Andrea Ponzoni (AP) graduated in Physics at the University of Parma and got the PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Brescia in 2006.
Between 2007 and 2010 he was post doc at University of Brescia and in 2010 he moved at the National Research Council, Institute of Sensors and Acoustics Orso Mario Corbino (CNR-IDASC) in Brescia.
Since 2011 he is member of the permanent staff of CNR as research scientist. He currently works at the National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO), unit of Brescia.
In his carrier, AP worked on the development of solid state gas sensors based on nanostructured materials such as metal oxide nanowires and nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, ceramic composites and graphene. He further worked on the exploitation of these materials and sensors in more sophisticated sensing systems such as electronic noses and their application in fields including environmental monitoring, agro-food, safety and security. Recently, he also dedicated to the investigation of networks and networking effects in the mentioned materials and devices. AP activities have received funding through national and EU projects. At EU level, AP was the scientific responsible for the CNR unit in the SNOOPY project ‘Sniffer for concealed people discovery’ (2014-2016) and is currently the coordinator of the SCENT project ‘One dimensional, single-chain polymers for gas sensors through high-pressure technology’ within H2020-ATTRACT (2019-2020).
AP has published over 60 papers on peer-reviewed journals and given presentations at more than 20 conferences in the field. His h-index is 30 in ISI Web of Science and 33 in Google Scholar (last time updated: June 2022).