Prof. Giorgio Contini
He is Laboratory Head at CNR-ISM and Professor at the Physics Department, Tor Vergata University, Roma, Italy. He got a PhD in Materials for Health, Environment and Energy from University “Tor Vergata”, Roma, Italy and a MSc in Physics from University “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy. Since 2002 he is the head of the SAMOS (Self-Assembled Materials On Surfaces) Lab. Since 1990 he is leader for the CNR unit of various scientific activity and contracts, funded by European community and Research and Education Ministry of Italy. The research activity has been developed in the molecular physics and chemical physics of surfaces fields. The main actual research interest is the study of organic molecules both in gas phase and adsorbed on surfaces, with particular emphasis to chiral surfaces and surface-confined polymerization by Ullmann and Schiff-base coupling reactions. The principal aim of the research is the developing of devices based on molecules to be used in electronic and as sensors.