The Maran group at the Department of Chemistry of  the University of Padova carries out research in the areas of molecular electrochemistry and nanosystems. The following specific research topics are currently under investigation: electron transfer through biologically relevant bridges, charge-transfer processes across interfaces, properties and applications of molecule-like gold nanoclusters, self-assembled monolayers, and electrochemical biosensors for cancer research.

The site contains information on the group activities, collaborations, useful electrochemical links, and news for the Chemistry or Biotechnology Master of Science students and for the Molecular Sciences PhD students of the University of Padova (in Italian).


Available Positions:


  Laurea (M.Sc.) Degree Positions:

    Chemistry Students:

Nanocluster d'oro a comportamento molecolare.

Nanocluster d'oro a carattere radicalico.

Trasferimento elettronico in sistemi biologici.

Monostrati autoassemblati: proprietŕ e trasferimento elettronico.

Sensori elettrochimici per biomarcatori del cancro..

    Biotechnology Students:

Nanoparticelle protette da monostrati come drug delivery systems.

Sensori elettrochimici per biomarcatori del cancro.

Piattaforme elettrochimiche per la rilevazione multipla di proteine.


Most Recent Papers


"Influence of Surface Structure on Single or Mixed Component Self-Assembled Monolayers via in Situ Spectroelectrochemical Fluorescence Imaging of the Complete Stereographic Triangle on a Single Crystal Au Bead Electrode" Yu, Z. L.; Casanova-Moreno, J.; Guryanov, I.; Maran, F.; Bizzotto, D. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 276-288.



"Molecular Resolution Visualization of a Pore Formed by Trichogin an Antimicrobial Peptide in a Phospholipid MonolayerSmetanin, M.; Slavomir, S.; Maran, F.; Lipkowski, J. BBA –Biomembranes 2014, 1838, 3130-3136.



"Gold Nanowired: A Linear (Au25)n Polymer from Au25 Molecular ClustersDe Nardi, M.; Antonello, S.; Jiang, D.; Pan, F.; Rissanen, K.; Ruzzi, M.; Venzo, A.; Zoleo, A.; Maran, F.: ACS Nano 2014, 8, 8505-8512.



"Interaction of Mixed-Ligand Monolayer-Protected Au144 Clusters with Biomimetic Membranes as a Function of the Transmembrane Potential" Becucci, L.; Polo, F.; Guidelli, R.; Maran, F. Langmuir 2014, 30, 8141-8151.

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