Lecture by David Duday was held during the 2017/18 course of “Industrial Applications of Plasmas”

P_20171108_090613 On November 8, 2017, Dr. David Duday from LIST, Luxembourg, held the lecture “Cold atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of thin films for industrial applications”, during the 2017/18 course of “Industrial Applications of Plasmas”. The visit of Dr. Duday is organized by Dr. Gherardi.

We thank him for visiting our class and laboratories.

Grant ALMA IDEA 2017 – Senior !!!

IAP group is part of the team that won the grant ALMA IDEA 2017 – Senior, by the Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, with the project “Studio dei meccanismi d’azione chimico‐fisici e biologici alla base dell’attività antitumorale di liquidi attivati con gas plasma per il trattamento della carcinosi peritoneale da tumore epiteliale dell’ovaio/tuba/peritoneo primitivo”, focused on the investigation of PALs (Plasma Activated Liquids) as potential antitumor agent in the treatment of peritoneal carcinosis.

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The Principal Investigator of the project is Prof. Pierandrea De Iaco, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche (DIMEC), head of Oncologia Ginecologica (link) at the Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi (recent interview to Prof. De Iaco: link). Among the main participant of the project are also Prof. Giuseppe Gasparre (DIMEC) expert in mitochondrial genetics, with particular reference to mitochondrial metabolism in solid tumors, and Dr. Anna Myriam Perrone
experienced surgeon of Oncologia Ginecologica at the Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi.
The official list of the funded projects at the following link

 

The whole IAP group partecipated to the “Research@DIMSAI” event

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The event Research@DIMSAI was held in the Aula Magna of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna the 23 October 2017.
The student of PhD Course in Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Sciences (DIMSAI) where invited to present their research topic to other department members and to representatives from industrial companies.
Our PhD students contributed with their presentations:
Filippo Capelli (1st year) “Integrated design of atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium plasma sources for industrial and biomedical applications” (poster presentation)
Federica Barletta (1st year) “Design and optimization of processes assisted by plasma for the codeposition of biocomposite coatings for drug delivery” (poster presentation)
Tommaso Gallingani (1st year) “Physical and engineering design of optimized processes assisted by atmospheric non-equilibrium plasmas for surface modification of polymeric materials” (poster presentation)
Emanuele Simoncelli (3rd year) “Development and characterization of a plasma gun source for biomedical applications” (oral presentation)
Enrico Traldi (3rd year) “Synthesis and characterization of high added value materials by means of equilibrium and non-equilibrium plasmas” (oral presentation)

Official program of the vent: link

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Federica Barletta and Filippo Capelli participate to the International Low Temperature Plasma School

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The International Low Temperature Plasma School is being held in Bad Honnef (Germany) from October 7th to 12th, 2017.
Federica Barletta and Filippo Capelli participate bringing our contribution:
-Correlation between the concentration of reactive species produced by a Surface Barrier Discharge plasma source and its antimicrobial effects
-Plasma assisted fast decontamination of polymeric packaging: electrical characterization and biological analysis

More information about the school on the official website 

IAP group participated to the “Notte Europea dei Ricercatori”

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123456Our group participated to the “Notte Europea dei Ricercatori” (“European Night of Researchers”) at the Opificio Golinelli, Bologna (Italy).
We participated as members of the SIR projetc “Non-thermal plasma as an innovative anticancer strategy: in vitro and ex vivo studies on leukemia models”.
Further details on the event can be found on the official webpage.

First visit to IAP lab form the students of this year Industrial Applications of Plasma Laboratory!

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Plasma assisted inactivation by IAP Group

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Plasma assisted inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus on agar plate performed by means of Corona-Jet integrated on AlmaPLUS!
For further information on AlmaPLUS and our plasma sources, please visit AlmaPlasma website

Traldi Enrico participated to the 8th International Workshop on Polymer Metal Nanocomposites in Prague

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The 8th International Workshop on Polymer Metal Nanocomposites was held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 12 to 15 September 2017.
Traldi Enrico participated bringing our contribution:
“Co-deposition of antibacterial nanocomposite coatings using a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet” (poster presentation).

