International journal of Nano Scientific Networks and Nanotechnology (IJNN) is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed journal which includes all the major fields in nanotechnology and Nano science. Nanoscience and nanotechnology brought up an unprecedented excitement in the scientific and engineering communities, especially the last decade. It is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.  International journal of Nano Scientific Networks and Nanotechnology   publishes original research papers during a broad area of nanoscience & engineering. IJNN provides an ideal forum for presenting original reports of theoretical and experimental nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Nanotechnology is a gathering of rising innovations in which the structure of matter is controlled at the nanometer scale, the size of little quantities of molecules, to create novel materials and gadgets that have valuable and one of kind properties. IJNN is naturally multidisciplinary, and welcomes submissions across biological, physical, engineering, and computer sciences. Contributions from both academia and industry are equally encouraged. IJNN also publishes innovative techniques and instrumentation for the fabrication, characterization and testing of nano-enabled devices and technologies, as well as advanced modelling and simulation methods.




Marco Salerno

Chief Technician

Dr. Marco Salerno, 51years old, is a Chief Technician working at the Italian Institute of Technology (iit) in the Materials Characterization Facility (MCF).  He did M.Sc. work in Physics at the University of Pisa in 1993, on AFM measurements of surface friction of piezoceramics and biomolecular patterns. Between 1995 and 1998 MS worked on the development of a low-end, Neural-Network-driven atomic force microscope (AFM) at the Scientific and Technological Park of Elba Island (Leghorn). MS received his Ph.D. for scanning near-field optical microscopy investigations of plasmons in gold nanoparticles at the University of Graz (Austria) in 2002. In 2003 MS was a postdoc in electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy of metalloproteins at the University of Modena. From 2004 to 2006 MS has fabricated and characterized patterned substrates for organic light emitting diodes and polymer distributed feedback lasers, as a researcher of the National Nanotechnology Lab in Lecce. MS has been Team Leader of the SPM Lab of IIT in the period 2007-2011, and Research Technologist in 2012-2017. MS current research interests are in nanoindentation, dental composites and implants, and anodic porous alumina (APA).

Especially in the latter, MS has been intensively working during the past decade, making a patent on the use of milled APA membranes for bonding-agent-free nanocomposite fillers, and exploring the possibility to use APA coated with gold as SERS-active surface, in view of development of biosensors/bioassays.  On this topic, he has received a two-years grant by iit, for SERS investigation of living cells response, together with his colleague Silvia Dante. 

MS has developed also measuring software for profilometry and advanced image analysis of AFM data.  He is the author of more than 130 articles published on indexed and impacted international journals, of which almost the 50% as either the first or the last author. 

  Current Research

  • Applications of scanning Kelvin probe microscopy
  • APA-based bio/chemical sensors
  • Development of optical and stylus 3D profilometry protocols

    Topics of interest
  • Fabrication and characterization of nanoporous oxides of valve metals
  • Dental materials technology and characterization
  • Who’s Who in Science and Technology 2006
  • Lifetime member of the European Society of Microscopy
  • Dr. Wojciech Stepniowski, (Chemistry Dept. of the Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Prof. Andrea Reverberi (Chemical Engineering Dept. of the University of Genova)
  • Prof. Maria Raposo (Center of Physics and Technological Research, New University of Lisbon)
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal "Materials" (publisher MDPI), ISSN 1996-1944, sections of Composites, Dental materials, and Nanoporous materials, IF approx. 2.7; 1/5/11- ongoing.
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal "Soft Nanoscience Letters" (SCIRP), ISSN 2160-0600, IF approx. 1.0; 1/1/12- ongoing.
  • Editorial Board Member of the "Journal of Materials Science and Nanotechnology" (Annex Publishers), ISSN 2348-9812; 1/6/12 - ongoing.
  • Editorial Board Member of the "International Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology" (PPHMJ), ISSN 0975-0444, IF approx. 1.2;  1/3/13 - ongoing.
  • Co-guest Editor of a Special Issue on "Materials" about "Intermetallic alloys: fabrication, properties and applications", published in April 2015, with 9 contributions; 1/9/13-30/4/15.
  • Guest Editor of a Special Issue on "Journal of Materials Science and Nanotechnology" about "Anodization of valve metals", published in August 2014, with 10 contributions by authors from 5 different nationalities; 1/12/13-31/8/14.
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal "Frontiers in Materials" (Frontiers), ISSN 2296-8016, section on Environmental Materials; 1/9/17 - ongoing.
  • Co-guest Editor of a Special Issue on "Journal of Nanomaterials" (Hindawi, IF≈1.8) about "Advances in electrospun nanofibers", published in August 2016, with 7 contributions; 1/1/16-31/8/16.
  • Co-guest Editor, with Prof. Brian Darvell (Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham), of a Special Issue on the journal "Dentistry" (MDPI) about "Dental Materials: advances and perspectives", 1/4/17 – 31/7/17, 3 contributions accepted.
  • Co-guest Editor, with Prof. Carla Renata Arciola (
    The University of Bologna and Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute), of a Special Issue on "Materials" about "State-of-the-Art Materials Science in Italy", 11 papers published.