The Gobbo Group welcomes Dr Agostino Galanti, who will be working on the programmed assembly of synthetic cells into protocellular materials.
Agostino is a chemist with international experience and specialised in materials chemistry and photochemistry. He obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 2012 and his MRes from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2014, where he investigated the effect of ligand isomerism on chiral luminescent Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers. Subsequently, he joined the research group of Prof. Paolo Samorí at the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires in Strasbourg (France) for his PhD. with Prof. Samorí he studied the structure-function relationship of multi-photochromic architectures.
Now Agostino joined us at the School of Chemistry of the University of Bristol to work on the development of free-standing protocellular materials. His work aims to design protocellular materials-based actuators, capable of transducing external stimuli to a programmed mechanical response.