|2010 – present||Principal research fellow at School of Engineering Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|2004 – 2009||Adjunct Associate Professor at School of Engineering Systems, Queensland University of Technology|
|2001 - 2004||Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Università “Roma TRE”, Italy|
|1986||Ph.D. in Physics with the thesis "Structural and thermodynamic properties of ternary semiconductors by EXAFS" at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy|
|1981||Graduation in Physics at the Università di Roma “la Sapienza”, Italy|
Prof. Motta’s research interests span across several disciplines, from the growth of semiconductor nanostructures to the improvement of adhesion in bone implants. These topics are all connected to the central problem of controlling growth and adhesion to surfaces by nanostructuring. Present major research projects are polymer composites for organic electronic and photovoltaic applications and solar-powered nanosensors capable of detecting pollution and monitoring the environment in remote areas.
Prof. Motta edited the Thematic Series in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:
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