (2021-2024). He has been also awarded with the ERC project (Consolidator Grant: n° 616213, “Neuro-Plasmonics”) for combining CMOS technologies with photonics for the investigation of neuronal networks. Francesco has been also the coordinator of the “PROSEQO” project (FET open 2016-2019) aimed at the development of radically new technologies for single protein sequencing.
His main expertise is on optics and plasmonic with particular attention on exploiting light for sensing, mapping and modifying elements at nanoscale. With his activity in IIT, his research focus moved to the application of nanophotonic to the biological field, especially for high performance sensing and mapping of bio samples. He is also co-inventor three patents and published more than 60 papers on peer-review impacted journals. Francesco has been involved in many EC projects, among them: FET-Open PROSEQO (2016-2019); ERC CoG, Neuro-Plasmonics (PI Francesco De Angelis, 2014-2018), E2-Plas, EC FP7: NanoSci-E+ (2009-2012).