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Research Projects

Proof of Concept: Radiation Sensitive Oxide Field Effect Transistors (POC-ROXFET)

The project targets innovative radiation dosimeters featuring low-cost, low-power consuming and robust wearable properties. The innovation is achieved by exploiting novel oxide thin film technology that enables flexible radiation sensitive transistors fabricated on thin flexible foils. Defined outcomes of the project regard nuclear contamination sensors and passive RFID based X-ray sensor tags both at technology readiness level (TRL) 6. 

Funding: Venture Factory 2018 Proof of Concept Program, UNIBO

Duration: 2019-2020

Light and Organic Nanotechnology for Cardiovascular Disease (LION-HEARTED)

LION-HEARTED will demonstrate a novel therapeutic approach to address Cardiovascular Disease. Optical excitation and organic nanotechnology will be exploited to modulate regeneration of main cardiovascular cell types. Optical excitation will provide unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution, lower invasiveness, and higher selectivity in respect to traditional electrical and pharmaceutical control methods. Organic semiconductors will act as efficient, highly biocompatible phototransducers, able to trigger biological pathways relevant to cardiac repair, with a minimally invasive and gene-less approach. The semiconductor physics group contributes to the LIONHEARTED project by developing novel tools for the characterization of optoelectronic semiconductor/tissue interfaces.

Partners: IIT (Milano, Italy), JKU (Linz, Austria), Charite (Berlin, Germany), LMU (Munich, Germany), Polymat (San Sebastian, Spain), Humanitas (Italy)

Funding: FET-OPEN, Horizon 2020

Duration: 2019-2023

“Flexible, large-area patches for real-time detection of ionizing radiation, FORTRESS

The FORTRESS research activity is focused on the development of ionizing radiation detectors based on perovskite thin films  for applications in real-time control and risk reduction associated with medical diagnostics and radiotherapy treatments.

Partners: INFN-TTLab, LABORATORIO DI MICRO E SUBMICRO TECNOLOGIE ABILITANTI DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA MIST E-R s.c.r.l., Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Reggio Emilia, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca Industriale Meccanica Avanzata e Materiali - CIRI MAM

Funding:Regione Emilia-Romagna

Duration: 2019 - 2020

"Novel smart and sustainable textiles for creative made-in-Italy design" (TEX-STYLE)

Partners: 11 (Universities, Research Centers, Industries and SMEs) coordinated by Centro Ricerche FIAT

Funding: PON-MIUR

Duration: 2018-2022

‘Single-Entity NanoElectrochemistry’ (SENTINEL)

Partners: 10 (Universities, Research Centers, Industries and SMEs) coordinated by the University of Leeds (UK)

Funding: EU - H2020 Marie Curie ITN

Duration: 2019-2023

Flexible organic Ionizing Radiation dEtectors (FIRE)

Partners: INFN-Bologna, INFN-TIFPA, INFN-Roma3, INFN-Napoli

Funding: INFN gruppo V
Duration: 2019-2021

ELectro-Optical FLEXible detectors for mixed radiation fields (ELOFLEX)

Partners: INFN-Bologna, TIFPA
Funding: INFN gruppo V
Duration: 2018

EcoPackLab 

EcoPackLab aims to create a sustainable and innovative packaging system for quality improvement of packed food during its storage.

Partners: University of Bologna, ILAPAK S.p.A.;  Barilla G. e R. S.p.A.; GIMA S.p.A.

Funding: POR-FESR  2014-2020 Emilia Romagna

Duration: 2016-2018

Enabling materials and technologies for stretchable electronic devices with applications in vascular treatments (Matrics)

Partners: Politecnico di Milano, Medtronic, Flex

Funding: Regione Lombardia - INSTM

Duration: 2016-2018

Exploring the limits of conducting polymer microactuators 

Electroswelling of conducting polymer composites deposited on micro- and nanoelectrodes is investigated.

Partners: UAB Barcelona

Funding: Horizon 2020 - NFFA Europe

Duration: 2017

Integrated flexible photonic sensor system (iFLEXIS)

The target of i-FLEXIS is the development of an innovative, reliable and low-cost integrated X-ray sensor system based on heterogeneous inorganic, organic and hybrid components.

Partners: University of Trieste (Italy), University of Lissabon (Portugal), Tagsys Rfid (France), Eurorad (France), Bioage (Italy), University of Cagliari (Italy), CEA (France), Nanograde (Switzerland) 

Funding: European Community Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013). Grant Agreement n. 611070.

Duration: 2014-2016

The iFlexis Video

The video explains the basic objectives of the iFlexis Project