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Dr. Raffaele Ricco

Adjunct Faculty
Bio-Nano Materials Science and Engineering
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  • PhD in Molecular Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry specialization, University of Padova, Italy
  • Hybrid materials
  • Nanoporous biocomposites
  • Bioactive surfaces and interfaces
  • Drug delivery
  • Theranostics
  • Lab on Chip and Point of Care devices
  • Soft robotics
  • AT84.02 – Fundamentals of Bionanotechnology
  • AT84.03 – Catalysis, Enzyme Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • AT84.05 – Colloids and Nanoparticles
  • AT84.06 – Biomimetics
  • Ricco, R.; Wied, P.; Nidetzky, B.; Amenitsch, H.; Falcaro, P. Magnetically Responsive Horseradish Peroxidase@ZIF-8 for Biocatalysis. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56 (43), 5775–5778.https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CC09358C
  • Poddar, A.; Conesa, J. J.; Liang, K.; Dhakal, S.; Reineck, P.; Bryant, G.; Pereiro, E.; Ricco, R.; Amenitsch, H.; Doonan, C.; Mulet, X.; Doherty, C. M.; Falcaro, P.; Shukla, R. Encapsulation, Visualization and Expression of Genes with Biomimetically Mineralized Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8). Small 2019, 15 (36), 1902268. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201902268
  • Ricco, R.; Liang, W.; Li, S.; Gassensmith, J. J.; Caruso, F.; Doonan, C.; Falcaro, P. Metal–Organic Frameworks for Cell and Virus Biology: A Perspective. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (1), 13–23. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b08056.
  • Liang, K.; Ricco, R.; Doherty, C. M.; Styles, M. J.; Bell, S.; Kirby, N.; Mudie, S.; Haylock, D.; Hill, A. J.; Doonan, C. J.; Falcaro, P. Biomimetic Mineralization of Metal-Organic Frameworks as Protective Coatings for Biomacromolecules. Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7240. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms8240.
  • Ricco, R.; Meneghello, A.; Enrichi, F. Signal Enhancement in DNA Microarray Using Dye Doped Silica Nanoparticles: Application to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Detection. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2011, 26 (5), 2761–2765. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2010.10.024.
  • Horizon 2020’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (EU project #748649 “MNEMONIC”), 2017-2019
  • TU Graz Research and Technology House Kompetitive Anschubfinanzierung, 2016
  • Proof-of-concept project “ANTHEM” from CSIRO Intelligent Processing Transformational Capability Platform, 2013

Nanomaterials and composites, Bioconjugation, Sol-gel synthesis, Functional nanoparticles, Sensing devices, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Biomolecules/materials interaction, Carbon nanostructures, Air and water purification, Surface modification, Enzyme, Immobilization, Drug delivery