Publication List


119. E. Astria, M. Thonhofer, R. Ricco, W. Liang, A. Chemelli, A. Tarzia, K. Alt, C.E. Hagemeyer, J. Rattenberger, H. Schroettner, T. Wrodnigg, H. Amenitsch, D.M. Huang, C.J. Doonan, P. Falcaro Carbohydrates@MOFs Mater. Horiz., 2019, Accepted Manuscript. DOI:10.1039/C8MH01611A

118. W. Liang, H. Xu, F. Carraro, N.K. Maddigan, Q. Li, S.G. Bell, D.M. Huang, A. Tarzia, M.B. Solomon, H. Amenitsch, L. Vaccari, C.J. Sumby, P. Falcaro, C.J. Doonan  Enhanced Activity of Enzymes Encapsulated in Hydrophilic Metal–Organic Frameworks J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (6), 2348–2355. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b10302


DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b14756

117. A. Tarzia, M. Takahashi, P. Falcaro, A. Thornton, C. Doonan, D. Huang, High-Throughput Screening of Metal–Organic Frameworks for Macroscale Heteroepitaxial Alignment ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2018, 10 (47), 40938–40950. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b14756

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01891

116. R. Riccò, O. Linder-Patton, K. Sumida, M. J. Styles, K. Liang, H. Amenitsch, C. J. Doonan, P. Falcaro Conversion of Copper Carbonate into a Metal-Organic Framework Chemistry of Materials 2018, in press, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01891

DOI: 10.1039/C8RA04969F

115. A. Pinna, R. Ricco', R. Migheli, G. Rocchitta, P.A. Serra, P. Falcaro, L. Malfatti, P. Innocenzi A MOF-based carrier for in situ dopamine delivery RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 25664-25672.

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC00825F

114. N. Maddigan, A. Tarzia,  D. M. Huang,  C. J. Sumby,  S. G. Bell,  P. Falcaro, C. J. Doonan Protein surface functionalisation as a general strategy for facilitating biomimetic mineralisation of ZIF-8  Chemical Science, 2018, (in press) DOI:10.1039/C8SC00825F.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04977

113. W. Liang, R. Ricco, N. Maddigan, R. Dickinson, H. Xu, Q. Li, C. Sumby, S. Bell, P. Falcaro, C. Doonan Control of structure topology and spatial distribution of biomacromolecules in protein@ZIF-8 biocompositesChemistry of Materials 2018, 30, 1069–1077.


112. E.I. Cedillo-González, V. Barbieri, P. Falcaro, L.M. Torres-Martínez, I. Juárez-Ramírez, L. Villanova, M. Montecchi, L. Pasquali, C. Siligardi Influence of domestic and environmental weathering in the self-cleaning performance and durability of TiO2 photocatalytic coatingsBuilding and Environment 2018 (in Press)

Insulin encapsulated into ZIF-8

111. M. Hoop, C. F. Walde, R. Riccò, F. Mushtaq, A. Terzopoulou, X.-Z. Chena, A. J. deMello, C. J. Doonan, P. Falcaro, B. J. Nelson, J. Puigmartí-Luis, S. Pané Biocompatibility characteristics of the metal organic framework ZIF-8 for therapeutical applications Applied Materials Today 2018, 11, 13-21.

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b08056

110. R. Riccò, W. Liang, S. Li, J. Gassensmith, F. Caruso, C. Doonan, P. Falcaro Metal–Organic Frameworks for Cell and Virus Biology: A Perspective. ACS Nano 2018, 12, 13–23.


109. E. I. Cedillo-González, R. Riccò, S. Costacurta, C. Siligardi, P. Falcaro Below room temperature: How the photocatalytic activity of dense and mesoporous TiO2 coatings is affected. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2018, 435, 769-775. 



108. H. Li, M. M. Sadiq, K. Suzuki, P. Falcaro, A. J. Hill, M. R. Hill Magnetic Induction Framework Synthesis: A General Route to the Controlled Growth of Metal–Organic FrameworksChem Mater 2017, 29 (15), 6186–6190.  With Cover Journal.


107. C. Doonan, R. Riccò, K. Liang, D. Bradshaw, P. Falcaro. Metal–Organic Frameworks at the Biointerface: Synthetic Strategies and Applications. Acc Chem Res 2017, 50(6), 1423–1432.


106. T. Toyao, M. J. Styles, T. Yago, M. M. Sadiq, R. Riccò, K. Suzuki, Y. Horiuchi, M. Takahashi, M. Matsuoka, P. Falcaro Fe3O4@HKUST-1 and Pd/Fe3O4@HKUST-1 as magnetically recyclable catalysts prepared via conversion from a Cu-based ceramic. CrystEngComm 2017, 19, 4201–4210.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704120

105. K. Liang, J. J. Richardson, C. J. Doonan, X. Mulet, Y. Ju, J. Cui, F. Caruso, P. Falcaro An Enzyme-Coated Metal–Organic Framework Shell for Synthetically Adaptive Cell Survival. Angew Chem Int Ed 2017, 56(29), 8510–8515.


