The research activity is documented by over 230 ISI products also published also in journals with a very high impact factor such as Science and Nature Materials. The published works have obtained over 16.400 citations reaching an h-factor of 64. Furthermore, the works cited at least 10 times (i10-index) are more than 140 (Google Scholar).

Listed in the following are the most relevant 20 publications:

  1. Genco, E., Modena, F., Sarcina, L., Björkström, K., Brunetti, C., Caironi, M., Caputo, M., Demartis, V.M., Di Franco, C., Frusconi, G., Haeberle, L., Larizza, P., Mancini, M.T., Österbacka, R., Reeves, W., Scamarcio, G., Scandurra, C., Wheeler, M., Cantatore, E.* Irene Esposito, I.* Macchia, E.* Torricelli, F.* Viola, A.F.* Torsi, L.* ”A Single-Molecule Bioelectronic Portable Array for Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer Precursors”Advanced Materials (IF=32.086) 2023, 202304102, DOI: 10.1002/adma.202304102
  2. Scandurra,C., Kim Björkström, K., Sarcina, L., Imbriano, A., Di Franco, C., Österbacka, R., Bolella, P., Scamarcio, G., Torsi,L.,* Macchia, E.,* Single Molecule with a Large Transistor – SiMoT cytokine IL-6 Detection Benchmarked against a Chemiluminescent Ultrasensitive Immunoassay Array, Advanced Materials Technologies (IF= 8.856) 2023, 202201910, DOI: 10.1002/admt.202201910
  3. Di Franco, C., Macchia, E., Sarcina, L., Ditaranto, N., Khaliq, A., Torsi, L.,* Scamarcio, G.* Extended Work Function Shift of Large-Area Biofunctionalized Surfaces Triggered by a Few Single-Molecule Affinity Binding Events. Advanced Interface Materials (IF=6.389), 2022, 202201829; DOI: 10.1002/admi.202201829
  4. Sarcina, L.; Macchia, E;* Loconsole, G.; D’Attoma, G.; Bollella, P.; Catacchio M.; Leonetti, F.; Di Franco, C.; Elicio, V.; Scamarcio, G.; Palazzo, G.; Boscia, D.; Saldarelli, S.; and Torsi, L.*  Fast and Reliable Electronic Assay of a Xylella fastidiosa Single Bacterium in Infected Plants Sap. Advanced Science (IF= 17.521) 2022, 2203900 DOI: 10.1002/advs.202203900 – Featured as main covered.
  5. Macchia, E., Kovacs-Vajna, Z.M., Loconsole, D., Sarcina, L., Redolfi, M., Chironna, M., Torricelli, F.,* Torsi, L.,* A handheld intelligent single-molecule binary bioelectronic system for fast and reliable immunometric point-of-care testing. Science Advances (IF= 14.98) 6 Jul 2022 Vol 8, Issue 27 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abo0881
  6. Macchia, E; Torricelli, F.; Bollella, P.; Sarcina, L.; Tricase, A.; Di Franco, C.; Österbacka, R.; Kovács-Vajna, Z.M.; Scamarcio, G.; Torsi, L.*; Large-Area Interfaces for Single-Molecule Label-free Bioelectronic Detection. Chemical Reviews (IF= 72.087) 2022,122, 4, 4636 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00290
  7. Macchia, E., De Caro, L., Torricelli, F., Di Franco, C., Mangiatordi, G.F., Scamarcio, G., and Torsi, L.*, Why a diffusing single-molecule can be detected in few minutes by a large capturing bioelectronic interface. Advanced Science (IF= 17.521) 2022, 9,20, 210438; DOI: 10.1002/advs.202104381
  8. Macchia E., Sarcina L., Driescher C., Gounani Z., Tewari A., Osterbacka R., Palazzo G., Tricase A., Vajna Z.M.K., Viol, F., Modena F., Caironi M.,Torricelli F., Esposito I.*, Torsi, L.*, Single-Molecule Bioelectronic Label-Free Assay of both Protein and Genomic Markers of Pancreatic Mucinous Cysts' in Whole Blood Serum, Advanced Electronic Materials (IF=7.633) 2021, 2199-160X, 2100304; DOI: 10.1002/aelm.202100304
  9. Picca, M.R., Manoli, K., Macchia, E., Sarcina, L., Di Franco, C., Cioffi, N., Blasi, D., Österbacka, R., Torricelli, F., Scamarcio, G., Torsi, L.*, Ultimately sensitive organic bioelectronic transistor sensors by materials and device structures design. Advanced Functional Materials (IF=19.24) 2020, 30, art. No. 1904513, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201904513
