Francesco Fumagalli

Post Doc

Former colleague


Via Pascoli, 70/3
+39 022 3999 810


Born in 1981, he is PhD. in Plasma Physics, at the University of Milano-Bicocca, with a thesis work in the field of plasma biodecontamination. From 2007 he has been working as a researcher in the field of applied plasma physics: first in Milano (Plasma Prometeo Laboratories) and Hamburg (Tigres Gmbh) while for the last three years as a grantholder in Ispra (Italy) at the European Commission Joint Research Centre  NanoBiotechnologyLaboratories dealing with, Plasma Medicine, Nanotechnology and Bio Interface Engineering applied in the field of life science. Principal job activities were plasma reactors design, plasma processes characterization and surface modification of materials at thenanometer scale for biomedical applications. From May 2012 is working as junior postdoc at center for nanosciece and technology in Milano.

Selected Publications

F. Fumagalli, J. Hanuš, O. Kylián et al., "In situ Quartz Crystal Microbalance Measurements of Thin Protein Film Plasma Removal," Plasma Processes and Polymers 9 (2), 188 (2011);


F. Fumagalli, O Kylian, L Amato et al., "Low-pressure water vapour plasma treatment of surfaces for biomolecules decontamination," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 45 (13), 135203 (2012);


R. Siliprandi, S.Zanini, F. Fumagalli et al., "Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Discharge for Polysiloxane Thin Films Deposition and Comparison with Low Pressure Process," Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing 31 (2), 353 (2011).


F. Fumagalli, PhD Thesis: Protein thin films plasma removal: application to biological decontamination, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Dipartimento di Fisica "G.Occhialini" , 2012, (

IIT Publications

  • 2018
  • Ghadirzadeh A.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Mezzetti A.iit, Bellani S.iit, Meda L., Antognazza M. R.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit

    A Three-Dimensional Architecture for Hydrogen-Evolving, Host/Guest, Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Photocathodes Based on Nanolamellar MoO3 Scaffolds

  • 2017
  • Rojas H.C.iit, Bellani S.iit, Sarduy E.A.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Mayer M.T., Schreier M., Gratzel M., Di Fonzo F.iit, Antognazza M.R.iit

    All Solution-Processed, Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Photocathode for Hydrogen Evolution

    ACS Omega, vol. 2, (no. 7), pp. 3424-3431
  • Greco E.iit, Nava G.iit, Fathi R.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Del Rio-Castillo A.E.iit, Ansaldo A.iit, Monaco S.iit, Bonaccorso F.iit, Pellegrini V.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit

    Few-layer graphene improves silicon performance in Li-ion battery anodes

    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 5, (no. 36), pp. 19306-19315
  • Nava G., Fumagalli F.iit, Gambino S., Dell'Erba G., Cavallo G., Terraneo G., Divitini G., Ducati C., Caironi M.iit, Cola A., Di Fonzo F.

    High Throughput, Room Temperature Synthesis of Cluster Assembled Nanostructured Nanocrystalline Silicon Films

    MRS Fall Meeting 2017
  • Fumagalli F.iit, Bellani S., rojas H.C., Schreier M., Mezzetti A., Leonardi S., Meda L., Lanzani G., Graetzel M., Mayer M., Antognazza M. R., Di Fonzo F.

    Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Photoelectrochemical Systems—A New Class of Devices for the Sustainable Conversion of Solar Energy to Fuel

    MRS fall meeting 2016
  • Passoni L.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Perego A.iit, Bellani S.iit, Mazzolini P.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit

    Multi-layered hierarchical nanostructures for transparent monolithic dye-sensitized solar cell architectures

    Nanotechnology, vol. 28, (no. 24)
  • Fumagalli F.iit, Bellani S., Comas R.H., Mezzetti A., Lanzani G., Antognazza M. A., Di Fonzo F.

    Photoelectrode Architectures for Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

    MRS Fall Meeting 2017
  • Greco E., Nava G., Fathi R., Fumagalli F.iit, Del Rio E., Monaco S., Bonaccorso F.iit, Pellegrini V.iit, Di Fonzo F.