104. I. Stassen, N. Burtch, A. Talin, P. Falcaro, M. Allendorf, R. Ameloot An updated roadmap for the integration of metal–organic frameworks with electronic devices and chemical sensors. Chem Soc Rev 2017, 46(11), 3185–3241.


103. K. Okada, S. Sawai, K. Ikigaki, Y. Tokudome, P. Falcaro, M. Takahashi Electrochemical sensing and catalysis using Cu3(BTC)2 coating electrodes from Cu(OH)2 filmsCrystEngComm 2017, 19, 4194–4200.


102. K. Sumida, K. Liang, J. Reboul, I. A. Ibarra, S. Furukawa, P. Falcaro Sol–Gel Processing of Metal–Organic Frameworks. Chem Mater 2017, 29(7), 2626–2645. 


101. P. Falcaro, K. Okada, T. Hara, K. Ikigaki, Y. Tokudome, TA.W. Thornton, A.J. Hill, T. Williams, C. J. Doonan, M. Takahashi Centimetre-scale micropore alignment in oriented polycrystalline metal-organic framework films via heteroepitaxial growth. Nat Mater 2017, 16(3), 342-348.

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100. Li Haiqing, Sadiq Muhammad Munir, Suzuki Kiyonori, Doblin Christian, Lim Seng, Falcaro Paolo, Hill Anita J., Hill Matthew R. MaLISA – a cooperative method to release adsorbed gases from metal–organic frameworks. J Mater Chem A 2016;4(48):18757–62.

99. Li Haiqing, Hill Matthew R., Doblin Christian, Lim Seng, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Visible Light Triggered CO2 Liberation from Silver Nanocrystals Incorporated Metal–Organic Frameworks. Adv Funct Mater 2016;26(27):4815–21.

98. Richardson Joseph J., Liang Kang, Lisi Fabio, Björnmalm Mattias, Faria Matthew, Guo Junling, Falcaro Paolo. Controlling the Growth of Metal-Organic Frameworks Using Different Gravitational Forces. Eur J Inorg Chem 2016;2016(27):4499–504.

97. Liang Kang, Richardson Joseph J., Cui Jiwei, Caruso Frank, Doonan Christian J., Falcaro Paolo. Metal–Organic Framework Coatings as Cytoprotective Exoskeletons for Living Cells. Adv Mater 2016;28(36):7910–4.

96. Shimizu Taiyo, Kanamori Kazuyoshi, Maeno Ayaka, Kaji Hironori, Doherty Cara M., Falcaro Paolo, Nakanishi Kazuki. Transparent, Highly Insulating Polyethyl- and Polyvinylsilsesquioxane Aerogels: Mechanical Improvements by Vulcanization for Ambient Pressure Drying. Chem Mater 2016;28(19):6860–8.

95. Sadiq M. Munir, Li Haiqing, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo, Hill Matthew R., Suzuki Kiyonori. Magnetic Induction Swing Adsorption: An Energy Efficient Route to Porous Adsorbent Regeneration. Chem Mater 2016;28(17):6219–26.

94. Ricco Raffaele, Pfeiffer Constance, Sumida Kenji, Sumby Christopher J., Falcaro Paolo, Furukawa Shuhei, Champness Neil R., Doonan Christian J. Emerging applications of metal–organic frameworks. CrystEngComm 2016;18(35):6532–42.

93. Liang Kang, Ricco Raffaele, Doherty Cara M., Styles Mark J., Falcaro Paolo. Amino acids as biomimetic crystallization agents for the synthesis of ZIF-8 particles. CrystEngComm 2016;18(23):4264–7.

92. Li Haiqing, Martinez Marta Rubio, Perry Zachary, Zhou Hong-Cai, Falcaro Paolo, Doblin Christian, Lim Seng, Hill Anita J., Halstead Barry, Hill Matthew R. A Robust Metal–Organic Framework for Dynamic Light-Induced Swing Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide. Chem – Eur J 2016;22(32):11176–9.

91. Falcaro Paolo, Ricco Raffaele, Yazdi Amirali, Imaz Inhar, Furukawa Shuhei, Maspoch Daniel, Ameloot Rob, Evans Jack D., Doonan Christian J. Application of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles@MOFs. Coord Chem Rev 2016;307, Part 2:237–54.

