bring this page
with you
Structure Department of Chemical Sciences
Telephone 0498275127
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector CHIM/02 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
University telephone book  Show

Office hours
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, studio del Docente (chiedere in portineria del Dipartimento in via Marzolo 1) Il ricevimento avviene su prenotazione via e-mail all'indirizzo:
(updated on 27/06/2013 08:55)

Proposals for thesis
1. Sintesi di nanostrutture mediante la tecnica di ablazione laser in soluzione.
2. Studio e sintesi di nanostrutture plasmoniche per imaging cellulare mediante SERS (surface enhanced Raman scattering).
3. Studio e sintesi di nanostrutture superparamagnetiche ottenute con metodologie fisiche.
4. Sintesi e studio dell'accoppiamento di nanostrutture plasmoniche e magnetiche per sorting e imaging.
5. Sintesi e studio dell'accoppiamento di nanostrutture con molecole per targeting cellulare quali anticorpi e peptidi.
6. Sintesi e studio di nanostrutture per drug delivery.
7. Nanostrutture per targeting e imaging di leganti proteici nel campo dei beni culturali.

Curriculum Vitae
Moreno Meneghetti
Short Curriculum

Moreno Meneghetti is a full professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Padova in the Department of Chemical Sciences, since 2002. He is the head of the Nanostructures&Optics Laboratory.
Academic roles
President of the degree and master degree in Material Science of the University of Padova from 2009 to 2012, head of the previous Faculty of Science (UOI) from 2012 to 2013, delegate of the Rector for the accreditation of the degree courses of the University of Padova from 2012 to 2015 and member of the University of Padova Committee for the quality of teaching in the same period. He was member of the National Commission for the academic professor qualification of the area SC 03/A2 (Physical Chemistry) from 2012 to 2014.
Teaching activity
He gives lectures in Physical Chemistry and in particular in Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Non linear optical properties of materials, and Models for nanostructured materials in the degree courses of Material Science for students of material science, physics and chemistry.
Research activity
His research was dedicated to the linear and non-linear spectroscopy of molecules and organic solids, in particular of those solids which are good semiconductors and unconventional superconductors, looking at transitions in which phonons are involved. He developed optical spectroscopic experiments using for example Raman scattering and reflectance at cryogenic temperatures. He has also contributed to innovative theoretical approaches to study parametric Hamiltonians, which explain the optical properties and the electron-phonon interactions of the low dimensional studied systems. He also studied the non linear optical properties of molecules and in particular their excited state multiphoton absorptions, exploiting high energy single pulse excitations in preresonance with electronic excitations for obtaining two photon excited state absorptions from excited singlet and triplet states. Population dynamics of the excited states were used for explaining non linear transmission measurements. He is now interested in the properties of nanostructured systems with particular attention to the properties of materials containing metal and superparamagnetic nanoparticles, nanotubes and graphenes also for defining models for their optical properties. He developed, in a pioneering work, a green chemistry approach for the synthesis of nanoparticles using ablation of bulk materials under solvents for the production of clean nanoparticles without stabilizing molecules. He is developing strategies within the nanomedicine field, for the synthesis of multivalence nanostructures and their functionalization with targeting molecules (antibodies, peptides) and for studying the interaction of the nanostructures with living cells, in vitro and in vivo.
He is author of about one hundred and seventy scientific papers with an H-index of 37. He is member of the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Material Research Society and Società Chimica Italiana, Physical Chemistry Division.

Research areas
Materiali nanostrutturati per applicazioni fotoniche.

Ottica lineare e non lineare di materiali molecolari e nanostrutturati.

Ingegnerizzazione di materiali nanostrutturati per applicazioni biomediche.

Modellizzazione di sistemi di elettroni fortemente correlati in strutture a bassa dimensionalità.

Pubblicazioni più recenti

Vincenzo Amendola and Moreno Meneghetti, What controls the composition and the structure of nanomaterials generated by laser ablation in liquid solution?
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., (2013) 15, 3027-3046, Perspective

Moreno Meneghetti, Alessia Scarsi, Lucio Litti, Gabriele Marcolongo, Vincenzo Amendola, Marina Gobbo, Marzia Di Chio, Anita Boscaini, Giulio Fracasso, and Marco Colombatti
Plasmonic Nanostructures for SERRS Multiplexed Identification of Tumor-Associated Antigens
Small, (2012) 8, 3733-3738.

Vincenzo Amendola and Moreno Meneghetti
Advances in self-healing optical materials
Journal of Materials Chemistry, (2012) 22, 24501-24508. Highlight.

V. Amendola and M. Meneghetti
Exploring How to Increase the Brightness of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Nanolabels: The Effect of the Raman-Active Molecules and of the Label Size
Ad. Func. Mat. (2012) 22, 353.

Alvise Parma, Isidora Freris, Pietro Riello, Davide Cristofori, Cesar de Julian Fernandez, Vincenzo Amendola, Moreno Meneghetti and Alvise Benedetti
Structural and magnetic properties of mesoporous SiO2 nanoparticles impregnated with iron oxide or cobalt-iron oxide nanocrystals
Journal of Materials Chemistry, (2012) 22, 19276-19288.

Antonio Nunes, Cyrill Bussy, Lisa Gherardini, Moreno Meneghetti, Maria Antonia Herrero, Alberto Bianco, Maurizio Prato, Tommaso Pizzorusso, Khuloud T Al-Jamal & Kostas Kostarelos
In vivo degradation of functionalized carbon nanotubes after stereotactic administration in the brain cortex
Nanomedicine (2012) 7, 10, 1485-1494.

Calogero Sciascia, Rossella Castagna, Maria Dekermenjian, Richard Martel, Ajay R. Srimath Kandada, Fabio Di Fonzo, Andrea Bianco, Chiara Bertarelli, Moreno Meneghetti, and Guglielmo Lanzani
Light-Controlled Resistance Modulation in a Photochromic Diarylethene−Carbon Nanotube Blend.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (2012) 116, 19483-19489.

J. Alfonsi,M. Meneghetti
Fluorescence dynamics and fine structure of dark excitons in semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes
Journal of Physics, Condensed matter, (2012) 24, 255501.

J. Alfonsi,M. Meneghetti
Excitonic properties of armchair graphene nanoribbons from exact diagonalization of the Hubbard model
New Journal of Physics, (2012) 14, 053057.

Guerra,M. A. Herrero,B. Carrion,F. C. Perez-Martinez,M. Lucio,N. Rubio,M. Meneghetti,M. Prato,V. Cena,E. Vazquez
Carbon nanohorns functionalized with polyamidoamine dendrimers as efficient biocarrier materials for gene therapy
Carbon, (2012) 50, 2832 – 2844.

A. Mardegan,P. Scopece,F. Lamberti,M. Meneghetti,L. M. Moretto,P. Ugo
Electroanalysis of Trace Inorganic Arsenic with Gold Nanoelectrode Ensembles
Electroanalysis (2012) 4, 798-806.

V. Amendola, S. Polizzi, M. Meneghetti
Laser Ablation Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Embedded in Graphitic Carbon Matrix
Science of advanced materials, (2012) 4, 497 – 500.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
Current A.Y. 2017/18
8 1st Year Second
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year First
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16
Current A.Y. 2017/18
8 3rd Year First