Prof. Antonio Tricoli

Honorary Professor

Antonio Tricoli received his master in Mechanical and Process Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 2004 with his thesis "Numerical calculation of the blood flow through a cerebral aneurism featuring MR-reconstructed real geometry and an elastic artery wall". Immediately after, he joined the Renewable Energy Laboratory of ETH Zurich where he worked on the renewable production of solar hydrogen by two-step water splitting cycles. He continued his studies in 2005 at the Particle Technology Laboratory (ETH Zurich) researching the synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticle films by combustion of organometallic precursors. In 2010, he received his PhD in the field of Nanotechnology with his thesis "Gas sensitive nanostructured films by direct flame synthesis and deposition". He continued his work as research fellow and lecturer at ETH Zurich focusing on the rapid synthesis of nanoparticle and nanowire layers for dye sensitized solar cells and non-invasive medical diagnostics. In 2012, he joined the Australian National University as research fellow under the Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellowship. His current research interests are the synthesis of novel nanostructures for energy production and storage, non-invasive medical diagnostics and functional coatings, and the engineering of novel dry processes for the synthesis of functional nanocomposites.

Groups

  • Liu, G, Tran, P, Chen, H et al 2018, 'A Review of Metal- and Metal-Oxide-Based Heterogeneous Catalysts for Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide', Advanced Sustainable Systems, vol. 2, no. 8-9, pp. 1-13pp.
  • Liu, G, Karuturi, S, Chen, H et al 2018, 'Tuning the morphology and structure of disordered hematite photoanodes for improved water oxidation: A physical and chemical synergistic approach', Nano Energy, vol. 53, pp. 745-752pp.
  • Wong, W, Gengenbach, T, Nguyen, H et al 2018, 'Dynamically Gas-Phase Switchable Super(de)wetting States by Reversible Amphiphilic Functionalization: A Powerful Approach for Smart Fluid Gating Membranes', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1-10.
  • Wong, W & Tricoli, A 2018, 'Cassie-Levitated Droplets for Distortion-Free Low-Energy Solid-Liquid Interactions', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, no. 16, pp. 13999-14007.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Mukherjee, S, Panneerselvan, A et al 2018, 'Optimally Hierarchical Nanostructured Hydroxyapatite Coatings for Superior Prosthesis Biointegration', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, no. 29, pp. 24840-24849.
  • Gao, X, Liu, G, Zhu, Y et al 2018, 'Earth-abundant transition metal oxides with extraordinary reversible oxygen exchange capacity for efficient thermochemical synthesis of solar fuels', Nano Energy, vol. 50, pp. 347-358pp.
  • Chen, H, Bo, R, Tran, P et al 2018, 'One-Step Rapid and Scalable Flame Synthesis of Efficient WO3 Photoanodes for Water Splitting', ChemPlusChem, vol. 83, no. 7, pp. 569-576.
  • Fusco, Z, Rahmani, M, Bo, R et al 2018, 'Nanostructured Dielectric Fractals on Resonant Plasmonic Metasurfaces for Selective and Sensitive Optical Sensing of Volatile Compounds', Advanced Materials, vol. 30, pp. 1-11.
  • Naz, M, Nasiri-Varg, N, Ikram, M et al 2017, 'Eco-friendly biosynthesis, anticancer drug loading and cytotoxic effect of capped Ag-nanoparticles against breast cancer', Applied Nanoscience, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 793-802pp.
  • Tricoli, A & Nasiri-Varg, N 2017, 'Wearable and Miniaturized Sensor Technologies for Personalized and Preventive Medicine', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 27, no. 15, pp. 1-19pp.
  • Wong, W, Liu, G, Nasiri-Varg, N et al 2017, 'Omnidirectional Self-Assembly of Transparent Superoleophobic Nanotextures', ACS Nano, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 587-596pp.
  • Wong, W, Liu, G & Tricoli, A 2017, 'Superamphiphobic Bionic Proboscis for Contamination-Free Manipulation of Nano and Core?Shell Droplets', Small, vol. 13, no. 14, pp. -.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Bo, R, Fu, L et al 2017, 'Three-dimensional nano-heterojunction networks: A highly performing structure for fast visible-blind UV photodetectors', Nanoscale, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 2059-2067.
