Melucci Manuela

Position: 
Researcher
e-mail: 
Office telephone : 
+39 051 639 8271
Building: 
Isof 12
Floor: 
1
Office number: 
318
Research Unit: 
Advanced Materials
Group: 
Researchers
Biography: 

Manuela Melucci
Research Scientist at ISOF-CNR (Bologna, Italy), Ph.D. in Chemistry (2005, Alma Mater Studiorum). Leader of the group of Synthesis of Advanced Materials @ISOF. Main research interests are the design and synthesis of functional organic materials for organic optoelectronics and the tailoring of graphene composites for water purification and biomedical filtration applications. Coordinator of EU Projects GO-FOR-WATER and GRAPHIL. PI of National projects (Nano-Carbo-Cat, MEDFil, MEDAIR) and Scientific manager of several industrial research contracts (i.e. Mister Smart Innovation scrl, Medica SpA, Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions SpA, Hera SpA). Author of over 90 papers (perspectives, review, book chapters, H-index 27 WoS) and inventor of over 10 family of patents on optoelectronic materials and porous composites in partnerships with leading industries in those fields.

Research Group members:
A. Bianchi (Res.Fellow), C. Bettini (Tech.Ass.), L. Favaretto (Tech.Ass.), S. Mantovani (Res.Fellow), S. Khaliha (Res.Fellow), M. Zambianchi (Tech.Ass.)

Ongoing Projects
1) Graphene Flagship Core 3, Spearhead project,
Graphene Enhanced filters for water purification (GRAPHIL)
https://graphene-flagship.eu/innovation/spearheads/c3-sh01-graphil/
2) FLAG ERA III JTC Project Graphene cOmposites FOR advanced drinking WATER treatment (GO-FOR-WATER)
https://www.flagera.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FLAG-ERA_JTC2019_GRA-ARI_GO-FOR-WATER.pdf
3) Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale PRIN [2019-2022]
New Approaches in Nanocarbo-catalysis for organic transformations (Nano-Carbo-Cat)
https://chimica.unibo.it/it/ricerca/progetti-di-ricerca/progetti-nazionali/nanocarbocat
4) Progetti di ricerca industriale strategica rivolti agli ambiti prioritari della strategia di specializzazione intelligente” (DGR 986/2018) all’interno del POR-FESR EMILIA ROMAGNA 2014-2020, Asse 1 – Ricerca e innovazione, Azione 1.2.2.
Filtri multifunzionali con elevate capacità di scambio di calore ed umidità (HMEf) e per l’identificazione precoce di infezioni delle vie respiratorie (MEDFIL)
https://www.medfil.it
5) Progetti di ricerca e innovazione industriale per soluzioni di contrasto alla diffusione del Covid19-POR-FESR 2014-2020, Emilia-Romagna - Asse 1 Ricerca e innovazione - Azione 1.1.4 Sostegno alle attività collaborative di R&S per lo sviluppo di nuove tecnologie sostenibili, di nuovi prodotti e servizi (DGR 342/2020)
Realizzazione di dispositivi mobili microfiltranti per la purificazione di aria in ambienti indoor (MEDAIR) PG/2020/362785
6) Industrial contract ‘Membrane Wastes and process solvents analysis’ with Medica SpA
www.medica.it
7) Industrial contract ‘Materials for drinking water treatment’ with HERA SpA (https://eng.gruppohera.it/group_eng/business-activities/water/plants)

Publications: 