  10. Macchia E., Picca R.A., Manoli, K., Di Franco, C., Blasi, B., Sarcina, L., Ditaranto, N., Cioffi, N., Österbacka, R., Scamarcio, G., Torricelli, F., Torsi, L.*, About the amplification factors in organic bioelectronic sensors. Materials Horizons (IF=15.717) 2020, 7, 999 – 1013. DOI: 1039/C9MH01544B
  11. Macchia, E., Manoli, K., Holzer, B., Di Franco, C., Ghittorelli, M., Torricelli, F., Alberga, D., Mangiatordi, G.F., Palazzo, G., Scamarcio, G., Torsi, L.*Single molecule detection with a millimetre-sized transistor. Nature Communication (IF=17.694) 2018, 9, art. No. 3223, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05235-z Highlighted in Nature:
  12. Mulla, M.Y.; Tuccori, E.; Magliulo, M.; Lattanzi, G.; Palazzo, G.; Persaud, K.; Torsi, L.*, Capacitance modulated transistor detects odorant binding protein chiral interactions. Nature Communication (IF=17.694) 2015, 6, art. No. 6010, DOI:1038/ncomms7010  
  13. Manoli, K.; Magliulo, M.; Mulla, Y.M.; Singh, M.; Sabbatini, L.; Palazzo G.; Torsi, L.*, Printable bioelectronics to investigate functional biological interfaces. Angewandte Chemie Int Ed (IF=16.823) 2015, 54,12562-12576, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7010
  14. Palazzo, G.; De Tullio, D.; Magliulo, M.; Mallardi, A.; Intranuovo, F.; Mulla, M.Y.; Favia, P.; Vikholm-Lundin, I.; Torsi, L.*, Detection beyond the Debye's length with an electrolyte gated organic field-effect transistor.  Advanced Materials (IF=32.086.4) 2015, 27, 911-916. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403541  
  15. Magliulo, M.; Manoli, K.; Macchia, E.; Palazzo, G.; Torsi, L.*, Tailoring functional interlayers in organic field-effect transistor biosensors. Advanced Materials (IF=32.086.4) 2015, 27, 7528-51 (Epub 2014 Nov 27), DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403477
  16. Palazzo, G.; Magliulo, M.; Mallardi, A.; Angione, M.D.; Gobeljic, D.; Scamarcio, G.; Fratini, E.; Ridi, F.; Torsi, L.*,  Electronic Transduction of Proton Translocations in Nanoassembled Lamellae of Bacteriorhodopsin, ACS-Nano (IF=18.027) 2014, 8, 7834-7845. DOI: 10.1021/nn503135y
  17. Angione, M.D.; Cotrone, S.; Magliulo, M.; Mallardi, A.; Altamura, D.; Giannini, C.; Cioffi, N.; Sabbatini, L.; Fratini, E.; Baglioni, P.; Scamarcio, G.; Torsi, L.*, Interfacial electronic effects in functional biolayers integrated into organic field-effect transistors. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (IF=12.779) 2013, 109, 6429-6434. DOI:1073/pnas.1200549109 
  18. Torsi, L.*,  Magliulo, M.; Manoli, K.; Palazzo, G., Organic field-effect transistor sensors: a tutorial review. Chemical Society Reviews (IF=60,615) 2013, 42 (22), 8612-8628. DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60127G
  19. Torsi, L.*, Farinola, G. M.; Marinelli, F.; Tanese, M. C.; Omar, O. H.; Valli, L.; Babudri, F.; Palmisano, F.; Zambonin, P. G.; Naso, F.; A sensitivity-enhanced field-effect chiral sensor, state-of-the-art detection limit improved by three orders of magnitude. Nature Materials (IF=47.656) 2008, 7, 412-417. DOI:1038/nmat2167  
  20. Dodabalapur, A.* Torsi, L., Katz, H. E.; Organic Transistors: Two-Dimensional Transport and Improved Electrical Characteristics Science (IF=63.832) 1995, 268, 270-271. DOI: 1126/science.268.5208.270  
  21. Dodabalapur, A.* Katz, H. E.; Torsi, L., Haddon, R. C.; Organic heterostructure field-effect transistors Science (IF=63.832) 1995, 269, 1560-1562. DOI:1126/science.269.5230.1560



Patents pending:

