Novaetech S.r.l. is the first Spin-off Company of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).  Core business is the development of innovative sensors, characterized by high resolution and ultra high mass sensitivity. Particular efforts, time and investments have been dedicated to the development of new generations of mass sensors based on quartz crystal microbalance and MEMS technologies for which Novaetech has already provided its expertise in many fields of applications. As example, one of the developed prototypes for dust aerosol detection, AE-PMQCM, has been selected by Italian Government - Ministry of Innovation - as Italian Excellence to represent “Italy of Innovators” at the EXPO SHANGHAI 2010. Novaetech S.r.l. in the start-up phase, collaborated only in international space projects with public and private institutions as NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), Thales, Galileo Avionica etc. In these cases Novaetech provided its expertise in the development of breadboards for dust and water detection in planetary environments (es. MEDUSA instrument for Mars explorations). In these last years the company extended its application fields by using developed space sensors for innovative earth applications: environment, energy, microbiology, animal reproduction and human health. In some cases its results have been patented and/or published in the most important scientific papers as Science. 

  • Raffaele Battaglia
  • Gianluca Ferrini
  • Marco Mauro
  • Glenda Torres Guizado

Raffaele Battaglia

I am an astrophysicist, co-founder of Novaetech Srl. After obtaining the aerospace engineering Ph.D.,  I have been involved in the development of mass sensors for planetary space missions and coordinated many research projects in the biomedical and biological fields. See more...

Gianluca Ferrini

I am an astrophysicist, co-founder of Novaetech Srl and expert in spectroscopy and analysis of extraterrestrial materials. After obtaining the aerospace engineering Ph.D., I collaborated in Novaetech S.r.l. with  LANDS Team for the analysis of cometary dust sample collected by space probe NASA Stardust. The results were published on Science magazine. I also collaborate with Berkeley University in order to develop a new  manipulation technique for microparticles. See more...

Marco Mauro

I am a physicist currently employed as Scientific Coordinator at Novaetech S.r.l. I have more than 4 years experience in design and development of analysis systems based on Micromechanical Sensors and Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM). Expertise: highly sensitive mass measurement., biosensors and gas sensors, enviromental monitoring, aerosol and PM (Particulate Matter) sensor, LABVIEW software developer. See more...

Glenda Torres Guizado

I'am Industrial Designer with experience in the design of electronic devices of medium complexity. I follow each project from concept through optimization, with special attention to ergonomics and ease in using the assembly of the product. Specializations: Development of synthetic products made with injection and rotational molding, thermoforming and 3D printing. Experience in design in thermoplastic composites. See more...

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