May 8









Since its first discovery in 2014, few layers black Phosphorus, as well as its monolayer, called phosphorene, attracted great interest in the scientific community because of its direct band gap, easily tuned with the number of layers, its high reactivity and its puckered structure, which lead to anisotropic transport properties.

Two years after the ”Fosforene day” in Florence (July 17th 2015), we are glad to invite you to “Phosphorene and 2D companions” workshop in Rome.

Many things have been done on black phosphorus within last two years, both from chemistry, material science and physics point of views, and more has to come. In addition, the family of 2D materials is continuously extending with new members, which bring in novel functionalities and increase the possibility of 2D-based devices.

This workshop has the double aim of sharing recent results on phosphorene and novel functional 2D materials, as well as increasing networking and demonstrate their vision of the road-map of these materials.

There will be two plenary lectures, as well as several short contributions. We strongly invite you to submit an abstract on your recent work on 2D materials. Abstracts will be selected in order to respect the multidisciplinary intention of this workshop, which places itself at the turning point among chemistry, physics, material science and applications.

Besides the contributions, to improve networking, the organizing institutions will provide coffee and lunch breaks, so that the workshop participants could share their perspectives and projects on functional 2D materials in an informal context.


Important dates


Extended to April 7th!

Abstract submission close date.


Aprill 15th

Program release


April 30th

Registration close date


May 8th

Phosphorene and 2D Companions workshop


10.00 – 10.30


10.30 – 10.50

Opening address and welcome

  • Prof. Massimo Inguscio (President of National Research Council)
  • Dr. Maurizio Peruzzini (Director of Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technology)
  • Dr. Corrado Spinella (Director of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter)

10.50 – 11.30

Plenary lecture

Dr. Miriam S. Vitiello (CNR-NANO, Pisa)

Title: Terahertz Photonic devices exploiting bidimensional materials and heterostructures”

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00

Session I: Six Oral Communications

12:00 – 12:10       A. Lorenzoni  

“Multiscale molecular modeling of surface anisotropy and electronic properties of phosphorene”

12:10 – 12:20       A. Mezzi   

“Characterization of 2D materials by surface spectroscopies”

12:20 – 12:30       G. Profeta   

“Evolution of electronic structure from few-layer phosphorene to black phosphorous”

12:30 – 12:40       E. Rotunno  

“The influence of crystallographic defects on the optical properties of MoS2”

12:40 – 12:50       D. Scelta   

“High-pressure structure and reactivity of Phosphorus allotropes”

12.50 – 13:00       A. Martone  

“Preparation and Characterization of Graphite Nanoplatelet Nanolaminates”

13:00 – 14:00

Light lunch


14:00 – 14:40

Plenary Lecture

Dr. Vincenzo Palermo (CNR-ISOF, Bologna)

Title: “Covalent and Supramolecular Chemistry of Organic Molecules with Graphene and Other 2D Materials”

14:40 – 16:00

Session II: Eight Oral Communications

14.40 – 14:50       M. Cavallini   

“Fabrication of complex functional structures from 2D materials by unconventional lithography”

14:50 – 15:00       F. Cicogna   

“Polymer-based BP nanocomposites: preparation, characterization and properties”

15:00 – 15:10       F. d’Acapito   

“ Structural characterization of 2D X-ene sheets by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS)”

15:10 – 15:20       C. Cantalini   

“Perspectives of 2D materials in gas sensing applications”

15:20 – 15:30       R. Flammini

“ The Sb-ene/Bi2Se3 interface: a route to investigating the proximity effect?”

