Giancarlo Corti, Ph. D.

Research Highlights

Research Interests

  • Micro and nano-electromechanical systems
Portrait of Dr. Giancarlo Corti-Calderon

Assistant Professor

56D Engineering Building
513-529-0747
corticlg@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D.—Mechanical Engineering,  University of Idaho—2006
  • M.S.—Mechanical Engineering,  University of Idaho—2001
  • B.S.—Mechanical Engineering,  Escuela Politécnica del Ejército, Sangolquí-Ecuador—1999

Years of Service on this Faculty

  • Assistant professor, 2015–present

Related Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, School of MME, Washington State University, 2012–2015
  • Manager of R&D, GoNano Technologies, Moscow, ID, 2008–2011
  • Post Doctoral fellow and Cleanroom Manager, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Idaho, 2006–2008
  • Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Idaho, 2000–2004

Consulting

  • PTT (Petroleum Authority of Thailand), 2014–Present
  • MJ3 Industries Cataldo ID, 2013–Present
  • Cyrano Panadería, Quito – Ecuador, 2013–2014

Principal Publications

Journal Articles

  • A. F. Kengne, S. Karmakar, M. Kaura, V.V.R. Sai, G. Corti, I. Niraula, A. Larin, J. Hall, D. Sowell, P. Hrdlicka, V. Dobrokhotov, D. Mcilroy, “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Thiols Adsorbed on Au/ZnO-Functionalized Silica Nanosprings: Photoelectron Spectroscopy-Analysis and Detection of Vaporized Explosives," Appl. Mater. Inter. 2014.
  • G. Corti, Y. Zhan, L. Wang, B.Hare, T. Cantrell, M. Beaux II, M; T. Prakash, M. Ytreberg, M. Miller, D. McIlroy, “Nanoscale Geometry and Spillover on Room Temperature Storage of Hydrogen on Silica Nanosprings" J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013.
  • Y. P. Timalsina, J. Branen, J. Eilers, D. E. Aston, G. Corti, and D. N. McIlroy, “The role of the biofunctionalized silica nanosprings for selective biosensing,” ABB, 1, 1 – 10, 2012.
  • V. Dobrokhotov, L. Oakes, D. Sowell, A. Larin, J. Hall, A. Kengne, P. Bakharev, G. Corti, T. Cantrell, T. Prakash, J. Williams, and D. N. McIlroy, “Toward the nanospring-based artificial olfactory system for trace-detection of flammable and explosive vapors,” Sensors Actuat. B-Chem., 168, 138–148, 2012.
  • V. Dobrokhotov, L. Oakes, D. Sowell, A. Larin, J. Hall, A. Barzilov, A. Kengne, P. Bakharev, G. Corti, T. Cantrell, T. Prakash, J. Williams, L. Bergman, J. Huso, and D. McIlroy, “Thermal and Optical Activation Mechanisms of Nanospring-Based Chemiresistors,” Sensors, 12, no. 5, 5608–5622, 2012.
  • V. Dobrokhotov, L. Oakes, D. Sowell, A. Larin, J. Hall, A. Kengne, P. Bakharev, G. Corti, T. Cantrell, T. Prakash, J. Williams, and D. N. McIlroy, “ZnO coated nanospring-based chemiresistors,” J. Appl. Phys., 111, no. 4, 044311, 2012.
  • Y. P. Timalsina, J. Branen, D. E. Aston, K. Noren, G. Corti, R. Schumacher, and D. N. McIlroy, “Alternating current impedance spectroscopic analysis of biofunctionalized vertically-aligned silica nanospring surface for biosensor applications,” J. Appl. Phys., 110, 014901, 2011.
  • V. V. R. Sai, D. Gangadean, I. Niraula, J. M. F. Jabal, G. Corti, D. N. McIlroy, D. E. Aston, J. R. Branen, and P. J. Hrdlicka et al., “Silica Nanosprings Coated with Noble Metal Nanoparticles: Highly Active SERS Substrates,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, no. 2, 453-459, 2011.
  • K. F. Schilke, K. L. Wilson, T. Cantrell, G. Corti, D. N. McIlroy, and C. Kelly, “A novel enzymatic microreactor with Aspergillus oryzae β-galactosidase immobilized on silicon dioxide nanosprings,” Biotechnol. Progr., 26, no. 6, 1597-1605, 2010.
  • Y. P. Timalsina, D. Oriero, T. Cantrell, T. Prakash, J. Branen, D. E. Aston, K. Noren, S. Rastogi, D. N. McIlroy, G. Corti, “Characterization of a vertically aligned silica nanospring-based sensor by alternating current impedance spectroscopy,” J. Micromech. Microeng., 20, no. 9, 095005, 2010.
  • T. Anderson, U. Manubarthi, G. Corti, and M. Anderson, “Response prediction of switched inductor/piezoelectric vibration suppression,” Smart Mater. Struct., 16, 135-139, 2007.
  • B. Barnes, R. Wells, T. Assefi, M. Mojarradi, R. Crawford, A. Paszczynski, Q. Lang, D. Erwin, L. Allenbach, G. Corti, T. Anderson, F. Cheng, C. Wai, “Measurement of Microbial Activity in Soil by Colorimetric Observation of in Situ Dye Reduction: an Approach to Detection of Extraterrestrial Life,” BMC Microbiol., 2, no. 22, 2002.
  • L. Allenbach, L. D. Erwin, T. Assefi, M. Mojarradi, Q. Lang, F. Cheng, C. Wai, A. Pasczynski, R. Crawford, B. Barnes, T. Anderson, R. Wells, G. Corti, “Supercritical Fluid Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Diode Array-Electrochemical Detection of Signature Redox Compounds from Sand and Soil Samples,” Anal. Biochem., 301, no. 2, 225-234, 2002.
  • L. Allenbach, L. D. Erwin, J. Park, T. Assefi, M. Mojarradi, R. Crawford, A. Paszczynski, Q. Lang, F. Cheng, B. Barnes, T. Anderson, G. Corti, R. Wells, C. Wai, “In Search of the Molecules of Life,” Icarus, 154, no. 2, 531-539, 2001.

