EXPERTIES:

Biomedical Sensors, Gas Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Humidity Sensors, Bionics, Bio-Electronics,  Bio-Mechanics, Material Science, Graphene Composites, Nanotechnology, Optics and Photonics, Iontronic, Theoretical Molecular Biology.

SEMINARS:

- R. Di Giacomo,“From cyberwood to artificial membranes biomimicking vipers’ infrared sensing”
Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory Special Environmental Sciences Seminar, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1 Dec 2015
           
-R. Di Giacomo, “Bio-Nano-Composite Tissue Materials and impedance spectroscopy”, Dept. of Environmental Toxicology, eawag, Zurich 25 Sep 2013

-R. Di Giacomo, “Bio-Nano-Composite Tissue Materials,” D-MAVT group of Mechanics and Materials, ETH, Zurich 7 May 2013


PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES:        

-Materials Research Society Fall 2015 Boston, MA, USA R. Di Giacomo, L. Bonanomi, V. Costanza , B. Maresca, C. Daraio. Pectin mediated temperature sensitive materials, Oral Presentation

- Materials Research Society Spring 2013 San Francisco, CA, USA R. Di Giacomo, B. Maresca, M. Angelillo,  A.  Porta, A. Leone, G.  Carapella, H.C. Neitzert. Cyborgs Structured with Carbon Nanotubes and Plant and/or Fungal Cells: Artificial Tissue Engineering for Mechanical and Electronic Uses, Oral Presentation

- SPIE Photonics WEST 2012,  San Francisco, CA, USA . R. Di Giacomo, G. Landi, C. Boit  and H.C. Neitzert. Monitoring of the formation of a photosensitive device by electric breakdown of an impurity containing oxide in a MOS capacitor, Poster Presentation


FUNDED PROJECTS:

- Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin “Bionic ventricular volume sensor”, acute animal trial, Antrag auf Genehmigung eines Tierversuchsvorhabens nach 8 Abs. 1 des Tierschutzgesetzes Anzeige von Eingriffen und Behandlungen an Tieren Stand.

- Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) Proposal ID: 20150352 3D “Percolation of graphene flakes in novel nanobionic materials.” X-ray Microtomography on the beamline TOMCAT.

- SNF 2014/2015 Swiss national science foundation “Bio-nano-composite materials with enhanced mechanical and electrical properties” Project number 200021_157162 Research Field: Engineering sciences Main Discipline: Material Sciences. Amount granted: 180,093.00 CHF

- University of Salerno, FARB 2012 Neitzert “Characterization of thermal properties of laser diodes by means of interferometric measurements”

- University of Salerno, FARB 2011 Neitzert “Development of sensor composed of networks of nanomaterials in micro gap”

- University of Salerno, FARB 2010 Neitzert “Characterization of conductive nanocomposite via electrical noise”


TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

2016 – Supervisor, ETH Zurich, Project: Semester Project: “Modelling bacterial locomotion and interactions with 2-D arbitrary surfaces”, Student: Lionel Trébuchon

2015 – Supervisor, ETH Zurich, Project: Literature Research: “Chemotaxis”, Student: Christoph
Zuidema

2015 – ETH Zurich, Lesson entitled “Nanosystems: Plant nano bionic materials” for the course of Frontiers in Nanotechnology 376-1103-00L, Coordinator: Prof. Viola Vogel

2015 - Supervisor, ETH Zurich – Politecnico di Milano, Project: Master Thesis “Test system for neonatal rat cardiomyocytes“, Student: Francesca Grilli.

2015 – Supervisor, ETH Zurich, Project: Master Thesis “Thermally sensitive hydrogels for transparent electronic skins“, Student: Vincenzo Costanza,

2015 – Supervisior, High school student Berlin International School, Working experience, Project: ”Temperature Sensing Robot“ Student: Linus Haug.

2015 – Supervisor , ETH Zurich, Project: Semester Project “Thermal Characterization of Plant Cell/Graphene and Graphite Nanobionic Materials”, Student:  Lukas Hackl,

2014-2015 – Supervisor, ETH Zurich, Project: Master Thesis “Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Plant Cell/Graphene Nanobionic Materials”, Student: Andrè Fisher,

2014-2015 – Supervisor, ETH Zurich, Project: Literature Research “Swimming Bacteria on 3D-Surfaces”, Student: Katharina Riederer,

2014 - Co-mentor, California Institute of Technology, SURF Project: “Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Bio Materials Composed of Plant Cells and Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs)”  Student: Temesgen Gebrekristos

2011-2012 --  Laboratory exercises for students for the course of “Electronics projects” of  Prof. Neitzert, University of Salerno.

2011-2012 -- Teaching lessons for the course of “Optoelectronics and photovoltaic” of Prof. Neitzert, University of Salerno.


FREE TIME:
   
Developing quantum algorithms on “The IBM quantum experience” platform, write and play songs, musical composition, playing: piano, classical guitar, electric guitar, synthesizers.