- Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
|Office:||302J Roberts Hall|
|Web:||Rolandi Research Group|
Ph.D., Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, 2005
MSci., Department of Physics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (now Queen Mary University of London), 2000
Honors and Awards
National Science Foundation CAREER award 2012
TR35-GI Selected among the top twelve Italian innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review (Italy) 2012
3M Non-tenured Faculty Award 2010
Materials Science and Engineering Faculty of the Year (Juniors) 2009, 2010, 2011
Our research focuses on inorganic, organic, and biological nanoscale materials and their assemblies. We develop novel approaches to nanostructures with well-defined size, geometry, and placement. From direct-write to self-assembly, we merge traditional semiconductor fabrication with biological materials to integrate novel electronic (and ionic) devices. These devices are the focus of nanoscale electronic (and ionic) conductivity studies. Potential applications include hybrid electronics, biological transistors, and cell based sensors.
C. Zhong, Y. Deng, A. Fadavi, M.P. Anantram, M. Rolandi, A polysaccharide bioprotonic field effect transistor, Nature Comm. 2, 476.
Selected press coverage: The New York Times, IEEE Spectrum, MRS Materials360, Popular Science, MIT Technology Review (Chinese), Galileo, Le Scienze (Italian Edition of Scientific American), Engadget, Materials Today, Phys Org, TechEye, ACM Communications, and Slashdot.
Zhong, A. Kapetanovic, Y. Deng, M. Rolandi, A chitin nanofiber ink for airbrushing, replica molding, and microcontact printing of self-assembled macro-, micro-, and nanostructures, Adv. Mater. 23, 4720 (2011). Featured on the Cover (Inside) 41/2011.
UW Department of Materials Science & Engineering
phone: (206) 543-2600
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