Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Advisory Board Member USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Physics

Field: Condensed matter physics


Elisabetta Comini received her degree in physics at the University of Pisa in 1996. She received her Ph.D. degree in material science at the University of Brescia. In 2001 she has been appointed assistant professor of physics of matter at Brescia University. In 2016 she became full professor. She has been organizer of several symposia in the sensing field for MRS and E-MRS. She was chair of MRS fall meeting 2013. She has a high productivity confirmed by the numerous publications on international journals (more than 350) and the high number of invited presentations at conferences. EC is a researcher specialist in the growth of metal oxides, particularly nanowires, thin films and the measurement of their electronic, functional and structural properties. EC is the director of SENSOR laboratory (Brescia University, http://sensor.unibs.it) and is a co-founder of NASYS. 


September 2016 - today
University of Brescia, Department of Information Engineering (DII), SENSOR Lab
Full professor, head of SENSOR laboratory
Specialist in growth and characterization of metal oxides for the development of devices such as
chemical sensors.

November 2014 –August 2016
University of Brescia, Department of Information Engineering (DII), SENSOR Lab
Associate professor

November 2001 – October 2013
Assistant professor Physics of Matter Chemistry and Physics department, Engineering Faculty,
University of Brescia

October 2001 – November 1999
Technician INFM: temporary employed as “Tecnologo INFM” Unit of Brescia, working on growth of
thin films by sputtering for sensing application and their functional characterization


2000, PhD in Materials for Engineering 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Brescia, Italy
Thesis: “Preparation and characterization of thin semiconductor gas sensors”, Elisabetta Comini,
Supervisor: Prof. Giorgio Sberveglieri

1996, Degree in Physics 
Degree in Physics at the University of Pisa on 11/7/1996
109/110. Thesis: Study of CaSGG crystals doped with Erbium for the development of laser in the
near IR and visible range
Tutor: Prof. Mauro Tonelli; Reviewers: Prof. G. Grosso e Prof. F. Giammanco.

1991. High School Diploma 5 EQF
Dipl,ma at “Liceo scientico Statale E. Fermi Salò (Bs)” 60/60


▪ Award for outstanding oral presentation at EUROSENSORS XIX conference held in Barcelona in
▪ Award for outstanding oral presentation at EUROSENSORS XX conference held in
Goteborg in 2006
▪ 1st place Science as art winner at 2010 MRS Spring Meeting April 5-9 San Francisco, CA
▪ Elisabetta Comini has been nominated EUROSENSORS 2012 fellow, September 2012.
▪ Research article ”Branch-like NiO/ZnO heterostructures for VOC sensing” in collaboration with CERIC
(Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, https://www.cericeric.eu/2018/06/01/researchers-use-nanotechnology-for-better-detection- of-hazardous-chemicals/)
was selected Highlights on the website CERIC (Central European Research Infrastructure
▪ Best Poster Award at the conference ESTS’18, ”Application of Electronic Nose in Combination with
Artificial Neural Networks to Discriminate the Geographical Origin of Garda DOP Extra Virgin Olive
Oils” Manohar Prasad Bhandari Giorgio Duina, Veronica Sberveglieri, Rajani Malla, Elisabetta Comini
and Giorgio Sberveglieri EMERGING SENSING TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT 24–26 September
2018, Melbourne, Australia
▪ Research article “Chemical Vapor Deposition: Mn3O4 Nanomaterials Functio- nalized with Fe2O3
and ZnO: Fabrication, Characterization, and Ammonia Sensing Properties
(https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201970151) selected as Cover for Wiley ”ADVANCED MATERIALS
INTERFACES” journal, Vol. 6, N. 24, December 2019. 


Stable and highly sensitive gas sensors based on semiconducting oxide nanobelts  
Published: Sep 2002 in Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.1504867

Metal oxide nano-crystals for gas sensing
Authors:  Comini, Elisabetta 
Published: May 2006 in Analytica Chimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/J.ACA.2005.10.069

Quasi-one dimensional metal oxide semiconductors: Preparation, characterization and application as chemical sensors
Authors:  Comini, E.; Baratto, C.; Faglia, G.; ...  Sberveglieri, G.
Published: Jan 2009 in Progress in Materials Science
DOI: 10.1016/J.PMATSCI.2008.06.003

Ultrasensitive and highly selective gas sensors using three-dimensional tungsten oxide nanowire networks
Published: May 2006 in Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.2203932

TiO2 thin films by a novel sol-gel processing for gas sensor applications
Authors:  Garzella, C; Comini, E; Tempesti, E; ...  Sberveglieri, G; see more
Published: Aug 2000 in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
DOI: 10.1016/S0925-4005(00)00428-7



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