90. Stassen Ivo, Styles Mark, Grenci Gianluca, Gorp Hans Van, Vanderlinden Willem, Feyter Steven De, Falcaro Paolo, Vos Dirk De, Vereecken Philippe, Ameloot Rob. Chemical vapour deposition of zeolitic imidazolate framework thin films. Nat Mater 2016;15(3):304–10. cover journal and highlight in news and views (Nature Materials)

89. Li Haiqing, Sadiq Muhammad Munir, Suzuki Kiyonori, Ricco Raffaele, Doblin Christian, Hill Anita J., Lim Seng, Falcaro Paolo, Hill Matthew R. Magnetic Metal–Organic Frameworks for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Capture and Remote Trigger Release. Adv Mater 2016;28(9):1839–44.

88. Li Haiqing, Hill Matthew R., Huang Runhong, Doblin Christian, Lim Seng, Hill Anita J., Babarao Ravichandar, Falcaro Paolo. Facile stabilization of cyclodextrin metal–organic frameworks under aqueous conditions via the incorporation of C60 in their matrices. Chem Commun 2016;52(35):5973–6.


87. Malfatti Luca, Pinna Alessandra, Enzo Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Marmiroli Benedetta, Innocenzi Plinio. Tuning the phase transition of ZnO thin films through lithography: an integrated bottom-up and top-down processing. J Synchrotron Radiat 2015;22(1):165–71.

86. Ricco Raffaele, Konstas Kristina, Styles Mark J., Richardson Joseph J., Babarao Ravichandar, Suzuki Kiyonori, Scopece Paolo, Falcaro Paolo. Lead(II) uptake by aluminium based magnetic framework composites (MFCs) in water. J Mater Chem A 2015;3(39):19822–31.

85. Toyao Takashi, Liang Kang, Okada Kenji, Ricco Raffaele, Styles Mark J., Tokudome Yasuaki, Horiuchi Yu, Hill Anita J., Takahashi Masahide, Matsuoka Masaya, Falcaro Paolo. Positioning of the HKUST-1 metal–organic framework (Cu3(BTC)2) through conversion from insoluble Cu-based precursors. Inorg Chem Front 2015;2(5):434–41.

84. Zanchetta Erika, Malfatti Luca, Ricco Raffaele, Styles Mark J., Lisi Fabio, Coghlan Campbell J., Doonan Christian J., Hill Anita J., Brusatin Giovanna, Falcaro Paolo. ZnO as an Efficient Nucleating Agent for Rapid, Room Temperature Synthesis and Patterning of Zn-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks. Chem Mater 2015;27(3):690–9.

83. Liang Kang, Coghlan Campbell J., Bell Stephen G., Doonan Christian, Falcaro Paolo. Enzyme encapsulation in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks: a comparison between controlled co-precipitation and biomimetic mineralisation. Chem Commun 2015;52(3):473–6.

82. Stassen Ivo, Styles Mark, Van Assche Tom, Campagnol Nicolò, Fransaer Jan, Denayer Joeri, Tan Jin-Chong, Falcaro Paolo, De Vos Dirk, Ameloot Rob. Electrochemical Film Deposition of the Zirconium Metal–Organic Framework UiO-66 and Application in a Miniaturized Sorbent Trap. Chem Mater 2015;27(5):1801–7.

81. Liang Kang, Ricco Raffaele, Doherty Cara M., Styles Mark J., Bell Stephen, Kirby Nigel, Mudie Stephen, Haylock David, Hill Anita J., Doonan Christian J., Falcaro Paolo. Biomimetic mineralization of metal-organic frameworks as protective coatings for biomacromolecules. Nat Commun 2015;6:7240.

80. Liang Kang, Carbonell Carlos, Styles Mark J., Ricco Raffaele, Cui Jiwei, Richardson Joseph J., Maspoch Daniel, Caruso Frank, Falcaro Paolo. Biomimetic Replication of Microscopic Metal–Organic Framework Patterns Using Printed Protein Patterns. Adv Mater 2015;27(45):7293–8.

79. Jeong Guan-Young, Ricco Raffaele, Liang Kang, Ludwig Johanna, Kim Jin-Oh, Falcaro Paolo, Kim Dong-Pyo. Bioactive MIL-88A Framework Hollow Spheres via Interfacial Reaction In-Droplet Microfluidics for Enzyme and Nanoparticle Encapsulation. Chem Mater 2015;27(23):7903–9.

78. Liang Kang, Ricco Raffaele, Doherty Cara M., Falcaro Paolo (2015)  Producing metal organic framework involves combining biomolecule and metal organic framework precursors in solution, where the bio-molecule promotes formation of encapsulating framework (Patent).


