Ph.D., University of Padova, 2006
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Material and Science Engineering, School of Engineering, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Synthesis and characterization of hybrid nanomaterials for new applications in the field of plasmonics and electronics. Preparation of bioconjugated nanomaterials for cell targeting, imaging and drug delivery, and for biodetection.
Biological Applications of Nanomaterials, Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering.
Memberships and Professional Service
Member of the Materials Research Society.
Academic Interests and Plans
My research focuses on the synthesis and the characterization of metallic nanoparticles of different size and shape, and their controlled assembly into one, two and three dimensions taking advantage of small molecules, polymers and biopolymers. I am interested into understanding the modification of the macroscopic properties of the material induced by the modification of one or more of the synthetic parameters. My goal is to produce hybrid nanomaterials with tailorable properties, to be applied in fields such as plasmonics and electronics.
A second research thrust I am focusing on is the development of
bioconjugated nanomaterials, that incorporate a metallic nanoparticle and biomolecules such as peptides, proteins, antibodies, oligonucleotides, or biocompatible polymers, to be used as drug delivery carriers and as tools for cell targeting, in vivo imaging and biosensing.