Dr. Travaglini completed his B. Sc. in physics and M. Sc. in applied physics (cum Laude, 2016) at the University of Bologna (UNIBO). After his Ph.D. program at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) he started as postdoctoral researcher in the PRinT group at UNSW. He is currently postdoc at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW.
- 2020 UNSW Science Student Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) awards
Lorenzo's research focuses on the development of a novel class of flexible electronic devices for future biomedical applications. His research focused on developing of flexible biocompatible devices based on organic materials that can be integrated directly into electroresponsive tissues and is capable of sense and process the bioelectric signal. He used a novel approach to build a complementary circuit using OECTs and he demonstrates that a single material complementary circuit can be built from two identical Polyaniline-based OECTs, eliminating the need for an n-type conjugated polymer. He transfers the technology on a chitosan substrate to build a flexible logic circuit with demonstrated functionality in aqueous electrolytes. He also tested the materials biocompatibility, mechanical stress response and other potential properties such as optical charge generation under visible light illumination.
His current research aim to embed engineered conductive proteins based nanowires in functional biomaterials and bioelectronics. The ability to design conductive proteins nanowires with tunable conductive properties enable e wide range of applications ranging from passive electrodes to active devices able to detect and elaborate the electronic signal.