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Stefano Corni

Full Professor

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• ERC project TAME-Plasmons

• Publications

Running projects

1. MIUR PRIN project "Assessing protein system dynamics and thermodynamics: a novel NMR approach at single-residue resolution". 2014-2017
2. ERC Consolidator Grant "A theoretical chemistry approach to time-resolved molecular plasmonics (TAME-Plasmons)". 2016-2021

Research interests

1. Optical properties of molecules interacting with metallic nanoparticles.
2. Modelling the interactions between proteins and inorganic surfaces/nanoparticles.
3. Electron transfer in biomolecules and between biomolecules and electrodes

Biographical sketch

Born in Vignola (Italy)
1994-1999: Undergraduate fellowship from the Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy
Nov 1999: Laurea (MSc) in Chemistry from the University of Pisa, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. J. Tomasi.
Sept 2003: PhD in Chemistry from the Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. J. Tomasi. Title of the thesis: “Continuum models for optical properties of molecules close to metal surfaces”.

Professional experience
Jan 2003-Aug 2004: Post-doc research fellowship at the CNR-INFM S3 (now CNR-NANO S3), Modena, Italy. Supervisors: Elisa Molinari and Rosa Di Felice
Sept 2004-Jan 2009: Tenure track research scientist at CNR-INFM S3, Modena, Italy
Since Jan 2009: Tenured research scientist at CNR-NANO (ex INFM) S3, Modena, Italy
Since 2011: Teacher of "Physical Chemistry of Biomolecules", Master degree in Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Selected publications

-S. Corni, J. Tomasi; Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering from a single molecule adsorbed on a metal particle aggregate: a theoretical study, J. Chem. Phys. 116, 1156 (2002)
-G. Maruccio, A. Biasco, P. Visconti, A. Bramanti, P.P. Pompa, F. Calabi, R. Cingolani, R. Rinaldi, S. Corni, R. Di Felice, E. Molinari, M.P. Verbeet, G. W. Canters, Towards protein field-effect transistors: report and model of a prototype, Adv. Mater. 17, 816 (2005).
-A. Alessandrini, S. Corni, P. Facci, Unravelling single metalloprotein electron transfer by scanning probe techniques, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 8, 4383 (2006)
-F. Iori, R. Di Felice, E. Molinari, S. Corni, GolP: an atomistic force-field to describe the interaction of proteins with Au(111) surfaces , J. Comput. Chem., 1465 (2009).
-O. Cohavi, S. Corni, F. De Rienzo, R. Di Felice, K.E. Gottschalk, M. Hoefling, D. Kokh, E. Molinari, G. Schreiber, A. Vaskevich, R.C. Wade. Protein-surface interactions: challenging experiments and computations J. Mol. Rec. 23, 259 (2010)
-A. Calzolari, G. Cicero, C. Cavazzoni, R. Di Felice, A. Catellani, S. Corni, Hydroxyl-Rich b-Sheet Adhesion to the Gold Surface in Water by First-Principle Simulations, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 4790 (2010)
-D. Toroz, M. Rontani, S. Corni, Proposed Alteration of Images of Molecular Orbitals Obtained Using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope as a Probe of Electron Correlation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 018305 (2013)
-O. Andreussi, A. Biancardi, S. Corni, B. Mennucci, Plasmon-controlled light-harvesting: design rules for biohybrid devices via multiscale modeling Nano Lett 13, 4475 (2013).
-L. Zanetti-Polzi, I. Daidone, C. A. Bortolotti, S. Corni, Surface Packing Determines the Redox Potential Shift of Cytochrome C Adsorbed on Gold J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 12929 (2014)
-G. Brancolini, A. Corazza, M. Vuano, F. Fogolari, M. C. Mimmi, V. Bellotti, M. Stoppini, S. Corni, G. Esposito, Probing the Influence of Citrate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles on an Amyloidogenic Protein ACS Nano 9, 2600 (2015)

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