Nicolo Comini

Nicolo Comini

PhD Student (University of Zurich)
Microspectroscopy Group

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Nicolo' Comini is a PhD student at the University of Zuerich starting late 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Zbynek Novotny and Prof. Jürg Osterwalder. He obtained a master degree in Physics at the University of Trento, where he studied the transport properties of polymeric membranes for gas molecules, using mass spectroscopy as main technique, under Prof. Riccardo Checchetto.

In 2018 he briefly assisted in the development of metal oxide nanomaterials for gas sensing applications at the University of Brescia, under Prof. Elisabetta Comini (no family relation).

Currently studying the solid-liquid interface properties of rutile-type materials using ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, in addition to examining the development of carbon contamination as caused by the experimental conditions.

Probing the solid-liquid interface with tender x rays: a new ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy endstation at the Swiss Light Source, Novotny Z., Aegerter D., Comini N., Tobler B., Artiglia L., Maier U., Moehl T., Fabbri E., Huthwelker T., Schmidt T.J., Ammann M., van Bokhoven J.A., Raabe J., Osterwalder J., Review of Scientific Instruments, 91(2), 023103 (10 pp.).