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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 081 674 229

Location: Naples

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Amphiphilic Molecules

Supramolecular Aggregates


Nanoaggregates and Nanoparticles

Light Scattering Techniques

Neutron Scattering Techniques



Chimica Fisica I (LT Chimica Industriale, Università di Napoli “Federico II”)

Chimica Fisica dei Colloidi e delle Interfasi (LM Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Napoli “Federico II”)

Coordinatore della Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche, Università di Napoli “Federico II”.


Curriculum Vitae

1986: Degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II” (110 cum laude/110).

1986: Researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (California).

1988: Researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (California).

1990: PhD in Chemical Science at the University of Naples “Federico II”

1992: visiting professor at the Chemistry Department of the Texas Christian University (Texas)

1998 and 2000: “Research Associate” at the Chemistry Department of the Texas Christian University (Texas) doing studies about NASA projects.

1992-2001: Researcher at the Chemistry Department of University of Naples “Federico II”.

2001-2010: Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Naples “Federico II”.

2003: Visiting scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK).

2010-present: Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Naples “Federico II”.



Exploiting bioderived humic acids: A molecular combination with ZnO nanoparticles leads to nanostructured hybrid interfaces with enhanced pro-oxidant and antibacterial activity

- Venezia V. - Verrillo M. - Gallucci N. - Di Girolamo R. - Luciani G. - D'Errico G. - Luigi Paduano - Piccolo A. - Giuseppe Vitiello
Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering

Controlling the Adsorption of β-Glucosidase onto Wrinkled SiO2 Nanoparticles To Boost the Yield of Immobilization of an Efficient Biocatalyst

- Pota G. - Gallucci N. - Cavasso D. - Krauss I.R. - Giuseppe Vitiello - López-Gallego F. - Costantini A. - Luigi Paduano - Califano V.

The antimicrobial peptide Magainin-2 interacts with BamA impairing folding of E. coli membrane proteins

- Di Somma A. - Cané C. - Moretta A. - Illiano A. - Pinto G. - Cavasso D. - Amoresano A. - Luigi Paduano - Duilio A.
Frontiers in Chemistry

Rhamnolipid–SLES aqueous mixtures: From the molecular self-aggregation to the functional and ecotoxicological properties

- Esposito R. - Ingenito L. - Cavasso D. - Siciliano A. - Alfieri M.L. - Chiappisi L. - Fragneto G. - Ottaviani M.F. - Guida M. - Luigi Paduano - Gerardino D'Errico
Journal of Molecular Liquids

Shall We Tune? From Core-Shell to Cloud Type Nanostructures in Heparin/Silica Hybrids

- Pota G. - Giuseppe Vitiello - Venezia V. - Della Sala F. - Borzacchiello A. - Costantini A. - Luigi Paduano - Cavalcanti L.P. - Tescione F. - Silvestri B. - Luciani G.

Polysaccharide corona: The acetyl-rich envelope wraps the extracellular membrane vesicles and the cells of Shewanella vesiculosa providing adhesiveness

- Casillo A. - Di Guida R. - Cavasso D. - Stellavato A. - Rai D. - Yokoyama F. - Kamasaka K. - Kawamoto J. - Kurihara T. - Schiraldi C. - Kulkarni S. - Luigi Paduano - Corsaro M.M.
Carbohydrate Polymers

Role of EPS in mitigation of plant abiotic stress: The case of Methylobacterium extorquens PA1

- Vanacore A. - Forgione M.C. - Cavasso D. - Nguyen H.N.A. - Molinaro A. - Saenz J.P. - Gerardino D'Errico - Luigi Paduano - Marchetti R. - Silipo A.
Carbohydrate Polymers

In Memoriam: Dr. Joseph A. Rard (1945–2022)

- Palmer D. - Waghorne E. - Bendová M. - Luigi Paduano - Jacquemin J.
Journal of Solution Chemistry

Photodegradation of ibuprofen using CeO2nanostructured materials: Reaction kinetics, modeling, and thermodynamics

- Gallucci N. - Hmoudah M. - Martinez E. - El-Qanni A. - Di Serio M. - Luigi Paduano - Giuseppe Vitiello - Russo V.
Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering

Order vs. Disorder: Cholesterol and Omega-3 Phospholipids Determine Biomembrane Organization

- de Santis A. - Scoppola E. - Ottaviani M.F. - Koutsioubas A. - Barnsley L.C. - Luigi Paduano - D’errico G. - Irene Russo Krauss
International Journal of Molecular Sciences

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