Dr. Pierre Picchetti

Pierre Picchetti is working on the design and preparation of hybrid nanomaterials for the detection and delivery of bioactive molecules.

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Phone: 0049-(0)721/608-28968

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Office: 0-248

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen






  • Since 11/20              Post-doctoral researcher in the Biedermann-Labs at the Institut of Nanotechnology (INT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany                              

                                     (Emmy Noether Group of Dr. Frank Biedermann)

  • 2017 – 2020             PhD in Chemistry at the Institute de science et d'ingénierie supramoléculaires (I.S.I.S.) of the University of Strasbourg-CNRS, France.   

  •                                  Supervisor: Prof. Luisa De Cola

  • 2014 – 2016             Master of Science in Chemistry at the University of Bologna-Alma Mater Studiorum, Italy.

                                     Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Luca Gentilucci




  • Integrin-Targeting Dye-Doped PEG-Shell/Silica-Core Nanoparticles Mimicking the Proapoptotic Smac/DIABLO Protein; R. De Marco, E. Rampazzo, J. Zhao, L. Prodi, M. Paolillo, P. Picchetti, F. Gallo, N. Calonghi, L. Gentilucci, Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 2011.
  • Breaking with Light: Stimuli-Responsive Mesoporous Organosilica Particles; P. Picchetti, B. N. DiMarco, L. Travaglini, Y. Zhang, M. C. Ortega-Liebana, L. De Cola, Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 392.
  • Tuning and controlling the shape of mesoporous silica particles with CTAB/sodium deoxycholate catanionic mixtures; L. Travaglini, P. Picchetti, A. Del Giudice, L. Galatini, L. De Cola, Micropor. Mesopor. Mat. 2019, 279, 432.
  • Highly degradable imine-doped mesoporous silica particles; L. Travaglini, P. Picchetti, R. Totovao, E. A. Prasetyanto, L. De Cola, Mater. Chem. Front. 2019, 3, 111.
  • Selective detection of a4b1 integrin (VLA-4)-expressing cells using peptide-functionalized nanostructured materials mimicking endothelial surfaces adjacent to inflammatory sites; R. De Marco, A. Greco, N. Calonghi, S. D. Dattoli, M. Baiula, S. Spampinato, P. Picchetti, L. De Cola, M. Anelmi, F. Cipriani, L. Gentilucci, Peptide Science 2018, 110, e23081.