Nadia Licciardello

Nadia Licciardello
University of Catania | UNICT · Department of Drug and Health Sciences

Ph.D. in Chemistry

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Introduction
Nadia Licciardello currently works in the Photochemistry Lab of the Department of Drug and Health Sciences, University of Catania, Italy. Nadia performs research in Chemistry of Materials, Nanotechnology, Surface functionalization, Biological and Environmental applications of nanomaterials. She also performs teaching activities in Inorganic Chemistry.
Additional affiliations
June 2019 - December 2021
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2017 - June 2019
Technische Universität Dresden
Position
  • Group Leader
Description
  • I was leading a group of 6 people performing research in Nanotechnology for Environmental and Human Health Applications; I was also holding the course of "Applied Nanotechnology 1: Environmental Nanotechnology" for Master students and PhD students.
April 2017 - September 2017
Technische Universität Dresden
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I was giving lectures to Master students and PhD students about "Applied Nanotechnology 1: Environmental Nanotechnology" in the summer semester at TU Dresden. I was also performing research in the field of biosensors and microfluidics.
Education
September 2012 - October 2015
University of Strasbourg
Field of study
  • Chemistry
November 2011 - August 2012
University of Münster
Field of study
  • Chemistry
October 2009 - July 2011
University of Catania
Field of study
  • Chemistry of Materials

Publications

Publications (13)
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The photocatalytic approach is known to be one of the most promising advanced oxidation processes for the tertiary treatment of polluted water. In this paper, β-NaYF4/TiO2 composite films have been synthetized through a novel sol–gel/spin-coating approach using a mixture of β-diketonate complexes of Na and Y, and Yb3+, Tm3+, Gd3+, Eu3+ as doping io...
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Adsorption and advanced oxidation processes, especially photocatalysis, are amongst the most common water treatment methodologies. Unfortunately, using each of these techniques independently does not fully eliminate the pollutants of diverse nature, which are present in wastewater. Here, an avenue for multifunctional materials for water treatment i...
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Dipyridamole is currently used as a medication that inhibits blood clot formation and it is also investigated in the context of neurodegenerative and other amyloid related diseases. Here, we propose this molecule as a new diagnostic tool to follow the aggregation properties of three different amyloidogenic proteins tested (insulin, amylin and amylo...
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Ag nanoparticles decorated-TiO 2 P25 are a viable alternative for the degradation, through a rutile-mediated mechanism, of fluoroquinolone-based antibiotics under visible light irradiation and, at the same time, for bacteria inactivation in water.
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In modern dentistry, various techniques are being used to enhance longevity of a tooth implant. Among the most attractive solutions to promote the long-term stability of a dental implant, is the application of a protective coating on selected parts of the assembly. In this paper, the use of 3-(glycidyloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane and tetraethyl ortho...
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Small molecules with no or little charge are considered to have minimal impact on signals measured by field effect transistor (FET) sensors. This fact typically excludes steroids from the family of analytes, detected by FETs. We present a portable multiplexed platform based on an array of nanowire sensors for label-free monitoring of daytime levels...
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Ciprofloxacin (CIP) is a broad spectrum synthetic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone group frequently detected in hospital wastewater, sewage treatment plant effluent, and surface water. The current study investigates the CIP photocatalytic degradation at nano-ZnO synthesized by a novel large-scale and environmentally friendly electrochemical method...
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In the majority of photocatalytic applications, the photocatalyst is dispersed as a suspension of nanoparticles. The suspension provides a higher surface for the photocatalytic reaction in respect to immobilized photocatalysts. However, this implies that recovery of the particles by filtration or centrifugation is needed to collect and regenerate t...
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Bimodal systems for nuclear and optical imaging are currently being intensively investigated due to their comparable detection sensitivity and complementary information they provide. In this perspective, we have implemented both modalities on biocompatible ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles (Si NPs). Such nanoparticles are particularly interesting si...
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Ultrasmall clearable nanoparticles possess enormous potential as cancer imaging agents. In particular, biocompatible silicon nanoparticles (Si NPs) and carbon quantum dots (CQDs) hold great potential in this regard. Their facile surface functionalization easily allows the introduction of different labels for in vivo imaging. However, to date, a tho...
Thesis
This thesis focuses on the synthesis, characterization, functionalization and in vitro and in vivo investigation of different kinds of ultrasmall nanoparticles (silicon nanoparticles: Si NPs; carbon dots: CQDs; silica-coated cobalt NPs: Co@SiO2 NPs) which exhibit luminescence or magnetic properties and can be functionalized through covalent bonds....
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Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) has been applied to the fabrication of BiFeO3 films undoped and doped with Ba or Ti on SrTiO3 (100) and YSZ (100) substrates. The films have been deposited using a multi-metal source, consisting of the Bi(phenyl)3, Fe(tmhd)3 and Ba(hfa)2·tetraglyme or Ti(tmhd)2(O-iPr)2 (phenyl = −C6H5, H-tmhd = 2,2,6,...

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