Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Pavia
Piersandro Pallavicini is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Pavia, focusing on nanochemistry. He is also the author of short stories and novels and collaborates with the newspaper “La Stampa”.
His research activities have long concentrated on the synthesis and properties of transition metals and their use in the elemental state or as coordination compounds. In particular, since 2007 he has headed the research group at the University of Pavia, which deals with the modification of everyday and medical surfaces made of glass, PDMS and other organic and inorganic materials through the use of noble metal nanoparticles and metal complexes with antibacterial, dirt-repellent, anti-fog and anti-fouling functions deals.
The research group aims to develop hygienically safe and ecologically valuable surfaces for the use of objects and devices such as touchscreens, medical products, prostheses and vehicles. The desired outcome is the production of easy-to-apply solutions such as liquids, gels, films and coatings that destroy pollutants and microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi) and thereby reduce user health risks.