Dr. Alberto Vomiero

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow, 7FP, European Union (2012-2015)

Member of the Global Young Academy (2013-2017)
Fellow Institute of Physics
Fellow Institute of Nanotechnology

A. Vomiero received his undergraduate training at the INFN Legnaro National Laboratories working on the growth, modification and structural characterization of thin films using physical vapor deposition techniques and ion beam analysis. He obtained his degree in Physics in 1999 from the University of Padova with scores 110/110 (Supervisor Prof. P. Mazzoldi). He was awarded his doctoral degree in Electronic Engineering in 2003 by the University of Trento (Supervisor Prof. G. Della Mea) defending a thesis on ion-matter interaction in organic scintillators for radiation detection and measurements.
His post-doctoral experience focused on the exploitation of the functional properties of single crystalline one dimensional nanostructures for gas sensing and, more recently, for light harvesting in solar cells. In 2005 Dr. Vomiero was appointed as Researcher at CNR Sensor Lab (former INFM Regional Lab). Since 2008 he is the coordinator at Sensor Lab of the new research line on excitonic solar cells, in which oxide nanowires and innovative nanomaterials are developed.

Publication statistics (Google Scholar, March 2014)
Total number of publications: 105
H-Index: 27
Total citations: >2550

Awards & prizes
03/2013 Fellow Institute of Physics
12/2012 Membership Global Young Academy (200 Young Researchers Wordlwide) (2013-2017)
02/2012 Fellow Institute of Nanotechnology
12/2011 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for career development (2012-2015)
1998-1999 INFN Fellowship for undergraduate students

Peer review services
Dr. Vomiero is peer reviewer for more than 20 international Journals, among which top ranking and prestigious Journal like Nature Nanotechnol., Scientific Reports, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., Adv. Funct. Mater., Small, Nanoscale, ACS Applied Mater. Interfaces, Crys. Growth Des., Mater. Chem. Phys., Appl. Phys. Lett., Chem. Phys. Lett..

Organization of international conferences, workshops and symposia
A. Vomiero is active in promoting Science at international level, as chair or in the advisory board of several conferences and symposia at international level, among which the Materials Research Society Spring (2013) and Fall (2011, 2013) meetings, the International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (American Ceramic Society) (2012, 2013), the International Conference on Advances in Condensed and Nanomaterials (ICACNM-2011), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (2011), the Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Physics and Materials Science, Bikaner, India, (2013).

Initiatives for the aid of materials science research in developing countries
More recently Dr. Vomiero became involved in initiatives for the aid of materials science research in developing countries. In particular he gave invited lectures at conferences in Chile, China, Cuba, and India and he is developing active scientific collaborations with Academic Institutions from Chile, Egypt and Iran. Moreover he is involved in a web-seminar program in collaboration with the Indian Research Scholars’ Association for Promoting Science (IRSAPS) for dissemination of Science. He has participated in organizing conferences in India. He recruited several motivated and talented students from developing countries (from China, Colombia, Cuba, India, Iran, Mali and Pakistan) and mentors them with great enthusiasm and dedication.

Collaboration with industries at national and international level
A. Vomiero developed a network of industrial collaborations during his career, strongly supporting technology transfer: Metal Work (Italy) Flexible excitonic solar cells, 2011-2012; Greenvision Ambiente (Italy) Innovative excitonic solar cells, 2009; Conchiglia (Italy), Innovative excitonic solar cells, 2008; Veneto Nanotech (Italy), Sputter deposition of nitride thin films, 2005-2010; EADS (Germany), Nanowire-based gas sensors, 2005-2007; Vaisala (Finland), Nanowire-based gas sensors, 2005-2007; Vacuum Science (Italy), Multilayered thin films, 2003-2010; Ideal Standard (Italy), Analysis of contaminants in ceramics, 2002-2003; SILMAR (Italy), Contaminants on gold & platinum alloys, 1999-2004.

Selected publications

Panchromatic Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Metal Sulfide Quantum Dots Grown Directly on Nanostructured TiO2 Electrodes (hot paper)
Braga, A; Gimenez, S; Concina, I; Vomiero, A; Mora-Sero, I
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS Volume: 2 Issue: 5 Pages: 454-460 DOI: 10.1021/jz2000112 Published: MAR 3 2011
(cit. 35)

Hierarchically Assembled ZnO Nanocrystallites for High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (cover story)
Memarian, N; Concina, I; Braga, A; Rozati, SM; Vomiero, A; Sberveglieri, G
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION Volume: 50 Issue: 51 Pages: 12321-12325 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201104605 Published: 2011

Vertically Aligned TiO2 Nanotubes on Plastic Substrates for Flexible Solar Cells (cover story)
Galstyan, V; Vomiero, A; Concina, I; Braga, A; Brisotto, M; Bontempi, E; Faglia, G; Sberveglieri, G
SMALL Volume: 7 Issue: 17 Pages: 2437-2442 DOI: 10.1002/smll.201101356 Published: SEP 5 2011

On-line monitoring and active control of dye uptake in dye-sensitised solar cells (inside cover story)
Concina, I; Frison, E; Braga, A; Silvestrini, S ; Maggini, M; Sberveglieri, G; Vomiero, A; Carofiglio, T
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS Volume: 47 Issue: 42 Pages: 11656-11658 DOI: 10.1039/c1cc14571a Published: 2011

Flexible dye sensitized solar cells using TiO2 nanotubes
Vomiero, A; Galstyan, V; Braga, A; Concina, I; Brisotto, M; Bontempi, E; Sberveglieri, G
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Volume: 4 Issue: 9 Pages: 3408-3413 DOI: 10.1039/c0ee00485e Published: SEP 2011

