Université de Strasbourg

Matteo Mauro

Matteo Mauro

He began to study Chemistry at University of Bari (Italy) in 2001, where he obtained his B.Sc. in 2004, defending a thesis dealing with palladium hydrido complexes as catalysts for hydrogenation reactions under the supervision of Prof. M. Aresta. Afterwards, he moved to University of Milano (Italy), where in 2006 got his M.Sc. degree in Chemical Sciences under the supervision of Prof. G. D’Alfonso, working on highly emitting rhenium carbonyl complexes and their application in efficient electro-luminescent devices. In the same research group, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences in 2009. After one-year postdoc in 2010 in the group of Prof. L. De Cola at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität and Center for Nanotechnology in Münster (Germany), in 2011 he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow in the same group. Since October 2012, he has been appointed as Assistant Professor (Maître de conference) at the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (I.S.I.S.), University of Strasbourg. For his doctoral work, he was awarded the Eni Award 2010 “debut research prize”.

His research focuses on design, synthesis, photophysical and theoretical characterization of self-assembling (electro-)luminescent materials based on transition metal complexes and their application in optoelectronic devices and bio-imaging. The current main goal of his research is to explore, by means of buttom-up approach, the possibility to control long-range ordered nano- and micro-meter scale supramolecular structures based on organometallic functional materials, displaying enhanced photophysical and biological properties with respect to the bulk (non-assembled) counterparts.

As part of his Fellowship, Matteo Mauro is working on the project Metallopolymer-elastomer hybrids for light-driven soft robotics, together with his collaborator Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz.

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