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Prof.Luigi Paduano | BioMethane Award | Excellence in Research

Prof.Luigi Paduano, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, Italy

Luigi Paduano is a distinguished professor and researcher renowned for his significant contributions to the field of chemical sciences, particularly in the realm of nanotechnology and biomimetic materials. With a career spanning several decades, Paduano has held prominent positions at esteemed institutions such as the University of Naples Federico II and Texas Christian University. His research endeavors have been widely recognized through numerous awards, including the Scientific Highlights from the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center and the JCNS Report. Paduano’s expertise extends to teaching and institutional leadership, where he has served as a professor and head of the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Naples Federico II. Additionally, he has been entrusted with various institutional responsibilities and commissions of trust, demonstrating his commitment to academic excellence and scientific advancement.

Professional Profile:



🎓 Education & Research Career:

Paduano began his research journey as a Visiting Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK in 2003. He later served as an Associated Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Texas Christian University in Texas from 1998 to 2000. Paduano’s academic journey continued as he assumed various roles at the University of Naples Federico II, including Researcher, Associated Professor, and Full Professor.

🏆 Awards & Recognition:

Paduano’s research has been recognized internationally, earning him prestigious awards such as the Scientific Highlights Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center (MLZ) in multiple years. His groundbreaking work on nanotechnology applications in medicine and structural biology has been highlighted in renowned journals and scientific reports.

👨‍🏫 Teaching & Institutional Responsibilities:

In addition to his research accomplishments, Paduano has been actively involved in teaching and institutional leadership. He has served as a Professor in various chemistry courses at the University of Naples Federico II and held institutional responsibilities such as Head of the Department of Chemical Sciences and Deputy Director of the department.

💼 Funding & Research Projects:

Paduano has successfully secured funding for numerous research projects, including the PRIN 2022 project focusing on biomimetic antimicrobial nanoarchitectures. His research endeavors have been supported by esteemed organizations such as Procter&Gamble and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL).

Publication Top Notes:

  1. “From composite molecular structures to a multiplicity of supramolecular aggregates: The role of intermolecular interactions in biosurfactant self-assembly”
    • Authors: Russo Krauss, I., Esposito, R., Paduano, L., D’Errico, G.
    • Journal: Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 2024
  2. “Ordered hierarchical superlattice amplifies coated-CeO2 nanoparticles luminescence”
    • Authors: Gallucci, N., Appavou, M.-S., Cowieson, N., Vitiello, G., Paduano, L.
    • Journal: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2024
  3. “Mimicking the inner mitochondrial membrane with curved supported lipid bilayers: A neutron reflectometry study”
    • Authors: Luchini, A., Gerelli, Y., Gutfreund, P., Paduano, L., Vitiello, G.
    • Journal: Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2024
  4. “Extracellular Vesicles from a Biofilm of a Clinical Isolate of Candida albicans Negatively Impact on Klebsiella pneumoniae Adherence and Biofilm Formation”
    • Authors: Imparato, M., Maione, A., Buonanno, A., Galdiero, E., de Alteriis, E.
    • Journal: Antibiotics, 2024
  5. “Synergism and molecular mismatch in rhamnolipid/CTAC catanionic surfactant mixtures”
    • Authors: Esposito, R., Gallucci, N., Niccoli, M., Paduano, L., D’Errico, G.
    • Journal: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2023






Prof.Luigi Paduano | BioMethane Award | Excellence in Research

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