Stefano Veronesi

Short Bio

Dr. Stefano Veronesi got the “laurea” degree in Physics from the University of Pisa in 1987, where continued his research activity with a fellowship at CNR from 1988 to 1992. After this experience, he got a position at the Physics department of Siena University, where he worked on the study of the loading and release of hydrogen in metals, trapping of francium atoms with a magneto-optical trap and atom desorption from porous materials induced by light (LIAD effect).

Since 2008 he has a permanent position at CNR-Nano. He was engaged in research in the field of materials science, such as growth of single crystals for solid state applications and STM studies of 2D materials. At present he is involved in research on hydrogen storage in metal-functionalized graphene. The main goal of his activity is measuring the heat released during the hydrogen loading of a sample. This result has been recently achieved thanks to a sophisticated thermometric technique which he developed. These activities were part of the group involvement in the Graphene Flagship (with S. Heun and V. Tozzini).

He is co-author of more than 90 papers. His papers have been cited more than 1100 times. h-index 20 (source: Scopus). He is involved in several international collaborations and projects with MBI, ISL, Southampton University, and Shandong University.

He was the scientific coordinator of a LASERLAB-EUROPE project (Q-switching laser sources of thulium doped LiLuF4 and BaY2F8 single crystals), and he is the Italian scientific coordinator of the project "Development of High Reliability Lasers at 461 nm and 689 nm (SR Lattice) and 422 nm (Single trapped SR Ion)" ITT 1-8322/15/NL/RA funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), contract n. 4000116340/16/NL/BJ, starting date 16/03/2016.

Research Interests

My main research activity is about the physics of low dimensional materials. By utilizing Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and other surface analysis techniques we investigate surface phenomena applications oriented (hydrogen storage, defect characterization, surface functionalization, metal intercalation) mainly in graphene and functionalized graphene. Recently we have developed a sophisticated thermometric technique able to detect the heat released during the hydrogen loading of a sub-nanogram amount of hydrogen in a nanogram size sample.

Selected Recent Projects

Selected Publications

L. Basta, A. Moscardini, F. Fabbri, L. Bellucci, V. Tozzini, S. Rubini, A. Griesi, M. Gemmi, S. Heun, and S. Veronesi, “Covalent organic functionalization of graphene nanosheets and reduced graphene oxide via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylide”, Nanoscale Adv. 3(20), 5841 (2021).

S. Veronesi, T. Papa, Y. Murata, and S. Heun, “An atomically flat single-crystalline gold film thermometer to study heat (energy) exchange at the nano-scale”, App. Surf. Sci. 512, 145658 (2020).

M. Chen, P. Loiko, J.M. Serres, S. Veronesi, M. Tonelli, M- Aguilo, F. Diaz, S.Y. Choi, J.E. Bae, F. Rotermond, S. Dai, Z. Chen, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and X. Mateos, “Fluorite-type Tm3+:KY3F10: a promising crystal for watt level lasers at ~1.9 mm”, J. Alloy Compd. 813, 152176 (2020).

Y. Murata, S.Veronesi, D. Whang, and S. Heun, “Morphology of Ti on Monolayer Nanocrystalline Graphene and Its Unespectedly Low Hydrogen Adsorption”, J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 1572-1578 (2019).

L. Basta, S.Veronesi, Y. Murata, Z. Dubois, N. Mishra, F. Fabbri, C. Coletti, and S. Heun, “A Sensitive calorimetric technique to study energy (heat) exchange at the nano-scale”, Nanoscale 10, 10079-10086 (2018)