January 2019: RESTART project funded! (

July, 4th 2018: Irene awarded for the BEST PhD THESIS in Chemistry for Engineering by AICING (Italian Association of Chemistry for Engineering) Congrats, Vax!!!!

May 1st 2018, Stefano published his first paper on PCCP..Congrats!!!

Sept 6th 2017: Our paper on ZORRO resonators published on Chemical Communications

Sept 1th 2017: Nicolò Bontempi awarded with the BEST POSTER at the Faraday Discussions on SERS in Glasgow with our work on "Ramassays":

CONGRATS Thicha!!!

August 2017: Our paper on the "PHACTALYSTS" published on Nanoscale

Our paper "Enhanced Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution in Au–Fe Nanoalloys", in collaboration with Prof. Amendola (University of Padova), has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703387

The review "Enhanced Raman Scattering with Dielectrics" has been highlighted in the COVER of Chemical Reviews (issue: 28/12/2016)

"Enhanced Raman Scattering with Dielectrics" published on Chemical Reviews, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00365

Our paper on the use of T-rex beads for SERS and mass spectrometry has been published on Scientific Reports:

I. Alessandri, I. Vassalini, M. Bertuzzi, N. Bontempi, M. Memo, A. Gianoncelli, "Ramassays": synergistic enhancement of plasmon-free Raman scattering and mass spectrometry for multimodal analysis of small molecules, Scientific Reports (2016), 6, Article number:34521, doi: 10.1038/srep34521

03/02/2016: Nicolò Bontempi awarded (ex-aequo) for the best poster at CUDOS meeting in Sidney. Congrats Tchicha!

Paper on T-rex-based detection of environmental CO2 just accepted on Nanoscale:

N. Bontempi, L. Carletti, C. De Angelis, I. Alessandri, Plasmon-free SERS detection of environmental CO2 on TiO2 surfaces, Nanoscale (2016), DOI: 10.1039/c5nr08380j

Paper on writing/self-erasing activated by chemical oscillations just accepted on ACS-Applied Materials and Interfaces:

I. Vassalini, I. Alessandri, Spatial and Temporal Control of Information Storage in Cellulose by Chemically Activated Oscillations, ACS-Applied Materials & Interfaces (2015), 7, 28708-28713.

Paper on T-rex functionalization with supramolecular receptor just accepted on ACS-Applied Materials and Interfaces

I. Alessandri, E. Biavardi, A. Gianoncelli, P. Bergese, E. Dalcanale, Cavitands Endow All-Dielectric Beads With Selectivity for Plasmon-Free Enhanced Raman Detection of Nε-Methylated Lysine, ACS-Applied Materials & Interfaces (2015), in press, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b08190