  • Bo, R, Nasiri-Varg, N, Chen, H et al 2017, 'Low-Voltage High-Performance UV Photodetectors: An Interplay between Grain Boundaries and Debye Length', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 2606-2615.
  • Osorio Mayon, Y, Duong, T, Nasiri-Varg, N et al 2016, 'Flame-made ultra-porous TiO2 layers for perovskite solar cells', Nanotechnology, vol. 27, no. 50, pp. 8pp.
  • Liu, G, Wong, W, Nasiri-Varg, N et al 2016, 'Ultraporous superhydrophobic gas-permeable nano-layers by scalable solvent-free one-step self-assembly', Nanoscale, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 6085-6093.
  • Wong, W, Gutruf, P, Sriram, S et al 2016, 'Strain Engineering of Wave-like Nanofibers for Dynamically Switchable Adhesive/Repulsive Surfaces', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 399-407.
  • Zhang, M, Costigan, P, Varshney, N et al 2016, 'Disposable micro stir bars by photodegradable organic encapsulation of hematite-magnetite nanoparticles', RSC Advances, vol. 6, no. 40, pp. 33843-33850pp.
  • Wong, W, Stachurski, Z, Nisbet, D et al 2016, 'Ultra-Durable and Transparent Self-Cleaning Surfaces by Large-Scale Self-Assembly of Hierarchical Interpenetrated Polymer Networks', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 8, no. 21, pp. 13615-13623.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Ceramidas, A, Mukherjee, S et al 2016, 'Ultra-Porous Nanoparticle Networks: A Biomimetic Coating Morphology for Enhanced Cellular Response and Infiltration', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. -, pp. 1-11pp.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Chen, H, Tricoli, A et al 2016, 'Ultra-rapid synthesis of highly porous and robust hierarchical ZnO films for dye sensitized solar cells', Solar Energy, vol. 136, no. -, pp. 553-559.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Bo, R, Chen, H et al 2016, 'Structural Engineering of Nano-Grain Boundaries for Low-Voltage UV-Photodetectors with Gigantic Photo- to Dark-Current Ratios', Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 1787-1795pp.
  • Liu, G, Karuturi, S, Simonov, A et al 2016, 'Robust Sub-Monolayers of Co3O4 Nano-Islands: A Highly Transparent Morphology for Efficient Water Oxidation Catalysis', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 6, no. 15, pp. -.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Bo, R, Hung, T et al 2016, 'Tunable Band-Selective UV-Photodetectors by 3D Self-Assembly of Heterogeneous Nanoparticle Networks', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 26, no. 40, pp. 7359-7366.
  • Gao, X, Vidal, A, Bayon, A et al 2016, 'Efficient ceria nanostructures for enhanced solar fuel production via high-temperature thermochemical redox cycles', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 4, no. 24, pp. 9614-9624.
  • Wong, W, Li, M, Nisbet, D et al 2016, 'Mimosa Origami: A nanostructure-enabled directional self-organization regime of materials', Science Advances, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. e1600417-1-9.
  • Gao, X, Vidal, A, Bayon, A et al 2015, 'Structural Performance of Micro and Nano-structured Ceria for Solar Thermochemical Fuel Production', 2015 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, ed. R. Egan, R. Passey, Australian Photovoltaic Institute, Canberra.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Bo, R, Wang, F et al 2015, 'Ultraporous Electron-Depleted ZnO Nanoparticle Networks for Highly Sensitive Portable Visible-Blind UV Photodetectors', Advanced Materials, vol. 27, no. 29, pp. 4336-4343.
  • Zhang, M, Go, M, Stricker, C et al. 2015, 'Low-cost photo-responsive nanocarriers by one-step functionalization of flame-made titania agglomerates with l-Lysine', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 1677-1687.
  • Wong, W, Nasiri-Varg, N, Liu, G et al 2015, 'Flexible Transparent Hierarchical Nanomesh for Rose Petal-Like Droplet Manipulation and Lossless Transfer', Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 1-11.
