Laboratory for Molecular Surfaces and Nanotechnology


Prof. Giovanni Marletta


President of the Physical Chemistry Division of Italian Society of Chemistry (SCI)

President of the National Interuniversity Consortium for the Study of Large Interface Systems (CSGI)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry


The main research areas:

- Radiation-Matter Interactions (keV-MeV ions in polymers) (1981 – 2002)

- Interaction of biological systems with synthetic surfaces (1996 – present)

- Nanotechnology, molecular surfaces and thin films (1999 – present)

email: gmarletta@unict.it
Telefono: 0039-0957385130


Recent pubblications

Russo, P., Nasti, G., Coppola, S., Gentile, G., Tuccitto, N., Li-Destri, G., Marletta, G., Ferraro, P.
Single fibres of pyro-electrospinned PVDF-HFP/MWCNT unveal high electrical conductivity
(2018) Polymer, 159, pp. 157-161.


Forte, G., Messina, G.M.L., Zamuner, A., Dettin, M., Grassi, A., Marletta, G.
Surface-driven first-step events of nanoscale self-assembly for molecular peptide fibers: An experimental and theoretical study
(2018) Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 168, pp. 148-155.


Messina, G.M.L., Bocchinfuso, G., Giamblanco, N., Mazzuca, C., Palleschi, A., Marletta, G.
Orienting proteins by nanostructured surfaces: Evidence of a curvature-driven geometrical resonance
(2018) Nanoscale, 10 (16), pp. 7544-7554

Faculty

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry since 1994, currently at University of Catania. The research interests span from Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces to Biosurfaces, Nanotechnology, with a special focus on Nanostructured Biosurfaces, Radiation-Surfaces Interactions and Surface Engineering with particle beams. G. Marletta is author or co-author of more than 190 papers published in international Journals (about 3,300 citations – December 2018), and has given more than 90 Invited Lectures at International Conferences and Workshops in the last 15 years. G.Marletta is or has been Member of several International Conferences Committees in the area of Biological Surfaces and Nanotechnology, Radiation effect in Matter. Member of the Editorial Boards or the Advisory Board of Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials (Wichtig, Italy). Past–member: J. of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) (RSC, UK, 2002-2005); J.of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics (JABB, Switzerland, 2001-2014); J. Applied Physics/Applied Physics Letters (American Physical Society, USA, 2003-2006), J. Adhesion Science and Technology (JAST) (2005-2008); Advanced Biomaterial in Advanced Engineering Materials (Wiley, 2008-2011).

Currently G.Marletta is President of the Physical Chemistry Division of Italian Society of Chemistry (SCI), President of the National Interuniversity Consortium for the Study of Large Interface Systems (CSGI) (2006-present, Italy), member of the Steering Committee of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the European Chemical Division (EuChemS), Coordinator of the Laboratory for Molecular Surfaces and Nanotechnology (2002-present, Catania, Italy) and, since 2004, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
G.Marletta has been President of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS, 2000-2003), and then member of the Executive Committee and Senate of the European Materials Research Society (2004-today); Director of the Targeted Program “Special Materials for Advanced Technologies II” (CNR - 2002-2005); Member of the UE Expert Advisory Group for “Nanotechnology, Knowledge-based materials, Innovative Processes”, 6th Framework Plan ( 2002-2006), President of the “Sicilian District of Micro and Nanosystems” (2008-2012).

G.Marletta has been Coordinator or Partner of several Italian National Programs as well as European Research Projects in the fields of Biosurfaces and Surface Engineering and he served in many International Peer Review Boards for Research Programme evaluation, including the National Committee for Chemical Sciences of CNR, Italy, 1988-1994, the European Committee for COST-Chemistry, D-5 Action: “Surface and Interface Chemistry” (1991-1997); the Scientific Board of GANIL, Section of “Physique de la Matière Condensée” (1995- 2000); the Evaluation Panels of SRSIM-CEA – Saclay, France (1997-1998) and LSI-CEA-CNRS – Palaiseau, France (1999-2000); the Monitoring panel for MELARI-NID Program (IST Program, EU, Bruxelles 2001); the Peer Review Panel of the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK, 2003 – 2005); the Review Panel for the NEST Program (UE, IST priority, 6th FP, 2003). He has also been member of the Scientific Board of about 15 Italian Research Bodies.