Carlo Liberale

Assistant Professor, Bioscience
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • ​​​​Ph.D., University of Pavia, Italy, 2004
  • M.Sc., University of Pavia, Italy, 2000

Research Interests

Professor Liberale's research interests are focused on label-free imaging based on vibrational spectroscopy and multi-photon methods (coherent Raman microscopy, SHG, THG) and applied to biology and medicine.

He is also interested on applying novel 3-D fabrication techniques to the realization of both micro-optics and smart micro/nano-structures to be used as a probe in nanoscale imaging. His research activity takes advantage of an integrated approach that combines design, micro/nanofabrication and optical techniques.

Selected Publications

  • ​L. Tirinato, C. Liberale, S. Di Franco, P. Candeloro, A. Benfante, R. La Rocca, L. Potze, R. Marotta, R. Ruffilli, V. Rajamanickam, M. Malerba, F. De Angelis, A. Falqui, E. Carbone, M. Todaro, J. P. Medema, G. Stassi, E. Di Fabrizio, "Lipid droplets: A New Player in Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells Unveiled by Spectroscopic Imaging", Stem Cells, DOI: 10.1002/stem.1837 (2014).
  • A. Antonini, C. Liberale, T. Fellin, "Fluorescent layers for characterization of sectioning microscopy with coverslip-uncorrected and water immersion objectives", Optics Express, 22, 14293-14304 (2014).
  • S. Bianchi, V.P. Rajamanickam, L. Ferrara, E. Di Fabrizio, C. Liberale, R. Di Leonardo, "Focusing and imaging with increased numerical apertures through multimode fibers with micro-fabricated optics", Optics Letters, 38, 4935-4938 (2013).
  • C. Liberale, G. Cojoc, F. Bragheri, P. Minzioni, G. Perozziello, R. La Rocca, L. Ferrara, V. Rajamanickam, E. Di Fabrizio, I. Cristiani, "Integrated microfluidic device for single-cell trapping and spectroscopy", Scientific Reports, 3, 1258 (2013).
  • C. Liberale, P. Minzioni, F. Bragheri, F. De Angelis, E. Di Fabrizio, I. Cristiani, "Miniaturized all-fibre probe for three-dimensional optical trapping and manipulation", Nature Photonics, 1, 723-727 (2007).