BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’ Innovazione (DII) of the Universita’ degli studi del Salento (US) consists of a permanent staff of about 90 researchers including physicists, chemists, engineers, and mathematicians. About 20 people among technicians and administrative collaborate to the research activities. About 100 young researchers as PhD students or with temporary contracts collaborate with the permanent staff in carrying out the research activities connected with the different research contracts.
The main objectives of the DII are to develop innovative technologies, and promote the research activities in the fields of: industrial and mechanical engineering, chemistry and material engineering, nanotechnologies, physics and engineering of electronic devices, electrical engineering and automatics, information and managing engineering.
Associated with the DII are: The TANDETRON laboratory devoted to the datation technologies with methods of mass spectroscopy; the Lecce section of the Microelectronic and Microsystem Institute of the National Research Council; part of the activities of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, of the National Nanotechnolgy Laboratory, and of the AGILENT and STMicroelectronics multinational corporations.
MAIN TASKS WITHIN THE PROJECT
In Bond Project, the role of the group from UNILE will be mostly addressed to construct a theoretical framework which, starting from the tertiary structure, of a given olfactory receptor, predicts its electrical response. The main objective will be to correlate a conformational change with the variation of an electrical transport (ET) property, thus supporting the development of electron devices able to transduce an olfactory signal into an electrical signal. In particular, the group will investigate the sensitivity of the olfactory receptor to different odorants and the nonlinear current voltage characteristics in terms of sequential tunnelling mechanisms.
The research team directed by Lino Reggiani is responsible of scientific projects financed by The European Community, by the NATO and ONR agencies, by the Italian Ministry of Public Education, by the Italian CNR-INFM etc.
Professor of Matter Physics at the Engineering Faculty of Lecce University
Associate researcher at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of the CNR-INFM
Università del Salento - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione Campus
Complesso Ecotekne - edificio “Corpo O” - Via per Monteroni
73100 Lecce (ITALY)
Tel. + 39 0832 297763
Fax. + 39 0832 297733
Lino Reggiani is full professor of Matter Physics at the Engineering Faculty of Lecce University (Italy). Here he develops research activity finalized to investigate theoretically the electrical transport properties and the associated fluctuations in semiconductor structures and biological materials to be used in nanoelectronics and sensing devices. He is an international recognized expert in developing Monte Carlo codes in the field of high field transport. Lino Reggiani is member of the teaching staff for obtaining the PhD in Material Engineering at the Lecce University, he is member of the Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF), of the Scientific Committee of International Conference on Unsolved Problems of Noise (UPON). He is responsible for the scientific activities of the Advanced Computing Laboratory of the Innovation Engineering Department of the Lecce University and leader of the Condensed Matter Theoretical Group. He is associate researcher at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of the CNR-INFM. He has authored and co-authored about 500 scientific publications (articles and reviews published on magazine with International Scientific Board, Proceedings of International Conferences) and is author of the volume “Hot Carrier Transport in Semiconductors” edited by Sprinter Verlag (Heidelberg, 1985). He is responsible of scientific projects financed by The European Community, by the NATO and ONR agencies, by the Italian Ministry of Public Education, by the Italian CNR-INFM etc. He is co-editor of a special issue on the subject “Non Equilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors” edited by IOP in 2004.