  1. 1. Torricelli, F, Torsi, L, Scamarcio, G, Kovacs-Vajana, ZM, A clustered FET bio-sensor system for biological assay 2019 PCT/IB2019/061345 on 24.12.2019.
  2. 2. Torsi L., Scamarcio G., Macchia E., Manoli K., Palazzo G., Cioffi N., Picca R. A. Sensor useful for providing field effect transistor sensor, comprises source-drain channel, semiconductor layer on source-drain channel, first gate electrode, first well, semiconductor layer and first gate electrode. Patent Number: WO2019145755-A1. Patent Assignee Name and Code: UNIV BARI ALDO MORO (UYBA-Non-standard). 2019 Derwent Primary Ac-cession Number: 2019-67550N.
  3. 3. Torsi, L., Palazzo, G., Scamarcio, G., “A field-effect transistor sensor” European Patent Application 2017 no. 17177349.2 filed on June 22, 2017.
  4. 4. Torsi, L, Palazzo, G., Scamarcio, G., “Method of functionalization of a gate electrode of a field-effect transistor sensor” European Patent Application no. 16207596.4 filed December 30, 2016. International 2017 Patent no. PCT/IB2017/058065 filed December 18, 2017.


Patents granted:

  1. 5. Torsi L., Palazzo G., Scamarcio, G., FET sensor e.g. biosensor for detecting biomarkers at the earliest possible stage of disease, has gate electrode that is functionalized with biological recognition elements layer patterned into several uncoupled domains. Patent Number(s): EP3418729-A1 WO2018234905-A1, 2018 Patent Assignee Name(s) and Code(s): UNIV BARI ALDO MORO (UYBA-Non-standard). Derwent Primary Accession Number: 2018-A39981.
  2. 6. F. Babudri, G.M. Farinola, H.O: Hassan, F. Naso, F. Palmisano, M. C. Tanese, L. Torsi*, L. Valli, P. G. Zambonin; Organic thin film transistors comprising thienyl oligomers and their use as gaseous phase sensors. FT/TS/GV/ds/06578D53 (07.02.07) – International extension No. WO 2008/096239 – European Patent No. 2121647.
  3. 7. Angione, M. D.; Cioffi, N.; Magliulo, M.; Palazzo, G.; Torsi, L.; Cotrone, S.; Scamarcio, G.; Sabbatini, L.; Mallardi, Organic field effect transistors based on multilayers of self-assembled biological systems covered by an organic semiconductor layer: processes for their realization and use as sensors. EP2385563-A1
  4. 8. Angione, M. D.; Cioffi, N.; Magliulo, M.; Palazzo, G.; Torsi, L.; Cotrone, S.; Scamarcio, G.; Sabbatini, L.; Mallardi, A. Transistor e.g. FET, useful in sensor, comprises a conductive layer, a dielectric layer, and a semiconducting film that is deposited on top of receptor molecule layer previously deposited or covalently linked to surface of gate dielectric. Patent Number: WO2013065073-A1; WO2013065073-A8; US2014312879-A1
  5. 9. Cioffi, N.; Ditaranto, N.; Sabbatini, L.; Tantillo, G.; Torsi, L.; Zambonin, P. G. New nanoparticles comprising a core formed from metal selected from silver, copper, tin and zinc and a shell formed of quaternary ammonium compound, useful in nanocomposite materials and as biostatic compounds or biocides. Patent number: EP2157211-A1.
  6. 10. Cioffi, N.; Ditaranto, N.; Sabbatini, L.; Torsi, L.; Zambonin, P. G. Use of nano-particles in a fabric or polymer matrix for delaying the release speed of metal ions from the core into an aqueous material. Patent number: EP2123797-A1.
  7. 11. Ananth Dodabalapur, Howard E. Katz, Luisa Torsi, Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, NJ. Article comprising a thin film transistor with low conductivity organic layer United State Patent US005574291A;

Patent Number: 5,574,291; Date of Patent: Nov. 12, 1996.

  1. 12. Ananth Dodabalapur, Howard E. Katz, Luisa Torsi, Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, NJ. Article comprising an organic thin film transistor. United States Patent US005596208A; Patent Number: 5,596,208; Date of Patent: Jan. 21, 1997.
  2. 13. Ananth Dodabalapur, Robert Cort Huddon, Howard E. Katz, Luisa Torsi, Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, NJ. Article comprising an organic thin film transistor adapted for biasing to form a n-type or a p-type transistor. United States Patent US006278127B1; Patent Number: US 6,278,127 B1; Date of Patent: Au .21, 2001.

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published on 21/07/2017 ultima modifica 27/11/2023