Our group has a twenty-year expertise in the development of new (nano)materials possessing electrocatalytic and antifouling properties. These materials find application in sensors and biosensors for the quantification of meaningful analytes in foodstuffs, environmental matrices and biological fluids.

The main materials studied are:

  • conducting polymers
  • metal and metal oxide nanoparticles
  • unconventional metals (Ti, Cu) and relevant alloys
  • carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene oxide, carbon black)
  • deep eutectic solvents

The main applications are:

  • wearable sensors for the detection of biomarkers in biological fluids
  • sensors for the definition of quality of foodstuffs and beverages
  • sensors for drugs of abuse