POLO Federico

Qualifica Ricercatore
Telefono Studio: 041 234 8544 / Lab.: 041 234 8527 / Lab. 041 234 8590
E-mail federico.polo@unive.it
SSD CHIMICA ANALITICA [CHIM/01]
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/federico.polo (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari e Nanosistemi
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dsmn
Sede: Campus scientifico via Torino
Stanza: studio 709 (edificio Alfa, 7° piano) / laboratorio di ricerca 4 (edificio Beta, 3° piano)
Research Institute Research Institute for Complexity

Federico Polo was born in Asolo (Treviso) in 1976. He obtained the Laurea in Industrial Chemistry in 2003 and the PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2007 at the University of Padova under the supervision of Prof. Flavio Maran. His research area focused on molecular electrochemistry and electron transfer mechanism. During his PhD, he spent 9 months at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, to characterize self-assembled monolayers and biomimetic systems by scanning electrochemical microscopy. Afterwards, he spent several research stays abroad as postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar. His scientific interests are related to:

• Molecular electrochemistry and electron transfer mechanisms;
• Electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) studies and applications in (bio-)sensing, and imaging;
• Chemical sensing and biosensing technology and related applications for health, food and environment;
• Surface chemistry and synthesis, characterization and application of 2D and 3D self-assembled systems (SAMs), metal/metal-oxide nanoparticles and metal complexes for (bio-)sensing, and catalysis;
• Light-emitting diodes (e.g. OLED) and related technologies for energetics and sustainability;
• Design and development of experimental setup for electrochemical studies and related applications.

ORCID:http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4638-396X
Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/J-3060-2014
LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/pub/federico-polo/6/998/bb9
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Fred_Polo
Publons: publons.com/a/1307507/
 
CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
 
March 20, 2007
Doctorate Degree in Chemical Sciences, University of Padova
Thesis: “Electron Transfer to and through Peptides and Characterization of Related Self-Assembled Monolayers”
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Flavio Maran
 
July 17, 2003
Laurea in Industrial Chemistry, University of Padova
Grade: 107/110
Thesis: “Effect of the Distance on the Electron Transfer through Donor-Oligopeptides-Acceptor Systems”
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Flavio Maran
 
Appointments
 
December 21, 2018 – present 
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca' Foscari Univeristy of Venice, Venice, ITALY

September 16, 2015 – December 20, 2018 
Senior Researcher and Group Leader, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Division, IRCCS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano – National Cancer Institute, Aviano, ITALY
 
February 1, 2011 – September 15, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Sciences (Molecular Electrochemistry and Nanosystems group)
University of Padova, ITALY
 
March 2, 2009 – January 31, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow, Physikalisches Institut (De Cola’s Research Group)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, GERMANY

January 28 – December 14, 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Applied Sensors Laboratory)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Achievements
 
Habilitation as Associate Professor in
• Physical Chemistry, CHIM02 (2020, October 27 – 2029, October 27)
• Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies, CHIM07 (2020, November 4 – 2029, November 4)
• Analytical Chemistry, CHIM01 (2020, November 12 – 2029, November 12)

Invited Researcher
 
October 1-19, 2018
Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry (Masson’s Research Group)
University of Montreal, QC, CANADA
 
September 1-16, 2016
Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry (Masson’s Research Group)
University of Montreal, QC, CANADA
 
July 23 – August 31, 2012
Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Rusling’s Research Group)
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U. S. A.
 
August 3 – September 23, 2007
Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Whitesides Research Group)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
 
March 21 – October 31, 2005
Visiting Student, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Applied Sensors Laboratory)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
 
Additional Professional Experience
 
December 22, 2008 – December 31, 2012
Consulting Scientist, Radiation Shield Technologies (RST),Miami, FL, USA.
Consulting activities for RST, world leading company in the research, design, and production of personal protection systems for ionizing and nuclear radiation

