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Surname: 
Di Mauro
Firstname: 
Alessandro
Position: 
Temporary
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Researcher
Phone: 
+39 095 3785211
Activity: 
The research activity of Alessandro Di Mauro is on materials science. His experience includes atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and photocatalytic, structural and chemical properties of semiconductor-based materials. His research is mainly focused on nanostructured photocatalytic semiconductors (principally TiO2 and ZnO) for application in water treatment.
Curriculum: 

Alessandro Di Mauro is a researcher of CNR IMM, he received the laurea degree in Industrial Chemistry (cum laude) in 2004, and the Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2008 from the University of Catania (Italy). The Ph.D. course contributed to the training of specialist and professional expertise in the preparation and processing of materials by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and self-assembly monolayer synthesis. Furthermore, he acquired a remarkable mastery in the use of many facilities:  x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and Attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy (ATR-IR).

 From 2008 to 2009, he participated to the SiCilab training project, for the training of experts in the growth of high gap semiconductors by CVD. From 2010 to June 2012, he worked in a chemical industry, dealing with antibacterial and self-cleaning ceramic surface, synthetized by CVD of Ag and TiO2 films.  From July 2012 to May 2014, he was a post-doc at the University of Catania, investigating ZnO thin films deposited by MOCVD (metal organic chemical vapor deposition)  for sensing application. He also studied the graphene oxide chirality by circular dichroism. Since July 2014, he is a post-doc at the CNR-IMM, (Institute of Microelectronics & Microsystems) within of the EU-FP7 project WATER (Winning Applications of nanoTEchnology for Resolutive hydropurification).  His activity is focused on ZnO- and TiO2-based nanostructured materials for water treatment. The prolonged presence in the lab has allowed, among other things, a good maturation of the use of the Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), optical measurements, contact angles, ellipsometry, photodegradation tests, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography flame ionization detector (GC-FID), gas chromatography electron capture detector (GC-ECD), total organic carbon analysis (TOC).

He has decennial expertise in physical and chemical vapor deposition techniques, in x-ray diffraction, and surface analyses.

He is author of about 30 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact factor international scientific journals, several oral presentations and posters. He is referee of several international journals.

He received the best poster award at the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference in the 2014. He took part in the organization of several scientific international conferences and meeting. He is strongly involved in a lot of scientific dissemination activities.

alessandro.dimauro@ct.infn.it

Scientific Productions

Roberto Fiorenza, Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Cantarella, Carmelo Iaria, Elena Maria Scalisi, Maria Violetta Brundo, Antonino Gulino, Luca Spitaleri, Giuseppe Nicotra, Sandro Dattilo, Sabrina Carola Carroccio, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Preferential removal of pesticides from water by molecular imprinting on TiO2 photocatalysts

Chemical Engineering Journal [Elsevier], Volume: 379 Pages: 122309

Roberto Fiorenza, Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Cantarella, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Selective photodegradation of 2, 4-D pesticide from water by molecularly imprinted TiO2

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry [Elsevier], Volume: 380 Pages: 111872

Maria Cantarella, Giuliana Gorrasi, Alessandro Di Mauro, Mario Scuderi, Giuseppe Nicotra, Roberto Fiorenza, Salvatore Scirè, Maria Elena Scalisi, Maria Violetta Brundo, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Mechanical milling: a sustainable route to induce structural transformations in MoS 2 for applications in the treatment of contaminated water

Scientific reports [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 974

Alessandro Di Mauro, Anton Landström, Isabella Concina, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Vittorio Privitera, Mauro Epifani

Surface modification by vanadium pentoxide turns oxide nanocrystals into powerful adsorbents of methylene blue

Journal of colloid and interface science [Academic Press], Volume: 533 Pages: 369-374

Maria Cantarella, Alessandro Di Mauro, Antonino Gulino, Luca Spitaleri, Giuseppe Nicotra, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Selective photodegradation of paracetamol by molecularly imprinted ZnO nanonuts

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental [Elsevier], Volume: 238 Pages: 509-517

Martina Ussia, Alessandro Di Mauro, Tommaso Mecca, Francesca Cunsolo, Giuseppe Nicotra, Corrado Spinella, Pierfrancesco Cerruti, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Vittorio Privitera, Sabrina C Carroccio

ZnO-pHEMA Nanocomposites: an Eco-friendly and Reusable Material for Water Remediation

ACS applied materials & interfaces [American Chemical Society], Volume: 10 Issue: 46 Pages: 40100-40110

Alessandro Di Mauro, Anton Landström, Isabella Concina, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Vittorio Privitera, Mauro Epifani

Surface Modification by Vanadium Pentoxide Turns Oxide Nanocrystals into Powerful Adsorbents of Methylene Blue

