Training and Research

PhD Programme Courses/classes - 2023/2024

Optical Imaging technique: principles and applications

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Federico Boschi

Nanomaterials and green chemistry: from synthesis to applications

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Adolfo Speghini

Tecniche di deposizione a film sottile per biomateriali, applicazioni biomediche e energia solare

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Alessandro Romeo

Protein crystallization and structure solving: classical and novel methods

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Massimiliano Perduca

Forensic toxicology and analitics

Credits: 6

Language: English

Teacher:  Rossella Gottardo

Erasmus + seminars

Credits: 5,3

Language: English

Forensic Genetics

Credits: 4

Language: English

Teacher:  Stefania Turrina

An introduction to NMR spectroscopy for the study of biomacromolecules

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Mariapina D'Onofrio

Tecniche di immagine per l'analisi della composizione corporea

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Carlo Zancanaro

Tecniche ultrastrutturali e citochimiche per individuare le nanoparticelle in cellule e tessuti

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Manuela Malatesta

Application of multimodal imaging techniques in the study of the skeletal muscle

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Barbara Cisterna

Biophysical Methods for the Analysis of Protein-Ligand interactions

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Filippo Favretto

Engineering photosynthesis to enhance productivity

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Stefano Cazzaniga

Inibitori e stabilizzatori delle interazioni proteina-proteina

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Francesca Munari

Luminescent lanthanide complexes for bioimaging and sensing applications

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Fabio Piccinelli

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the characterization of the central and peripheral nervous system

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Pietro Bontempi

Markers of chronic alcohol abuse: analytical and interpretative aspects

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Federica Bortolotti

Surface Metrology with optical techniques

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Claudia Daffara

Synthesis, characterization and applications of luminescent nanostructured materials (titolo ridotto rispetto AA 2022-23)

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Francesco Enrichi

virtopsy: general aspects and new trends

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Francesco Ausania





Class attendance

Free Choice



Learning objectives

The objective of this course is providing the basic concepts of radiation-matter interaction and optical properties of materials in relation to their chemical and physical properties, focusing in particular on photoluminescent materials and their characterization.
At the end of the course the students will be able to recognize and explain many natural and artificial optical phenomena such as the absorption and emission properties of luminescent molecules, quantum dots, metallic nanoparticles, nano-and micro-phosphors.
They will also have acquired a good knowledge of the main components of optical measurement instruments and their various characteristics: sources (filament lamps, discharge lamps, fluorescent, LED, LASER), wavelength selection systems (diffraction gratings, prisms), detectors (thermopiles, photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, CCD).

Prerequisites and basic notions

No specific prerequisites are required, other than basic knowledge of the chemistry/physics of materials.


The course will be done during the second semester 2024.
The course will be organized in the following main areas:
- light-matter interaction
- optical properties of nanosystems
- tools and techniques for optical characterization
- photoluminescence in organic and inorganic materials with examples


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When and where

During the course, the open dialogue with students will ensure that all follow and understand the lessons.
The contents will be presented using a Power Point presentation prepared by the teacher and given to the students so that they can follow the lessons.
A few samples of luminescent materials and LED sources for demonstration purposes will be shown.

Learning assessment procedures

There is no exam.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE


Not expected.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

Not expected.

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs

This initiative contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030. More information on sustainability
Uguaglianza di genere (GOAL 5) Energia pulita e acessibile (GOAL 7) Consumo e produzione responsabili (GOAL 12) Agire per il clima (GOAL 13)

PhD school courses/classes - 2023/2024

Please note: Additional information will be added during the year. Currently missing information is labelled as “TBD” (i.e. To Be Determined).

PhD students must obtain a specified number of CFUs each year by attending teaching activities offered by the PhD School.
First and second year students must obtain 8 CFUs. Teaching activities ex DM 226/2021 provide 5 CFUs; free choice activities provide 3 CFUs.
Third year students must obtain 4 CFUs. Teaching activities ex DM 226/2021 provide 2 CFUs; free choice activities provide 2 CFUs.

Registering for the courses is not required unless explicitly indicated; please consult the course information to verify whether registration is required or not. When registration is actually required, no confirmation e-mail will be sent after signing up.

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Linguistic Activities

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Research management and Enhancement

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Statistics and Computer Sciences

Teaching Activities: Free choice



Ausania Francesco

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Bontempi Pietro

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Bortolotti Federica

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Boschi Federico

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Calderan Laura

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Carta Angela

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Cazzaniga Stefano

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Cisterna Barbara

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Daffara Claudia

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D'Onofrio Mariapina

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Enrichi Francesco

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Favretto Filippo

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Gottardo Rossella

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Malatesta Manuela

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Manfredi Riccardo

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Munari Francesca

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Nardon Chiara

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Perduca Massimiliano

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Piacentini Giorgio

symbol email symbol phone-number +39 045 812 7120

Piccinelli Fabio

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Porru Stefano

symbol email symbol phone-number Diretto 045 812 4294 - Segreteria 045 802 7421-7422

Romeo Alessandro

symbol email symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Sbarbati Andrea

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Speghini Adolfo

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Turrina Stefania

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Zancanaro Carlo

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PhD students

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Course lessons
PhD Schools lessons


Guidelines for PhD students

Below you will find the files that contain the Guidelines for PhD students and rules for the acquisition of ECTS credits (in Italian: "CFU") for the Academic Year 2023/2024.


Title Info File
File pdf Dottorandi: linee guida generali (2023/2024) pdf, it, 111 KB, 26/02/24
File pdf PhD students: general guidelines (2023/2024) pdf, en, 127 KB, 26/02/24