Professional life

  • since  12/11/2012 – Researcher Scientist CNR National Institute of Optics (INO), Brescia, Italy – responsible of the  Modulo MD.P03.045.001 “Nanostructured Materials for Plasmonic and Photonic Sensors”
  • 2000-2012 – Research assistant at University of Brescia- Engineering
  • 1998 – Research fellow from National Institute of Matters. Research period in Sensor Lab -Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica per i Materiali dell’Università di Brescia).

Education

  • 2002 – Ph.D. at University of Brescia. Thesis was on optical and electrical gas sensors based on porous semiconductors. Tutor: Prof. G. Sberveglieri.
  • 1997 – M.S. degree in Physics magna cum laude at University of Parma. Her thesis was on Raman spectroscopy of iron oxides. Tutor: Prof. P.P. Lottici

Awards

  • National Scientific Qualification as  Associate Professor in 03/B1- Physics of Matter (validity 11/12/2013-11/12/2019)

Research activity

Research expertise in

  • continuous wave photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy;
  • preparation and functional characterization of gas sensor devices based on nanostructured metal oxides;
  • optical gas sensors based on changes of photoluminescence properties of nanostructures
  • characterization of metal oxides nanowires and nanostructures by SEM, photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy
  • deposition by magnetron sputtering of transparent conducting oxides;
  • study of heterojunction between ZnO nanowires and GaN to realize innovative LED.
  • Electrically addressable devices for label-free detection of DNA and of other biological macromolecules.
  • Development of sensors for array of sensors (Electronic Nose) for application in the food industry;
  • plasmonic gas sensor
  • magneto optical gas sensor
  • graphene and 2D materials for gas sensing application

Editorial Activity

She is Associate Editor of IEEE Sensor Journal  since December 2016

Scientific Projects

Since 2000 she was involved in projects of Sensor LAB. She is Responsible of two scientific projects for CNR.

  1. NANEOS  - “Multi-Sensor System for Rapid Detection of Hazardous Agents” project n. 9085043- financed by NATO  ( 18/2/2016-17/2/2019)- Partners: Ucraina, Finlandia - Role: Coordinator & Scientific responsible for CNR INO activity.
  2. CYBERSORT -  DIT.AD008.052, financed by Regione Lombardia, (13/01/2017 – 12/01/2019). Role: Scientific responsible for CNR INO activity.

Publication and bibliometric records

During her career Camilla Baratto has published 58 articles on International Journals with referee and 3 book chapter. Her h-index is 23 (source: ISI-WoS March 2017) / h-index on Scopus 24 (March 2017). Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1571-2010. ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3130-363X. 

She is author of one patent.

She is regularly acting as peer reviewer for many international journals among which Nanoscale, Nanotechnology, Sensors and Actuators B and The Journal of Physical Chemistry and for National Scientific Agency.

Since 2013 she is Member of the Scientific Board for the Ph.D. School in Materials Engineering University of Brescia.

She is coauthor of more than 100 presentations to national and international conferences; she was invited and presenting herself 4 invited communications and 1 keynote presentation.

She deposited a patent on Thin semiconductor film gas sensor device Filing number: US, N°7441440 Request number 10/830,133 publication date  Oct 28, 2008 Filing date Apr. 23  2004

Research projects

She has been involved in a series of national and international research/industrial projects since 2000 in basic and applied physics research on semiconductors and their application as gas sensor.

She is coordinator of project NANEOS “Multi-Sensor System for Rapid Detection of Hazardous Agents" (2016-2019), financed from NATO, and Scientific Responsible of INO Contribution for Project “Cybert Sort” Financed by Lombardia Region.

Related facilities

Optical gas sensor:  

Raman & PL spectroscopy (equipped with Linkam THMS600e cell)

Wavelength scanning system for functional electrical characterization

Publication on International Journals

    1.     P.P. Lottici, C. Baratto, D. Bersani, G. Antonioli, A. Montenero, G. Gnappi “Fe2O3 films for (3) optics: Raman and XAS characterization", Optical Materials 9, 368-72 (1998)

    2.     C. Baratto, P.P. Lottici, D. Bersani, G. Antonioli, G. Gnappi, A. Montenero, Sol-gel preparation of alpha-Fe2O3 thin films: Structural characterization by XAFS and Raman, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 13(1998) 667-71.

    3.     C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, G. Di Francia, V. La Ferrara, F. De Filippo, L. Quercia, and L. Lancellotti, Gas detection with a porous silicon based sensor, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 65 (2000) 257-9.

    4.     L. Boarino, C. Baratto, F. Geobaldo, G. C. Amato, E. Comini, A.M. Rossi, G Faglia, G. Lerondel, and G. Sberveglieri, NO2 monitoring at room temperature by a porous silicon gas sensor, Materials Science and Engineering B-Solid State Materials for Advanced Technology, 69 (2000) 210-4.

