From Ingestible to Edible Electronics
Noemí Contreras Pereda was born in Barcelona in 1994. She received her B.Sc and M.Sc with honors in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2016 and 2017 respectively, obtaining the university's special award for the degree studies. During her studies, she performed her B.Sc thesis in the group of Prof Christian Schönenberger in the University of Basel (Switzerland) studying the electrical transport in suspended carbon nanotube transistors.
In 2017, she was awarded with "la Caixa" Foundation fellowship to pursue her doctoral studies. Thus in 2017, she joined the group of Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) to pursue her doctoral studies, earning the Ph.D degree in Material Science in 2021. During her Ph.D, she developed novel conductive organic and metal-organic materials for their application in the healthcare as multimodal on-skin electronic sensors. During her doctoral studies, she won an e-COST Short Term Scientific Mission grant and did a research stay at ETH Zürich (Switzerland) under the supervision of Prof. Josep Puigmartí-Luis to develop cutting edge syntheses with microfluidic devices.
In May 2022, she joined the group of Mario Caironi at IIT in the frame of the ELFO project researching in edible electronics to expand her carrier in the field of green electronics.
I am a materials engineer by training; alongside, I have been working on device fabrication and physics during my Postdoc years. My research activities encompass the broad field of Organic Electronics, in particular the study of structure-processing-property relationships of solution processable organic semiconductors. I am an expert in the chemical formulation of polymers and small molecules, in the assessment of structural and electronic properties of these materials and their application in a wide range of devices, including Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFETs), Organic Solar Cells (OSCs), Organic Diodes, Organic Photodetectors (OPDs) and Bioelectronics applications.
Mario Caironi Interview
Mario Caironi has been interviewed by the main Italian News broadcasting, RAI 1