Maria Rosa Antognazza (Coordinator) is a physicist by background and currently works as a researcher at IIT. She set up and manages the ‘Opto-cell facility’ at IIT-CNST, and developed in the latest years huge experience in the characterization and implementation of bio-polymer interfaces, studied by optical, electronic, photo-electrochemical, ion imaging and electrophysiology techniques.
Her main research interests are in the emerging field of organic bio-electronics, and concern the realization, implementation and characterization of hybrid interfaces for applications in neuroscience and life sciences. +60 publications in high rate journals, h-index 21, >1200 citations (Scopus), 4 patents. > 40 Invited talks at international conferences and schools.
She recently acted as the Coordinator of a FET European Project (PHOCS) and a national project (ON-IRIS, Cariplo foundation), and she participated as unit PI to several European and National projects. In 2018 she was awarded with an ERC Starting Grant (LINCE).