  • Liu, G, Hall, J, Nasiri-Varg, N et al 2015, 'Scalable Synthesis of Efficient Water Oxidation Catalysts: Insights into the Activity of Flame-Made Manganese Oxide Nanocrystals', ChemSusChem, vol. 8, no. 24, pp. 4162-4171.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Elmoe, T, Liu, Y, Qin QH, Tricoli, A, 2015, 'Self-assembly dynamics and accumulation mechanisms of ultra-fine nanoparticles', Nanoscale, no. 21, pp. 9859-9867.
  • Yu, Y, Chen, H, Liu, Y et al 2014, 'Porous carbon nanotube/polyvinylidene fluoride composite material: Superhydrophobicity/superoleophilicity and tunability of electrical conductivity', Polymer, vol. 55, no. 22, pp. 5616-5622.
  • Wong, W, Nasiri-Varg, N, Rodriguez, A et al 2014, 'Hierarchical amorphous nanofibers for transparent inherently super-hydrophilic coatings', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 2, no. 37, pp. 15575-15581.
  • Zhang, M, Go, M, Stricker, C et al. 2014, 'FITC-functionalized TiO2 nanoparticles for simultaneous neuron imaging and in cell photocatalysis', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 1694, pp. Article:893.
  • Jun Ou, Fang Wang, Yuanjie Huang, Duosheng Li, Yuming Jiang, Qin, QH, ZH, Stachurski, Antonio Tricoli, Tina Zhang, 2014 'Fabrication and Cyto-compatibility of Fe3O4/SiO2/Graphene-CdTe QDs/CS Nanocomposites for Drug Delivery', Colloids and Surfaces' B. Biointerfaces, vol. 117, pp. 466-472
  • Tricoli, A 2013, 'Non-invasive medical diagnostics by nanoparticle-based solid-state gas sensors', 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, SMN 2013, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 1-5.
  • Nasiri-Varg, N, Elmoe, T, Qin, QH et al 2013, 'Aerosol self-assembly of nanoparticle films: Growth dynamics and resulting 3D structure', 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, SMN 2013, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 879320 (1-6).
  • Hahn, K, Tricoli, A, Santarossa, G et al 2012, 'First Principles Analysis of H2O Adsorption on the (110) Surfaces of SnO2, TiO2 and Their Solid Solutions', Langmuir, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1646-1656.
  • Tricoli, A & Elmoe, T 2012, 'Flame Spray Pyrolysis Synthesis and Aerosol Deposition of Nanoparticle Films', AIChE Journal, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 3578-3588.
  • Tricoli, A, Wallerand, A & Righettoni, M 2012, 'Highly porous TiO2 films for dye sensitized solar cells', Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 22, no. 28, pp. 14254-14261.
  • Righettoni, M, Tricoli, A, Gass, S et al 2012, 'Breath acetone monitoring by portable Si:WO3 gas sensors', Analytica chimica acta, vol. 738, pp. 69-75.
  • Tricoli, A 2012, 'Structural Stability and Performance of Noble Metal-Free SnO2-Based Gas Sensors', Biosensors, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 221-233.
  • HAHN, K. R., TRICOLI, A., SANTAROSSA, G., VARGAS, A. & BAIKER, A. 2012. First Principles Analysis of H2O Adsorption on the (110) Surfaces of SnO2, TiO2 and Their Solid Solutions. Langmuir.
  • RIGHETTONI, M., TRICOLI, A., GASS, S., SCHMID, A., AMANN, A. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2012. Breath acetone monitoring by portable Si:WO(3) gas sensors. Analytica Chimica Acta, 738, 69-75.
  • TRICOLI, A. & ELMOE, T. D. 2012. Flame spray pyrolysis synthesis and aerosol deposition of nanoparticle films. AIChE Journal, 10.1002/aic.13739.
  • TRICOLI, A. 2012. Structural Stability and Performance of Noble Metal-Free SnO2-Based Gas Sensors. Biosensors, 2, 221-233.
  • TRICOLI, A., WALLERAND, A. S. & RIGHETTONI, M. 2012. Highly porous TiO2 films for dye sensitized solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 14254-14261.
