Conference : Rosella CASTAGNA

Dr. Rossella CASTAGNA, Research scientist – Holder of “Seal of Excellence” MSCA-IF (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis) – Riga (Latvia), donnera une conférence “Electrospun nanofibers: an efficient platform for environmental applications” Friday 25 November 2022 – 14h Marie Curie Room CEISAM.


Electrospinning is a highly versatile processing technique that allows the production of micro and nanofibers with huge surface-to-volume ratio. Such large active surface areas can provide interesting opportunities in a number of different fields, ranging from organic electronics to sensing and filtration.  In this context, it has been shown that the electrospinning technique can be particularly effective in incorporating sensitive biomolecules into fibrous nanostructures, thus resulting in the creation of biohybrid materials, which are formed by the combination of biogenic and non-biogenic components.

Here, we will provide an overview of the electrospinning technique and its most common applications, focusing in particular on the development of electrospun membranes for the production of biohybrid materials that can serve as innovative solutions for sequestering drugs and their metabolites from wastewater.


Biohybrid electrospun membrane for the filtration of ketoprofen drug from water

Rossella Castagna, Stefano Donini, Paolo Colnago, Andrea Serafini, Emilio Parisini, and Chiara Bertarelli, ACS Omega 2019, 4, 8, 13270–13278.

Ultrathin electrospun PANI nanofibers for neuronal tissue engineering, Rossella Castagna, Marta Tunesi, Beatrice Saglio, Cristina Della Pina, Annalisa Sironi, Diego Albani, Chiara Bertarelli, E Falletta, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2016, 133, 43885.

Highly homogeneous core–sheath polyaniline nanofibers obtained by polymerisation on a wire-shaped template, Rossella Castagna, Roberto Momentè, Giorgio Pariani, Giuseppe Zerbi, Andrea Bianco, Chiara Bertarelli, Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, 23, 6779-6788.

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