Giuseppe Arrabito (Giuseppe.Arrabito@uniroma2.it) was born in Ragusa, Italy in 1984. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from University of Catania in 2006 (with Diploma from Scuola Superiore di Catania in 2007) and a Master’s Degree in Biomolecular Chemistry from University of Catania in 2008 (with Diploma from Scuola Superiore di Catania in 2009). He obtained the PhD degree in Nanoscience in February 2012 from Scuola Superiore di Catania, discussing a thesis entitled “Micro and Nano patterns for Biosensing: from enzymatic assays to single cells interaction arrays”. His doctoral work mainly included the design and optimization of solution micro- and nano- dispensing techniques for the fabrication of complex biological arrays on solid surfaces (silicon and glass) for drug screening and multiplexed biosensing.
In 2010, he was visiting PhD student in the group of prof. C.M. Niemeyer at the Technische Universität of Dortmund, Germany to establish multiplexed Dip Pen Nanolitography of chemical modified DNA sequences on glass surfaces.
In 2012 he was Max-Planck Post-Doctoral Fellow at Technische Universität of Dortmund in the group of prof. C.M. Niemeyer working on a project dealing with the fabrication of protein biochips for cellular biology applications.
From May 2013, he is Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, and his main activity is the development of innovative techniques for the “wet-chemistry” fabrication of nano-piezotronic devices.