Nanotechnology for a Safe and Sustainable use of Water Resources
We work on overcoming some of the most challenging issues in the water environment making responsible use of the great opportunities that nanotechnology offers.
- Nanotech-based sensors for water quality monitoring: we fully develop portable and/or remote biosensors for water biological and chemical contaminants.
- Nanotechnology for cleaner water: we design, fabricate and test nanomaterials for the selective capture of water contaminants and biotoxins; and micro/nanostructured surfaces to control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation.
- Environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials: we develop and carry out tests to evaluate nanomaterials’ modification, fate, bioaccumulation and ecotoxicity. We make special emphasis on implementing the safety-by-design concept to the in house produced nanomaterials and from collaborators.
A carboxyl-functionalized covalent organic polymer for the efficient adsorption of saxitoxin
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 2023
Correlative Light, Electron Microscopy and Raman Spectroscopy Workflow To Detect and Observe Microplastic Interactions with Whole Jellyfish
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 2023
Innovative Antibacterial, Photocatalytic, Titanium Dioxide Microstructured Surfaces Based on Bacterial Adhesion Enhancement
ACS APPLIED BIO MATERIALS, 2023
A novel portable label-free electrochemical immunosensor for ultrasensitive detection of Aeromonas salmonicida in aquaculture seawater
ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2022
Towards on-site detection of gluten-containing cereals with a portable and miniaturized prototype combining isothermal DNA amplification and naked eye detection
MICROCHEMICAL JOURNAL 183 (108115), 2022
Development of an optical sensor for the determination of perchlorate ions
2022 IEEE International Conference on Design & Test of Integrated Micro & Nano-Systems (DTS), 2022
Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Biosensors and Detection Methods
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 2022
Impurities in polyvinylpyrrolidone: the key factor in the synthesis of gold nanostars
Nanoscale Advances, 2022
Toxicity of oleate-based amino protic ionic liquids towards Escherichia coli, Danio rerio embryos and human skin cells
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 2022
Label-free SERS techniques in biomedical applications
SERS for Point-of-care and Clinical Applications (ELSEVIER), 2022
Plastics in our ocean as transdisciplinary challenge
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 2021
Acute ecotoxicity assessment of a covalent organic framework
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-NANO, 2021
Covalent organic framework as adsorbent for ultrasound-assisted dispersive (micro)solid phase extraction of polycyclic synthetic fragrances from seawater followed by fluorescent determination
ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 2021
Selection of Covalent Organic Framework Pore Functionalities for Differential Adsorption of Microcystin Toxin Analogues
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 2021
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A SERS-based 3D nanobiosensor: towards cell metabolite monitoring
MATERIALS ADVANCES, 2020
Efficient adsorption of endocrine-disrupting pesticides from water with a reusable magnetic covalent organic framework
MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 2020
Particle Surfaces to Study Macrophage Adherence, Migration, and Clearance
Advanced Functional Materials, 2020
A comparative study of silver nanoparticle dissolution under physiological conditions
NANOSCALE ADVANCES, 2020
Are TiO2 nanoparticles safe for photocatalysis in aqueous media?
NANOSCALE ADVANCES, 2020
Chapter 2. New techniques in environment monitoring.
Climate Change and Marine and Freshwater Toxins. De Gruyter, 2020
Gold Nanostars for the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens via Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Combined with Microfluidics
ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2019
Electrochemical Immunosensor for TNF alpha-Mediated Inflammatory Disease Screening
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2019
Nanoparticle administration method in cell culture alters particle-cell interaction
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2019
Tailoring Covalent Organic Frameworks To Capture Water Contaminants
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 2019
Biocompatibility and bioimaging potential of fruit-based carbon dots