U05, Piano: P01, Stanza: 1096
Via Roberto Cozzi 55 - 20125 MILANO
Full professor
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1989: Laurea degree in Physics at University of Pavia

1994: PhD in Physics at University of Pavia

1995: Specializzazione in Materials science and technology at University of Pavia

1996-1998: Assistant professor of General Physics at University of Milano

1998-2001: Assistant professor of General Physics (later Experimental Physics) at University of Bicocca

2001-today: Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at University of Milano Bicocca


Adele Sassella devoted her research activity to eperimental solid state physics. During the first years, she studied impurities and defects in silicon and silicon related materials by optical pectroscopy techniques, in the infrared and UV-visible spectral ranges. More recently, her main research subject involves organic molecular semiconductors, in particular organic molecular beam epitaxy (OMBE) used to deposit thin films on different substrates, then studying their optical and transport properties, as well as their morphology and structure. The materials of interest include oligothiophenes, porphyrins, acridines, oligocenes. A relevant part of the research activity is now devoted to the growth and study of organic heterostructures, made of multilayers of different molecules, grown in view of obtaining high crystallinity by means of organic epotaxy. Research on these subects is funded by national projects on advanced materials for photovoltaic applications.

Since 1990 Adele Sassella published over 200 scientific papers in international journals and attended several national and international conferences, presenting her work as posters, oral presentations and invited talks. She is participating and/or responsible for some national research projects (INFM, MIUR, Fondazione Cariplo) and she contributed to Organizing committees of different conferences and schools. She is referee of several scientific journals, such as Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review, European Physical Journal. She collaboratrs with several groups in Italy and abroad.


  • Sassella, A. (2019). Organic epitaxy as a tool for controlling crystallinity, orientation, and properties of organic thin films. Intervento presentato a: Fabrication processes and molecular organization in organic thin films: theory and simulation meet experiments - CECAM Workshop, Politecnico di Milano - sede di Lecco, Italy.
  • Yivlialin, R., Galli, A., Raimondo, L., Martini, M., & Sassella, A. (2019). Detecting the NIR Fingerprint of Colors: The Characteristic Response of Modern Blue Pigments. HERITAGE, 2(3), 2255-2261.
  • Maspero, F., Sassella, A., Sibilia, E., Galli, A., Panzeri, L., & Martini, M. (2019). A virtual approach to historical scientific instruments. Intervento presentato a: Convegno tematico AIAr 2019. Dalla Conoscenza alla Valorizzazione: il Ruolo dell’archeometria nei Musei, Reggio Calabria.
  • Raimondo, L., Trabattoni, S., & Sassella, A. (2019). Control of post-growth processes for the selection of metallo-tetraphenylporphyrin nanowires. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 21, 8482-8488.
  • Lorenzi, R., Remondina, J., Golubev, N., Ignat’Eva, E., Sigaev, V., Sassella, A., et al. (2018). Charge transport in oxide-in-oxide nanostructured silica-based dielectrics. Intervento presentato a: SiO2 2018 - 12th Symposium on Advanced Dielectrics and related Devices, Bari.