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Antonio Checco


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  • Ph.D. 2003: Physics, Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie, PARIS VI, France
  • B.S. 1998: Physics (Cum Laude), Universita' della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy


  • "Pierre Favard" Award 2005, French Society of Microscopy (for outstanding graduate research performed with microscopy techniques)

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured Materials with Special Wettability
  • Wetting and Capillary Phenomena: Nanoscale Effects
  • Computational Studies of Wetting on Chemically Inhomogeneous Surfaces
  • Template-directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Thin-Films
  • Self Assembled Monolayers (SAM): Structure, Wettability and Chemical Patterning by Scanning Probe and UV lithographies
  • Wettabilty and Phase transition of nanoscale atmospheric aerosols 
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques (with emphasis on Environmental AFM)

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