Marco Rolandi

Marco Rolandi

  • Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Office:302J Roberts Hall
Phone:(206) 221-0309
Fax:(206) 543-3100
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

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

  • 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.

  • J. Torrey, S. E. Vasko, A. Kapetanovic, Z. Zhu, A. Scholl, M. Rolandi, Scanning probe direct-write of germanium nanostructures, Adv. Mater. 22, 4639 (2010).Featured on the cover (41/2010).

Contact Us

UW Department of Materials Science & Engineering

phone: (206) 543-2600
fax: (206) 543-3100