Contact Dr Iva Chianella

Areas of expertise

  • Biosensors & Diagnostics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Smart Materials

Background

Dr Chianella was awarded her first degree in Chemistry in 1998 from the University of Florence, Italy. She gained her Ph.D. in 2003 from Cranfield University working on the development on sensors based on artificial receptors. In 2002, she was employed by Cranfield as Research Officer and was promoted to Lecturer in 2007.

In the past 10 years she has been involved with a number of industrial and European Union funded projects within this area. Iva has nearly 50 publications in the area of natural and artificial receptors and related aspects of their use in analytical systems.

Current activities

Dr Chianella is currently active both in research and teaching. Her main research interests include:

  • Chemical and biochemical sensors/nanosensors (acoustic, electrochemical and optical) for medical, environmental and industrial applications;
  • Synthesis of novel receptors for sensors and assay development;
  • Molecularly imprinted polymers and molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • Development of novel sorbents for samples separation, purification and pre-concentration.

In addition to supervising PhD students, Dr Chianella teaching duties involve masters level teaching as well as running and supervising several laboratory practical sessions.

Clients

Several industrial clients (GSK, DSM, Philips, Sphere Medical, Infigo Diagnostics) and European funded projects.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Berti F, Todros S, Marrazza G, Faglia G, Lakshmi D, Chianella I, Whitcombe MJ, Piletsky SA, Mascini M & Turner APF (2010) Polyaniline nanostructures for enhanced molecularly imprinted polymer-based sensing. In: The 20th World Congress on Biosensors: Biosensors 2010, Glasgow, Scotland, 1 January 2010.
  • Todros S, Francesca Berti F, Faglia G, Marrazza G, Lakshmi D, Chianella I, Piletska EV, Piletsky SA & Turner APF (2010) Conductive polymer nanotubes for biochemical gas sensing. In: The 20th World Congress on Biosensors: Biosensors 2010, Glasgow, Scotland, 1 January 2010.
  • Lakshmi D, Chianella I, Whitcombe MJ, Piletska EV, Karim K, Turner APF, Piletsky SA, Berti F, Marrazza G, Todros S & Faglia G (2010) Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Conducting Monomer Showing Chimeric Polymerisation Behaviour: Versatile Applications in Defence and Aerospace Research. In: Polymers in Defence and Aerospace Applications, Hamburg, Germany, 1 January 2010.
  • Berti F, Todros S, Marrazza G, Faglia G, Piletsky SA, Lakshmi D, Chianella I, Whitcombe MJ & Turner APF (2009) Template synthesis of polyaniline nanostructures for sensing applications. In: Italian Chemical Society, Sorento, Italy, 1 January 2009.
  • Berti F, Todros S, Marrazza G, Faglia G, Piletsky SA, Lakshmi D, Chianella I, Whitcombe MJ & Turner APF (2009) Conductive polyaniline (PANI) nanostructures for sensing applications. In: Bio-sensing Technology Conference, Bristol, UK, 1 January 2009.

Books

  • Chianella I, Karras K, Lakshmi D, Whitcombe MJ & Marson S (2012) Conductive Polymers for Plastic Electronics. In: Molecularly Imprinted Sensors: Overview and Applications. Li SJ, Ge Y, Piletsky SA, Lunec J (ed.), Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 275-301.
  • Berti F, Marrazza G, Mascini M, Todros S, Baratto C, Ferroni M, Faglia G, Lakshmi D, Chianella I, Whitcombe MJ, Piletsky S & Turner APF (2011) One-Dimensional Polyaniline Nanotubes for Enhanced Chemical and Biochemical Sensing. In: Sensors and Microsystems. Neri G, Donato N, d'Amico A, Di Natale C (ed.), Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer, p. 311-315.
  • Nicholls IA, Piletsky SA, Chen B, Chianella I & Turner APF (2005) Terhodynamic considerations and the use of molecular modelling as a tool for predicting MIP performance. In: Molecularly imprinted materials: Science and technology, Marcel Dekker, p. 363-394.