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Dr. Alessandro Alabastri


Research interests:

  Optical and magnetic response of nanostructures

  Optical non-linearities

  Heating effects in nanosized systems

  Hot-electrons generation

  Plasmonic excitations

  Surface plasmons propagation

  Photon Enhanced Thermionic emission

  Surface Enhanced Infrared Absorption (SEIRA)

  Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)

  Energy harvesting

  Single/ few molecules detection

  Nanophotonics Enhanced Membrane Distillation (NEMD)

  Plasmonic enhanced steam generation

 

Expertise Area

  Design and simulations of optical systems

  Multiphysics modeling (FEM method)

  Full coupling of optical, thermal and mechanical effects

  Electromagnetic interactions in complex systems

  Modeling of dielectric, semiconductor and metallic nano systems

Education:

·           PhD in Nanosciences - Plasmonics and Computational Electromagnetics, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), 2014

·           MSc in Engineering Physics - Nanooptics and Photonics, Politecnico di Milano, 2009

·           BSc in Engineering Physics - Optical Technologies, Politecnico di Milano, 2007

PUBLICATIONS:

Peer reviewed Journals:

[32] L. Dong, X. Yang, C. Zhang, B. Cerjan, L. Zhou, M. Lun Tseng, Y. Zhang, A. Alabastri, Peter  Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas, Nanogapped Au Antennas for Ultrasensitive Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy, Nano Letters, 17(9), pp. 5768-5774, (2017)

[31] C. I. Evans, P. Zolotavin, A. Alabastri, J. Yang, P. Nordlander, and D. Natelson, Quantifying Remote   Heating from Propagating Surface Plasmon Polaritons, Nano Letters, 17(9), pp. 5646-5652, (2017)

[30] A. Alabastri, M Malerba, E. Calandrini, A. Manjavacas, F. De Angelis, A. Toma, and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Controlling the Heat Dissipation in Temperature-Matched Plasmonic Nanostructures, Nano Letters, 17(9), pp. 5472-5480, (2017)

[29] W. Raja, M. Schmid, A. Toma, H. Wang, A. Alabastri and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Perovskite Nanopillar  Array Based Tandem Solar Cell, ACS Photonics, 4(8), pp. 2025-2035, (2017)

[28] R. Zhang, L. Bursi, J. D. Cox, Y. Cui, C. M. Krauter, A. Alabastri, A. Manjavacas, A. Calzolari, S. Corni,  E. Molinari, E. A. Carter, F. J. García de Abajo, H. Zhang and P. Nordlander, How To Identify Plasmons from the Optical Response of Nanostructures, ACS Nano, 11(7), pp. 7321-7335, (2017)

[27] P. D. Dongare*, A. Alabastri*, S. Pedersen, K. R. Zodrow, N. J. Hogan, O. Neumann, J. Wu, T. Wang, A. Deshmukh, M. Elimelech, Q. Li, P. Nordlander and N. J. Halas, Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation for off-grid water purification, PNAS, 114(27), pp. 6936-6941 (2017)

[26] H. Robatjazi, H. Zhao, D. F. Swearer, N. J. Hogan, L. Zhou, A. Alabastri, M. J. McClain, P. Nordlander and N. J. Halas, Plasmon-induced selective carbon dioxide conversion on earth-abundant aluminum-cuprous oxide antenna-reactor nanoparticles, Nature Communications, 8(27), (2017)

[25] S. Dante, A. Petrelli, E. M. Petrini, R. Marotta, A. Maccione, A. Alabastri, A. Quarta, F. De Donato, T. Ravasenga, A. Sathya, R. Cingolani, R. P. Zaccaria, L. Berdondini, A. Barberis and T. Pellegrino, Selective Targeting of Neurons with Inorganic Nanoparticles: Revealing the Crucial Role of Nanoparticle Surface Charge, ACS Nano, 11(7), pp. 6630-6640, (2017)

 [24] M. L. Coluccio, A. Alabastri, S. Bonanni, R. Majewska, E. Dattola, M. Barberio, P. Candeloro, G. Perozziello, V. Mollace, E. Di Fabrizio, and F. Gentile, Surface enhanced thermo lithography, Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 174, pp. 52-58, (2017)

[23] E. Battista, M. L. Coluccio, A. Alabastri, M. Barberio, F. Causa, P. A. Netti, E. Di Fabrizio, and F. Gentile, Metal enhanced fluorescence on super-hydrophobic clusters of gold nanoparticles, Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 175, pp. 7-11, (2017)

