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The ENEA structure is divided into 14 research centres/laboratories and 19 regional offices, and a Liaison Office is active in Brussels for relations with European Community institutions/programs.

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ENEA is divided in four Departments: Energy Technologies Department (DTE), Fusion and Technology for Nuclear Safety and Security Department (FSN), Department for Sustainability (SSPT), and Energy Efficiency Department (DUEE), each one divided in some Divisions which include various Laboratories.

The activities in this project will be carried out by the Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Devices (NANO), that is part of the Sustainability Materials Processes and Technologies Division (PROMAS) within the SSPT Department.

The SSPT Department develops and promotes eco-innovation of the production and consumer systems, contributing to defining/actuating the strategies and policies of the Country and boosting a rationale use of the most efficient and sustainable procurement resources/models. R&D activities are aimed to transferring and disseminating technologies/methodologies/knowledge to strengthen the sustainability/competitiveness of the production system in terms of reducing/eliminating pollutant emissions, associated processes and associated impacts, protection, enhancement and land management, including marine-coastal areas. The strategic objectives of SSPT are: contributing to the enhancement of economic, natural and social capital by providing technological and cognitive tools for sustainable management of natural resources, for better quality of life/health for citizens and for sustainable/competitive growth of businesses which favour quality employment; support the identification and implementation of policies/measures to foster: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating the effects of climate change, moving towards new, more sustainable economic models based on the principles of bio-economy, circular economy, blue economy; the process of de-carbonization; the safeguard of the territories from anthropic pressures and seismic and hydrogeological events. The Department also ensures qualified support and representation of Italian institutions in the main national, community and international organizations, European EIP Platforms/Working Groups, UN-sponsored Commission and Commission Negotiations and Negotiations, National Technology Clusters and KIC Knowledge and Innovation Community funded by the European Institute for Technology (EIT), including FOODNEXUS, Advanced Manufacturing, Climate and Raw Materials, hosted by Casaccia (South Co-location). The activities of the SSPT Department are aimed to provide support for: sustainability/competitiveness of the productive/ territorial systems, orienting/evaluating the proposed policies/measures adopted by the central and local PA, building awareness on sustainability issues in public/private stakeholders and citizens.

The R&D activities of the SSPT-PROMAS-NANO Laboratory (20 persons staff, educated to degree and high-school diploma level) focus on the research, development and application of innovative organic, polymer and hybrid systems, devices and materials: OLED light sources, OPV solar energy cells, OTFT transistors, chemical or physical environmental, food and biomedical monitoring sensors. Specifically, ENEA NANO: researches and develops organic and printed electric and optoelectronic devices, also with a view to replacing or reducing the use of critical materials; develops device manufacturing processes, also by innovative methods such as printing, including roll-to-roll coating of flexible substrates; defines the structural, functional, physical, optical and electrical properties of materials, devices and systems; studies the degradation processes of materials and devices; develops methods for increasing device lifetimes; develops processes for the recovery of secondary raw materials and components from end-of-life and reject products; and studies applications in highly interdisciplinary areas: lighting, food, biomedical, transport and electronics.

Main Tasks in PULSE-COM

In PULSE-COM, ENEA will be in charge of the materials evaluation to encapsulate and to prepare the PMP for electrodes deposition. They will also characterize and work on the optimization of the PMP. Finally, they will characterize the PMP-PZL.

Dr. Giuseppe Nenna, graduated in Physics in Naples University “Federico II”, received in 2009 his Ph.D. in ‘New Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging’. His activities are focused on Optics and Electronics, to study and develop new optics elements like microlens, scattering films, nanostructures, photonic crystal and to characterize electronic and optoelectronic devices like OTFT, OLED, OPV… His technical skills include: Photoluminescence and electroluminescence spectroscopy, Opto-electronic characterization system design, Interferometry, Microlens and Diffusers, Radiometric measurements for concentrated solar radiation, VIS, NIR and IR CCD imaging, Optical sensors and integrating spheres, Image analysis and Impedance spectroscopy. He was several times involved in the realization of patents devoted to instrumentation or optoelectronic systems.

Dr. Eng. Paolo Tassini research interests have spanned from amorphous and polycrystalline silicon TFTs to organic devices (OLEDs, OTFTs, OPV, sensors, RFID), focusing on design, processing and characterization of materials, devices and circuits. He coordinates the ENEA scientific activities in Italian and European projects about the development of these devices and their use in various applications (lighting, communication, health, food and agriculture…), and about the use of the processing techniques of the organic electro-optical materials for other industrial fields (transportation, aeronautics, health, packaging, e-textiles…). He has been responsible for the specifications and the purchase of complex and high value instrumentations and process systems for more than 2 M€. He is co-author of over 60 publications and communications to conferences and of three patents. He is member of the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (OE-A), Photonics21 and Italian Association of Engineers.