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science [Academic Press],

Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Cantarella, Giuseppe Nicotra, Giovanna Pellegrino, Antonino Gulino, Maria Violetta Brundo, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Novel synthesis of ZnO/PMMA nanocomposites for photocatalytic applications

Scientific reports [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 7 Pages: 40895

Maria Elena Fragalà, Alessandro Di Mauro, Domenico A Cristaldi, Maria Cantarella, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Vittorio Privitera

ZnO nanorods grown on ultrathin ZnO seed layers: Application in water treatment

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry [Elsevier], Volume: 332 Pages: 497-504

Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Cantarella, Giuseppe Nicotra, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Low temperature atomic layer deposition of ZnO: Applications in photocatalysis

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental [Elsevier], Volume: 196 Pages: 68-76

Viviana Scuderi, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Massimo Zimbone, Ruy Sanz, Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Antonietta Buccheri, Maria Miritello, Antonio Terrasi, Giancarlo Rappazzo, Giuseppe Nicotra, Vittorio Privitera

Rapid synthesis of photoactive hydrogenated TiO 2 nanoplumes

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental [Elsevier], Volume: 183 Pages: 328-334

Alessandro Di Mauro, Massimo Zimbone, Maria Elena Fragalà, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Synthesis of ZnO nanofibers by the electrospinning process

Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing [Pergamon], Volume: 42 Pages: 98-101

V Scuderi, MA Buccheri, G Impellizzeri, A Di Mauro, G Rappazzo, Kristin Bergum, Bengt G Svensson, V Privitera

Photocatalytic and antibacterial properties of titanium dioxide flat film

Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing [Pergamon], Volume: 42 Pages: 32-35

A Di Mauro, R Randazzo, SF Spanò, G Compagnini, M Gaeta, L D'Urso, R Paolesse, G Pomarico, C Di Natale, V Villari, N Micali, ME Fragalà, A D'Urso, R Purrello

Vortexes tune the chirality of graphene oxide and its non-covalent hosts

Chemical Communications [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 52 Issue: 89 Pages: 13094-13096

G Torrisi, A Di Mauro, M Scuderi, G Nicotra, G Impellizzeri

Atomic layer deposition of ZnO/TiO 2 multilayers: towards the understanding of Ti-doping in ZnO thin films

RSC Advances [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 6 Issue: 91 Pages: 88886-88895

A Convertino, L Maiolo, V Scuderi, A Di Mauro, M Scuderi, G Nicotra, G Impellizzeri, G Fortunato, V Privitera

A forest of SiO 2 nanowires covered by a TiO 2 thin film for an efficient photocatalytic water treatment

RSC Advances [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 6 Issue: 94 Pages: 91121-91126

Alessandro Di Mauro, Massimo Zimbone, Mario Scuderi, Giuseppe Nicotra, Maria Elena Fragalà, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Effect of Pt nanoparticles on the photocatalytic activity of ZnO nanofibers

Nanoscale research letters [Springer US], Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Pages: 484

Kingsley O Iwu, Vincenzina Strano, Alessandro Di Mauro, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Salvo Mirabella

Enhanced quality, growth kinetics, and photocatalysis of ZnO nanowalls prepared by chemical bath deposition

Crystal Growth & Design [American Chemical Society], Volume: 15 Issue: 9 Pages: 4206-4212

Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Elena Fragalà

Electrospun SiO 2 “necklaces” on unglazed ceramic tiles: a planarizing strategy

Superlattices and Microstructures [Academic Press], Volume: 81 Pages: 265-271

Rosalba Randazzo, Alessandro Di Mauro, Alessandro D’Urso, Gabriele C Messina, Giuseppe Compagnini, Valentina Villari, Norberto Micali, Roberto Purrello, Maria Elena Fragalà

Hierarchical effect behind the supramolecular chirality of silver (I)–cysteine coordination polymers

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B [American Chemical Society], Volume: 119 Issue: 14 Pages: 4898-4904

Alessandro Di Mauro, Francesca Mirabella, Alessandro D’Urso, Rosalba Randazzo, Roberto Purrello, Maria Elena Fragalà

Spontaneous deposition of polylysine on surfaces: Role of the secondary structure to optimize noncovalent coating strategies

Journal of colloid and interface science [Academic Press], Volume: 437 Pages: 270-276

Alessandro Di Mauro, Emanuele Smecca, Alessandro D'Urso, Guglielmo G Condorelli, Maria Elena FragalÓ

Tetra-anionic porphyrin loading onto ZnO nanoneedles: A hybrid covalent/non covalent approach

Materials Chemistry and Physics [Elsevier], Volume: 143 Issue: 3 Pages: 977-982

Alessandro Di Mauro, Emanuele Smecca, Alessandro D'Urso, Guglielmo G Condorelli, Maria Elena Fragala

