Beniamino Sciacca, PhD


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Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille

CNRS, UMR7325, Aix-Marseille University

Campus de Luminy, 13288 Marseille, France

Beniamino Sciacca received his PhD from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 2010. After postdoctoral studies at the University of Adelaide (AU) and at the Institute AMOLF (NL), he worked as a Reseach Scientist at TNO (NL). He joined the CNRS and the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM) in 2018.

Sciacca's reserach is at the interface between physics, chemistry and nanotechnology. He is dedicated to the advancement of energy research via the development of solution phase techniques to make high-quality nanostructured materials, and by engineering light-matter interaction at the nanoscale via nanophotonics. He has expertise in synthetic chemistry of nanomaterials, optical modelling and characterisation of light-matter interaction at the nanoscale, nanofabrication, nano-enabled photovoltaics, surface functionalization, biosensing.

His current research focuses on studying and developing a new bottom-up process that he has pioneered on the fabrication of monocrystalline nanopatterns and films via directed assemnly and welding of colloidal single-crystal nanocubes.


  • 2022Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR)
  • 2018  CNRS Research Scientist at the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanoscience of Marseille (CINaM) (France).
  • 2017  Scientist at TNO, in the Department of Materials Solutions (Netherlands)
  • 2013  Post-doc at the Institute AMOLF, in the group of nanoscale solar cell (Netherlands)
  • 2011  Research Associate at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide (Australia)
  • 2010  PhD in Material Science at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Thesis: Porous silicon photonic nanostructures for biosensing devices