Roberto Fiammengo

Foto Roberto Fiammengo Web,  April 3, 2020
Associate Professor
Academic sector
Ca' Vignal 1,  Floor 2,  Room 2.41
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Friday, Hours 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM,  



My research activities focus on the understanding of the interactions between engineered nanoparticles and biological systems and in the exploitation of this knowledge in the area of nanomedicine, bioimaging, and clinical diagnostics. To achieve these goals, we use a broad variety of synthetic approaches and of analytical techniques.
Our work is highly multidisciplinary:

  • we design and synthesize molecules to be employed as surface modifiers/coatings for metallic nanoparticles
  • we develop bioconjugation techniques to functionalize nanoparticles with peptides, glycopeptides, proteins, and oligonucleotids, depending on the envisioned application
  • we carry out a careful and thorough physicochemical characterization of the synthesized nanomaterials
  • we investigate the interaction of our nanoparticles with biological systems in vitro and in vivo with the support of a number of national and international collaborators.


18th Novemer 2021. Would you like to know more about engineered nanomaterials interacting with the immune system? The website of the DIRNANO project is online!

We are part of the project “DIRNANO: Directing the immune response through designed nanomaterials” (MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks funding scheme) officially starting on October 1st, 2020!



Roberto Fiammengo studied Chemistry at the University of Padua in Italy and received a Ph.D. from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. In 2003, he moved to Germany where he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology of the University of Heidelberg and later as a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. In 2012 he moved back to Italy at the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies of the Italian Institute of Technology in Lecce where he was a researcher – team leader until August 2020. From the 1st of September 2020 he is an associate professor of organic chemistry at the University of Verona.


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Research groups

Organic chemistry and nanobiointeractions
Our research group investigates the development of biofunctionalized nanomaterials for biological applications in the biomedical and diagnostic field.
Research interests
Topic Description Research area
Bio-functionalization of surfaces and of nanoparticles Our research group develops organic molecules, including oligomers and polymers, for the coating of (nano)material surfaces. We also investigate the functionalization of these coatings with biomolecules such as peptides, proteins and oligonucleotides for potential biomedical and diagnostic applications Scienze dei Materiali e Nanomateriali
Surface modification
Preparation of nanomaterials Development of synthetic approaches for metallic nanomaterials (gold and silver mainly) or hybrid organic-inorganic systems, including green chemistry approaches Scienze dei Materiali e Nanomateriali
New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
Title Starting date
Molecular mechanisms and functional contributions of long-term memory decay 4/1/21
DIRNANO - Directing the immune response through designed nanomaterials 10/1/20


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