Dr Pietro Morales
Sezione FIM MATNANO
Bldg. F65, Centro Ricerche della Casaccia, ENEA
Via Anguillarese km 1.3
00123 S.Maria di Galeria, Roma
Tel: +39 06 30486350
Lab: +39 06 30486082
From his first interest in molecular spectroscopy, which he pursued at the University La Sapienza in Roma, at the University of Venice and at the University of Kent UK, PM moved to spectroscopic applications in the field of uranium isotope separation, on which he worked up to the end of the italian laser isotope separation project led by ENEA. More recently he developed an interest in micro and nanobioscience and in nanotechnologies. From 1997 to 2000 he was the european coordinator of the LASMEDS project, devoted to the development of a molecular electronics technology that exploits vapour phase photoionization in the near field of STM probes. Later he coordinated and was involved in other national projects on nanotechnology, nanobioscience and organic devices. His present interests are in nanofabrication following both the inorganic, machine assisted, and the biological selfassembling approaches.
 S. Gagliardi, B. Rapone, L. Mosiello, D. Luciani, A. Gerardino, P. Morales, Laser-Assisted Fabrication of Biomolecular Sensing Microarrays, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, 6 (3): 242 – 248 (2007)
 A. Dell’Aquila, P. Mastrorilli, C.F. Nobile, G. Romanazzi, G.P. Suranna, L. Torsi, M.C. Tanese, D. Acierno, E. Amendola, P. Morales, Synthesis and field-effect properties of alpha,omega-disubstituted sexithiophenes bearing polar groups, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16 (12): 1183-1191 (2006)
 S. Gagliardi, S. Nufris B. Rapone, P. Morales, G. D’Agostaro, Laser techniques for the fabrication of nanobiodevices, Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5850, pp. 271-279 (2004)
 T. Di Luccio, G. Scalia, L. Tapfer, P. Morales, M. Traversa, P. Prete, N. Lovergine, Microstructural and morphological properties of homoepitaxial (001) ZnTe layers investigated by x-ray diffuse scattering,
Journal of Applied Physics, 97 (8): Art. No. 083540 (Apr 15 2005).
 I. Dierking, G. Scalia, P. Morales, Liquid crystal-carbon nanotube dispersions, Journal of Applied Physics, 97 (4): Art. No. 044309 (Feb 15 2005).
 M. Traversa, N. Lovergine, P. Prete, G. Scalia, M. Pentimalli, L. Tapfer, P. Morales, A.M. Mancini, Effects of substrate treatment and growth conditions on structure, morphology, and luminescence of homoepitaxial ZnTe deposited by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, Journal of Applied Physics, 96 (2): 1230-1237 (Jul 15 2004).
 P. Morales, Laser assisted SPM nanofabrication, in Encyclopaedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, American Scientific Publishers, (Jan. 2004).
 I. Dierking, G. Scalia, P. Morales, D. LeClere, Aligning and reorienting carbon nanotubes by nematic liquid crystals, Advanced Materials, 16 (11) 865-869 (Jun 4 2004).
 A. Gerardino, A. Notargiacomo, P. Morales, Laser assisted deposition of nanopatterned biomolecular layers, Microelectronic Engineering, 67-8: 923-929 (Jun 2003).