My research concerns with the study of the molecular self-assembly of organic semiconductors on inorganic and organic surfaces at different length scales. The breakthrough idea is to understand the fundamental processes happening at the interfaces and their correlation with the electrical and thermoelectrical response of organic (opto-) electronic devices. The focus lies on x-ray scattering techniques to follow the self-assembly (i) during the thin film growth, (ii) as response to external stimuli in real time (e.g. electrical polarization, temperature annealing, humidity) (iii) under spatial confinement induced by new nanofabrication techniques (e.g. wetting/dewetting, micro and nano-fluidic, nanoimprinting lithography, Langmuir-Schaeffer).
Another main activity is the structural study of 2D materials, e.g. graphene-base materials, and hybrid composites, in different morphologies such as thin films, membranes, and foams/aerogels. In-situ and ex-situ X-ray scattering measurements are used to study the molecular permeation inside the 2D materials for sensing and filtering applications.