Grants/Awards

• 2020. “Outstanding research activity” award 2019, funded 2,000.00 € by the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. October 14, 2020.
• 2019. Project “Nanoarchitecture-based biosensors for therapeutic drug monitoring in oncology: toward precision and personalized medicine”, start-up grant funded (20 k€) by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. End date: June 2021.
• 2017. Project (QU17MO06) “Instrument for rapid screening of breast cancer” in the framework of the international collaboration between Québec and Italy, funded (~20 k€) by the Ministry of Foreign Affair (Italy) and Ministère des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie (Québec). Dr. Federico Polo and Prof. Masson (Université de Montréal) are the principal investigators of the collaborative project. End date: May 31, 2019.
• 2017. “Nano Diagnostic and Automated Therapeutic Tools for Oncology” (NADIA Tools), funded € 829,366.01 by the Region Friuli-Venezia-Giulia within the call POR-FESR 2014-2020 - Smart Health. Within the partners’ consortium, Dr Federico Polo is the group leader of the operative unit working at the National Cancer Institute (€ 400,255.00, 20% of which is co-funded by CRO). End date: April 5, 2019.
• 2015. Finalist group leader candidate at the BioMedX Bootcamp “Nanomaterial-Based Biosensors for Near-Patient Testing”, sponsored by Roche Diagnostics and held in Heidelberg on June 11-15, 2015. Only 17 candidates (4 group leaders, 13 researchers) were selected among over 600 applicants.
• 2013. Recipient of the Senior Research Fellowship for the project entitled “Molecular Electrochemistry for Cancer Diagnostics” (€21.304/year), granted by the University of Padova in December 2013 through the call “Giovani Studiosi”. Project timeframe: January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015.
• 2012. The postdoctoral fellowship (2012-2013) at the University of Padova was granted by AIRC (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro) “5 per mille” under the grant agreement 12214 for the project entitled “Application of Advanced Nanotechnology in the Development of Innovative Cancer Diagnostics Tools”
• 2011. The postdoctoral fellowship (2011-2012) at the University of Padova was granted by Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (M. I. U. R.) under the agreement of P.R.I.N. (Project of Relevant National Interest) 20098Z4M5E for the project entitled “Synthesis of Nanometer-Size Gold Particles and their Functionalization with Peptides for Biotechnological Applications”
• 2009. The postdoctoral fellowship (2009-2010) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster was sponsored through the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme under the grant agreement 212311 of the project entitled “Organic Nanomaterial for Electronics and Photonics (ONE-P)”
• 2003. The Ph. D. fellowship was granted by Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (M. I. U. R.) under the agreement of P.R.I.N. (Project of Relevant National Interest) 2003035241 for the project entitled “Peptides-Controlled Charge Transfer in Biomimetic Systems”

 
Main National and International Collaborations

• Italy:
Dr. Fabio Rizzo, Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies, ISTM, National Research Council.
Prof. Fernando Formaggio, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova.
Prof. Alberto Vomiero, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, University Ca’ Foscari Venice.
Prof. Alessandro Angelini, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, University Ca’ Foscari Venice.
Prof. Ilaria Palchetti, Department of Chemistry “Ugo Shiff”, University of Firenze.
Dr. Aline S. C. Fabricio, Regional Center for Diagnostic, Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers (CRIBT), Azienda ULSS 12 Veneziana.
Dr. Massimo Gion, Regional Center for Diagnostic, Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers (CRIBT), Azienda ULSS 12 Veneziana.

• France:
Prof. Matteo Mauro, Institut d’études avancées, Université de Strasbourg.
Prof. Neso Sojic, Institut des sciences moléculaires, Université de Bordeaux.

• Germany:
Dr. Vivek Pachauri, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Universität Aachen.
Prof. Dr. Sven Ingebrandt, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Universität Aachen.
Prof. Fabio La Mantia, Universität Bremen.

• USA:
Prof. Laura Fabris, Rutgers University, NJ.

• Canada:
Prof. Jean-François Masson, Université de Montréal, QC.

• Russia:
Prof. Ivan Guryanov, Institute of Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University

 
Memberships
 
• Società Chimica Italiana (SCI), member #20261, 2003 – present
• International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), member #14573,2014 – present
• Electrochemical Society (ECS), member #334198, 2015 – present
• BioMed X Alumni (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/BioMed-X-Alumni-4988894/about),2015 – present
• American Ceramic Society (ACerS), member ID 2008181, 2020 – present
 
Scholarship
 
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
 
h-index = 14, 1036 citations on Web of Knowledge. Last update on March 8, 2021.
h-index = 15, 1056 citations on Scopus. Last update on March 8, 2021.
h-index = 15, 1230 citations on Google Scholar. Last update on March 8, 2021.

Peer Reviewer
 
American Chemical Society: Analytical Chemistry, ACS Sensors, ACS Pharmacology&Translational Science.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Clinical Chemistry.
Elsevier: Electrochimica Acta, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical.
Royal Society of Chemistry: Chemical Society Review, Analyst, Chemical Communications, New Journal of Chemistry, Dalton Transactions.
MDPI: Sensors, Biosensors.
Springer: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
Wiley: Angewandte Chemie, Electroanalysis.