Coluccio Maria Laura

Position: Post-doc, senior

Telephone: 0961 3694271
Mobile: 3494622258

Building: Bioscienze
Floor: Livello 4


Maria Laura Coluccio is PhD in Chemical and of Materials Engineering and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering with Environmental orientation. Actually she is a post doc fellow at University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, where she works at Bionem laboratory with a particular interest in the realization of devices for single molecule detection and in micro and nanofabrication for biomedical applications. With the same scientific aims, she was a visiting scientist at Centre for Biomolecular Science of Nottingham University and she worked as post doc researcher in 2010 at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova (IT) and From November, 2007, to September, 2008, as researcher at CalMED s.r.l. - Spin off at the University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro. Her previous post-doc fellow was on extraction of actives from biomass by supercritical CO2 and ultrafiltration membranes, principally dealing of the research on extraction processes and of the plant operation at Agro-Food center of �Mediterranea� University of Reggio Calabria (Italy). She was a young researcher in 2005 at university of Pisa (Italy), studying the realization of polymeric devices and nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery.

Studying and fabrication of novel devices with exceptional optical properties based on metallic nano-structures, via the combination of electron beam lithography and chemical electroless deposition; SERS substrates realization for single molecule detection; functionalized surfaces for cancer diagnosis and staging; porous matrices for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

Biomaterials Group - Department of Chemical Engineering Industrial Chemistry and Materials Science (DICCISM), University of Pisa (Italy)

Selected publications:

Gentile, Francesco; Coluccio, Maria Laura; Coppedè, Nicola; Mecarini, Federico; Das, Gobind; Liberale, Carlo; Tirinato, Luca; Leoncini, Marco; Perozziello, Gerardo; Candeloro, Patrizio; De Angelis, Francesco; Di Fabrizio, Enzo, Super Hydrophobic Surfaces as Smart Platforms for the Analysis of Diluted Biological Solutions, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4(6) (2012) 3213-3224
W. I. Babiaczyk, S. Bonella, G. Ciccotti, M. L. Coluccio, F. Gentile and E. Di Fabrizio, Silver self aggregation in a nanodevice for enhanced Raman spectroscopy: experiments vs. simplified modeling via molecular dynamics, Nanoscale 4 (7) (2012) 2362-2371.
F.De Angelis, F. Gentile, F. Mecarini, G. Das, M. Moretti, P. Candeloro, M. L. Coluccio, G. Cojoc, A. Accardo, C. Liberale, R. Proietti Zaccaria, G. Perroziello, G. Cuda, R. Cingolani, and E. Di Fabrizio, Breaking diffusion limit: manipulation and detection of few molecules from femto to atto molar solution by combining super hydrophobic and nano plasmonic structures, Nature Photonics. 5 (2011) 682-687.
F. De Angelis, C. Liberale, M. L. Coluccio, G. Cojocb and E. Di Fabrizio, Emerging fabrication techniques for 3D nano-structuring in plasmonics and single molecule studies, Nanoscale 3 (2011) 2689-2696
F. Gentile, M.L. Coluccio, A. Accardo, M. Asande, G. Cojoc, F. Mecarini, G. Das, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, P. Candeloro, P. Decuzzi, E. Di Fabrizio, `NanoPorous- MicroPatterned SuperHydrophobic Surfaces as Concentrating/Harvesting Agents For Low Molecolar Weight Proteins`, Microelectronic Engineering 88 (2011) 1749-1752.
G. Das, F. Gentile, F. Mecarini, M.L. Coluccio, A.M. Perri, A. Nicastri, G. Cojoc, A. Pujia, P. Candeloro, C. Liberale, M. Moretti,  F. De Angelis and E. Di Fabrizio1, Principal component analysis based methodology to distinguish the Protein Raman spectra, Journal of Molecular Structure 993 (2011) 500-505.
N.Barbani, M. L. Coluccio, C. Cristallini, G. D. Guerra, E. Rosellini, Gellan-adipic acid blends crosslinked by means of a dehydrothermal treatment, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 118, issue 6 (2010) 3131-3140. M.L. Coluccio, G. Das, F. Mecarini, F. Gentile, A. Pujia, L. Bava, R. Tallerico, P. Candeloro, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, Enzo Di Fabrizio, Silver-based surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate fabrication using nanolithography and site selective electroless deposition, Microelectronic Engineering 86 (2009) 1085-1088.
M.L. Coluccio, G. Ciardelli, F. Bertoni, D. Silvestri, C. Cristallini, P. Giusti and N. Barbani, Enzymatic erosion of bioartificial membranes to control drug delivery, J. Macromol. Biosc. 6 (2006) 403-411.
M.L. Coluccio, N. Barbani, A. Bianchini, D. Silvestri and R. Mauri, Transport properties of EVAl-starch-a-amylase membranes, Biomacromolecules 6 (2005) 1389-1396.

Book Chapters

Andrea Toma, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Roman Krahne, Alessandro Alabastri, Maria Laura Coluccio, Gobind Das, Carlo Liberale, Francesco De Angelis, Marco Francardi, Federico Mecarini, Francesco Gentile, Angelo Accardo, Liberato Manna, Enzo Di Fabrizio, Nanostructures for Photonics published in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, pp 1813-1828 Editor: B. Bhushan, Publisher: Springer Netherlands (2012).
G. Das, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, P. Candeloro, F. Gentile, M.L. Coluccio, A. Pujia, G. Cojoc, L. Tirinato, F. Mecarini, G. Perozziello, A. Accardo, E. Di Fabrizio, "Manipulation and Nanostructuring for Biological Applications", published in: Nanofabrication Handbook, editor: S. Cabrini, S. Kawata, publisher: CRC Press (2012).
A. Toma, G. Das, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. Chirumamilla, F. Gentile, F. Mecarini, M. L. Coluccio, M. Leoncini, C. Liberale, M. Francardi, F. De Angelis and E. Di Fabrizio, Nanostructures for plasmonics: design, fabrication and characterization,published in: Nanoantenna - Plasmon Enhanced Spectroscopies for Biotechnological Applications, editor: Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Annemarie Pucci, publisher: Stanford Series on Nanobiotechnology (2012).

Gobind Das, Francesco Gentile, Maria Laura Coluccio, G. Cojoc, Federico Mecarini, Francesco De Angelis, Patrizio Candeloro, Carlo Liberale, Enzo Di Fabrizio, Low Concentration Protein Detection Using Novel SERS Devices, published in: Optical Fluorescence Microscopy pp 191-210, editor: A. Diaspro, publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg (2011).


Enzo Di Fabrizio, Maria Laura Coluccio, Federico Mecarini, Francesco De Angelis, Gobind Das, Patrizio Candeloro, Giovanni Cuda, Method of manufacturing an optical detection device, European Patent Application -EP2409137- 2012.
Enzo Di Fabrizio, Maria Laura Coluccio, Federico Mecarini, Francesco De Angelis, Gobind Das, Patrizio Candeloro, Giovanni Cuda, Method of manufacturing an optical detection device, WO Patent WO/2010/079,410, 2010.  
Enzo Di Fabrizio, Maria Laura Coluccio, Federico Mecarini, Francesco De Angelis, Gobind Das, Patrizio Candeloro, Carlo Liberale, "Procedimenti di fabricazione di un dispositivo di rilevazione ottica (Procedure for the fabrication of device for optical detection)", Italian Patent, TO2009A000001, January 07, 2009.