Laura Maggini

Laura Maggini

Laura Maggini was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1984. She obtained her Master Degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Rome – Sapienza (Italy) in 2006 investigating the reactivity of sulfoxide radical cations. She then moved to the University of Namur (Belgium) as a Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN ESR PhD candidate (Finelumen project N°215399), to pioneer the exploitation of the supramolecular functionalisation of CNTs with purposefully designed molecular modules to gain new functions, direct the assembly and enhance the activity of the resulting hybrid systems. During her PhD she was also a visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Aida at the Riken Institute in Tokyo (Japan), where she investigated the directed embedding of the functional hybrids developed into hydrogel matrices. Funded by two consecutive Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships she first joined the group of Prof. De Cola at the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (I.S.I.S.), University of Strasbourg (France), to develop the synthesis of “breakable” functional mesoporous silica NPs for drug delivery formulations (Pop-silica project N° 627788). And later the group of Dr. De Volder at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge (UK), to study the controlled assembly of hybrid nanomaterials exploiting additive manufacturing technologies in the pursuit of multi-scale engineered advanced materials (Supra-CNTs project N° 702435).

Since 2020 she joined the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the University of Vienna (Austria) as Senior Researcher associated to Prof. Bonifazi’s group, leading the research effort aimed at developing novel manufacturing platforms and scale up production processes for the functional organic supramolecular materials produced in the laboratory.

Oral presentations:

3) 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Prague, Czech Republic “Supramolecular functionalisation of MWCNTs with Eu(III) Complexes: Novel Luminescent Materials for Photonic Applications”.

2) FNRS Contact Group on “Electronic Interactions in Supramolecular Systems and Nanomaterials”, Universitè Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, September 13, 2010. “Light-triggered solubilization of CNTs”.

1) Summer Workshop on “Supramolecular Functional Materials”, Bibione, Italy, May 20-22, 2010. “Coulombic interactions in CNT’s functionalization”


9) L. Maggini, M. Liu, Y. Ishida, D. Bonifazi, “Anisotropically luminescent hydrogels containing magnetically-aligned MWCNTs-Eu(III) hybrids”. Adv. Mater. 2013, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201204698 (VIP paper, back cover page).

8) L. Maggini, J.-M. Raquez, R. Marega, J. Jensen-Ahrens, F. Pineux, F. Meyer, Ph. Dubois, D. Bonifazi, “Magnetic Poly(vinylpyridine)-Coated Carbon Nanotubes: An Efficient Supramolecular Tool for Wastewater Purification”. ChemSusChem 2013, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200413.

7) L. Maggini, T. Marangoni, B. Georges, J. M. Malicka, K. Yoosaf, A. Minoia, R. Lazzaroni, N. Armaroli, D. Bonifazi, “Azobenzene-based supramolecular polymers for processing MWCNTs”. Nanoscale, 2013,5, 634-645.

6) L. Maggini, F. Toma, L. Feruglio, J. Malicka, T. Da Ros, N. Armaroli, M. Prato and D. Bonifazi, “Luminescent Blooming of Dendronic Carbon Nanotubes through Ion-pairing Interactions with an Eu(III) Complex”. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 5889-5897 (VIP paper, cover page).

5) L. Maggini, F. De Leo, R. Marega, H. Tohati, K. Kamaras and D. Bonifazi. “CNTs-based Metal-Ion Catchers as Supramolecular Depolluting Materials”. ChemSusChem 2011, 4, 1464-1469.

4) L. Maggini and D. Bonifazi. “Hierarchised luminescent organic architectures: design, synthesis, self-assembly, self-organisation and functions”.  Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 211-241.

3) L. Maggini, J. Mohanraj, H. Traboulsi, A. Parisini, G. Accorsi, N. Armaroli and D. Bonifazi. “A Luminescent Host–Guest Hybrid between a EuIII Complex and MWCNTs”. Chem.-Eur. J. 2011, 17, 8533-8537.

2) L. Maggini, H. Traboulsi, K. Yoosaf, J. Mohanraj, J. Wouters, O. Pietraszkiewicz, M. Pietraszkiewicz, N. Armaroli and D. Bonifazi. “Electrostatically-driven assembly of MWCNTs with a europium complex” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 1625-1627.

1) E. Baciocchi, O. Lanzalunga, A. Lapi and L. Maggini. “Stereochemistry of the C-S Bond Cleavage in cis-2-Methylcyclopentyl Phenyl Sulfoxide Radical Cation” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 1805-1808.

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