[22] O. Neuamnn, A. D. Neumann, S. Tian, C. Thibodeaux, S. Shubhankar, J. Mueller, E. Silva, A. Alabastri, S. Whaley Bishnoi, P. Nordlander and N. J. Halas, Combining Solar Steam Processing and Solar Distillation for Fully Off-grid Production of Cellulosic Bioethanol, ACS Energy Letters, 2(1), (2016)

[21] P. Zolotavin, A. Alabastri, P. Nordlander and D. Natelson, Plasmonic Heating in Au Nanowires at Low Temperatures:  The Role of Thermal Boundary Resistance, ACS Nano, 10(7), pp. 6972-6979, (2016)

[20] H. Wang, H. Wang, A. Bozzola, A. Toma, S. Panaro, W. Raja, A.Alabastri, L. Wang, Q. Chen, H. Xu, F. De Angelis, H. Sun and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Dynamics of Strong Coupling between J-aggregates and Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Subwavelength Hole Arrays, Advanced Functional Materials, (2016)

[19] G. Messina, M. Sinatra, V. Bonanni, R. Brescia, A. Alabastri, F. Pineider, G. Campo, C. Sangregorio, G. Li-Destri, G. Sfuncia, G. Marletta, M. Condorelli, R. Proietti Zaccaria, F. De Angelis and G. Compagnini , Tuning the Composition of Alloy Nanoparticles Through Laser Mixing: The Role of Surface Plasmon Resonance, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(23), pp. 12810-12818, (2016)

[18] A. Alabastri*, X. Yang, A. Manjavacas, H. O. Everitt and P. Nordlander,  Extraordinary Light-Induced Local Angular Momentum near Metallic NanoparticlesACS Nano, 10(4), pp. 4835-4846, (2016)

[17] W. Raja, A. Bozzola, P. Zilio, E. Miele, S. Panaro, H. Wang, A. Toma, A. Alabastri, F. De   Angelis and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Broadband absorption enhancement in plasmonic nanoshells-based ultrathin microcrystalline-Si solar cellsNature Scientific Reports, 6, 24539 (2016)

[16] M. Malerba*, A. Alabastri*, E. Miele, M. Patrini, D. Bajoni, P. Zilio, G. Messina, A. Toma, M. Dipalo, R. Proietti Zaccaria and F. De   Angelis, 3D vertical nanostructures for enhanced infrared plasmonicsNature Scientific Reports, 5, 16436, (2015)

[15] J. Buencuerpo, J. M. Llorens, P. Zilio, W. Raja, J. Cunha, A. Alabastri, R. Proietti Zaccaria, A. Martì and T. Versloot, Light-  trapping in photon enhanced thermionic emittersOptics Express, 23(19), pp. A1220-A1235 (2015)

[14] A. Alabastri, A. Toma, M. Malerba, F. De Angelis and R. Proietti Zaccaria, High Temperature Nanoplasmonics: The Key Role of Nonlinear  EffectsACS Photonics2(1), pp. 115-120, (2015)

[13] S. Goriparti, E. Miele, M. Prato, A. Scarpellini, S. Marras, S. Monaco, A. Toma, G. C. Messina, A. Alabastri, F. De Angelis, L. Manna, C. Capiglia and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Direct Synthesis of Carbon-Doped TiO2 –Bronze Nanowires as Anode Materials for High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries ,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(45), (2015)

[12] F. Bisio, R. Proietti Zaccaria, R. Moroni, G. Maidecchi, A. Alabastri, G. Gonella, A. Giglia, L. Andolfi, S. Nannarone, L. Mattera, M. Canepa, Pushing the High-Energy Limit of PlasmonicsACS Nano8(9), pp. 9239-9247, (2014)

[11] S. Tuccio, L. Razzari, A. Alabastri, A. Toma, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, P. Candeloro, G. Das, A. Giugni, E. Di Fabrizio and R. Proietti  Zaccaria, Direct determination of the resonant properties of metallic conical nanoantennasOptics Letters, 39, pp. 571-573 (2014)

[10] A. Alabastri, S. Tuccio, A. Giugni, A. Toma, C. Liberale, G. Das, F. De Angelis, E. Di Fabrizio and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Molding of plasmonic resonances in metallic nanostructures: dependence of the non-linear electric permittivity on system size and temperatureMaterials, 6 (2013)

[9] A. Giugni, B. Torre, A. Toma, M. Francardi, M. Malerba, A. Alabastri, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. I. Stockman and E. Di Fabrizio, Hot-electron nanoscopy using adiabatic compression of surface plasmonsNature Nanotechnology, 8, pp. 845-852, (2013)

[8]  G. Das, M. Chirumamilla, A. Gopalakrishnan, A. Toma, R. Proietti Zaccaria, A. Alabastri and E. Di Fabrizio, Plasmon based biosensor for distinguishing different peptides mutation statesNature Scientific Reports3 (2013)

