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Donatella Puglisi

Senior Lecturer

I am interested in innovative and cost-effective sensor-based solutions for air quality monitoring and control, with focus on studying the impact of harmful substances on human health, the environment, and cultural heritage materials.


I am an experienced researcher with solid academic background in Applied Physics. My academic experience and industrial collaborations include multidisciplinary research and development on gas sensors and sensor system integration for indoor and outdoor air quality, cultural heritage materials, environmental sciences, and sustainable development applications. Moreover, I have experience on measurement and characterization of wide band-gap X-gamma ray semiconductor detectors for space, high-energy physics, and medical applications.

I got my scientific habilitation (Docent qualification) in Applied Physics with specialization in Applied Sensor Science at Linköping University, in 2016.

I was awarded my PhD in Physics (2009) and MSc degree in Physics (2005) at the University of Catania, Italy.

Before moving to Linköping in 2012, I worked for three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Polytechnic of Milan, Como Campus, Italy, at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering.

I am co-founder of the start-up DANSiC AB.

In 2019, I was awarded the national prize Åforsk Entreprenörstipendium.

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Main ongoing research projects

H2020 EU-project SensMat
"Preventive solutions for sensitive Materials of Cultural Heritage", 2019-2021
Team leader and principal investigator

VINNOVA Innovation project
"Cloud-Based Indoor Climate Station Embedded in Active Plant Screen", 2019-2021
Team leader

VINNOVA Innovativa Startups, step 1
"Sensor for quality control in indoor air" (AIR-S), 2019-2020
Project leader for DANSiC AB until 4 May 2020

"Indoor Air Pollution Network", 2018-2022
Associate member

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Courses for undergraduate students

TFYA92 Project Course in Applied Physics (CDIO), 12 ECTS, MSc level, year 5 -
Examiner and course responsible

TFMT14 Measurement Technology, 6 ECTS, BSc level, year 3 -
Examiner and course responsible

Available theses in the field of applied physics including multidisciplinary research. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in sensor technologies, spectrophotometry, data-driven modeling, synthesis and characterization of novel materials for sensing, fast prototyping, sensor system integration.

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