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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff



Location: Bari

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Flow behaviour of complex fluids.

Physical chemistry characterization of soft matter.

Colloidal nature of soil organic matter.

Smart material for biological and pharmaceutical applications.

Cellulose dissolution and structural characterization.

Polymer-surfactant interactions.

Research and innovation in food science.

Lyotropic phase behaviour of amphiphiles.

Bituminous materials and additives.



Curriculum Vitae

2009-2011: Ph.D., Mesophases and Mesomorphic materials    at the Bernardino Telesio - School of Science and Technique, University of Calabria, Italy on “Mesophases: Structural modifications induced by shear”.

2012-2013: Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Informatics, Modelling, Electronics and Systems Engineering – University of Calabria – Pietro Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy on “Fundamental rheological analysis and innovative methods to relate rheological behaviors with structural parameters - PON01_01409 2007/2013 – SAFEMEAT (agro-alimentary field)”.

2014-2015: ost-doctoral Researcher at the Department and Chemistry and Chemical Technology – University of Calabria – Pietro Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy on “Application of shear-induced structures and their formation mechanism -  POR (Regional Operative Program) Calabria – FSE 2007/2013 – ARUE.

2015-2016: Contract Researcher at the Physical Chemistry Division – Department of Chemistry – Lund University, Lund, Sweden on “Mechanism of Cellulose dissolution in alkaline solvents”.

2016-2018: Researcher at the MEMEG unit – Department of Biology  – Lund University, Lund, Sweden on “Soil Carbon Sequestration: Scattering analysis of dissolved organic matter”.

2018-present: Research fellow "tenure-track" (RTD b) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Bari Aldo Moro.


2013: ELSEVIER BEST POSTER PRIZE - European Colloid and Interface Society 2013 Sofia (Bulgaria)

2011: ELSEVIER BEST POSTER PRICE - European Colloid and Interface Society 2011 Berlin (Germany)



Optimum formulation conditions for cationic surfactants via rheo-titration in turbulent regime

- Schirone D. - Luigi Gentile - Olsson U. - Gerardo Palazzo
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Biobased Approach for Synthesis of Polymers and Sustainable Formulation of Industrial Hardeners

- Veronico L. - Andriani M. - Casiello M. - Cotugno P. - Fusco C. - Luigi Gentile - Monopoli A. - D’Accolti L.

A selective cellulose/hemicellulose green solvents extraction from buckwheat chaff

- Caputo D. - Fusco C. - Angelo Nacci - Gerardo Palazzo - Sergio Murgia - D'Accolti L. - Luigi Gentile
Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications

Secretion of iron(III)-reducing metabolites during protein acquisition by the ectomycorrhizal fungus paxillus involutus

- Shah F. - Gressler M. - Nehzati S. - De Beeck M.O. - Luigi Gentile - Hoffmeister D. - Persson P. - Tunlid A.

Arrested dynamics in a model peptide hydrogel system

- Rüter A. - Kuczera S. - Luigi Gentile - Olsson U.
Soft Matter

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