- Greta Bergamaschi was born in Milano in 1983. She studied chemistry in Pavia, where in 2014 obtained her PhD degree, with a doctoral thesis titled “Anion recognition and sensing with urea-based receptors and azacryptands “. She spent research periods in Germany (Department of Chemistry, TUM, Munich) and Switzerland (EPFL, Lausanne and UZH, Zurich).From November 2016 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Politecnico di Milano. She received the Fernando Pulidori Award 2013 (6th edition) conferred by The European Group of Thermodynamics of Metal Complex (ISMEC 2013) to a young researcher author of an original paper. Her research interests are focused on supramolecular chemistry and molecular recognition.
Andrea Pizzi is postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Supramolecular BioNano materials (SupraBioNanoLab) in Politecnico di Milano. He obtained a MS in Industrial and Managerial Chemistry (2011) from the University of Milan and then he had an experience in a pharmaceutical industry in the quality assurance department. He obtained the PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 2017 from Politecnico di Milano. During the PhD he worked on the European Research Council project “FOLDHALO – Folding with Halogen Bonding”. During the PhD he was visiting student at VTT- Technical Research centre of Finland, in Helsinki. His scientific interest deals with protein crystallography and the development of self-assembled biomaterials modified with halogen atoms.
- Luca Catalano was born in Milan in 1989. He received his MSc. in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials from University of Bologna in 2013 and his PhD from Politecnico di Milano in 2017 under the supervision of Pierangelo Metrangolo. He is now ERC postdoctoral fellow in Politecnico di Milano. His research interests focus on the design, synthesis and characterization of solid-state supramolecular systems for the development of new functional materials.
- Vijith Kumar acquired both Bachelor and Master degree in chemistry from the University of Mangalore (India). Later he worked as a research assistant with Prof. T.N Guru Row at the department of Solid State Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 2017 Kumar received his PhD in organic supramolecular chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Resnati and Prof. Pierangelo Metrangolo at the department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. In this tenure he also worked in Prof. Makoto Fujita group at the University of Tokyo as a visiting PhD student. From February 2017, he is working as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Pierangelo Metrangolo’s group and his current research focuses on the metal directed self-assembly to develop the chemistry of isolated confined nano-space.
- Daniele Maiolo, is postdoctoral fellow at the Suprabionano Lab since 2014. He obtained a MS in Industrial Biotechnology (2008) from the University of Bologna and then a PhD in Technology for Health (2013) from the University of Brescia. During the PhD he was visiting student (2011-2012) at Center for Bionano Interaction of the University College of Dublin. He was also postdoctoral fellowship at the Chemistry for Technology lab (2013) of the University of Brescia and visiting scientist (2013) at the CSGI, University of Florence.Daniele works at the interface between biology, chemistry and nanoscience. His scientific interest deals with the development and study of self assembled (bio)materials and their interface working mainly on two topics: (1) protein stabilized supraparticles and their bionano interface and (2) halogenated peptides as a platform for understanding amyloidogenic diseases.
- Isabel received her BS in chemistry (2009) and the MSc in Chemical Technology (2011) from the University of Coahuila, Mexico. She obtained the PhD in Sciences and Chemical Technologies in 2016 from University of Genova, Italy. In the past, she worked at the Department of Advanced Materials of the Research Center for Applied Chemistry in Coahuila, Mexico, where she conducted studies investigating of plasmon-enhanced photovoltaics applications. Her research interests include the synthesis and characterization of photoactive and fluorinated organic compounds and their nanoscale materials for biomedical and technological applications.
Giulia Neri obtained Masters Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies in 2013, and the PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2017, both at the University of Messina working in the field of organic and material chemistry. In particular, her research interests was focused on the development of new nanobioteranostic drug-delivery systems based on the carbon nanomaterials. She has also been a visiting PhD at the National Physical Laboratory (London, UK), working on the development of peptide-based self-assembly systems for gene-delivery.
Presently, she is research fellow at Politecnico di Milano working on the development of new fluorinated polymers, in partnership with Solvay Group.