Dr.Valerio Voliani

Title: Filling the gap between noble metal nanomaterials and oncology: the ultrasmall-in-nano approach


Valerio Voliani is a researcher at Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. He has obtained the MSc in Chemistry and the PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy). His efforts are devoted in filling the gap between inorganic nanomaterials and clinical applications by addressing the issue of metal persistence after the designed action. By applying the “ultrasmall-in-nano approach”, he has recently developed the “passion fruit-like nanoarchitectures”: an all-in-one inorganic nanomaterial able to jointly combine most of the intriguing behaviors of metal nanoparticles with their excretion from organism. His work is supported by an individual grant from Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC). He is also actively engaged in scientific disseminations in High Schools and to community.

Research Interest

Inorganic nanomaterials and clinical applications

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