77. Cedillo-González Erika Iveth, Riccò Raffaele, Montorsi Monia, Montorsi Mauro, Falcaro Paolo, Siligardi Cristina. Self-cleaning glass prepared from a commercial TiO2 nano-dispersion and its photocatalytic performance under common anthropogenic and atmospheric factors. Build Environ 2014;71:7–14.

76. Malfatti Luca, Falcaro Paolo, Pinna Alessandra, Lasio Barbara, Casula Maria F., Loche Danilo, Falqui Andrea, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Sanna Roberta, Mariani Alberto, Innocenzi Plinio. Exfoliated Graphene into Highly Ordered Mesoporous Titania Films: Highly Performing Nanocomposites from Integrated Processing. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2014;6(2):795–802.

75. Doherty Cara M., Buso Dario, Hill Anita J., Furukawa Shuhei, Kitagawa Susumu, Falcaro Paolo. Using Functional Nano- and Microparticles for the Preparation of Metal–Organic Framework Composites with Novel Properties. Acc Chem Res 2014;47(2):396–405.

74. Okada Kenji, Ricco Raffaele, Tokudome Yasuaki, Styles Mark J., Hill Anita J., Takahashi Masahide, Falcaro Paolo. Copper Conversion into Cu(OH)2 Nanotubes for Positioning Cu3(BTC)2 MOF Crystals: Controlling the Growth on Flat Plates, 3D Architectures, and as Patterns. Adv Funct Mater 2014;24(14):1969–77.

73. Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Marmiroli Benedetta, Falcaro Paolo. Hard X-rays and soft-matter: processing of sol–gel films from a top down route. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 2014;70(2):236–44.

72. Okada Kenji, Tokudome Yasuaki, Makiura Rie, Konstas Kristina, Malfatti Luca, Innocenzi Plinio, Ogawa Hiroki, Kanaya Toshiji, Falcaro Paolo, Takahashi Masahide. Micropattern Formation by Molecular Migration via UV-induced Dehydration of Block Copolymers. Adv Funct Mater 2014;24(19):2801–9.

71. Carboni Davide, Marongiu Daniela, Rassu Pietro, Pinna Alessandra, Amenitsch Heinz, Casula Maria, Marcelli Augusto, Cibin Giannantonio, Falcaro Paolo, Malfatti Luca, Innocenzi Plinio. Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity in Low-Temperature Processed Titania Mesoporous Films. J Phys Chem C 2014;118(22):12000–9.

70. Falcaro Paolo, Trinchi Adrian, Doherty Cara, Buso Dario, Costacurta Stefano, Hill Anita J., Patelli Alessandro, Scopece Paolo, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenistch Heinz, Lasio Barbara, Pinna Alessandra, Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca. 3D Spatially Controlled Chemical Functionalization on Alumina Membranes. Sci Adv Mater 2014;6(7):1520–4.

69. Falcaro Paolo, Zaccariello Gloria, Stoyanova Vanya, Benedetti Alvise, Costacurta Stefano. Temperature Matters: An Infrared Spectroscopic Investigation on the Photocatalytic Efficiency of Titania Coatings. Sci Adv Mater 2014;6(7):1330–7.

68. Falcaro Paolo, Ricco Raffaele, Doherty Cara M., Liang Kang, Hill Anita J., Styles Mark J. MOF positioning technology and device fabrication. Chem Soc Rev 2014;43(16):5513–60.

67. Ricco Raffaele, Doherty Cara M., Falcaro Paolo. Evaluation of Coupling Protocols to Bind Beta-Glucosidase on Magnetic Nanoparticles. J Nanosci Nanotechnol 2014;14(9):6565–73.


66. Dumée Ludovic F., Sears Kallista, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Duan Xiaofei, Lamb Robert, Buso Dario, Huynh Chi, Hawkins Stephen, Kentish Sandra, Duke Mikel, Gray Stephen, Innocenzi Plinio, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. A high volume and low damage route to hydroxyl functionalization of carbon nanotubes using hard X-ray lithography. Carbon 2013;51:430–4.

65. Falcaro Paolo, Lapierre Florian, Marmiroli Benedetta, Styles Mark, Zhu Yonggang, Takahashi Masahide, Hill Anita J., Doherty Cara M. Positioning an individual metal–organic framework particle using a magnetic field. J Mater Chem C 2012;1(1):42–5.

64. Ricco Raffaele, Malfatti Luca, Takahashi Masahide, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Applications of magnetic metal–organic framework composites. J Mater Chem A 2013;1(42):13033–45.

63. Pinna Alessandra, Lasio Barbara, Piccinini Massimo, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Falcaro Paolo, Tokudome Yasuaki, Malfatti Luca, Innocenzi Plinio. Combining Top-Down and Bottom-Up Routes for Fabrication of Mesoporous Titania Films Containing Ceria Nanoparticles for Free Radical Scavenging. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2013;5(8):3168–75.