Tetra-anionic porphyrin loading onto ZnO nanoneedles: A hybrid covalent/non covalent approach (vol 143, pg 977, 2014)

Materials Chemistry and Physics [Elsevier Science], Volume: 147 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 349-349

Alessandro D’Urso, Alessandro Di Mauro, Alessandra Cunsolo, Roberto Purrello, Maria Elena Fragalà

Solvophobic versus Electrostatic Interactions Drive Spontaneous Adsorption of Porphyrins onto Inorganic Surfaces: A Full Noncovalent Approach

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C [American Chemical Society], Volume: 117 Issue: 34 Pages: 17659-17665

Guglielmo G Condorelli, Cristina Tudisco, Alessandro Motta, Alessandro Di Mauro, Fabio Lupo, Antonino Gulino, Ignazio L Fragalà

Multistep Anchoring Route of Luminescent (5‐Amino‐1, 10‐phenanthroline) tris (dibenzoylmethane) europium (III) on Si (100)

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 2010 Issue: 26 Pages: 4121-4129

Maria Elena Fragalà, Alessandro Di Mauro, Grazia Litrico, Filippo Grassia, Graziella Malandrino, Gaetano Foti

Controlled large-scale fabrication of sea sponge-like ZnO nanoarchitectures on textured silicon

CrystEngComm [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 11 Issue: 12 Pages: 2770-2775

Salvatore Giuffrida, Guglielmo Guido Condorelli, Lucia Laura Costanzo, Giorgio Ventimiglia, Alessandro Di Mauro, Ignazio Luciano Fragalà

In situ synthesis of photoluminescent films of PVC, doped with Ce3+ ion

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry [Elsevier], Volume: 195 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 215-222

Salvatore Giuffrida, Guglielmo Guido Condorelli, Lucia Laura Costanzo, Giorgio Ventimiglia, Alessandro Di Mauro, Ignazio Luciano Fragalà

In situ synthesis of photoluminescent films of PVC, doped with Ce 3+ ion

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry [Elsevier], Volume: 195 Issue: 2 Pages: 215-222

Salvatore Scirè, Carmelo Crisafulli, Simona Minicò, Guglielmo Guido Condorelli, Alessandro Di Mauro

Selective oxidation of CO in H 2-rich stream over gold/iron oxide: An insight on the effect of catalyst pretreatment

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical [Elsevier], Volume: 284 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 24-32

Guglielmo G Condorelli, Alessandro Motta, Cedric Bedoya, Alessandro Di Mauro, Giovanna Pellegrino, Emanuele Smecca

Engineered Si (100) surfaces for the gas-phase anchoring of metal β-diketonate complexes

Inorganica chimica acta [Elsevier], Volume: 360 Issue: 1 Pages: 170-178

C Bedoya, GG Condorelli, ST Finocchiaro, A Di Mauro, D Atanasio, IL Fragalà, L Cattaneo, S Carella

Book review 67 Index 69

Chem. Vap. Deposition [], Volume: 12 Issue: 25 Pages: 3-5

Cedric Bedoya, Guiglielmo G Condorelli, Sebastiana T Finocchiaro, Alessandro Di Mauro, Dario Atanasio, IL Fragala, Lorena Cattaneo, Sergio Carella

MOCVD of lanthanum oxides from La (tmhd) 3 and La (tmod) 3 precursors: A thermal and kinetic investigation

Chemical vapor deposition [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 12 Issue: 1 Pages: 46-53

Cedric Bedoya, Guglielmo G Condorelli, Alessandro Motta, Alessandro Di Mauro, Giuseppe Anastasi, Ignazio L Fragalà, Judit G Lisoni, Dirk Wouters

MOCVD of Sr‐Containing Oxides: Transport Properties and Deposition Mechanisms of the Sr (tmhd) 2· pmdeta Precursor

Chemical Vapor Deposition [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 11 Issue: 5 Pages: 269-275

Cedric Bedoya, Guglielmo G Condorelli, Sebastiana T Finocchiaro, Alessandro Di Mauro, Ignazio L Fragalà, Lorena Cattaneo, Sergio Carella

Comparison of Thermal and Mass‐Transport Properties of Bi (tmhd) 3, Bi (p‐tol) 3, and Bi (o‐tol) 3 MOCVD Precursors

Chemical Vapor Deposition [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 11 Issue: 5 Pages: 261-268

C Bedoya, GG Condorelli, A Di Mauro, G Anastasi, IL Fragalà, JG Lisoni, D Wouters

Fluorine-free and fluorine containing MOCVD precursors for electronic oxides: a comparison

Materials Science and Engineering: B [Elsevier], Volume: 118 Issue: 1-3 Pages: 264-269