Salvatore Petralia, received the PhD in Chemistry from University of Catania (Italy), in 2003. In 2020 he joined University of Catania as Researcher of Chemistry. From 2004-2020 he was Technology Development sect. Manager at STMicroelectronics, covering several R&D positions and leading multidisciplinary teams focused on the development of nanostructured materials and chemical processes for biosensing applications. The research activity over the years has covered multidisciplinary aspects of chemistry, photochemistry, nanostructured materials, biosensing and bioMEMS silicon technology. In this field he is co-author of 120 peer reviewed scientific publications, 1 chapter of book and co-inventor of 11 patent applications.