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Grimaldi
Natascia

PhD

Contact Data

Phone: + 34 935 801 853
Ext: 383
Fax: + 34 935 805 729
E-mail: [javascript protected email address]
Dep: Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials

Bio

After receiving her PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering in 2014, Natascia Grimaldi has conducted her first postdoctoral activity at the University of Palermo, working on radiation chemistry as “elective” large-scale manufacturing process for nanogels formation. Her earlier Research Activities have been carried out between the University of Palermo, Dept. of Chem. Eng. and the National Research Council, Institute of Biophysics. She had also joined Dr Al-Sheikhly group at the University of Maryland (USA), working among three different Institutes (University of Maryland, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Brookhaven National Laboratory). In 2015, she moved to the start-up Nanomol Technologies SA, in the frame of the Marie Curie Grant "Nano2Fun", developing a semi-continuous compressed fluid-based pilot-plant for lipid-based nanoparticles production. Currently, she is a PostDoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), under the supevision of Dr N. Ventosa.

Research interest

She is focused on green and sustainable compressed fluid technologies for chemical processes and large scale production of nanomaterials. She is involved in (i) design & production of bio-hybrid, engineered functional nanomaterials for drug and gene delivery; (ii) CO2-based process for nanomaterials manufacturing at large-scale; (iii) study of a new class of CO2-based-surfactant-free, pressure responsive nanostructure media for high-added value particulate material production. 

 

University Degrees

2006-2009 BD in Chemical Engineering (3 years course); University of Palermo, Italy
Final examination grade: 110/110 with accreditation.

 

2009-2010 MD in Chemical Engineering (2 years course); University of Palermo, Italy
Final dissertation on: “Polymeric Nanocarriers for intracellular transport of oligonucleotides'.
Final examination grade: 110/110 with accreditation.

Doctorate, University and Year:

2011-2014 PhD student in Chemical and Materials Engineering. University of Palermo, Italy
Thesis: Polymeric and bio-hybrid nanovectors for drug-delivery and imaging devices.
Advisor: Dr C. Dispenza, University of Palermo, Italy
Co-Advisor: Dr M. Al-Sheikhly, University of Maryland, USA

Specialities

 Lab experties: Polymer Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Dynamic Light Scattering Technique, Static Light Scattering Technique, Nano Tracking Analisys, Zeta-potential Technique, FT-IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, Fluorimetric Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Gel filtration Chromatography, Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation, Linear Accelerator Operator, Pulse Radiolysis, AFM liquid and air, Cryo-TEM. Lab expert in: Polymer Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Dynamic Light Scattering Technique, Static Light Scattering Technique, Nano Tracking Analisys, Zeta-potential Technique, FT-IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, Fluorimetric Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Gel filtration Chromatography, Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation, Linear Accelerator Operator, Pulse Radiolysis, AFM liquid and air, Cryo-TEM, SANS & SAXS.

Awards

Award as Young Investigator speaker at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on “Radiation Chemistry: Radiation Driven Processes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Industry” to be held at Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hampshire, USA, during the week of July 13 – 18, 2014

Best PhD Disertation Award- Convegno Nazionale dell'Associazione di Chimica per Ingegneria. AICIng2014.

PostDoc in the frame of Nano2fun- Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)- FP7-Marie Curie Actions-ER №2 "Organic nanoparticles (ONPs) production using compressed fluid: scale-up of exiting lab-scale plant"

Indicators

Number Articles: 16
Number Citations: 95
Hfactor: 7
 
 
 
 

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