Francesco Madaro

Post Doc
Researcher - Post Doc


Via Barsani, 14, Arnesano (LE) 73100
+39 0832 1816 234


Graduated at Universita' del Salento, Lecce, in Materials Engineering; PhD in Materials Engineering at NTNU, Tronheim, Norway. Specialization in Advanced Ceramics design, fabrication and characterization for electronics, energy conversion and structural applications, includes a Patent for the fabrication of a vast family of ferroelectric ceramic materials, US Patent 8,936,731. Professor of Engineering courses in several Colleges in the USA berween 2011-2018. Researcher Post-Doc at IIT-CBN Arnesano, Lecce since 2018.


Ceramic Materials Piezoelectric sensors Energy Harvesting Fuel Cells MEMS NEMS Nanotechnology

Selected Publications

Patent "Process for the manufacture of ferroelectric materials", January 2015, Patent: US 8,936,731


IIT Publications

  • 2020
  • Madaro F.iit, Mehdipour I., Caricato A., Guido F., Rizzi F.iit, Carlucci A. P., De Vittorio M.

    Available Energy in Cars’ Exhaust System for IoT Remote Exhaust Gas Sensor and Piezoelectric Harvesting

    Energies, vol. 13, (no. 16), pp. 4169
  • 2019
  • Madaro F.iit, Mehdipour I., Rizzi F.iit, Guido F.iit, Desmaele D.iit, Mariello M.iit, De Vittorio M.iit

    AlN-based flexible harvester for self-powered IoT node for exhaust gas characterization

    The 19th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications - PowerMEMS2019
  • 2015
  • Haugen A.B., Madaro F., Bjorkeng L.-P., Grande T., Einarsrud M.-A.

    Sintering of sub-micron K0.5Na0.5NbO3 powders fabricated by spray pyrolysis

    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 35, (no. 5), pp. 1449-1457
  • 2014
  • Haugen A.B., Olsen G.H., Madaro F., Morozov M.I., Tutuncu G., Jones J.L., Grande T., Einarsrud M.-A.

    Piezoelectric K 0.5 Na 0.5 NbO 3 ceramics textured using needlelike K 0.5 Na 0.5 NbO 3 templates

    Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 97, (no. 12), pp. 3818-3825
  • 2011
  • Madaro F., Saeterli R., Tolchard J.R., Einarsrud M.-A., Holmestad R., Grande T.

    Molten salt synthesis of K4Nb6O17, K 2Nb4O11 and KNb3O8 crystals with needle- or plate-like morphology

    CrystEngComm, vol. 13, (no. 5), pp. 1304-1313
  • Madaro F., Tolchard J.R., Yu Y., Einarsrud M.-A., Grande T.

    Synthesis of anisometric KNbO3 and K0.5Na 0.5NbO3 single crystals by chemical conversion of non-perovskite templates

    CrystEngComm, vol. 13, (no. 5), pp. 1350-1359