Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: +39 0957385091

Location: Catania

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Investigation of physico-chemical processes involved in biomolecules-surface interaction.

Study of ordered self-assembled mono- and multilayers based on molecular and supramolecular functional assemblies.

Secondary ion mass spectrometry and study of the related phenomena induced by ion-surface interaction.


Nanostrutture Organiche (University of Catania)

Chimica Fisica e Laboratorio (University of Catania)

Chimica Organica dei Materiali funzionali (University of Catania)

Chimica dei Materiali per l’Ambiente (University of Catania)


Curriculum Vitae

2003: Degree in Chemistry at the University of Catania

2003-2006: Ph.D in Chemistry at the University of Catania

2007-2009: Post.Doc at the Department of Chemistry, University of Catania

2009-2014: Project Specialisty, R&D at Ecocontrol Sud. S.r.l., Siracusa

2014 – present: Researcher at the Department of Chemistry, University of Catania



Beynon Prize “Best Paper published 2009-10”




Interfacial instability of liquid interphase improves molecular communication density

- Federico Calì - Antonino Licciardello - Alberto Torrisi - Giovanni Li Destri - Nunzio Tuccitto
NanoCom 2023 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication

Detection of a Nerve Agent Simulant by a Fluorescent Sensor Array

- Santonocito R. - Spina M. - Puglisi R. - Pappalardo A. - Nunzio Tuccitto - Trusso Sfrazzetto G.

Detection of plant pathogenic fungi by a fluorescent sensor array

- Santonocito R. - Parlascino R. - Cavallaro A. - Puglisi R. - Pappalardo A. - Aloi F. - Antonino Licciardello - Nunzio Tuccitto - Santa Olga Cacciola - Trusso Sfrazzetto G.
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical

Carbon dots as a versatile tool to monitor insulin aggregation

- Zingale G.A. - Distefano A. - Pandino I. - Nunzio Tuccitto - Oliveri V. - Gaeta M. - D’Urso A. - Arcoria A. - Grasso G.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

A novel SPR based method for measuring diffusion coefficients: From small molecules to supramolecular aggregates

- Zingale G.A. - Pandino I. - Distefano A. - Nunzio Tuccitto - Grasso G.
Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X

Smartphone-Based Dopamine Detection by Fluorescent Supramolecular Sensor

- Santonocito R. - Nunzio Tuccitto - Pappalardo A. - Trusso Sfrazzetto G.

Smartphone-Assisted Sensing of Trinitrotoluene by Optical Array

- Santonocito R. - Nunzio Tuccitto - Cantaro V. - Carbonaro A.B. - Pappalardo A. - Greco V. - Buccilli V. - Maida P. - Zavattaro D. - Sfuncia G. - Nicotra G. - MacCarrone G. - Gulino A. - Giuffrida A. - Trusso Sfrazzetto G.
ACS Omega

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