TiO2 nanotubular and nanoporous arrays by electrochemical anodization on different substrates
Galstyan, V; Vomiero, A; Comini, E; Faglia, G; Sberveglieri, G
RSC ADVANCES Volume: 1 Issue: 6 Pages: 1038-1044 DOI: 10.1039/c1ra00077b Published: 2011

Insight into the Formation Mechanism of One-Dimensional Indium Oxide Wires
Vomiero, A; Ferroni, M; Comini, E; Faglia, G; Sberveglieri, G
CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Pages: 140-145 DOI: 10.1021/cg900749j Published: JAN 2010
(cit. 12)

CdSe Spherical Quantum Dots Stabilised by Thiomalic Acid: Biphasic Wet Synthesis and Characterisation
Concina, I; Natile, MM; Ferroni, M; Migliori, A; Morandi, V; Ortolani, L; Vomiero, A; Sberveglieri, G (Sberveglieri, G.)1,2
CHEMPHYSCHEM Volume: 12 Issue: 4 Pages: 863-870 DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201000571 Published: MAR 14 2011

Quasi-one dimensional metal oxide semiconductors: Preparation, characterization and application as chemical sensors (review paper)
Comini, E; Baratto, C; Faglia, G; Ferroni, M; Vomiero, A; Sberveglieri, G
PROGRESS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE Volume: 54 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-67 DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2008.06.003 Published: JAN 2009
(cit. 158)

Synthesis and characterization of semiconducting nanowires for gas sensing
Sberveglieri, G; Baratto, C; Comini, E; Faglia, G; Ferroni, A; Ponzoni, A; Vomiero, A
SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL Volume: 121 Issue: 1 Pages: 208-213 DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2006.09.049 Published: JAN 30 2007
(cit. 82)

Controlled growth and sensing properties of In2O3 nanowires
Vomiero, A; Bianchi, S; Comini, E; Faglia, G; Ferroni, M; Sberveglieri, G
CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN Volume: 7 Issue: 12 Pages: 2500-2504 DOI: 10.1021/cg070209p Published: DEC 2007
(cit. 48)

In2O3 nanowires for gas sensors: morphology and sensing characterisation
Vomiero, A; Bianchi, S; Comini, E; Faglia, G; Ferroni, M; Poli, N; Sberveglieri, G
THIN SOLID FILMS Volume: 515 Issue: 23 Pages: 8356-8359 DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2007.03.034 Published: SEP 14 2007
(cit. 28)

Preparation of radial and longitudinal nanosized heterostructures of In2O3 and SnO2
Vomiero, A; Ferroni, M; Comini, E; Faglia, G; Sberveglieri, G
NANO LETTERS Volume: 7 Issue: 12 Pages: 3553-3558 DOI: 10.1021/nl071339n Published: DEC 2007
(cit. 21)

Observation of Multiple Volume Reflection of Ultrarelativistic Protons by a Sequence of Several Bent Silicon Crystals
Scandale, W; Vomiero, A et al.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 102 Issue: 8 Article Number: 084801 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.084801 Published: FEB 27 2009

Experimental study of the radiation emitted by 180-GeV/c electrons and positrons volume-reflected in a bent crystal
Scandale, W; Vomiero, A et al.
PHYSICAL REVIEW A Volume: 79 Issue: 1 Article Number: 012903 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.012903 Published: JAN 2009
(cit. 14)

High-Efficiency Deflection of High-Energy Protons through Axial Channeling in a Bent Crystal
Scandale, W; Vomiero, A et al.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 101 Issue: 16 Article Number: 164801 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.164801 Published: OCT 17 2008
(cit. 27)

High-efficiency volume reflection of an ultrarelativistic proton beam with a bent silicon crystal
Scandale, W et al.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 98 Issue: 15 Article Number: 154801 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.154801 Published: APR 13 2007
(cit. 58)

Volume reflection of a proton beam in a bent crystal
Ivanov, YM; Petrunin, AA; Skorobogatov, VV; Gavrikov, YA; Gelamkov, AV; Lapina, LP; Schetkovsky, AI; Vavilov, SA ; Baranov, VI; Chesnokov, YA; Afonin, AG; Baranov, VT; Chepegin, VN; Guidi, V; Scandale, W; Vomiero, A
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 97 Issue: 14 Article Number: 144801 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.144801 Published: OCT 6 2006
(cit. 36)

S-factor of N-14(p, gamma)O-15 at astrophysical energies
Imbriani, G et al.
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A Volume: 25 Issue: 3 Pages: 455-466 DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2005-10138-7 Published: SEP 2005
(cit. 74)

The bottleneck of CNO burning and the age of Globular Clusters
Imbriani, G et al.
ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS Volume: 420 Issue: 2 Pages: 625-629 DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20040981 Published: JUN 2004
(cit. 68)

Precision study of ground state capture in the (14)N(p, gamma)(15)O reaction
Marta, M et al.
Group Author(s): LUNA Collaboration
PHYSICAL REVIEW C Volume: 78 Issue: 2 Article Number: 022802 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.78.022802 Published: AUG 2008
(cit. 39)

Feasibility of low-energy radiative-capture experiments at the LUNA underground accelerator facility
Bemmerer, D et al.
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A Volume: 24 Issue: 2 Pages: 313-319 DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2004-10135-4 Published: MAY 2005
(cit. 32)

Curriculum Vitae