15:30 – 15:40       A. Kumar

“STM studies of exfoliated black Phosphorus”

15:40 – 15:50       C. Grazianetti

“The route to X-enes transistors: from silicone to phosphorene”

15:50 – 16:00       G. Nicotra   

“Electronic and structural properties of BP and MoS2 at high energy and spatial resolution”

16:00 – 16:20

Coffee break


16:20 – 17:20

Session III: Six Oral Communications

16:20 – 16:30       G. Greco

“ Key enabling processes for novel high frequency devices based on 2D materials integration with Nitride semiconductors”

16:30 – 16:40       A. Ienco

“How to Decorate Phosphorene with Metal Fragments”

16:40 –16:50        L. Ottaviano

“Layer identification and engineering of mechanically exfoliated MoS2

16:50 –17:00        G. Giambastiani   

“Unravelling Surface basicity and Bulk Morphology of 2D Carbon-based Catalysts with Unique Dehydrogenation Performance”

17:00 – 17:10       G. Contini   

“Surface-confined polymerization as emerging technology for electronic devices”

17:10 –17:20        M. G. Raucci

“Cellular behaviour on few layer black phosphorus for tissue engineering”

17:20 – 17:40

Concluding remarks


Abstract submission


Abstract submission is open for contributed talks. Each talk has to be 10 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions.  Subject of these talks have to deal with recent development in research on phosphorene and other functional 2D materials, from both physical and chemical, experimental and theoretical, point of views.

Abstract will be welcome on:

  • Synthesis of 2D materials
  • Advanced characterization techniques
  • Theory
  • Applications (electronics, optoelectronics, energy, …)

For the presentations in the room  a  PC  (Windows)  will  be  available  with  Powerpoint  and  Adobe  reader  installed.    Presentations will  be loaded  on  the  PC before  the  beginning  of  each  session.  One person will be  already  present  in  the  presentation  room  before  the  beginning  of  the  session  for helping  in  loading  the  presentations  on  the  PC.

Because of the short amount of time, just 10-12 abstracts will be selected, respecting as much as possible the balance between physical and chemical, experimental and theoretical approaches to the subject.



Registration will be open from April 5th to April 30th. We kindly ask you to submit your online registration on time in order to allow for a better organization of the event.

Organizing institutions

“The event has been organized in the framework of the ERC Advanced project PHOSFUN (grant agreement n°670173) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme“



“Phosphorene and 2D companions” workshop will be held in Aula Marconi, at CNR headquarter in Piazza Aldo Moro 7, in Rome city center.

Reaching Piazza Aldo Moro is easy since it’s just 1.5 km far from Roma Termini train station.

From Roma Termini train station:




It’s easy to reach Piazzale Aldo Moro on foot, following the map below.

As well, in Piazza dei Cinquecento, in front of the station, you can find the bus number 492, direction Stazione Tiburtina, and follow for 7 stops. You have to go out of the bus at “Via dei Maruccini” stop and then go back around 100 m.


CNR headquarter, Piazza Aldo Moro 7, Rome

Termini Train Station


From Fiumicino Airport:



A direct railway, called Leonardo express,  connects Fiumicino airport and Roma Termini train station. It takes 32 minutes and leaves the airport every 15 or 30 minutes from 6.23 a. m. (more information on trenitalia website here ).

From Fiumicino you could also get metropolitan F1 railway line, direction Settebagni and get off at Tiburtina train station. From there you could get bus number 71 or 492.

With bus 71, direction S. Silvestro, get off at “Via dei Maruccini” (seventh stop) 100 m backward you find CNR.

Otherwise, bus 492, direction P.zza Risorgimento, stops in “Via dei Ramini” (sixth bus stop from the station); CNR is just 10 m backward.







Scientific Secretariat

  • Dr.ssa Alessandra Campana (CNR-ISMN, Bologna), a.campana @
  • Dr. Filippo Giannazzo (CNR-IMM, Catania), filippo.giannazzo @
  • Dr. Gabriele Manca (CNR-ICCOM, Firenze), gabriele.manca @
  • Dr. Alessandro Molle (CNR-IMM, Agrate Brianza), alessandro.molle @
  • Dr.ssa Francesca Telesio (CNR-NANO, Pisa), francesca.telesio @