[7]  A. Alabastri, A. Toma, C. Liberale, M. Chirumamilla, A. Giugni, F. De Angelis, G. Das, E. Di Fabrizio and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Interplay between electric and magnetic effect in adiabatic polaritonic systemsOptics Express, 21 (2013)

[6]   R. Proietti Zaccaria, A. Alabastri, F. De Angelis, G. Das, C. Liberale, A. Toma, A. Giugni, L. Razzari, M. Malerba, H. Bo Sun and E. Di Fabrizio, Fully analytical description of adiabatic compression in dissipative polaritonic structuresPhysical Review B, 86 (2012)

[5]  M. Dal Maschio, D. Ghezzi, A. Alabastri, M. Brondi, S. Sulissato, R. Proietti Zaccaria, G. M. Ratto, E. Di Fabrizio, B. Guillaume, F.Benfenati, J. Assad, and L. Cancedda, High-performance and site-directed in utero electroporation by a triple-electrode probeNature Communications, 3 (2012)

[4]  A. Giugni, G. Das, A. Alabastri, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. Zanella, I. Franchini, E. Di Fabrizio and R. Krahne, Optical phonon modes in ordered core-shell CdSe/CdS nanorod arraysPhysical Review B, 85 (2012)

[3]  M. Malerba, A. Alabastri, G. Cojoc, M. Francardi, M. Perrone, R. Proietti , F. De Angelis E. Di Fabrizio, Optimization of Surface Plasmon Polariton generation in a nanocone through linearly polarized laser beamsMicroelectronic Engineering, (2012)

[2]   Proietti Zaccaria R, De Angelis F, Toma A, Razzari L, Alabastri A, Das G, Liberale C, and Di Fabrizio E, Surface plasmon polariton compression through radially and linearly polarized sourceOptics Letters, 37 (2012)

[1] R. Malureanu, A. Alabastri., W. Cheng, R. Kiyan, B. Chichkov, A. Andryieuski, A.  Lavrinenko, Enhanced broadband optical transmission in metallized woodpilesApplied Physics A, 103(3), pp. 749-753, (2011)

 

Conference Articles, Oral Presentations and Poster sessions:

[20] A. Alabastri, Plasmon Induced Hot Carrier Generation, Invited Oral Presentation, SPIE  Optics+Photonics, (2017, San Diego, USA)

[19] A. Alabastri, Quantum Plasmonics, Invited Oral Presentation, SPIE Optics+Photonics, (2017, San Diego, USA)

[18] A. Alabastri, P. D. Dongare, S. Pedersen, K. R. Zodrow, N. J. Hogan, O. Neumann, J. Wu, T. Wang, A. Deshmukh, M. Elimelech, Q. Li, P. Nordlander and N. J. Halas, Nanoparticles induced light to vapor conversion for off-grid water purification: full multiphysics modeling, SPIE Optics+Photonics, Invited Oral Presentation, (2017, San Diego, USA)

[17] A. Alabastri, M Malerba, E. Calandrini, A. Manjavacas, F. De Angelis, A. Toma, and R. Proietti  Zaccaria, Heat dissipation control in plasmonic systems, SPIE Optics+Photonics, (2017, San Diego, USA)

[16]   A. Alabastri, M. Malerba, E. Calandrini, A. Toma, R. Proietti Zaccaria, Thermo-plasmonic: playing with temperature at the nanoscale, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 10102, Conference Presentation, (2017, San Francisco, USA), presented by R. Proietti Zaccaria

[15]   C. Evans, P. Zolotavin, A. Alabastri, P. Nordlander, D. Natelson, Remote heating in Au bowtie constrictions by propagating plasmons, APS March Meeting, Conference Presentation, (2017, New Orleans, USA), presented by co-author

[14]   A. Alabastri, F. De Angelis, R. Proietti Zaccaria, High Temperature Nanoplasmonics, SPIE  Optics+Photonics, (2016, San Diego, USA), Invited Oral Presentation, (2016, San Diego, USA)

[13]   A. Alabastri, A. Toma, M. Malerba, R. Proietti Zaccaria, Temperature Modulated Nanoplasmonics, Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS), (2016, Shanghai, China), presented by R. Proietti Zaccaria

[12]   R. Proietti Zaccaria, F. Bisio, A. Alabastri, R. Moroni, A. Giglia, S. Nannarone, L. Mattera, M. Canepa, Beyond the visible limit: plasmonics at the UV, SPIE Optics+Photonics, (2016, San Diego, USA), Oral Presentation, (2016, San Diego, USA), presented by R. Proietti Zaccaria