    5.     C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Benussi, V. La Ferrara, L. Quercia, G. Di  Francia, V. Guidi, D. Vincenzi, D. Boscarino, V. Rigato Gold-catalysed porous silicon for NOx sensing, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 68 (2000) 74-80.

    6.     L. Boarino, M. Rocchia, C. Baratto, A. M. Rossi, E. Garrone, S. Borini, F. Geobaldo, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri and G. Amato, Towards a deeper comprehension of the interaction mechanisms between mesoporous silicon and NO2, Physica Status Solidi a-Applications and Materials Science, 182 (2000) 465-71.

    7.     L. Quercia, F. Cerullo, V. La Ferrara, G. Di Francia, C. Baratto and G. Faglia, Fabrication and characterization of a sensing device based on porous silicon, Physica Status Solidi a-Applied Research, 182(2000) 473-7.

    8.     C. Baratto, G. Faglia, E. Comini, G. Sberveglieri, A. Taroni, V. La Ferrara, L. Quercia, G. Di Francia,  A novel porous silicon sensor for detection of sub-ppm NO2 concentrations, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 77 (2001) 62-6.

    9.     C.Baratto, G.Faglia, G.Sberveglieri, L.Boarino, A.M.Rossi, G.Amato, Front-side micromachined porous silicon nitrogen dioxide gas sensor, Thin Solid Films, 391 (2001) 261-4

    10.  Z. Gaburro, N. Daldosso, and L. Pavesi, G. Faglia, C. Baratto, and G. Sberveglieri, Monitoring penetration of ethanol in a porous silicon microcavity by photoluminescence interferometry, Applied Physics Letters, 78 (2001) 3744-6.

    11.  C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, Z. Gaburro, L. Pancheri, C. Oton and L. Pavesi Multiparametric porous silicon sensors, Sensors, 2 (2002) 121-6.

    12.  C.J. Oton, L. Pancheri, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, et al., Multiparametric porous silicon gas sensors with improved quality and sensitivity, Physica Status Solidi a-Applied Research, 197 (2003) 523-7.

    13.  C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, A. Onischuk, B. Caruso, S. di Stasio, Low temperature selective NO2 sensors by nanostructured fibres of ZnO, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 100 (2004) 261-5.

    14.  S. Picozzi, S. Santucci, L. Lozzi, C. Cantalini, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, et al., Ozone adsorption on carbon nanotubes: Ab initio calculations and experiments, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 22 (2004) 1466-70.

    15.  A. Setkus, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, A. Galdikas, Z. Kancleris, et al., Influence of metallic impurities on response kinetics in metal oxide thin film gas sensors, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 103 (2004) 448-56.

    16.  C. Baratto, E. Comini  G. Faglia , G. Sberveglieri , M. Zha, A. Zappettini  “Metal oxide nanocrystals for gas sensing” Sensors and Actuators B 109 (2005) 2–6.

    17.  C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Pardo, M. Vezzoli, L. Boarino, M. Maffei, S. Bossi, G. Sberveglieri. Monitoring plants health in greenhouse for space missions, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 108(2005) 278-84.

    18.  P. Candeloro, E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, R. Kumar, A. Carpentiero, E. Di Fabrizio, SnO2 lithographic processing for nanopatterned gas sensors, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 23(2005) 2784-8.

    19.  P. Candeloro, A. Carpentiero, S. Cabrini, E. Di Fabrizio, E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, A. Gerardino, SnO2 sub-micron wires for gas sensors, Microelectronic Engineering, 78-79(2005) 178-84.

    20.  G. Faglia, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, M. Zha, A. Zappettini, “Adsorption effects of NO2 at ppm level on visible photoluminescence response of SnO2 nanobelts”  Applied Physics Letters 86 (2005) 011923

    21.  Lettieri S, Bismuto A, Maddalena P, Baratto C, Comini E, Faglia G, Sberveglieri G, Zanotti L.,  Gas sensitive light emission properties of tin oxide and zinc oxide nanobelts, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 352(2006) 1457-60.

    22.  A. Bismuto, S. Lettieri, P. Maddalena, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, L. Zanotti, Room-temperature gas sensing based on visible photoluminescence properties of metal oxide nanobelts, Journal of Optics a-Pure and Applied Optics, 8(2006) S585-S8.

    23.  C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri ,Iron-doped indium oxide by modified RGTO deposition for ozone sensing, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 118(2006) 221-5.

    24.  E. Comini, C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, Metal oxide nanocrystals multi-parametric gas sensors, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 35(2006) 17-20.

    25.  G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero, Synthesis and characterization of semiconducting nanowires for gas sensing, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 121(2007) 208-13.

