cats group 1mThe Chemistry Lab for Analytical Technologies and Sensors “CATS”, at the University of Pisa, deals with the development of sensors and biosensors for medical and environmental monitoring, mainly using electrochemical techniques as transduction systems.

Our research comprises all the steps during the development of a sensor device, from the selection and synthesis of materials for the analyte recognition (such as: carbon nanomaterials and new biorecognition elements); the functionalization and characterization of surfaces; the choice and design of materials for the sensor board (wearable, 3d printed); to finally perform the sensor analytical validation and data analysis. (Research Topic and Projects)

Currently our research group has many active collaborations in Pisa-Italy, with the Research Center Enrico Piaggio- University of Pisa, Institute of clinical physiology -IFC, National Research Council -CNR (Dr. Pietro Salvo), Department of Biology- Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Pisa (Prof. Arianna Tavanti). European and global collaborations have also been established.

The group is formed by one head professor (Fabio Di Francesco), one technician, two post-docs, four Ph.D students, and many master and bachelor students. (People)

If you are interested in collaborating, or if you would like to spend your study period abroad with us (graduate or post-doc), contact Prof. Fabio Di Francesco (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.)

If you are a student interested in doing your thesis with us (bachelor or master), consult (Thesis Topic) or contact Prof. Fabio Di Francesco (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.)