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Matteo Calvaresi

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth 14/03/1979

Nationality Italian


2007 PhD in Chemical Sciences, Università di Bologna

2004 Laurea in Chemistry, Università di Bologna (110/110 cum laude)

Professional Experience 

2013 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune (India)

2012 - Team member of the iONE-FP7 project "Implantable Organic Nano-Electronics to improve treatment of Spinal Cord Injury"

2011 - Associate Professor, Università di Bologna

2008-2010 Research assistant, Università di Bologna. Involved in the European STREP project BIODOT (Organic transistors for sensing 2007-2010)

2009 Recipient of the “Marco Polo” grant to visit the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China

2005 Winner of a competitive project within the framework of European Social Fund. SPINNER project of industrial cooperation in collaboration with Nerviano Medical Science Srl and CINECA 


ACS (JACS, ACS Nano, J. Phys. Chem. A, B, C); RCS (Chem. Soc. Rev., Chem. Commun., Biorg. Med. Chem. J. Mater. Sci. C, PCCP, Dalton Trans., Biomaterials Sci.; Metallomics, RCS Ad.) Wiley (ChemPhysChem, Eur. J. Org. Chem., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.) and Elsevier (Biorg. Med. Chem).

Research Activities


- Protein/carbon nanoparticles hybrids for application in nanotechnology and nanomedicine

- Medical applications of drug/calcite hybrid crystals: from targeted delivery carriers to active scaffolds

- Synthesis of hybrid carbon nanoparticles/calcium carbonate nanocomposite. Morphological and mechanical characterization.

- Marine biomaterials as innovative scaffolds for regenerative medicine

Computational chemistry

Application of different computational methods (multiscale modelling) in computational nanotechnology and biophisics: ab-initio quantum chemical programs (Gaussian-03 and 09, TURBOMOLE), molecular mechanics and dynamics (CHARMM, AMBER, NAMD, Tinker), docking and virtual screening (DOCK, AutoDock, PatchDock, FireDock), modelling tools for soft-matter simulations (CULGI, ESPResSo)

- Computational Nanotechnology: Electronic structure of fullerenes, metalloendohedral fullerenes and nanotubes. Nanopeapods. Surfactant/carbon nanoparticles self-assembly. Micellar systems. Interactions between fullerenes, nanotubes, nanoparticles and biomolecules. Interactions between nano-objects and membranes

- Computational Biophysics: Simulation of enzymatic mechanisms. Conformational studies of peptides and proteins. Drug design and virtual screening. Interaction between proteins and surfaces

Partecipation in numerous national and international conferences, schools and workshop

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