Research Overview

We develop novel nanostructured materials for catalysis and nanomedical applications, all the while trying to understand the fundamental principles of (nano)material design and biofunctionalization. 

 

We use biological components and our knowledge of photochemistry to prepare light triggered, enzyme-inspired systems to be used as new generation of greener catalysts, but also help us deal with drug-resistant pathogens. 

 

Our hybrid materials can be employed as drug nanocarriers for ageing and cancer cells and as carriers of DNA vaccines as well as to design in vivo sensing probes.  

 

We collaborate with companies and are engaged in initiative such as Cambridge Global Challenges program to bring our ideas from lab to the end users always taking into account responsible innovation and sustainability.