62. Han Sang Hoon, Doherty Cara M., Marmiroli Benedetta, Jo Hye Jin, Buso Dario, Patelli Alessandro, Schiavuta Piero, Innocenzi Plinio, Lee Young Moo, Thornton Aaron W., Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Simultaneous Microfabrication and Tuning of the Permselective Properties in Microporous Polymers Using X-ray Lithography. Small 2013;9(13):2277–82.

61. Doherty Cara M., Grenci Gianluca, Riccò Raffaele, Mardel James I., Reboul Julien, Furukawa Shuhei, Kitagawa Susumu, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Combining UV Lithography and an Imprinting Technique for Patterning Metal-Organic Frameworks. Adv Mater 2013;25(34):4701–5.

60. Thornton Aaron W., Doherty Cara M., Falcaro Paolo, Buso Dario, Amenitsch Heinz, Han Sang Hoon, Lee Young Moo, Hill Anita J. Architecturing Nanospace via Thermal Rearrangement for Highly Efficient Gas Separations. J Phys Chem C 2013;117(46):24654–61.

59. Falcaro Paolo, Doherty Cara M., Furukawa Shuhei, Kitagawa Susumu, Grenci Gianluca (2013) Substrate used in sensor such as chemical sensor include biosensor comprises particles having Metal Organic Framework structures, where particles are partially embedded into a surface of the substrate (Patent).


58. Trinchi Adrian, Yang Y. S, Huang J. Z., Falcaro Paolo, Buso Dario, Cao L. Q. Study of 3D composition in a nanoscale sample using data-constrained modelling and multi-energy x-ray CT. Model Simul Mater Sci Eng 2012;20(1):015013.

57. Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Falcaro Paolo. Hard X-rays meet soft matter: when bottom-up and top-down get along well. Soft Matter 2012;8(14):3722–9.

56. Doherty Cara M., Knystautas Emile, Buso Dario, Villanova Laura, Konstas Kristina, Hill Anita J., Takahashi Masahide, Falcaro Paolo. Magnetic framework composites for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sequestration. J Mater Chem 2012;22(23):11470–4.

55. Doherty Cara M., Gao Yuan, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Lisi Fabio, Malfatti Luca, Okada Kenji, Takahashi Masahide, Hill Anita J., Innocenzi Plinio, Falcaro Paolo. Microfabrication of mesoporous silica encapsulated enzymes using deep X-ray lithography. J Mater Chem 2012;22(32):16191–5.

54. Buso Dario, Jasieniak Jacek, Lay Matthew D. H., Schiavuta Piero, Scopece Paolo, Laird Jamie, Amenitsch Heinz, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Highly Luminescent Metal–Organic Frameworks Through Quantum Dot Doping. Small 2012;8(1):80–8.

53. Okada Kenji, Tokudome Yasuaki, Falcaro Paolo, Takamatsu Yuichiro, Nakahira Atsushi, Takahashi Masahide. Titanate nanofunnel brushes: toward functional interfacial applications. Chem Commun 2012;48(49):6130–2.

52. Falcaro Paolo, Buso Dario, Hill Anita J., Doherty Cara M. Patterning Techniques for Metal Organic Frameworks. Adv Mater 2012;24(24):3153–68.

51. Pinna Alessandra, Malfatti Luca, Piccinini Massimo, Falcaro Paolo, Innocenzi Plinio. Hybrid materials with an increased resistance to hard X-rays using fullerenes as radical sponges. J Synchrotron Radiat 2012;19(4):586–90.

50. Dimitrakakis Constantinos, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Malfatti Luca, Innocenzi Plinio, Grenci Gianluca, Vaccari Lisa, Hill Anita J., Ladewig Bradley P., Hill Matthew R., Falcaro Paolo. Top-down patterning of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework composite thin films by deep X-ray lithography. Chem Commun 2012;48(60):7483–5.

49. Falcaro Paolo, Buso Dario, Doherty Cara, Hill Anita. Spatial control of MOFs: Dynamic and permanent localization ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 244: AUG 19 2012. 

48. Falcaro Paolo, Furukawa Shuhei. Doping Light Emitters into Metal–Organic Frameworks. Angew Chem Int Ed 2012;51(34):8431–3.

47. Lisi Fabio, Falcaro Paolo, Buso Dario, Hill Anita J., Barr Jennifer A., Crameri Gary, Nguyen Tich-Lam, Wang Lin-Fa, Mulvaney Paul. Rapid Detection of Hendra Virus Using Magnetic Particles and Quantum Dots. Adv Healthc Mater 2012;1(5):631–4.


