Our Mission

Silicon is the most abundant element in the earth crust after oxygen and a well-known companion of humanity’s technological endeavour since last decades of the previous century. Silicon based materials are easy to be biodegraded and give products that can fit easily in a sustainable economy. Developing new tools for humanity, no matter how useful, must take into account the environment we are living in.

This is the philosophy that guides us at SiNBioSys

Services and collaboration opportunities

SINBIOSYS expertise derives from Bologna’s photochemistry group of Prof. Paola Ceroni (VISIT WEBSITE), which is an international reference for the studies about the interaction between light and matter, considering both nano materials and supramolecular systems.

We gained our knowledge of SiQDs after a seven years research funded by the European research council (ERC Starting Grant PhotoSi and ERC Proof of Concept SiNBioSys).

We have access to advanced instrumentation: steady-state and time resolved absorption and emission spectroscopy in the UV-VIS and NIR spectral region, electrochemical workstation with conventional and ultramicroelectrodes, impedance spectroscopy,  atomic force microscope (AFM), dynamic light scattering (DLS),  X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

Our laboratories are capable of gram scale synthesis of silicon quantum dots and we can deliver customised tailored nanoparticles (e.g. copper indium sulfide quantum dots) that can meet wide range of applications needs.