Dr. Francesca Moresco

portrait Dr. Francesca Moresco
Dr. Francesca Moresco. Photo: Jürgen Lösel

Since October 2017 Francesca Moresco is Research Group Leader in cfaed.

She joined the TU Dresden at the end of 2009, after an experience in the semiconductor industry. At the Institute of Materials Science, she leaded until 2017 the Molecular Manipulation and Nanomachines Group, studying electronic and mechanical properties of single molecules at surfaces by scanning tunneling microscopy.

From 1999 to 2006 she was research assistant at the Free University in Berlin, starting there her work on molecular switching and manipulation of single molecules. Her habitation work at the FU Berlin was awarded in 2003 by the Karl-Scheel Prize of the German Physical Society in Berlin.

Francesca Moresco got her PhD in 1998 at the University of Hannover investigating surface plasmons by electron energy loss spectroscopy. She is Italian and studied physics at the University of Genova.

Francesca Moresco participated as PI to several European projects including AtMol (2011-2014) and PAMS (2013-2107), with the common aim to construct the first prototypes of molecular chips.

She is since 2012 PI and co-leader of the Organic/Polymer Path of cfaed.

Since October 2017 Francesca Moresco coordinates the FET Open European project "Mechanics with Molecules” (MEMO), with the objective of understanding the transmission of motion from molecule to molecule towards the construction of atomic scale mechanical calculators.


Selected publications:

Decacene: On-Surface Generation. Krüger, F. García, F. Eisenhut, D. Skidin, J. M. Alonso, E. Guitián, D. Pérez, G. Cuniberti, F. Moresco, D. Peña, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 11945 (2017).

Tetracene Formation by On-Surface Reduction. Krüger, N. Pavliček, J.M. Alonso, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, T. Lehmann, G. Cuniberti, A Gourdon, G. Meyer, L. Gross, F. Moresco, D. Peña, ACS Nano 10, 4538–4542 (2016).

Supramolecular Rotor and Translator at Work: On-Surface Movement of Single Atoms. Ohmann, J. Meyer, A. Nickel, J. Echeverria, M. Grisolia, C. Joachim, F. Moresco, G. Cuniberti, ACS Nano, 9, 8394-8400 (2015).

Moving nanostructures: Pulse induced positioning of supramolecular assemblies. Nickel, R. Ohmann, J. Meyer, M. Grisolia, C. Joachim, F. Moresco, G. Cuniberti, ACS Nano 7, 191-197 (2013).

A rack-and-pinion device at the molecular scale. Chiaravalloti, L. Gross, K.-H. Rieder, S. Stojkovic, A. Gourdon, C. Joachim, F. Moresco, Nature Materials 6, 30-33 (2007).

Electric Field-Induced Isomerization of Azobenzene by STM. Alemani, M.V. Peters, S. Hecht, K.-H. Rieder, F. Moresco, L. Grill, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 14446-14447 (2006).

Trapping and Moving Metal Atoms with a 6-legs Molecule. Gross, K.-H. Rieder , F. Moresco, S. Stojkovic, A. Gourdon, C. Joachim, Nature Materials 4, 892-895 (2005).

Manipulation of large molecules by low temperature STM: Model systems for molecular electronics. Moresco, Phys. Reports 399, 175-225 (2004)

Conformational changes of single molecules induced by STM manipulation: a route to molecular switching. Moresco, G. Meyer, K.-H. Rieder, H. Tang, A. Gourdon, C. Joachim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 672-675 (2001)

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