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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: +39 0382 987336

Location: Pavia

Fields of Interest and Expertise

-Inorganic nanochemistry: noble metal, covalent and coordination polymer nanoparticles

Coordination complexes in solutions, micelle-included, grafted on surfaces and nanoparticles

Antimicrobic materials based on inorganic nanoparticles

Photothermal materials based on inorganic nanoparticles

Inorganic nanoparticles for drug delivery and hyperthermal treatments

Biodegradable polymeric films for food (smart)packaging

Sensing of molecules with optical and electrochemical tools exploiting nanoparticles

Capture and disposal of inorganic nanoparticles


General and inorganic chemistry (for 1st year Chemistry Students)

Inorganic nanochemistry (for master degree in Chemistry students)

Nanomedicine (for PhD students)

Curriculum Vitae

1986: Degree in Chemistry at the University of Pavia. Thesis on tetraaza macrocycles with coordinating dangling arms (supervisor: Luigi Fabbrizzi)

1990: PhD in Chemistry at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, on low valent group 4 organometallic compounds (supervisor: Fausto Calderazzo)

1991: technical assistant, University of Pavia, Department of General Chemistry

1994: researcher, University of Pavia, Department of General Chemistry

2010: associate professor, University of Pavia, Department of Chemistry

2017- present: full professor, University of Pavia, Department of Chemistry

2018-2020: coordinator of the PhD in Chemical Science, Pharmaceutical Science and Industrial Innovation of the University of Pavia


2001: Medaglia Nasini prize from the Inorganic Division of the Italian Chemical Society, for the results in the inorganic supramolecular chemistry dedicated to sensors, molecular oriented movements and molecular devices



Prussian Blue nanoparticles: An FDA-approved substance that may quickly degrade at physiological pH

- Lavinia Rita Doveri - Dacarro G. - Yuri Antonio Diaz Fernandez - Razzetti M. - Taglietti A. - Chirico G. - Collini M. - Sorzabal-Bellido I. - Esparza M. - Ortiz-de-Solorzano C. - Urteaga X.M. - Chiara Milanese - Piersandro Pallavicini
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Pva films with mixed silver nanoparticles and gold nanostars for intrinsic and photothermal antibacterial action

- Grisoli P. - De Vita L. - Chiara Milanese - Taglietti A. - Yuri Antonio Diaz Fernandez - Bouzin M. - D’alfonso L. - Sironi L. - Rossi S. - Vigani B. - Sperandeo P. - Polissi A. - Piersandro Pallavicini

Increased antibacterial and antibiofilm properties of silver nanoparticles using silver fluoride as precursor

- Bertoglio F. - de Vita L. - D’Agostino A. - Yuri Antonio Diaz Fernandez - Falqui A. - Casu A. - Merli D. - Chiara Milanese - Rossi S. - Taglietti A. - Visai L. - Piersandro Pallavicini

Bulk surfaces coated with triangular silver nanoplates: Antibacterial action based on silver release and photo-thermal effect

- D’Agostino A. - Taglietti A. - Desando R. - Marcella Bini - Patrini M. - Dacarro G. - Cucca L. - Piersandro Pallavicini - Grisoli P.

Modular approach for bimodal antibacterial surfaces combining photo-switchable activity and sustained biocidal release

- Piersandro Pallavicini - Bassi B. - Chirico G. - Collini M. - Dacarro G. - Emiliano Fratini - Grisoli P. - Patrini M. - Sironi L. - Taglietti A. - Moritz M. - Sorzabal-Bellido I. - Susarrey-Arce A. - Latter E. - Beckett A.J. - Prior I.A. - Raval R. - Yuri Antonio Diaz Fernandez
Scientific Reports

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