  • Hahn, K, Tricoli, A, Santarossa, G et al 2011, 'Theoretical study of the (110) surface of Sn-1 (-) xTixO2 solid solutions with different distribution and content of Ti', Surface Science, vol. 605, no. 15-16, pp. 1476-1482.
  • Righettoni, M & Tricoli, A 2011, 'Toward portable breath acetone analysis for diabetes detection', Journal of Breath Research, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1-9.
  • Elmoe, T, Tricoli, A & Grunwaldt, J 2011, 'Characterization of highly porous nanoparticle deposits by permeance measurements', Powder Technology, vol. 207, no. 1-3, pp. 279-289.
  • HAHN, K. R., TRICOLI, A., SANTAROSSA, G., VARGAS, A. & BAIKER, A. 2011. Theoretical study of the (110) surface of Sn(1-x)Ti(x)O(2) solid solutions with different distribution and content of Ti. Surface Science, 605, 1476-1482.
  • RIGHETTONI, M. & TRICOLI, A. 2011. Toward portable breath acetone analysis for diabetes detection. Journal of Breath Research, 5.
  • Righettoni, M, Tricoli, A & Pratsinis, S 2010, 'Si:WO3 Sensors for Highly Selective Detection of Acetone for Easy Diagnosis of Diabetes by Breath Analysis', Analytical Chemistry, vol. 82, no. 9, pp. 3581-3587.
  • Tricoli, A, Righettoni, M, Krumeich, F et al 2010, 'Scalable flame synthesis of SiO2 nanowires: dynamics of growth', Nanotechnology, vol. 21, no. 46, pp. 1-7.
  • Kubrin, R, Tricoli, A, Camenzind, A et al 2010, 'Flame aerosol deposition of Y2O3:Eu nanophosphor screens and their photoluminescent performance', Nanotechnology, vol. 21, no. 22, pp. 225603-225603.
  • Righettoni, M, Tricoli, A & Pratsinis, S 2010, 'Thermally Stable, Silica-Doped ε-WO3 for Sensing of Acetone in the Human Breath', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 3152-3157.
  • Tricoli, A & Pratsinis, S 2010, 'Dispersed nanoelectrode devices', Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 54-60.
  • Tricoli, A, Righettoni, M & Teleki, A 2010, 'Semiconductor Gas Sensors: Dry Synthesis and Application', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 49, no. 42, pp. 7632-7659.
  • Tricoli, A & Pratsinis, S 2010, 'Tailored Nanostructures for Microgassensors by Flame Spray Pyrolysis', International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 125-136.
  • KUBRIN, R., TRICOLI, A., CAMENZIND, A., PRATSINIS, S. E. & BAUHOFER, W. 2010. Flame aerosol deposition of Y2O3:Eu nanophosphor screens and their photoluminescent performance. Nanotechnology, 21, 225603.
  • RIGHETTONI, M., TRICOLI, A. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2010a. Si:WO3 Sensors for Highly Selective Detection of Acetone for Easy Diagnosis of Diabetes by Breath Analysis. Analytical Chemistry, 82, 3581-3587.
  • RIGHETTONI, M., TRICOLI, A. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2010b. Thermally Stable, Silica-Doped e-WO3 for Sensing of Acetone in the Human Breath. Chemistry of Materials, 22, 3152-3157.
  • TRICOLI, A. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2010a. Dispersed nanoelectrode devices. Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 54-60.
  • TRICOLI, A. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2010b. Tailored nanostructures for microgassensors by flame spray pyrolysis. International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 6, 125-136.
  • TRICOLI, A., RIGHETTONI, M. & TELEKI, A. 2010b. Semiconductor Gas Sensors: Dry Synthesis and Application. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49, 7632-7659.
  • TRICOLI, A., RIGHETTONI, M., KRUMEICH, F., STARK, W. J. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2010a. Scalable flame synthesis of SiO2 nanowires: dynamics of growth. Nanotechnology, 21, 465604.
  • Chew, S, Patey, T, Waser, O et al 2009, 'Thin nanostructured LiMn2O4 films by flame spray deposition and in situ annealing method', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 189, no. 1, pp. 449-453.