    26.  G. Neri, A. Bonavita, S. Ipsale, G. Rizzo, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri,  Pd- and Ca-doped iron oxide for ethanol vapor sensing, Materials Science and Engineering B-Solid State Materials for Advanced Technology, 139(2007) 41-7.

    27.  E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, G. Sberveglieri, Single crystal ZnO nanowires as optical and conductometric chemical sensor, Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 40(2007) 7255-9.

    28.  A. Setaro, A. Bismuto, S. Lettieri, P. Maddalena, E. Comini, S. Bianchi, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri, “Optical sensing of NO2 in tin oxide nanowires at sub-ppm level “ Sensors and Actuators B 130 (1) (2008) 391-395

    29.  A. Sutti, C. Baratto, G. Calestani, C. Dionigi, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, “Inverse opal gas sensors: Zn(II)-doped tin dioxide systems for low temperature detection of pollutant gases” Sensors and Actuators B  130 (1) (2008) 567-573  

    30.  S. Lettieri, A. Setaro, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, P. Maddalena, On the mechanism of photoluminescence quenching in tin dioxide nanowires by NO(2) adsorption, New Journal of Physics, 10 (2008).

    31.  A. Ponzoni, C. Baratto, S. Bianchi, E. Comini, M. Ferroni,M. Pardo, M. Vezzoli, A. Vomiero, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, Metal oxide nanowire and thin-film-based gas sensors for chemical warfare simulants detection, Ieee Sens J, 8 (2008) 735-42.

    32.  S. Lettieri, A. Setaro, Bismuto A., Maddalena P., C. Baratto, E. Comini, Todros S., G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, P. Maddalena, Light Emission Properties of SnO2 Nanowires for Applications in Gas Sensing, Sensor Letters, 6 (2008) 596-600.

    33.  C. Baratto, S. Todros, G. Faglia, E. Comini, G. Sberveglieri, S. Lettieri, L. Santamaria, P. Maddalena, Luminescence response of ZnO nanowires to gas adsorption, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 140 (2009) 461-6.

    34.  E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Vomiero, G. Sberveglieri, Quasi-one dimensional metal oxide semiconductors: Preparation, characterization and application as chemical sensors, Progress in Materials Science, 54 (2009) 1-67.

    35.  S. Lettieri, L.S. Amato, P. Maddalena, E. Comini, C. Baratto, S. Todros, Recombination dynamics of deep defect states in zinc oxide nanowires”  Nanotechnology 20 (17) (2009) 175706

    36.  G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, M. Pardo, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero Semiconducting tin oxide nanowires and thin films for Chemical Warfare Agents detection, Thin Solid Films, 517 (2009) 6156-60.

    37.  G. Jacopin, L. Rigutti, A.D.L. Bugallo, F.H. Julien, C. Baratto, E. Comini, M. Ferroni, M. Tchernycheva, High degree of polarization of the near-band-edge photoluminescence in ZnO nanowires, Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (2011) 501

    38.  C. Baratto, A. Ponzoni, M. Ferroni, L. Borgese, E. Bontempi, G. Sberveglieri , S puttering deposition of amorphous cadmium stannate as transparent conducting oxide, Thin Solid Films, 520 (2012) 2739-44.

    39.  C. Soldano, E. Comini, C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, Metal Oxides Mono-Dimensional Nanostructures for Gas Sensing and Light Emission, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (2012) 831-50.

    40.  V. Galstyan, E. Comini, C. Baratto, A. Ponzoni, E. Bontempi, M. Brisotto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, Synthesis of self-assembled chain-like ZnO nanostructures on stiff and flexible substrates, Crystengcomm, 15(2013) 2881-7.

    41.  C. Baratto, E. Comini, M. Ferroni, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri,  Plasma-induced enhancement of UV photoluminescence in ZnO nanowires, Crystengcomm, 15 (2013) 7981-6.

    42.  M. Corradini, R. Hayano , M. Hori, M. Leali, E. Lodi Rizzini, V. Mascagna, A. Mozzanica, M. Prest, K. Todoroki, E. Vallazza, L. Venturelli, N. Zurlo, C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, A. Vomiero Experimental apparatus for annihilation cross-section measurements of low energy antiprotons, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, 711 (2013) 12-20.

    43.  E. Comini, C. Baratto, I. Concina, G. Faglia, M. Falasconi, M. Ferroni, V.Galstyan, E. Gobbi, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero, D. Zappa, V. Sberveglieri, G. Sberveglieri  ,Metal oxide nanoscience and nanotechnology for chemical sensors, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 179 (2013) 3-20.

    44.  A. Braga, C. Baratto, P. Colombi, E. Bontempi, G. Salvinelli, G. Drera, L. Sangaletti,  An ultrathin TiO2 blocking layer on Cd stannate as highly efficient front contact for dye-sensitized solar cells, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 16812-8.

