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

Personal information

Position: Post-Doc


Phone: +39 055 4573063

Location: Florence

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Biologically relevant calcium phosphate nanostructures and biomimetic mineralization.

Magnesium phosphate-based cements for biomedical applications.

Clay/polymer nanocomposites.


Curriculum Vitae

2014: Bachelor Degree in Chemistry at University of Florence. Thesis title: “Mineralization of imogolite-reinforced macroporous gelatin hydrogels”.

2016: Master Degree in Chemical Sciences at University of Florence. Thesis title: “Physico-chemical characterization of gelatin and poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels”. Jun2016-Nov2016: CSGI fellowship “Partial or total replacement of surfactants by Janus Particles in detergent products”

Nov2016-present: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence. Title: “Biologically relevant phosphate-based nanostructures: interactions with Soft Matter and biomedical applications”



Effect of borax on the hydration and setting of magnesium phosphate cements

- Rita Gelli - Monica Tonelli - Martini F. - Calucci L. - Borsacchi S. - Francesca Ridi
Construction and Building Materials

Exploring the effect of Mg2+ substitution on amorphous calcium phosphate nanoparticles

- Rita Gelli - Briccolani-Bandini L. - Pagliai M. - Cardini G. - Francesca Ridi - Piero Baglioni
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Unravelling the Effect of Citrate on the Features and Biocompatibility of Magnesium Phosphate-Based Bone Cements

- Rita Gelli - Di Pompo G. - Graziani G. - Avnet S. - Baldini N. - Piero Baglioni - Francesca Ridi
ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering

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