46. Faustini Marco, Marmiroli Benedetta, Malfatti Luca, Louis Benjamin, Krins Natacha, Falcaro Paolo, Grenci Gianluca, Laberty-Robert Christel, Amenitsch Heinz, Innocenzi Plinio, Grosso David. Direct nano-in-micropatterning of TiO2 thin layers and TiO2/Pt nanoelectrode arrays by deep X-ray lithography. J Mater Chem 2011;21(11):3597–603.

45. Buso Dario, Falcaro Paolo (2011)  Crystallization facilitator useful for promoting and synthesizing crystal growth of a metal-organic framework, comprises a metal or its ionic form, or a compound including a metal, comprising actinides, and/or lanthanides (Patent).

44. Falcaro Paolo, Costacurta Stefano, Malfatti Luca, Buso Dario, Patelli Alessandro, Schiavuta Piero, Piccinini Massimo, Grenci Gianluca, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Innocenzi Plinio. Chemical Tailoring of Hybrid Sol−Gel Thick Coatings As Hosting Matrix for Functional Patterned Microstructures. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2011;3(2):245–51.

43. Buso Dario, Nairn Kate M., Gimona Michele, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Fast Synthesis of MOF-5 Microcrystals Using Sol−Gel SiO2 Nanoparticles. Chem Mater 2011;23(4):929–34.

42. Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Marmiroli Benedetta, Cacho-Nerin Fernando, Amenitsch Heinz. Densification of sol–gel silica thin films induced by hard X-rays generated by synchrotron radiation. J Synchrotron Radiat 2011;18(2):280–6.

41. Falcaro Paolo, Innocenzi Plinio. X-rays to study, induce, and pattern structures in sol–gel materials. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 2011;57(3):236–44.

40. Falcaro Paolo, Hill Anita J., Nairn Kate M., Jasieniak Jacek, Mardel James I., Bastow Timothy J., Mayo Sheridan C., Gimona Michele, Gomez Daniel, Whitfield Harold J., Riccò Raffaele, Patelli Alessandro, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Colson Tobias, Villanova Laura, Buso Dario. A new method to position and functionalize metal-organic framework crystals. Nat Commun 2011;2:237.

39. Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Malfatti Luca, Marongiu Daniela, Marmiroli Benedetta, Cacho-Nerin Fernando, Amenitsch Heinz, Kirkby Nigel, Innocenzi Plinio. Shaping Mesoporous Films Using Dewetting on X-ray Pre-patterned Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Layers and Pinning Effects at the Pattern Edge. Langmuir 2011;27(7):3898–905.

38. Carta Davide, Villanova Laura, Costacurta Stefano, Patelli Alessandro, Poli Irene, Vezzù Simone, Scopece Paolo, Lisi Fabio, Smith-Miles Kate, Hyndman Rob J., Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Method for Optimizing Coating Properties Based on an Evolutionary Algorithm Approach. Anal Chem 2011;83(16):6373–80.

37. Malfatti Luca, Falcaro Paolo, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Piccinini Massimo, Falqui Andrea, Innocenzi Plinio. Nanocomposite mesoporous ordered films for lab-on-chip intrinsic surface enhanced Raman scattering detection. Nanoscale 2011;3(9):3760–6.

36. Falcaro Paolo, Normandin Francois, Takahashi Masahide, Scopece Paolo, Amenitsch Heinz, Costacurta Stefano, Doherty Cara M., Laird Jamie S., Lay Matthew D. H., Lisi Fabio, Hill Anita J., Buso Dario. Dynamic Control of MOF-5 Crystal Positioning Using a Magnetic Field. Adv Mater 2011;23(34):3901–6.

35. Buso Dario, Hill Anita J., Colson Tobias, Whitfield Harold J., Patelli Alessandro, Scopece Paolo, Doherty Cara M., Falcaro Paolo. Complete Characterization of α-Hopeite Microparticles: An Ideal Nucleation Seed for Metal Organic Frameworks. Cryst Growth Des 2011;11(12):5268–74.

34. Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Vezzù Simone, Colasuonno Marino, Scopece Paolo, Zanchetta Erika, Guglielmi Massimo, Patelli Alessandro. Fabrication of functional nanostructured coatings by a combined sol–gel and plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition method. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 2011;60(3):340–6.

33. Lisi Fabio, Carta Davide, Villanova Laura, Poli Irene, Buso Dario, Costacurta Stefano, Hill Anita J., Falcaro Paolo. Influence of the relative humidity on aminosilane molecular grafting properties. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 2011;60(3):246–53.


32. Innocenzi Plinio, Kidchob Tongjit, Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Marmiroli Benedetta, Cacho-Nerin Fernando, Amenitsch Heinz. Patterning block copolymer thin films by deep X-ray lithography. Soft Matter 2010;6(14):3172–6.

