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Università di Pisa (UNIPI)

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale

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Via Risorgimento, 35
56126
Pisa
Italy
+39 050 2219 308
fdifra@dcci.unipi.it
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Prof. Fabio Di Francesco

Field of Activity


1. NATURAL SCIENCES
» Medical Sciences
» Chemistry

5. TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS
» Nanotechnology
» Material Science
» Sensor equipment and technologies

6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Radio Frequency (RFID)

Core competencies

My current research activity aims at the development of non invasive diagnostic and patient monitoring
tools by the combined use of traditional analytical instrumentation and sensors. The idea is to use the
former to identify or monitor chemical markers in easily accessible body fluids such as breath, sweat and
saliva, and to develop sensors for low cost, real time measurements.
In the sensor field, I contributed to seven European ICT projects under the 5th, 6th, 7th Framework
programmes and Horizon 2020. At present, I’m coordinating a research unit collaborating to a FET project
in H2020.
I authored 65 papers on international peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters, 147 contribution to
congresses, 6 patents.
Open research lines:
• Identification of human chemosignals related to emotional states like fear and happiness;
• Monitoring of patients with heart failure
• Monitoring of the anticoagulation therapy by oral fluid analysis
• Wearable and wireless sensors:
o Cold chain monitoring (based on RFID technology)
o Measurement of sweat rate and transepidermal water loss
o Monitoring of chronic wounds (temperature, pH)
o Monitoring of urea in patients undergoing dialysis

H2020 Research Focus

  • SU-INFRA02-2019: Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces
  • SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies for first responders

RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
FP7/H2020-ICTSWAN-iCARE


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2012-07-03 / 2018-11-12