Dr. Fulvia Villani received M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Naples (Italy) in 1993 and her Ph.D. degree in Photobiology in 1997. She is researcher in ENEA – Research Centre in Portici since 2000. Her main activities started in the field of the amorphous silicon-based photovoltaics and moved towards the organic electronics and printing. Currently, she is focused on the fabrication of optical microstructures (micro-lens array) and electronic/optoelectronic devices (sensors, OLED, OPV and perovskite-based photovoltaics, resistors, capacitors, OTFTs, inverters, ring oscillators) hybrid or entirely organic, on flexible or rigid substrates by means of inkjet printing or inkjet combined with conventional techniques and preparation and characterization of nanocomposites for biomedical applications. She is involved in Italian and European projects (FP7, H2020), also as scientific responsible and coordinator. She is co-author of 71 publications (42 in international peer-reviewed journals, 29 conference papers in peer-reviewed journals), 44 conference proceedings and conference participation and 2 patents.

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Dr. Fausta Loffredo graduated in chemistry at University of Salerno (Italy) in 1998 and received her Ph.D in chemistry in February 2002. She has joined ENEA since 2004 as researcher. Her activities are focused on printed electronics and material characterization. In particular, she takes care of formulation, characterization and inkjet printing of functional inks (dielectrics, conductors, semiconductors, sensitive materials, optical grade polymers, electroactive-blends, etc.) in order to manufacture optical structures (microlens arrays), single electronic devices (sensors, OPVs, resistors, capacitors, OTFTs, phototransistor) and elementary circuits (inverters e ring oscillators). She is involved in Italian and European projects (FP7, H2020) about organic electronics and development and characterization of polymer composites for biomedical applications. She is co-author of 50 publications (peer-reviewed journals and conference papers in peer-reviewed journals) and 3 patents.

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Dr. Maria Grazia Maglione received Laurea degree in Physics cum laude in 2000, and Ph.D. in “New Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging” in 2005 from Naples University “Federico II”, Italy. In 2000-2002, her activity was dedicated to high temperature superconductivity at University of Naples. From 2002 to 2009, she was in STMicroelectronics Company, working on Organic Electronics as team leader of Organic Light Emitting Devices Project. She joined ENEA Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Devices in Portici during 2009, where her main activities are focused on processing, encapsulation and characterization of organic and polymeric innovative electronic devices (OLEDs, OTFTs, OPVs), in several European and Italian projects.

Dr. Maglione is author and co-author of over 50 papers and contributions to conferences and holds 4 patents. She is member of the Encapsulation Workgroup in the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (OE-A).

Giuliano Sico graduated from University of Naples “Federico II” with a Ph.D. in Chemical and Material Engineering. From 2007 to 2012, he was Research Assistant and then R&D Responsible at Icimendue s.r.l.  company, Italy, where he specialized in gravure printing, lamination and metallization of plastic films for flexible packaging. Since 2013, he joined ENEA, where he is currently a member of the research staff of the Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Devices in Portici, Italy. His current research activities include printing electronics and batteries.

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Riccardo Miscioscia received his degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2003 and the Ph.D. in Information Engineering at the University of Salerno in 2011. His research activity includes processing and characterization of organic electronic devices (mainly OTFTs) and interface circuits. After several years of work experiences as software/firmware engineer for private companies, he rejoined the Laboratory for Nanomaterials and Devices at ENEA in 2012 focusing his efforts on the design and characterization of sensing and watermarked RFID transponders, interface electronics and dedicated test setups.

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Anna De Girolamo Del Mauro graduated in chemistry at University of Salerno (Italy) where she obtained also her PhD in Materials Chemistry (2004). She joined the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment, Portici, Italy, in 2004, where she is currently a Temporary Researcher in the SSPT-PROMAS-NANO Department. Her research is focused on synthesis and characterizations of organic and inorganic materials to be used in organic optoelectronics and solar cells. Last years, her current research interests include also gravure and screen printing processes for the production of OLEDs, OTFTs and OPV.

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Tommaso Fasolino, after High school degree in Industrial Electronics and a previous work experience, joined ENEA in 1993 as Technician in electrical and optical characterizations and design. He has developed experience with many devices and many electrical and optical measurement techniques. Photovoltaics cells, leds, oleds, otfts.

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Maria Montanino obtained PhD in chemistry at university of Naples Federico II, actually is researcher at ENEA research center of Portici, expert in the field of Lithium-ion batteries and batteries materials and manufacturing of components, in the last years worked on the feasibility of gravure printing in the manufacturing of functional layer for multiple proposes, e.g. in the field of optoelectronic, energy storage and energy harvesting.

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Dr. Rosa Ricciardi graduated in Chemistry at University Federico II of Napoli (Italy). In 2004, she obtained a double Ph.D degree in Chemistry and Chemical-Physics of Polymers and Chemistry from University Paris XII of Créteil (France) and University Federico II of Napoli, respectively. Her research activities at University concerned the field of structural characterization and investigation of physical properties of physical polymer gels (drug release systems) and the synthesis and characterization of new block copolymers. Starting from 2012 she joined ENEA where she was involved in realization and characterization of organic photovoltaic devices (OPV) and of their thin layers. Since 2019 she is also involved, as a researcher, in fabrication and characterization of organic ligth emitting device (OLED). Her skills include photolithography, ultra-high vacuum deposition, XR, DSC, NMR techniques. She is co-author of 33 papers.

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