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Chiara Musumeci, PhD


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials Science and Engineering
SPID - NUANCE Center, Northwestern University

Silverman Hall, room B560
2170 Campus Drive
Evanston IL, 60208-3113
phone: (847) 491-5809
e-mail: chiara.musumeci@northwestern.edu

Educational Background

2016-present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northwestern University
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics, Linköping University, Sweden
2011-2014 PhD in Physical Chemistry, Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering, University of Strasbourg, France
2006-2011 Research Assistant, Laboratory of Surfaces and Interfaces, Consorzio Catania Ricerche, Italy
2000-2006 MSc in Industrial Chemistry, University of Catania, Italy

Research Objectives and Approach

Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy for structure - function correlations at the nanoscale. Imaging and nanomechanical characterization of biomaterials and living cells. Imaging and electrical characterization of materials at nanoscale. 

Selected Publications (full list)

  • W. C. Cai, C. Musumeci, F. N. Ajjan, Z. Tang, Q. Bao, Z. Ma, O. Inganäs, Self-doped Conjugated Polyelectrolyte with Tunable Work Function for Effective Hole Transport in Polymer Solar Cells, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4(40), 2016, 15670.
  • Y. Xia, C. Musumeci, J. Bergqvist, W. Ma, F. Gao, Z. Tang, S. Bai, Y. Jin, C. Zhu, R. Kroon, M. Andersson, L. Hou, O. Inganäs, E. Wang, Inverted All-Polymer Solar Cells Based on a Quinoxaline-Thiophene/Naphthalene-Imide Polymer Blend Improved by Annealing, J. Mater.Chem. A, 4, 2016, 3835.
  • P. Johansson, D. Jullesson, A. Elfwing, S. I Liin, C. Musumeci, E. Zeglio, F. Elinder, N. Solin, O. Inganäs, Electronic polymers in lipid membranes, Sci. Rep. 5, 2015, 11242.
  • A. Elfwing, F. G. Bäcklund, C. Musumeci, O. Inganäs, N. Solin, Decorated Protein Nanowires with conductive properties, J. Mater. Chem. C 3, 2015, 6499.
  • C. Musumeci, I. Salzmann, S. Bonacchi, C. Röthel, S. Duhm, N. Koch, P. Samorì, The relationship between structural and electrical characteristics in perylenecarboxydiimide-based nano-architectures, Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 2015, 2501.
  • C. Musumeci, A. Liscio, V. Palermo, P. Samorì, Electronic characterization of supramolecular materials at the nanoscale by Conductive Atomic Force and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopies, Mater. Today 17, 2014, 504.
  • C. Musumeci, G. Zappalà, N. Martsinovich, E. Orgiu, S. Schuster, S. Quici, M. Zharnikov, A. Troisi, A. Licciardello, and P. Samorì, Nanoscale electrical investigation of layer-by-layer grown molecular wires, Adv. Mater., 26, 2014, 1688.
  • S. Fabiano, C. Musumeci, Z. Chen, A. Scandurra, H. Wang, Y.-L. Loo, A. Facchetti, B. Pignataro, From Monolayer to Multilayer N-Channel Polymeric Field-Effect Transistors with Precise Conformational Order, Adv. Mater., 24, 2012, 951.
  • C. Musumeci, M. H. Rosnes, F. Giannazzo, M. D. Symes, L. Cronin, B. Pignataro, Smart high-κ nanodielectrics by polyoxometalate-rich nanocrystals, ACS Nano 5 (12), 2011, 9992.
  • M.H. Rosnes, C. Musumeci, C. Pradeep, J. Mathieson, D.L. Long, Y. Song, B. Pignataro, R. Cogdell, L. Cronin, Assembly of Modular Asymmetric Organic-Inorganic Polyoxometalate Hybrids into Anisotropic Nanostructures, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132(44), 2010, 15490.
  • G. Arrabito, C. Musumeci, V. Aiello, S. Libertino, G. Compagnini, B. Pignataro, On the relationship between jetted inks and printed bio-patterns: molecular-thin functional micro-arrays of glucose oxidase, Langmuir 25(11), 2009, 6312.