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Structure Department of Chemical Sciences
Telephone 0498275127
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector CHIM/02 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
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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.

Recent Publications

F. Bertorelle, M. Pinto, R. Zappon, R. Pilot, L. Litti, S. Fiameni, G. Conti, M. Gobbo, G. Toffoli, M. Colombatti, G. Fracasso and M. Meneghetti
Safe core-satellite magneto-plasmonic nanostructures for efficient targeting and photothermal treatment of tumor cells.
Nanoscale (2018) 10, 976–984.
DOI: 10.1039/c7nr07844g

Lucio Litti, Niccolò Rivato, Giulio Fracasso, Pietro Bontempi, Elena Nicolato, Pasquina Marzola, Alfonso Venzo, Marco Colombatti, Marina Gobbo and Moreno Meneghetti
A SERRS/MRI multimodal contrast agent based on naked Au nanoparticles functionalized with a Gd(III) loaded PEG polymer for tumor imaging and localized hyperthermia.
Nanoscale (2018) 10, 1272–1278.
DOI: 10.1039/c7nr07398d

Francesca Biscaglia, Senthilkumar Rajendran, Paolo Conflitti, Clara Benna,
Roberta Sommaggio, Lucio Litti, Simone Mocellin, Gianfranco Bocchinfuso,
Antonio Rosato, Antonio Palleschi, Donato Nitti, Marina Gobbo, and Moreno Meneghetti
Enhanced EGFR Targeting Activity of Plasmonic Nanostructures with Engineered GE11 Peptide
Adv. Healthcare Mater. (2017) 1700596.
DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201700596

Giorgia Sciutto, Silvia Prati, Irene Bonacini, Lucio Litti, Moreno Meneghetti, Rocco Mazzeo
A new integrated TLC/MU-ATR/SERS advanced approach for the identification of trace amounts of dyes in mixtures
Analytica Chimica Acta (2017) 991, 104 -112
DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2017.08.020

Marıa Isabel Lucıo, Roberta Opri, Marcella Pinto, Alessia Scarsi,
Jose L. G. Fierro, Moreno Meneghetti, Giulio Fracasso, Maurizio Prato, Ester Vazquez  and Maria Antonia Herrero
Targeted killing of prostate cancer cells using antibody–drug conjugated carbon nanohorns
J.Mater.Chem.B (2017) 5,8821--8832
DOI: 10.1039/c7tb02464a

Teresa Gattia, Enzo Menna, Moreno Meneghetti, Michele Maggini, Annamaria Petrozza, Francesco Lamberti
The Renaissance of fullerenes with perovskite solar cells.
Nano Energy (2017) 41, 84–100
DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.09.016

Francesco Lamberti, Lucio Litti, Michele De Bastiani, Roberto Sorrentino, Marina Gandini, Moreno Meneghetti and Annamaria Petrozza
High-Quality, Ligands-Free, Mixed-Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals Inks for Optoelectronic applications
Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 7, 1601703
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601703

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1174 COMMON SCO2045511 8 1st Year Second
SC2382 002PD SCP7081718 6 1st Year Second
SC1174 COMMON SCP3050267 6 2nd Year First
SC1163 COMMON SC01101276 8 3rd Year First