31. Villanova L., Falcaro P., Carta D., Poli I., Hyndman R., Smith-Miles K. Functionalization of microarray devices: Process optimization using a multiobjective PSO and multiresponse MARS modeling. IEEE Congr. Evol. Comput. 2010;1–8.

30. Malfatti Luca, Marongiu Daniela, Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Amenitsch Heinz, Marmiroli Benedetta, Grenci Gianluca, Casula Maria Francesca, Innocenzi Plinio. Writing Self-Assembled Mesostructured Films with In situ Formation of Gold Nanoparticles. Chem Mater 2010;22(6):2132–7.

29. Costacurta Stefano, Maso Gabriele Dal, Gallo Riccardo, Guglielmi Massimo, Brusatin Giovanna, Falcaro Paolo. Influence of Temperature on the Photocatalytic Activity of Sol−Gel TiO2 Films. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2010;2(5):1294–8.

28. Costacurta Stefano, Malfatti Luca, Patelli Alessandro, Falcaro Paolo, Amenitsch Heinz, Marmiroli Benedetta, Grenci Gianluca, Piccinini Massimo, Innocenzi Plinio. Deep X-ray Lithography for Direct Patterning of PECVD Films. Plasma Process Polym 2010;7(6):459–65.


27. Falcaro Paolo, Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Giannini Giacomo, Falqui Andrea, Casula Maria F., Amenitsch Heinz, Marmiroli Benedetta, Grenci Gianluca, Innocenzi Plinio. Hierarchical Porous Silica Films with Ultralow Refractive Index. Chem Mater 2009;21(10):2055–61.

26. Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Falcaro Paolo. Order−Disorder in Self-Assembled Mesostructured Silica Films: A Concepts Review. Chem Mater 2009;21(13):2555–64.

25. Malfatti Luca, Falcaro Paolo, Marongiu Daniela, Casula Maria F., Amenitsch Heinz, Innocenzi Plinio. Self-Assembly of Shape Controlled Hierarchical Porous Thin Films: Mesopores and Nanoboxes. Chem Mater 2009;21(20):4846–50.

24. Falcaro Paolo, Malfatti Luca, Vaccari Lisa, Amenitsch Heinz, Marmiroli Benedetta, Grenci Gianluca, Innocenzi Plinio. Fabrication of Advanced Functional Devices Combining Soft Chemistry with X-ray Lithography in One Step. Adv Mater 2009;21(48):4932–6.

23. Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Patelli Alessandro, Vezzu Simone (2009) Nanostructural coatings with improved functional or mechanical properties and the method of preparation (Patent).

22. Basset Diego, Falcaro Paolo, Scopece Paolo (2009) Nanocomposite paints with a polymer base containing ceramic nanoparticles deposited by electrostatic methods (Patent).


21. Innocenzi Plinio, Kidchob Tongjit, Falcaro Paolo, Takahashi Masahide. Patterning Techniques for Mesostructured Films. Chem Mater 2008;20(3):607–14.

20. Falcaro Paolo, Costacurta Stefano, Malfatti Luca, Takahashi Masahide, Kidchob Tongjit, Casula Maria Francesca, Piccinini Massimo, Marcelli Augusto, Marmiroli Benedetta, Amenitsch Heinz, Schiavuta Piero, Innocenzi Plinio. Fabrication of Mesoporous Functionalized Arrays by Integrating Deep X-Ray Lithography with Dip-Pen Writing. Adv Mater 2008;20(10):1864–9.

 19. Kidchob Tongjit, Falcaro Paolo, Schiavuta Piero, Enzo Stefano, Innocenzi Plinio. Formation of Monoclinic Hafnium Titanate Thin Films Via the Sol–Gel Method. J Am Ceram Soc 2008;91(7):2112–6.


18. Kidchob Tongjit, Malfatti Luca, Serra Filomena, Falcaro Paolo, Enzo Stefano, Innocenzi Plinio. Hafnia sol-gel films synthesized from HfCl4: Changes of structure and properties with the firing temperature. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 2007;42(1):89–93.

17. Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Piccinini Massimo, Marcelli Augusto, Morini Pierangelo, Sali Diego, Amenitsch Heinz. Time-Resolved Simultaneous Detection of Structural and Chemical Changes during Self-Assembly of Mesostructured Films. J Phys Chem C 2007;111(14):5345–50.

16. Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Falcaro Paolo, Costacurta Stefano, Piccinini Massimo, Guidi Mariangela Cestelli, Marcelli Augusto, Corrias Anna, Casula Maria Francesca, Amenitsch Heinz, Innocenzi Plinio. Highly ordered self-assembled mesostructured membranes: Porous structure and pore surface coverage. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 2007;103(1–3):113–22.

