I will discuss three organic transistor architectures used as biosensors, transducers of bioelectric signals, and neuromorphic devices. I will show the combined use of thin film growth by high vacuum sublimation, solvent- assisted and patterning techniques in organic device fabrication. I will highlight the importance of technological control of the nanoscale morphology and chemistry in such devices, showing the large effects that apparent subtleties yield in the response, sensitivity, selectivity and operational conditions of such devices, especially in the context of diagnostics and in vivo applications.
Fabio Biscarini is Professor of Chemistry at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (2013-) and Principal Investigator at IIT, heading the “Organic Neuroelectronics” research line in Ferrara (2017-). He received laurea in Industrial Chemistry cum Laude-Università di Bologna (1986), Ph.D. in Chemistry-University of Oregon (USA) (1993). He was CNR Bologna as postdoc (1994-1995), Researcher (1996-2001), Senior Scientist (2002-2010), Research Director (2010-2013). He authored >270 publications with >12000 citations and h-index 63 (Google Scholar), coordinated EU (10) and National (4) projects, co-invented 20 patents, and founded Scriba Nanotecnologie (2005-2021), Nano4bio (2008-2015), Organic Bioelectronics (2019-). He was awarded 2012 Premio Sapio Industria, 2007 EU-Descartes Prize, and is Member of Academia Europaea (2021-), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2004-), and Member of Accademia delle Scienze di Modena (2017-).