Simonetta Capone graduated in Physics (summa cum laude) in 1996 and in 2000 she received her Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Lecce. From 2002 she works as researcher in permanent position at the Institute for the Microelectronic and Microsystems (IMM-CNR) in Lecce. Her principal interests regard the electrical characterization of novel nanostructured materials for applications in chemical gas sensors and the development of innovative miniaturized devices based on multisensory systems for applications in the control of air quality and industrial combustion processes, food quality and safety, environmental monitoring, and breath analysis, a non-invasive approach for applications in frontier diagnostics. She is also involved in the modelling of the electrical and sensing properties of nanosized metal oxides and biomimetic materials by electrical impedance spectroscopy, as well as in Pattern Recognition techniques for data analysis.
Her current research interests are about: a) Field Effect Transistors (FETs) chemical sensors based on pristine and functionalized graphene based materials; b) the development of advanced chemical analytical methods by SPME/GC-MS coupled to gas detectors; c) the development of a multifunctional gas sensor system for the analysis of exhaled breath of patients with diseases (chronic respiratory problems, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic alterations) for medical diagnostics and screening; d) the investigation of cell culture volatinomes as bottom-up approach to identify biomarkers of pathologic conditions and to study the metabolic pathways that produce such compounds; e) development of innovative olfactory stimulators for neurocognitive science (EventRelated Potential (ERPs) by Electroencelography (EEG) under olfactory stimulation).
Simonetta Capone is co-author of more than 90 publications in JCR, a book chapter, conference proceedings.