Scientific Activity:

Luca Boarino was born in Torino, Italy, in 1961. He achieved the Physics Laurea in 1987 at University of Torino with a work of thesis on "Semiconductor power device analysis and simulation with the Finite Difference code "Gemini", in the research group of Prof. C. Manfredotti. After a period of work as a free-lance in the field of computer graphics and multimedia (IBM Italy, Apple Italy) he joined the Department of Acoustics at Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale "Galileo Ferraris" (IENGF), with a grant on the development of modulated phothermal reflectance for the study of transport phenomena in semiconductors. In 1994 he obtained the permanent position of researcher in the same Department. From 1995 his research activity has been focused on the study, production and characterisation of porous silicon layers for sensors and microsystems application, in the new technological facility of the Quantum Resource Laboratory. From 1997 to 2000 he has been the responsible of projects with Italian firms like Olivetti Balteadisk and ST-Microlectronics, respectively on PS micromachining for bubble ink-jet technology and SOI substrates obtained by PS.

In the basic research activity, from 1999 he started the first studies on interaction between Nitrogen Dioxide and Porous Silicon. From 2001 he coordinated the European Space Agency project "CHECS" (Closed Habitat Environmental Control Sensor) in the framework of the Microgravity Application Promotion program of ESA, co-funded by ASI. In the same year he achieved the position of "Senior Technologist" in the Department "Nanotechnology and Microsystems". In 2009 he founded "Nanofacility Piemonte INRiM" a laboratory devoted to the structures and devices nanofabrication by ion and electron beams. His current interests are related to mesoscopic transport and nanodevices fabrication and characterization. He is author and co-author of more than 150 international publications.

Curriculum Vitae:



Phone Number: +39 011 3919 343

E-mail: l.boarino at

INRIM, Strada delle cacce 91, Torino


Scopus Author ID: 7003589670

Publications List:



Towards a traceable enhancement factor in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, 8, 46,16513-16519


Driving Cells with Light-Controlled Topographies

Advanced Science, 2019, 6, 14, 1801826


Tuning ZnO Nanowire Dissolution by Electron Beam Modification of Surface Wetting Properties

Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 2018, 122(14), pp. 8011-8021

Fabrication of Nanoscale SQUIDs Using Vertical Nb Nanoconstrictions

2016 Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement (NANOfIM)

Colloidal Lithography (Book Chapter)

Handbook of Porous Silicon: Second Edition, 2018, 2-2, pp. 805-814


Toward Lateral Length Standards at the Nanoscale Based on Diblock Copolymers

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (18), pp 15685–15697

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2017, 10092,100920A

Influence of block copolymer feature size on reactive ion etching pattern transfer into silicon

Nanotechnology, 2017, 28, 404001

Electrical characterization of a graphite-diamond-graphite junction fabricated by MeV carbon implantation

Diamond and Related Materials, 2017, 74, pp. 125-131

Fabrication of monolithic microfluidic channels in diamond with ion beam lithography

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 2017, 404, pp. 193-197

Electrical control of deep NV centers in diamond by means of sub-superficial graphitic micro-electrodes

Carbon, 2017, 113, pp. 76-86


First-principles calculations of SO2 sensing with Si nanowires

European Physical Journal B, 2016, 89(12),275

Electrical Contacts on Silicon Nanowires Produced by Metal-Assisted Etching: a Comparative Approach

Nanoscale Research Letters, 2016,11(1),468

Geometrically induced electron-electron interaction in semiconductor nanowires

Applied Physics Letters, 2016,109(12),123101

Thickness Modulated Niobium Nanoconstrictions by Focused Ion Beam and Anodization

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 2016, 26(3),7433951

Characterization of the recovery of mechanical properties of ion-implanted diamond after thermal annealing

Diamond and Related Materials, 2016,63, pp. 75-79

Supersaturation state effect in diffusion induced Ge nanowires growth at high temperatures

Journal of Crystal Growth, 2016, 436, pp. 51-55

Thermally activated tunneling in porous silicon nanowires with embedded Si quantum dots

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2016, 49(10),105104

Effects of high-power laser irradiation on sub-superficial graphitic layers in single-crystal diamond

Acta Materialia, 2016, 103, pp. 665-671

A Multi‐optical Collector of Sunlight Employing Luminescent Materials and Photonic Nanostructures

Advanced Optical Materials, 2016, 4(1), pp. 147-155

Fabrication of flexible silicon nanowires by self-assembled metal assisted chemical etching for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy!divAbstract

RSC Advances, 2016, 6(96), pp. 93649-93659

4-Nitrobenzene Grafted in Porous Silicon: Application to Optical Lithography

Nanoscale Research Letters, 2016,11, 436


Ordering dynamics in symmetric PS-b-PMMA diblock copolymer thin films during rapid thermal processing!divAbstract

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 6655-6664

Thermally induced orientational flipping of cylindrical phase diblock copolymers!divAbstract

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 2175-2182