Boschi Alex

Position: 
Research Fellow
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Office telephone : 
+39 051 639 9853
Building: 
Isof 4
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0
Office number: 
110
Research Unit: 
Advanced Materials
Group: 
Research Fellows
Biography: 

I am a research fellow in the Advanced Materials group (P.I. V. Palermo) at CNR-ISOF.

My current research deals with the study of solid thin films made from molecular macrocycles that are capable of performing mechanical movements (i.e. molecular machines/ motors) under proper stimulation.

I am fully authorised user of the institute’s x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) facility and of the different scanning probe instruments. I am also competent with material electrical characterization.

During my doctoral work, I investigated charge transport in graphene-related material (GRM) network systems. I focused in understanding the role of the “disordered” structure in the transport of charges. To pursuit this goal, I directly fabricated the GRM networks by low-cost, solution-based deposition techniques and I exploited a multi
-tool approach which involves chemical analysis (XPS), microscopic imaging (AFM, SEM, visible-light microscope), structural characterization (XRD) and electrical measurements of the samples.
I was also involved in the characterization of GRMs materials and GRMs composites for some of the group activities in the Graphene Flagship project.

I am active in dissemination of group research work to high-school students and lab visitors (companies, public institutions, other researchers). At University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, I am in charge of the classical physics tutorials module for the Mechanical Engineering degree (a.y. 21/22). Furthermore, I tutored the undergraduate lab classes of physics (“Laboratorio di Fisica I”, a.y. 18/19) for physics students.

Education

  • PhD in Physics and Nanosciences from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), 2021
  • M.Sc. in Physics from University of Ferrara (Italy), 2017
  • M.Sc. in Nanoscience from University of Paris-Saclay (France), 2017
  • B.Sc. in Physics from University of Bologna (Italy), 2015