Antonino Scandurra

Assegnista di ricerca dal 01/02/2021 al 31/12/2021 - Responsabile scientifico: Francesco RUFFINO
Ufficio: DFA 259
Telefono: +39 095 378 5289


Antonino Scandurra (Orcid 0000-0002-5281-5776 - Web of Science Researcher ID AAD-5602-2020) received his Laurea cum Laude in Chemistry in 1988 from the Catania University, Italy. He is authors of about 80 peer-reviewed research papers, 4 patents and more than 50 talks in international Conferences in the field of science and technology of nanomaterial of interest in microelectronics, organic and flexible electronics, sensors and biosensors. He has been a senior scientist at the Consorzio Catania Ricerche (Italy) since 1993 until 2015. He is an expert in the surface analytical techniques XPS and SIMS. He has been PhD candidate in the years 2017-2020 at the Material Science and Nanotechnology course (XXXIII cycle) at the Department of Physics and Astronomy “Ettore Majorana” of Catania University, tutor Prof. Maria Grazia Grimaldi, supervisors Prof. Salvo Mirabella and Prof. Francesco Ruffino. His more recent activity is related to the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterial for the realization of nano-electrochemical sensors for human health and environmental monitoring, in particular of pH, glucose and fructose in blood, heavy metals and pesticides in water.

Attività di ricerca

Titolo della ricerca: "Sviluppo di processi e materiali a base di carbonio e/o ossidi semiconduttori per sensoristica avanzata"


Antonino Scandurra and Salvo Mirabella, Square Wave Anodic Stripping Voltammetry applied to a nano-electrode for trace analysis of Pb(II) and Cd(II) ions in solution, Special issue Sensors Tutorials: A Vigorous Dive to the Vast Sea of Sensor-Related Knowledge, IEEE Sensors Journal; published online 14 January 2021,

A. Scandurra, F. Ruffino, M. Urso, M. G. Grimaldi and S. Mirabella, Disposable and Low-Cost Electrode Based on Graphene Paper-Nafion-Bi Nanostructures for Ultra-Trace Determination of Pb(II) and Cd(II) Special Issue “Development and Evaluation of Nanostructured Electrochemical Sensors”, Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 1620;

Antonino Scandurra, Francesco Ruffino, Maria Censabella, Antonio Terrasi, and Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Dewetted Gold Nanostructures onto Exfoliated Graphene Paper as High Efficient Glucose Sensor, Nanomaterials 2019, 9(12), 1794;

Antonino Scandurra, Francesco Ruffino and Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Graphene Paper-Gold Nanostructured Electrodes Obtained by Laser Dewetting for High Sensitive Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensing, Presented at the 7th International Symposium on Sensor Science, (I3S2019) Napoli, 9-11 May, 2019 Proceedings 2019, 15(1), 1;

Antonino Scandurra, Francesco Ruffino Salvatore Sanzaro and Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Laser and Thermal Dewetting of Gold Layer onto Graphene Paper for non-Enzymatic Electrochemical Detection of Glucose and Fructose, Sens. Actuators B Chem., 301 (2019) 127113, published online 10 September 2019,

Antonino Scandurra, Elena Bruno, Guglielmo Guido Condorelli, Maria Grazia Grimaldi and Salvatore Mirabella, Microscopic Model for pH Sensing Mechanism in Zinc-based Nanowalls, Sens Actuators B Chem, 296 (2019) 126614,

E. L. Sciuto, C. Bongiorno, A. Scandurra, S. Petralia, T. Cosentino, S. Conoci, F. Sinatra and S. Libertino, Functionalization of Bulk SiO2 Surface with Biomolecules for Sensing Applications: Structural and Functional Characterizations, Chemosensors (2018), 6, 59;

S. Petralia, E. L. Sciuto, M. A. Messina, A. Scandurra, S. Mirabella, F. Priolo, S. Conoci, “Miniaturized and multi-purpose electrochemical sensing device based on thin Ni oxides”, Sens Actuators B Chem, 263 (2018) 10–19