 15. Costacurta Stefano, Malfatti Luca, Falcaro Paolo, Innocenzi Plinio. Photocurable silica hybrid organic–inorganic films for photonic applications. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 2007;44(1):59–64.


14. Malfatti Luca, Falcaro Paolo, Amenitsch Heinz, Caramori Stefano, Argazzi Roberto, Bignozzi Carlo Alberto, Enzo Stefano, Maggini Michele, Innocenzi Plinio. Mesostructured self-assembled titania films for photovoltaic applications. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 2006;88(1–3):304–11.

13. Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Costacurta Stefano, Falcaro Paolo, Schiavuta Piero, Amenitsch Heinz, Innocenzi Plinio. Highly Ordered Self-Assembled Mesostructured Hafnia Thin Films:  An Example of Rewritable Mesostructure. Chem Mater 2006;18(19):4553–60.


12. Falcaro Paolo, Costacurta Stefano, Mattei Giovanni, Amenitsch Heinz, Marcelli Augusto, Guidi Mariangela Cestelli, Piccinini Massimo, Nucara Alessandro, Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Innocenzi Plinio. Highly Ordered “Defect-Free” Self-Assembled Hybrid Films with a Tetragonal Mesostructure. J Am Chem Soc 2005;127(11):3838–46.

11. Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Falcaro Paolo, Guidi Mariangela Cestelli, Piccinini Massimo, Marcelli Augusto. Kinetics of polycondensation reactions during self-assembly of mesostructured films studied by in situ infrared spectroscopy. Chem Commun 2005;(18):2384–6.

10. Innocenzi Plinio, Falcaro Paolo, Bertolo Johnny Mio, Bearzotti Andrea, Amenitsch Heinz. Electrical responses of silica mesostructured films to changes in environmental humidity and processing conditions. J Non-Cryst Solids 2005;351(24–26):1980–6.

9. Buso Dario, Falcaro Paolo, Costacurta Stefano, Guglielmi Massimo, Martucci Alessandro, Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Bello Valentina, Mattei Giovanni, Sada Cinzia, Amenitsch Heinz, Gerdova Irina, Haché Alain. PbS-Doped Mesostructured Silica Films with High Optical Nonlinearity. Chem Mater 2005;17(20):4965–70.

8. Innocenzi Plinio, Malfatti Luca, Kidchob Tongjit, Falcaro Paolo, Costacurta Stefano, Guglielmi Massimo, Mattei Giovanni, Bello Valentina, Amenitsch Heinz. Thermal-induced phase transitions in self-assembled mesostructured films studied by small-angle X-ray scattering. J Synchrotron Radiat 2005;12(6):734–8.


7. Bearzotti Andrea, Bertolo Johnny Mio, Innocenzi Plinio, Falcaro Paolo, Traversa Enrico. Humidity sensors based on mesoporous silica thin films synthesised by block copolymers. J Eur Ceram Soc 2004;24(6):1969–72.

6. Innocenzi Plinio, Falcaro Paolo, Schergna Stefano, Maggini Michele, Menna Enzo, Amenitsch Heinz, Soler-Illia J. a. A., Grosso David, Sanchez Clement. One-pot self-assembly of mesostructured silica films and membranes functionalised with fullerene derivatives. J Mater Chem 2004;14(12):1838–42.

5. Falcaro Paolo, Grosso David, Amenitsch Heinz, Innocenzi Plinio. Silica Orthorhombic Mesostructured Films with Low Refractive Index and High Thermal Stability. J Phys Chem B 2004;108(30):10942–8.

4. Falcaro Paolo, Bertolo J. Mio, Innocenzi P., Amenitsch Heinz, Bearzotti A. Ordered Mesostructured Silica Films: Effect of Pore Surface on its Sensing Properties. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 2004;32(1–3):107–10.


3. Innocenzi Plinio, Falcaro Paolo, Grosso David, Babonneau Florence. Order−Disorder Transitions and Evolution of Silica Structure in Self-Assembled Mesostructured Silica Films Studied through FTIR Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem B 2003;107(20):4711–7.

2. Bearzotti Andrea, Mio Bertolo Johnny, Innocenzi Plinio, Falcaro Paolo, Traversa Enrico. Relative humidity and alcohol sensors based on mesoporous silica thin films synthesised from block copolymers. Sens Actuators B Chem 2003;95(1–3):107–10.

1. Bertolo Johnny Mio, Bearzotti Andrea, Falcaro Paolo, Traversa Enrico, Innocenzi Plinio. Sensoristic Applications of Self-assembled Mesostructured Silica Films. Sens Lett 2003;1(1):64–70.