Recent Publications (2019-2020)
1) C. Gasparini, A. Aluigi, G. Pace, M.A. Molina-García, E. Treossi, G. Ruani, A. Candini, M. Melucci, C. Bettini, F. Bonaccorso, A. Liscio, V. Palermo
Enhancing triboelectric performances of electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride) with
graphene oxide sheets
Graphene Technology, 2020, 5, 49–57
2) L. Maiolo, V. Guarino, E. Saracino, A. Convertino, M. Melucci, M. Muccini, L. Ambrosio, R. Zamboni, V. Benfenati
Glial interfaces: advanced materials and devices to uncover the role of astroglial cells in
brain function and dysfunction
Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2020 DOI 10.1002/adhm.202001268
3) A. Kovtun, E. Campodoni, L. Favaretto, M. Zambianchi, A. Salatino, S. Amalfitano, M. L. Navacchia, B. Casentini, V. Palermo, M. Sandri, M. Melucci
Multifunctional graphene oxide/biopolymer composite aerogels for microcontaminants removal from drinking water
Chemosphere 2020, 259, 127501
4) M. Natali, M. Prosa, A. Longo, M. Brucale, F. Mercuri, M. Buonomo, N.  Lago, E. Benvenuti, F. Prescimone, C. Bettini, A. Cester, M. Melucci, M. Muccini, S. Toffanin
On the Nature of Charge-Injecting Contacts in Organic Field-Effect Transistors
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 27, 30616–30626
5) L. Lombardi, D. Bellini, A. Bottoni, M. Calvaresi, M. Monari, A. Kovtun, V. Palermo, M. Melucci, M. Bandini
Graphene Oxide promoted Allylic Dearomatization of Indoles with Alcohols via covalent grafting on GO surface
Chemistry - A European Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001373
6) A. Kovtun, A. Bianchi, M. Zambianchi, C. Bettini, F. Corticelli, L. Bocchi, F. Stante, M. Gazzano, T. Marfolio, M. Calvaresi, M. Minelli, M. L. Navacchia, V. Palermo, M. Melucci
Core-shell graphene oxide-polymer hollow fibers as water filters with enhanced performance and selectivity
RSC Faraday Discussions, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/C9FD00117D
7) F. Vulcano, A. Kovtun, C. Bettini, Z. Xia, A. Liscio, F. Terzi, A. Heras, A. Colina, M. Melucci, V. Palermo, C. Zanardi
Dopamine-functionalized graphene oxide as a high-performance material for biosensing
2D Materials 2020, 7, 024007
8) M. Prosa, S. Moschetto, E. Benvenuti, M. Muccini, M. Melucci, S. Toffanin
2,3-thienoimide-ended oligothiophenes as ambipolar semiconductors for multifunctional single-layer light-emitting transistors
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020,8, 15048-15066
9) D. Gentili, I. Manet, F. Liscio, M. Barbalinardo, S. Milita, C. Bettini, L. Favaretto, M. Melucci, A. Fraleoni-Morgerad, M. Cavallini
Control of polymorphism in thiophene derivates by sublimation-aided nanostructuring
Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 1689-1692
10) C. Backes, A. M. Abdelkader, C. Alonso, A. Andrieux, R.Arenal, J. Azpeitia, et al
Production and processing of graphene and related materials
2D MATERIALS, 2020, 7, 2, 022001
11) C. Cappuccino, L. Catalano, F. Marin, G. Dushaq, G. Raj, M. Rasras, R. Rezgui, M. Zambianchi, M. Melucci, P. Naumov, L. Maini
Structure−Mechanical Relationships in Polymorphs of an Organic Semiconductor (C4-NT3N)
Cryst. Growth Des., 2020, 20, 2, 884–891
12) F. Poletti, L. Favaretto, A. Kovtun, E. Treossi, F. Corticelli, M. Gazzano, V. Palermo, C. Zanardi, M. Melucci
Electrochemical sensing of glucose by chitosan modified graphene oxide
J. Phys. Mater. 3 (2020) 014011
13) A. Kovtun, M. Zambianchi, C. Bettini, A. Liscio, M. Gazzano, F. Corticelli, E. Treossi, M. L. Navacchia, V. Palermo, M. Melucci
Graphene oxide-polysulfone filters for tap water purification, obtained by fast microwave oven treatment.A.
Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 22780–22787
14) L. Favaretto, F. Manoli, M. Zambianchi, L. Bocchi, B. Ventura, I. Manet, and M. Melucci
Immobilization of Perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic dianhydride on polysulfone hollow fibers enables primary-amine coupling and fluorescence reporting
Chem. Plus. Chem. 2019, 84, 1299
15) C. Cappuccino, S. Conola, G. Montanari, S. Lopez, S. Toffanin, M. Melucci, F. Negri, L. Maini
One molecule, four colors, discovering the polymorphs of a thieno(bis)imide ended oligomer
Crystal Growth & Design, 2019, 2594-2603
D. Gentili, M. Gazzano, M. Melucci, M. Cavallini
Polymorphism as an additional functionality of materials for technological applications
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019, 48, 2502-2517
16) T. Posati, M. Nocchetti, A. Kovtun, A. Donnadio, M. Zambianchi, A. Aluigi, M. L. Capobianco, F. Corticelli, V. Palermo, G. Ruani, R. Zamboni, M.L. Navacchia, M. Melucci
Polydopamine nanoparticles coated polysulfone porous granules as adsorbents for water remediation
ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 3, 4839-4847

Recent Patents
1) M. Melucci, V. Palermo, M. Zambianchi, A. Kovtun, M.L. Navacchia, L. Bocchi
Metodo per il trattamento di un liquido
Pat. Appl. IT 102020000026726
2) M. Melucci, M. Zambianchi, V. Benfenati, L. Bocchi
Modified Membrane
EP3257573
3) M. Melucci, V. Palermo, M. Zambianchi, A. Liscio, A. Kovtun, E. Treossi, M.L. Navacchia, L. Bocchi
Method for the treatment of a porous substrate
IT 102018000010402, PCTIB2019058300, WO2020099954
4) M. Melucci, M.L. Navacchia
Porous granules of polysulphone or derivatives thereof for the removal of organic molecules from a fluid
EP3208241
5) M. Melucci, M. Zambianchi, L. Favaretto, R. Capelli, M. Muccini
Thieno [2,3-c] pyrrole-dione derivatives and their use for organic semiconductors
EP2920185, US9450191, 201380055670.7 (China), 10-2015-7015579 (South Korea), 2015-542403 (Japan)