On 19th July 2022 the Center of Nano Science and Technology (CNST), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Milan received a visit from the Foreign Excursion Tour 2022. The group of 25 students from Technologisch Gezelschap (TG) was accompanied by two professors from the TU Delft, Laurens Siebbeles and Gabrie Meesters. The tour group was welcomed by Dr. Annamaria Petrozza and Dr. Maria Rosa Antognazza who delivered a short introduction of IIT & their research centers.
As part of the tour, the visitors were taken on CNST’s labs of Material Synthesis and Processing; Device Fabrication and Characterization; and Advanced Spectroscopy. Visitors were able to see the steps and equipment involved in developing novel perovskites for applications in thin films, photovoltaics and photoelectrodes. Guests were also introduced to the research related to fabrication and characterization of biohybrid interfaces and functional materials inspired by organisms like Hydra, these materials may be used for applications in regenerative medicine, optogenetics etc. During the visit, students were able to see the equipment used to fabricate photovoltaics with the help of focused beam lasers and those used in characterization such as the electron and photo emission microscopes.