    Reducing the Fading Rate of Silicon Based Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries with Graphene and Ultra-Small Silicon Nanoparticles

    MRS Fall Meeting 2017
  • Mezzetti A.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Alfano A.iit, Iadicicco D.iit, Antognazza M.R.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit

    Stable hybrid organic/inorganic photocathodes for hydrogen evolution with amorphous WO3 hole selective contacts

    Faraday Discussions, vol. 198, pp. 433-448
  • Nava G.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Gambino S., Farella I., Dell'Erba G.iit, Beretta D.iit, Divitini G., Ducati C., Caironi M.iit, Cola A., Di Fonzo F.iit

    Towards an electronic grade nanoparticle-assembled silicon thin film by ballistic deposition at room temperature: the deposition method, and structural and electronic properties

    Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 5, (no. 15), pp. 3725-3735
  • 2016
  • Peng Y.Y., Salluzzo M., Sun X., Ponti A., Betto D., Ferretti A.M., Fumagalli F.iit, Kummer K., Le Tacon M., Zhou X.J., Brookes N.B., Braicovich L., Ghiringhelli G.

    Direct observation of charge order in underdoped and optimally doped Bi2(Sr, La)2CuO6+δ by resonant inelastic x-ray scattering

    Physical Review B, vol. 94, (no. 18)
  • Fumagalli F.iit, Bellani S.iit, Schreier M., Leonardi S.iit, Rojas H.C.iit, Ghadirzadeh A.iit, Tullii G.iit, Savoini A., Marra G., Meda L., Gratzel M., Lanzani G.iit, Mayer M.T., Antognazza M.R.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit

    Hybrid organic-inorganic H2-evolving photocathodes: Understanding the route towards high performance organic photoelectrochemical water splitting

    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 4, (no. 6), pp. 2178-2187
  • Rojas H.C.iit, Bellani S.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Tullii G.iit, Leonardi S.iit, Mayer M.T., Schreier M., Gratzel M., Lanzani G.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit, Antognazza M.R.iit

    Polymer-based photocathodes with a solution-processable cuprous iodide anode layer and a polyethyleneimine protective coating

    Energy and Environmental Sciences, vol. 9, (no. 12), pp. 3710-3723
  • 2015
  • Cappelli E., Bellucci A., Medici L., Mezzi A., Kaciulis S., Fumagalli F.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit, Trucchi D.M.

    Nano-crystalline Ag-PbTe thermoelectric thin films by a multi-target PLD system

    Applied Surface Science, vol. 336, pp. 283-289
  • Criante L.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Lanzani G.iit, Passoni L.iit, Scotognella F.iit, Simoni F.

    Periodic nanostructures for tunable thin optics

    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 9558
  • 2014
  • Fumagalli F.iit, Marti-Rujas J.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit

    Room temperature deposition of high figure of merit Al-doped zinc oxide by pulsed-direct current magnetron sputtering: Influence of energetic negative ion bombardment on film's optoelectronic properties

    Thin Solid Films, vol. 569, (no. C), pp. 44-51
  • Passoni L.iit, Criante L.iit, Fumagalli F.iit, Scotognella F.iit, Lanzani G.iit, Di Fonzo F.iit

    Self-Assembled hierarchical nanostructures for high-efficiency porous photonic crystals

    ACS Nano, vol. 8, (no. 12), pp. 12167-12174
  • 2012
  • Fumagalli F., Hanus J., Kylian O., Rossi F.

    In situ quartz crystal microbalance measurements of thin protein film plasma removal

    Plasma Processes and Polymers, vol. 9, (no. 2), pp. 188-196
  • Fumagalli F., Kylian O., Amato L., Hanus J., Rossi F.

    Low-pressure water vapour plasma treatment of surfaces for biomolecules decontamination

    Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 45, (no. 13)
  • 2011
  • Siliprandi R.A., Zanini S., Grimoldi E., Fumagalli F.S., Barni R., Riccardi C.

    Atmospheric pressure plasma discharge for polysiloxane thin films deposition and comparison with low pressure process

    Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, vol. 31, (no. 2), pp. 353-372