Prof. Vittorio Colombo, Dr. Matteo Gherardi and Dr. Anna Liguori partecipated to the ESB 2017 conference held in Athens

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Dr. Marco Boselli partecipated to CESPC7

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The 7th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC7) was held in Sveti Martin na Muri (Croatia) from the 3 to the 7 September 2017.

Dr. Marco Boselli partecipated bringing our contribution:
– 3D modelling of a DC transferred arc twin torch plasma system for the synthesis of copper nanoparticles (oral presentation)
– Design oriented modelling for the synthesis process of copper nanoparticles by a radio-frequency induction thermal plasma system (poster presentation)

Further information on the Symposium are available on the conference website.

Prof. Vittorio Colombo, Dr. Matteo Gherardi and Dr. Anna Liguori will partecipate to the ESB 2017

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The 28th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB 2017) will be held in Athens (Greece) from the 4 to the 8 September 2017.

 Prof. Vittorio Colombo, Dr. Matteo Gherardi and Dr. Anna Liguori will partecipate bringing our contribution:

  • Deposition of polymeric films and co-deposition of nanocomposite coatings by means of a cold atmospheric pressure plasma jet (oral presentation)
  • Cold atmospheric pressure plasma for the solid-state crosslinking of water soluble electrospun polymers (poster presentation)

Prof. Colombo, Prof. Favia from University of Bari and Prof. Rimondini from University of Eastern Piedmont are the organizers of the Special Symposium “Advanced plasma processes for biomedical applications”, which will be held on 6 September. Further information on the Symposium are available on the conference website.
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Furthermore, AlmaPlasma srl is bronze sponsor of ESB 2017!

Conference official website

24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry – ISPC24 to be held in Naples (Italy) in 2019

During ISPC23 in Montreal, the President of the International Plasma Chemistry Society and our group leader, Prof. Vittorio Colombo, announced to the General Assembly of IPCS the location of ISPC24, which will be held in Naples from 9 to 14 June 2019.
The Local Organizing Committee will be headed by Vittorio Colombo (Chair; University of Bologna), Pietro Favia (Co-Chair; University of Bari) and Matteo Gherardi (Co-Chair; University of Bologna).
All information will be shortly available on the official website.

Prof. Vittorio Colombo, Dr. Matteo Gherardi, Dr. Marco Boselli, Dr. Romolo Laurita and Tommaso Gallingani partecipated to the 23rd ISPC

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The 23rd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry was held in Montreal (Canada) from the 30 July to the 4 August 2017.

Prof. Colombo, Dr. Matteo Gherardi, Dr. Marco Boselli, Dr. Romolo Laurita and Tommaso Gallingani partecipated bringing our contribution:
– Cold atmospheric pressure plasma for the deposition of polymeric films and the codeposition of nanocomposite coatings (oral presentation)
Plasma-assisted decontamination of ex vivo human skin tissue (oral presentation)
Copper-based nanostructures synthesis in liquid environment assisted by a non-equilibrium atmospheric plasma jet (oral presentation)
Effect of nanosecond-pulsed dielectric barrier discharge on human T-lymphoblastoid leukemia cells (oral presentation)
3D modelling of a DC transferred arc twin torch plasma system for the synthesis of copper nanoparticles (oral presentation)
Plasma activated water to enhance plant defences (oral presentation)
Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma for the solid-state crosslinking of water soluble polymers (poster presentation)
Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma technology for anti-CD 10 antibody immobilization on poly(L-lactic) acid nanofibres (poster and poster pitch presentation)
Numerical investigation of joint impact of thermophoresis and radiative losses in induction plasma synthesis of copper nanoparticles (poster presentation)
Comparison of different quenching solutions for the synthesis of Cu nanoparticles by a RF thermal plasma (poster presentation)

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