Since 01/2020 Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Functional Nanosystems group, Genova, Italy
09/2019 - 12/2019 Researcher at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Department of Nanochemistry, Genova, Italy (L. Manna)
10/2016 - 09/2019 Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Global Fellowship, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory (LBL), Berkeley, CA, USA (P. J. Schuck) and Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Department of Nanochemistry, Genova, Italy (L. Manna), Metal oxide nanocrystals as optically driven dynamic manipulators of local (opto)electronic properties (MOPTOPus)
11/2017 - 09/2018 Adjunct Associate Research Scientist Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering Department, New York, NY, USA (P. James Schuck)
05/15 – 09/16 Postdoctoral Researcher, IIT, Department of Nanochemistry, Genova, Italy, Plasmonic properties of highly doped semiconductor nanostructures (L. Manna)
01/14 – 08/14 Visiting Research Scholar Molecular Foundry, LBL, Berkeley, CA, USA, Electrochemical manipulation and optical modeling of plasmonic metal oxide nanostructures (D. Milliron)
06/2013 – 05/2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Continuous wave and ultrafast photo physical characterization of plasmonic and hybrid nanostructures, Advisor: Dr. Francesco Scotognella, Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani, Prof. Giulio Cerullo
01/14 – 08/14 Visiting Research Scholar at the Milliron Research Group (Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Electrochemical manipulation and modeling (Mie, Effective Medium Theory, Discrete Dipole Approximation) of plasmonic metal oxide nanostructures, Advisor: PI Dr. Delia Milliron
2009 – 2013 Ph.D. in Physics (‘magna cum laude’) Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich, Thesis: Near-infrared plasmonics with vacancy doped semiconductor nanocrystals - Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Feldmann
10/10-12/10 Research visit at the Talapin Group (University of Chicago), Synthesis and characterization of vacancy doped copper chalcogenide nanocrystals at the University of Chicago, Department of Chemistry, Chicago, IL, USA, Advisor: Prof. Dr. D. Talapin
2007 – 2009 Excellence Master Program Advanced Materials Science (‘Excellent’), Technical University Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and University of Augsburg, Thesis: Morphology correlated observation of charge transfer excitons in polymer/fullerene solar cells - Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Feldmann
My research interests focus on the spectroscopic and structural investigation of plasmonic hybrid nanostructures to unravel their fundamental structure/morphology related optoelectronic properties as well as hybrid interactions. I am particularly interested in the alternative near infrared plasmonic degenerately doped semiconductors and in their potential implementation for energy light harvesting, sensing, and bio-related applications.
Since 01/2020 Horizon 2020 ERC Starting Grant (ERC-2019-STG) Light Driven Hybrid Nanocrystal TMDC Capacitors (Light-DYNAMO).
2018 Cariplo 2018 Low-cost and reusable photonic crystals for optical detection of bacterial contaminants Role: Co-PI.
10/2016 - 09/2019 Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016) Global Fellowship Metal oxide nanocrystals as optically driven dynamic manipulators of local (opto)electronic properties (MOPTOPus) Role: Researcher.
2017 Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance in doped semiconductor nanocrystals (SONAR) Role: Unit Coordinator (for the IIT unit – participation declined due to interference with H2020-MSCA-IF-2016).
2013 Italian-Israel Project Ultrafast dynamics of light induced charge separation in hybrid semiconductor-metal nanoparticle photo catalysts (ULTRAFAST NANO) Role: Participant
2012 Cariplo 2012 Doped colloidal Nanocrystal Heterostructures for transformatIonal breakthrough in Solid-state lighTing (EDONHIST) Role: Participant.
Rationalizing the Impact of Surface Depletion on Electrochemical Modulation of Plasmon Resonance Absorption in Metal Oxide Nanocrystal
A. Agrawal, ‡ I. Kriegel, ‡ E. L. Runnerstrom, F. Scotognella, A. Llordes, D. Milliron, ACS Photonics, Article ASAP (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01587
Optically switchable 1D photonic structures
G. M. Paternò, C. Iseppon, A. D’Altri, C. Fasanotti, G. Merati, M. Randi, A. Desii, E. A. A. Pogna, D. Viola, G. Cerullo, F. Scotognella, I. Kriegel, Scientific Reports, 8, 3517 (2018), https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-21824-w
Plasmonic Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Properties, Fabrication, Applications and Perspectives
I. Kriegel*, F. Scotognella, L. Manna*, Physics Reports 674, 1–52 (2017), https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370157317300364?via%3Dihub
Shape-Dependent Field Enhancement and Plasmon Resonances of Oxide Nanocrystals
A. Agrawal, I. Kriegel, D. Milliron, J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 6227–6238 (2015), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01648
Shedding Light on Vacancy-Doped Copper Chalcogenides: Shape-Controlled Synthesis, Optical Properties, and Modeling of Copper Telluride Nanocrystals with Near-Infrared Plasmon Resonances
I. Kriegel, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, A. Wisnet, H. Zhang, C. Waurisch, A. Eychmüller, A. Dubavik, A. O. Govorov and J. Feldmann, ACS Nano, 7, 4367-4377 (2013), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn400894d
Tuning the Excitonic and Plasmonic Properties of Copper Chalcogenide Nanocrystals
I. Kriegel, C. Jiang, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, R. D. Schaller, D. V. Talapin, E. da Como, and J. Feldmann, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 1583–1590 (2012), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja207798q
11/2019 Best oral presentation award at ANNIC 2019
2017/2018 Suggested for the 6th edition of the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme 2017 of the European Parliament
04/2017 Qualification to associate professorship in Italy (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, 02/B1 Fisica Sperimentale della Materia)
2017 - 2019 Fellow of the Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard Foundation
10/2016 - 09/2019 Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016) Global Fellowship
05/2016 ranked among the best 10 in the ‘L’Oréal-UNESCO’ For Women in Science’
01/14 – 07/14 Postdoc Fellowship of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10/10-12/10 Nano Initiative Munich (NIM) Seed Funding (research stay at the Talapin group at the University of Chicago)
2009 – 2013 Member of the International Doctorate Program NanoBioTechnology (IDK-NBT) and the NIM Graduate Program
2012 CeNS Publication Award 'Tuning the Excitonic and Plasmonic Properties of Copper Chalcogenide Nanocrystals I. Kriegel, C. Jiang, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, R. D. Schaller, D. V. Talapin, E. da Como, and J. Feldmann, J. Am. Chem. Soc.134, 1583–1590 (2012)'
2012 Best Poster Presentation Award, ‘NANAX 4 Nanoscience with Nanocrystals International Conference’, Tutzing, Germany