Proceedings

  • G. Corti, T. Cantrell, M. F. Beaux II, T. Prakash, D. N. McIlroy, and G. Norton, “Nanostructured Photocatalytic Approach to CO2 Conversion,” Microtech Conference & Expo, Anahein, 2010.
  • G. Corti, T. Cantrell, M. F. Beaux II, D. N. McIlroy, and G. Norton, “Next Generation Nanospring-Enhanced Catalytic Converters,” Nanotech Conference & Expo, Anaheim, CA, 2010.
  • G. Corti, L. Wang, D. Major, J. Jabal, L. Branen, J. Nagler, E. Aston, G. Norton, and D. McIlroy et al., “Nanospring-Based Biosensors for Electrical DNA Microarrays,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 2007, vol. 1010, V05-03.
  • D. C. Hyatt, T. Cantrell, M. Yahvah, G. Norton, D. N. McIlroy, and G. Corti, “Use of Silica Nanosprings in an Enzyme-Based Continuous Flow Reactor,” Microtech conference & Expo, Boston, 2011.
  • T. Prakash, O. Marín-Flores, T. Cantrell, G. N. Norton, D. N. McIlroy, and G. Corti, “Carbon Capture and Recycling by photocatalysts supported on Silica Nanosprings,” Nanotech conference and Expo, Boston, 2011.
  • V. V. R. Sai, I. Niraula, J. Branen, D. N. McIlroy, D. Gangaden, P. J. Hrdlicka, G. Corti, D. E. Aston “Au and Ag nanoparticle coated silica nanosprings: characterizarion of SERS-active materials and detection of DNA from biological threat agents,” 65th NW and 22nd Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the ACS, Pullman, WA, 2010.
  • V.V. R. Sai, D. Gangaden, I. Niraula, G. Corti, D. N. McIlroy, D. E. Aston, J. Branen, P. J. Hrdlicka, “Characterization of Au and Ag nanoparticle coated silica nanosprings - toward SERS based diagnostic applications,”Nanotech Conference & Expo, Anaheim, CA, 2010.
  • G. Norton, D. N. McIlroy, G. Corti, and M. A. Miller, “Silica Nanosprings – A Novel Nanostructured Material for Hydrogen Storage,” Clean Technology, Houston, 2009, 202-205.
  • D. N. McIlroy, G. Corti, T. Cantrell, M. F. Beaux II, T. Prakash, and G. Norton, “Engineering High Surface Area Catalysts for Clean Tech Applications,” Clean Technology, Houston, 2009, 195-198.

Honors and Awards

  • University of Idaho, Student International Leadership Award, 2005
  • University of Idaho, John M. Bieber Scholarship, 2004
  • University of Idaho Alumni Award of Excellence, 2003
  • Escuela Politécnica del Ejército del Ecuador, Best Graduated ME Department, 1999

Institutional and Professional Service

  • Referee of the IOP Nanotechnology Journal, since 2008.
  • Referee of the Elsevier's Materials Science & Engineering books program, since 2014.
  • Referee of the Energies a Journal of MDPI, since 2014.
  • Member, School MME, WSU Experimental Lab and Safety Committee, 2013–2015 
  • Co-Advisor,Society of Latin Engineers and Scientist/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, WSU, 2013–2015 
  • Designed and upgraded mechatronic laboratory, WSU Pullman and consultant for installation of the new mechatronic laboratory, WSU, Everett, 2013–2013
  • Volunteer mechanic, U. of Idaho BikeBarn Program - International Friendship Association, 2001–2007