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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 055 457-3010

Location: Florence

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Macromolecular self-assembly (polypseudorotaxanes).

Host-guest inclusion compounds.

Biocompatible surfactants and their aggregates.

Specific ion effects (Hofmeister series).


Fluorocarbons and fluorinated materials.

Phase separation in micellar dispersions.

Textile chemistry.



Laboratorio di Chimica Fisica II (LT Chimica, Univ. Firenze)

Chimica Fsica delle Formulazioni (LM Scienze Chimiche, Univ. Firenze)

Chimica Fisica Ambientale (LM Scienze Chimiche, Univ. Firenze)

Chimica Fisica Applicata con Laboratorio (LT Tecnologie Chimiche, Univ. Firenze)


Curriculum Vitae

Nov 1986: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Florence (110 cum laude/110). Thesis title: "New approach for the synthesis of dibenzyl-butirolactone lignans".

1987-1988: Eniricerche fellowship on "Vesicles and Monolayers".

1989-1992: PhD in Chemical Sciences (curriculum in Physical Chemistry of Interfaces) at the University of Florence. Title: "Solvent Effect on Aggregated Systems". Advisor: Prof. G. Gabrielli (University of Florence); co-advisor: Prof. S.H. Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

1989-1996: Studies and research activity at: MIT: Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; MIT: Center for Material Science and Engineering; MIT, Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL, USA); Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton-Long Island, NY, USA);    RISØ National Laboratory in Roskilde (Denmark); Laboratoire Léon Brillouin in Saclay (France);    Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin (Germany); Australian National University.

1994-1995: Research Scholar at the Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida (Tampa, USA).

1998-2011: Researcher at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2011-present: Associate Professor at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence



Glycerol carbonate structuring in aqueous solutions as inferred from mutual diffusion coefficient, density and viscosity measurements in the temperature range 283.15–313.15 K

- Valletti N. - Mert Acar - Cucciniello R. - Magrini C. - Budroni M.A. - Tatini D. - Proto A. - Marchettini N. - Pierandrea Lo Nostro - Rossi F.
Journal of Molecular Liquids

Morphologies and Structure of Brain Lipid Membrane Dispersions

- Alfredsson V. - Pierandrea Lo Nostro - Barry William Ninham - Nylander T.
Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

Hofmeister Effect in Self-Organized Chemical Systems

- Budroni M.A. - Rossi F. - Marchettini N. - Wodlei F. - Pierandrea Lo Nostro - Rustici M.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Preparation and Characterization of Ascosome Vesicles Loaded with Khellin

- Risaliti L. - Moira Ambrosi - Calamante M. - Bergonzi M.C. - Pierandrea Lo Nostro - Bilia A.R.
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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