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

Giuseppe Brancato

Permanent Staff @ Pisa - Scuola Normale Superiore

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 050 509-134

Location: Pisa - Scuola Normale Superiore

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Development of new methodologies and algorithms for molecular dynamics simulations.

Theoretical/computational study of complex biomolecular systems.

Theoretical study of thermodynamic and statistical mechanical properties of molecular liquids.

Theoretical study of self-assembly processes in solution and upon surfaces.

Rational design of optical and magnetic biosensors for imaging and molecular recognition.

Development of computational chemistry software tools.



Introduzione alla Meccanica Quantistica e Statistica (Chimica, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Modellistica Computazionale di Bio e Nanosistemi (Chimica, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)


Curriculum Vitae

1999: Degree in Chemistry at the University of Bologna. Supervisor: Prof. F. Zerbetto

1999-2003: PhD in Chemistry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Supervisors: Prof. A. Di Nola and Dr. A. Amadei.

2002-2003: Post-doc at the New York University, New York - NY, USA, in the group of Prof. Mark E. Tuckerman.

2004-2008: Post-doc at the University of Naples “Federico II” in the group of prof. Vincenzo Barone, Università “Federico II”, Napoli.

2008-2009: Post-doc at the University of Naples “Federico II”, in the group of prof. Ettore Novellino, Università “Federico II”, Napoli.

2009-2011: Post-doc at the Italian Institute of Technology IIT@NEST Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, Pisa.

2011-present: Research fellow, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.




Stochastic Model of Solvent Exchange in the First Coordination Shell of Aqua Ions

- Sagresti L. - Peri L. - Ceccarelli G. - Giuseppe Brancato
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

One-step functionalization of mildly and strongly reduced graphene oxide with maleimide: An experimental and theoretical investigation of the Diels-Alder [4+2] cycloaddition reaction

- Ferretti A. - Sinha S. - Sagresti L. - Araya-Hermosilla E. - Prato M. - Mattoli V. - Pucci A. - Giuseppe Brancato
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Probing Liquid-Ordered and Disordered Phases in Lipid Model Membranes: A Combined Theoretical and Spectroscopic Study of a Fluorescent Molecular Rotor

- Del Frate G. - Macchiagodena M. - Akhunzada M.J. - D’Autilia F. - Catte A. - Bhattacharjee N. - Vincenzo Barone - Cardarelli F. - Giuseppe Brancato
Journal of Physical Chemistry B

8-hydroxyquinoline-2-carboxylic acid as possible molybdophore: A multi-technique approach to define its chemical speciation, coordination and sequestering ability in aqueous solution

- Arena K. - Giuseppe Brancato - Cacciola F. - Crea F. - Cataldo S. - De Stefano C. - Gama S. - Lando G. - Milea D. - Mondello L. - Pettignano A. - Plass W. - Sammartano S.

Enabling Racemization of Axially Chiral Subphthalocyanine-Tetracyanobutadiene-Aniline Enantiomers by Triplet State Photogeneration

- Lavarda G. - Bhattacharjee N. - Giuseppe Brancato - Torres T. - Bottari G.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

In silico investigation of the interaction between the voltage-gated potassium channel Kv4.3 and its auxiliary protein KChIP1

- Catte A. - Ferbel L. - Bhattacharjee N. - Jan Akhunzada M. - D'Agostino T. - Giuseppe Brancato
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Leveraging Fluorescent Emission to Unitary Yield: Dimerization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

- Miletić T. - Biot N. - Demitri N. - Giuseppe Brancato - Kariuki B.M. - Bonifazi D.
Helvetica Chimica Acta

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