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Sebastiano Di Pietro

Post Doc
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Work experiences

April 2016-August 2016 – Post doc fellowship at Laboratoire de Chimie, équipe Matériaux Fonctionnels
                                      & Photoniques UMR 5182 / CNRS-ENS Lyon-Université Lyon 1.
June 2015-March 2016 – Ingénieur Maturation at PULSALYS, Société d’Accélération du
                                    Transfert de Technologie (SATT), Lyon, Saint-Etienne.
Feb. 2015-May 2015 – Post doc fellowship at Laboratoire de Chimie, équipe Matériaux
                                 Fonctionnels & Photoniques UMR 5182 / CNRS-ENS Lyon-Université Lyon 1 under the
                                 supervision of Dr. O. Maury and Dr. F. Riobé on the topic “Development of lanthanide complexes
                                 as nucleant/phasant agents in protein XRD”.
Feb. 2013-Feb. 2015 – Post doc fellowship at CEA/DMS/INAC/SCIB Grenoble, France, under the
                                 supervision of Dr. M. Mazzanti and also winner of the fellowship for the Eurotalent research project
                                 title “Mono and polymetallic lanthanide based architectures for the development of new
                                 luminescent devices and tags”.
2010-2012 – Laboratory assistance for the Organic Chemistry I and II laboratory courses (Prof. A.
                   M. Caporusso and Prof. G. Uccello Barretta).
2009 – Post graduate fellowship winner at the Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Department of
           University of Pisa, title “CD and NMR characterization of materials with photovoltaic and
           electroluminescence application”.
2008 – Part-time collaboration as high school students tutor with University of Pisa.

 

Education and degrees

Jan. 2010- Jan. 2013 – PhD in Chemical Science, University of Pisa.
                                 Project title: “Synthesis, structural and dynamic investigation of chiral metal complexes”
                                 Supervisor: Prof. L. Di Bari. External referee: Dr. M. Mazzanti (INAC Grenoble, France).
2008 – Master Degree in Chemistry (Organic chemistry), grade 108/110, University of Pisa.
            Research master degree thesis title: “Study of binaphthol derivatives chiral lanthanides
            complexes”. Supervisors: Prof. L. Di Bari and Prof. G. Pescitelli.

Interests

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Projects

Actually working on project DIAMANTE on the development of lanthanide based luminescent molecular probes for the detection of pancreatic cancer.

Research Topics: study of dynamics in chiral metal complexes, paramagnetic NMR of coordination compounds and adducts of paramagnetic ions with various systems, ECD-VCD-CPL of chiral complexes, study of interactions metal complexes-macromolecules/biomolecules, development of highly luminescent systems for various applications (optoelectronics, biological probes)

Selected Publications

1. T. Fix, A. Nonat, D. Imbert, S. Di Pietro, M. Mazzanti, A. Slaoui and L. J. Charbonnière,
(2016), Enhancement of silicon solar cells by downshifting with Eu and Tb coordination
complexes, Progress in Photovoltaics, doi: 10.1002/pip.2785.
2. S. Di Pietro, N. Gautier, D. Imbert, J. Pécaut and M. Mazzanti, (2016), Versatile pyridine-
2,6-bis-tetrazolate scaffolds for the formation of highly luminescent lanthanide complexes,
Dalton Transactions, 45, 3429-3442, doi: 10.1039/c5dt04811g.
3. Berardozzi, R., Pescitelli, G., Di Pietro, S., Resta, C., Ballistreri, F. P., Pappalardo, A.,
Tomaselli, G. A., and Di Bari, L. (2015) Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and
Chiroptical Studies of Bidentate Salen-Type Lanthanide (III) Complexes. Chirality, 27: 857-
863. doi: 10.1002/chir.22499.
4. S. Di Pietro, D. Imbert and M. Mazzanti, (2014). An efficient triazole-pyridine-bistetrazolate
platform for highly luminescent lanthanide complexes, Chemical Communications, doi:
10.1039/C4CC04060K.
5. C. Resta, S. Di Pietro, M. Majerić Elenkov, Z. Hameršak, G. Pescitelli, and L. Di Bari,
(2014). Consequences of Chirality on the Aggregation Behavior of Poly[2-2 methoxy-5-(2′-
ethylhexyloxy)‑p‑phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), Macromolecules, doi:
10.1021/ma500921w.
6. D. Padula, S. Di Pietro, M. A. M. Capozzi, C. Cardellicchio and G. Pescitelli, (2013). Strong
Intermolecular Exciton Couplings in Solid-State Circular Dichroism of Aryl Benzyl
Sulfoxides, Chirality, doi: 10.1002/chir.22270.
7. S. Lo Piano, S. Di Pietro and L. Di Bari, (2012). Shape-conserving enhancement of
vibrational circular dichroism in lanthanide complexes, Chemical Communications, p.
11996-11998, doi: 10.1039/c2cc36455g.
8. S. Di Pietro and L. Di Bari, (2012). The Structure of MLn(hfbc)4 and a Key to High
Circularly Polarized Luminescence, Inorganic Chemistry, p. 12007-12014, doi:
10.1021/ic3018979.
9. H. Hussain, K. Krohn, I. Ahmed, S. Draeger, B. Schultz, S. Di Pietro and G. Pescitelli,
(2012). Phomopsinones A–D: Four New Pyrenocines from Endophytic Fungus Phomopsis
sp., European Journal of Organic Chemistry, p. 1783-1789, doi: 10.1002/ejoc.201101.
10. S. Di Pietro, S. Lo Piano and L. Di Bari (2011). Pseudocontact shifts in lanthanide
complexes with variable crystal field parameters. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol.
255; p. 2810-2820, ISSN: 0010-8545, doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2011.05.01.
11. W. Porzio, U. Giovannella, F. Vignali, M. Pasini, S. Destri, A. Mech, S. Di Pietro, L. Di
Bari, P. Mineo (2011). Thiophene Based Europium β-Diketonate Complexes: Effect of the
Ligand Structure on the Emission Quantum Yield. Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 50; p. 5417-
5429, ISSN: 0020-1669, doi: 10.1021/ic1021164.
12. J. Gao, J. Qin, G. Pescitelli, Y. Ma, S. Di Pietro (2010). Structure and absolute configuration
of toxic polyketide pigments from the fruiting bodies of the fungus Cortinarius rufo-
olivaceus. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 8; p. 3543-3551, ISSN: 1477-0520,
doi: 10.1039/c002773a.
13. G. Pescitelli, C. Cardellicchio, M. A. M. Capozzi, S. Di Pietro and L. Di Bari, (2010).
Systematic Investigation of CD Spectra of Aryl Benzyl Sulfoxides Interpreted by Means of
TDDFT Calculations. Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 75; p. 1143-1154, ISSN: 0022-
3263, doi: 10.1021/jo902363c.
14. L. Di Bari, S. Di Pietro, G. Pescitelli, F. Tur, J. Mansilla, J. M. Saa (2010).
[Ln(binolam) 3 ]·(OTf) 3 , a New Class of Propeller-Shaped Lanthanide(III) Salt Complexes as
Enantioselective Catalysts: Structure, Dynamics and Mechanistic Insight. Chemistry-a
European Journal, vol. 16; p. 14190-14201, ISSN: 0947-6539, doi:
10.1002/chem.201001683.

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Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.