  • Elmoe, T, Tricoli, A, Grunwaldt, J et al 2009, 'Filtration of nanoparticles: Evolution of cake structure and pressure-drop', Journal of Aerosol Science, vol. 40, pp. 965-981.
  • Keskinen, H, Tricoli, A, Marjamaki, M et al 2009, 'Size-selected agglomerates of SnO2 nanoparticles as gas sensors', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 106, no. 8, p. 084316.
  • Tricoli, A, Righettoni, M & Pratsinis, S 2009, 'Minimal cross-sensitivity to humidity during ethanol detection by SnO2-TiO2 solid solutions', Nanotechnology, vol. 20, no. 31, pp. 315502-1 - 315502-10.
  • Tricoli, A, Righettoni, M & Pratsinis, S 2009, 'Anti-Fogging Nanofibrous SiO2 and Nanostructured SiO2-TiO2 Films Made by Rapid Flame Deposition and In Situ Annealing', Langmuir, vol. 25, no. 21, pp. 12578-1258.
  • CHEW, S. Y., PATEY, T. J., WASER, O., NG, S. H., BUCHEL, R., TRICOLI, A., KRUMEICH, F., WANG, J., LIU, H. K., PRATSINIS, S. E. & NOVAK, P. 2009. Thin nanostructured LiMn2O4 films by flame spray deposition and in situ annealing method. Journal of Power Sources, 189, 449-453.
  • ELMOE, T. D., TRICOLI, A., GRUNWALDT, J.-D. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2009. Filtration of nanoparticles: Evolution of cake structure and pressure-drop. Journal of Aerosol Science, 40, 965-981.
  • KESKINEN, H., TRICOLI, A., MARJAMAKI, M., MAKELA, J. M. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2009. Size-selected agglomerates of SnO2 nanoparticles as gas sensors. Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 084316 (8p).
  • TRICOLI, A., RIGHETTONI, M. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2009a. Anti-Fogging Nanofibrous SiO2 and Nanostructured SiO2-TiO2 Films Made by Rapid Flame Deposition and In Situ Annealing. Langmuir, 25, 12578-12584.
  • TRICOLI, A., RIGHETTONI, M. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2009b. Minimal cross-sensitivity to humidity during ethanol detection by SnO2-TiO2 solid solutions. Nanotechnology, 20, 315502.
  • Tricoli, A, Graf, M, Mayer, F et al 2008, 'Micropatterning Layers by Flame Aerosol Deposition-Annealing', Advanced Materials, vol. 20, no. 16, pp. 3005-3010.
  • Tricoli, A, Graf, M & Pratsinis, S 2008, 'Optimal Doping for Enhanced SnO2 Sensitivity and Thermal Stability', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 18, no. 13, pp. 1969-1976.
  • Kuhne, S, Graf, M, Tricoli, A et al 2008, 'Wafer-level flame-spray-pyrolysis deposition of gas-sensitive layers on microsensors', Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 18, no. 3, p. 035040.
  • TRICOLI, A., GRAF, M. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2008b. Optimal doping for enhanced SnO2 sensitivity and thermal stability. Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 1969-1976.
  • KUHNE, S., GRAF, M., TRICOLI, A., MAYER, F., PRATSINIS, S. E. & HIERLEMANN, A. 2008. Wafer-level flame-spray-pyrolysis deposition of gas-sensitive layers on microsensors. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 18, 035040.
  • TRICOLI, A., GRAF, M., MAYER, F., KUHNE, S., HIERLEMANN, A. & PRATSINIS, S. E. 2008a. Micropatterning layers by flame aerosol deposition-annealing. Advanced Materials, 20, 3005-3010.
  • CHATZIPRODROMOU, I., TRICOLI, A., POULIKAKOS, D. & VENTIKOS, Y. 2007. Haemodynamics and wall remodelling of a growing cerebral aneurysm: A computational model. Journal of Biomechanics, 40, 412-426.
  • ERNST, F. O., TRICOLI, A., PRATSINIS, S. E. & STEINFELD, A. 2006. Co-synthesis of H2 and ZnO by in-situ Zn aerosol formation and hydrolysis. AIChE Journal, 52, 3297-3303.