Sensor Laboratory

At international level the mission of SENSOR: Nanotechnologies for Sensing and Advanced Applications is to design and develop materials and processes to realize devices and systems for functional applications.
In the field of bio-chemical sensing, the core of SENSOR activity, priority sectors of commitment are: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Nanomedicine, Food and Security.
In the field of Energy SENSOR pursues the cutting edge scientific and technological challenges of research and industrial transfer on nanowire based third-generation solar cells.
Beside quasi 1-dimensional oxide nanostructures, which represent the most advanced field of investigation of nanostructured materials at SENSOR, are applied as fundamental building blocks of a forefront research in nanowire optoelectronics: new ZnO based LEDs, single-nanowire based sensors, highly efficient and long time stable electron field emitters and ionized gas sources

Latest News

  • Langmuir Invited Feature Article
    We are glad to announce that our article "One-Dimensional Nanostructured Oxide Chemoresistive Sensors" by Navpreet Kaur, Mandeep Singh and Elisabetta Comini has been published on ACS Langmuir as Invited Feature Article! Congratulations to the authors!
    Inviato in data 14 set 2020, 02:17 da Dario Zappa
  • PhD positions: call for applications
    Call for PhD Applications XXXVI Cycle, A.Y 2020/2021, is now open.
    The Registration online procedure, will close without exception by 14.00 hours (Italian time) on 18 August 2020
    PhD Courses will start on November 1st 2020

    On-line applications shall be submitted exclusively through the online procedure from the day of publication of this Call on the University's Online Official Notice Board available on

    As SENSOR lab we are participating to the Doctorate in Information Engineering: curriculum in “Physical Sciences for Engineering”.

    We are interested in highly motivated students that can work on the preparation of nanomaterials (films, nanowires…) using vapour phase (sputtering, evaporation, thermal oxidation,…) or liquid phase (anodization, hydrothermal growth), on their structural, morphological and functional characterization (XRD, NanoRaman, TERS, AFM, SEM, UV-VIS, electrical, I-V, Kelvin probe measurements and gas tests).

    If you are interested and you would like to join our lab please write for further information to
    Inviato in data 30 giu 2020, 23:29 da Dario Zappa
  • Special Issue "Sustainable Metal Oxide Materials for Sensing Applications"
    We are pleased to invite authors to publish an original research paper or a focused review to the following Special Issue on MDPI Chemosensors journal:

    "Sustainable Metal Oxide Materials for Sensing Applications"
    Submission deadline: 15 February 2021

    All papers will be peer-reviewed. All accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as they are accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website.

    Chemosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 1000 currently applies to all accepted papers.
    Inviato in data 11 giu 2020, 02:52 da Dario Zappa
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