Expertise

The lab is specialized in design, synthesis and characterization of molecules with pharmacological activities and polymers for electronics. The expertise range from chemical characterization to modeling and scientific visualization.

Modeling: we have experience in using and developing bioinformatics for data mining and chemical modeling. Among others, we successfully predicted and designed novel molecules acting as antimicrobial and anticancer compounds. A portion of the lab activities is devoted to collaborations with the center for nanomaterials Nanomates.

Synthesis:  we mainly perform syntheses of polymers, and our expertise range from the syntheses of different kind of monomers to the polymerization techniques, such as solution polycondensation, polyaddition, etc

Characterization: in our lab we perform the chemical physical characterization of our materials. The techniques used range from thermal analyses (DSC, TGA, DMA) to optical characterization (UV-Vis, Fluorescence), to structural analysis (IR, RX, NMR).

Scientific visualization: Long standing experience in scientific visualization with state-of-art viz tools like VTK, Avizo, Avs/Express, Curvis