[11]   A. Alabastri, X. Yang, A. Manjavacas, H. O. Everitt, P. Nordlander, Extraordinary local angular momentum near metallic nanoparticles, SPIE Optics+Photonics, Oral Presentation, (2016, San Diego, USA)

[10]   A. Alabastri, X. Yang, A. Manjavacas, H. O. Everitt, P. Nordlander, Extraordinary Local Angular Momentum near Plasmonic Nanoparticles, GRC Plasmonics & Nanophotonics, , Poster, (2016, Sunday River, USA)

 [9]   A. Alabastri, F. De Angelis, R. Proietti Zaccaria, Heating processes in plasmonic resonances: a non-linear temperature dependent permittivity model, SPIE Optics+Photonics, Oral Presentation, (2014, San Diego, USA)

[8]   A. Alabastri, A. Toma, A. Giugni, B. Torre, M. Malerba, E. Miele, F. De Angelis, C. Liberale, G. Das, E. Di Fabrizio, R. Proietti Zaccaria, The magic of nanoplasmonics: from superhydrophobic and 3D suspended devices for SERS/TERS-like applications to hot-electrons based nanoscopy , SPIE Photonics Europe, (2014, Brussels, Belgium)

[7]   A. Alabastri, S. Tuccio, F. De Angelis and R. Proietti Zaccaria, Molding of plasmonic resonances: a non-linear temperature dependent permittivity modelWorkshop on Surface Plasmons, Metamaterials and Catalysis (PLASENHCAT2013), Oral Presentation, (2013, Houston, USA)

[6]    J. Szczurkowska, M. Dal Maschio, A. W. Cwetsch, D. Ghezzi, G. Bony, A. Alabastri, R. P. Zaccaria, E. Di Fabrizio, G. M. Ratto, L. CanceddaIncreased performance in genetic manipulation by modeling the dielectric properties of the rodent brainProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 1615-1628 (2013), presented by J. Szczurkowska

[5]   A. Giugni, A. Saeed, A. Toma, A. Alabastri, H. Li, E. Di Fabrizio and R. Krahne, Coupling colloidal nanocrystal emission to surface plasmons propagating in metallic nanowire structuresMETA ’13, the 4th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, Oral Presentation, (2013, Sharjah, UAE), presented by R. Krahne

[4]   S. Tuccio and A. AlabastriScaling Resonances from Radio Antennas to Metallic Nanorods, Workshop on Nanophotonics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Poster Session, (2012, Trieste, Italy)

[3]   A. Alabastri et alSuperHydrophobic Surfaces towards Biomedical ApplicationsSPIE Optics+Photonics, Invited Oral Presentation (2012, San Diego, USA)

[2]   A. Alabastri, R. Krahne, A. Giugni, G. Das, R. P. Zaccaria, M. Zanella, I. Franchini, and E. di FabrizioSuper-lattice Effects in Ordered Core-shell Nanorod Arrays Detected by Raman SpectroscopyEuropean COMSOL Conference Stuttgart, Paper and Oral presentation (2011, Stuttgart, Germany)

[1]   Andryieuski A, Malureanu R, Alabastri A, Lavrinenko A. V., Bulk metamaterials: Design, fabrication and characterization3rd ICTON Mediterranean Winter Conference, Paper, (2009, Angers, France), presented by R. Malureanu

 

Book Chapters:                  

[3]   R. Proietti Zaccaria, A. Alabastri, A. Toma, G. Das, A. Giugni, S. Tuccio, S. Panaro, M. Chirumamilla, A. Gopalakrishnan, H. Li, A. Saeed, H. Li, R. Krahne, and E. Di Fabrizio, “Plasmonic Nanostructures for Nanoscale Energy Delivery and Biosensing: Design Fabrication and Characterization” in Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics, Edited by Pan Stanford Publishing, (2014)

[2]   F Gentile, ML Coluccio, A Toma, A Alabastri, R Proietti Zaccaria, G Das, F De Angelis, P Candeloro, C Liberale, G Perozziello, L Tirinato, M Leoncini, E Di Fabrizio, “Plasmonics and Super-Hydrophobicity: A New Class of Nano-Bio-Devices” in Plasmonics: Theory and Applications, Edited by Springer Netherlands, (2013)

[1]   Toma, R. Proietti Zaccaria, R. Krahne, A. Alabastri, M. L. Coluccio, G. Das, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, M. Francardi, F. Mecarini, F. Gentile, A. Accardo, L. Manna, E. Di Fabrizio, “Nanostructures for Photonics” in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Edited by Springer, (2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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