    45.  E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, D. Zappa, G. Sberveglieri “Metal oxide nanowire chemical and biochemical sensors” Journal of Materials Research 28 (2013) 2911-2931

    46.  A. Braga, C. Baratto, E. Bontempi, P. Colombi, G. Sberveglieri, Transparent front contact optimization in dye sensitized solar cells: use of cadmium stannate and titanium oxide by sputtering, Thin Solid Films, 555(2014) 18-20.

    47.  V Galstyan, E. Comini, C. Baratto, A. Ponzoni, M. Ferroni, N. Poli, E. Bontempi, M. Brisotto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri,  Large surface area biphase titania for chemical sensing, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 209(2015) 1091-6.

    48.  V Galstyan, E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri,  Nanostructured ZnO chemical gas sensors, Ceramics International, 41(2015) 14239-44.

    49.  C. Baratto, R. Kumar, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, K.Vojisavljevic, B. Malic,  p-Type copper aluminum oxide thin films for gas-sensing applications, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 209(2015) 287-96.

    50.  A. Karakuscu, L.H. Hu, A. Ponzoni, C. Baratto, R. Ceccato, G. Sberveglieri, R. Raj,  SiOCN Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Gas Sensors for Elevated Temperature Applications, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 98(2015) 1142-9

    51.  G. Salvinelli, G. Drera, C. Baratto, A. Braga,  L. Sangaletti,  Stoichiometry Gradient, Cation Interdiffusion, and Band Alignment between a Nanosized TiO2 Blocking Layer and a Transparent Conductive Oxide in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Front Contacts, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(2015) 765-73.

    52.  R. Kumar, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri, E. Bontempi, L. Borgese, Tailoring the textured surface of porous nanostructured NiO thin films for the detection of pollutant gases, Thin Solid Films, 583 (2015) 233-8.

    53.  C. Baratto, R. Kumar, E. Comini, G. Faglia and G. Sberveglieri,  Visible electroluminescence from a ZnO nanowires/p-GaN heterojunction light emitting diode, Optics Express, 23(2015) 18937-42.

    54.  M.E. Mazhar, G. Faglia, E. Comini, D. Zappa, C. Baratto, G. Sberveglieri,  Kelvin probe as an effective tool to develop sensitive p-type CuO gas sensors, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 222(2016) 1257-63.

    55.  C. Baratto, M. Ferroni, E. Comini, G. Faglia, S. Kaciulis, S.K. Balijepalli, G. Sberveglieri, Vapour phase nucleation of ZnO nanowires on GaN: growth habit, interface study and optical properties, Rsc Advances, 6(2016) 15087-93.

    56.   R. Ciprian,  C. Baratto,  A. Giglia, K. Koshmak, G. Vinai,  M. Donarelli, M. Ferroni, M. Campanini  E. Comini  A. Ponzoni and G. Sberveglieri,  “Magnetic gas sensing exploiting the magneto-optical Kerr effect on ZnO nanorods/Co layer system, Rsc Advances, 6(2016) 42517-21.

    57.  R. Ciprian, P. Torelli, A. Giglia, B. Gobaut, B. Ressel, G. Vinai, M. Stupar, A. Caretta, G. De Ninno, T. Pincelli, B. Casarin, G. Adhikary, G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto and M. Malvestuto, New strategy for magnetic gas sensing, Rsc Advances, 6(2016) 83399-405.

    58.  R. Milan, S. Cattarin, N. Comisso, C. Baratto, K. Kaunisto, N.V. Tkachenko and I. Concina  Compact hematite buffer layer as a promoter of nanorod photoanode performances, Scientific Reports, 6(2016).

    Book chapters

    Autori: E. Comini, C. Baratto, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Vomiero, G. Sberveglieri

    Titolo del Capitolo 5:      Metal oxide nanowires chemical sensors

    Titolo del Libro:                  Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications

    Ottobre 2009 ISBN: 1-58883-170-1

    Publisher:                              American Scientific Publishers

     

    Autori:                    C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, M. Ferroni, A. Ponzoni, A. Vomiero, G. Sberveglieri

    Titolo del Capitolo 17:   Transparent metal oxide semiconductors as gas sensors

    Titolo del Libro:                  Transparent electronics. From synthesis to applications

    Publisher:                              Wiley & Sons Ltd. (2010) - in stampa

     

    Autori:                    C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Sberveglieri

    Titolo del Capitolo :         The Power of Nanomaterial Approaches in Gas Sensors

    Titolo del Libro:                  Solid State Gas Sensors: Industrial Application

    Publisher:                              Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

    Ottobre 2009 ISBN: 1-58883-170-1

    DOI 10.1007/5346_2011_3,

    M. Fleischer and M. Lehmann (eds.)

    Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors

    The Power of Nanomaterial Approaches in Gas Sensors