September 30th: U-Care Proof of Concept’s contract with Venture Factory has been signed! We can now start working on this new project, take a look at our new webpage!


September 26-27, Lublin, Poland: Valentina is trainer within the ENIUS training school on Advances in Urinary Stents. Biomaterials, Coatings and Drug Eluting Stents (DES). Click here for more information!

September 23-25, Oxford, UK: Andrea, Veronica and Luisa are presenting their research at TNH Lab during the poster session of the OxCD3 Oncological Drug Delivery Conference. Click on the thumbnails to view the posters!

Francesca’s research has been selected for a presentation at the Festival della Tecnologia in November. stay tuned for the full program!

September 1-5, Stockholm, Sweden: Marco is participating in Euromat. Here the full program of the event.

August 2nd-4th, Nashville, USA: Marta is participating with her poster to the first ISEV & MRS JOINT EXTRACELLULAR VESICLE CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON CANCER. Here some snapshots of the great conference!

July 30th: Valentina appears with an interview on La Stampa, national press.

12th-13th June 2019: Marco and Valentina are attending Nanoinnovation 2019, in Rome, here the complete program of the event. Here a few pictures of the beautiful location!

27th-31st May 2019: Andrea has participated in the HELLO AI Summer School, hosted by GE Healthcare in Budapest. Here the program of the event, and at this link many more snapshots!

Valentina and Giancarlo are guest editors for a special issue on Mesoporous Materials for Drug Delivery and Theranostics, on the Pharmaceutics Journal. We are waiting for great manuscript submission!

Click here for more information on submission.

13th-14th May 2019: Andrea has participated in the Tech 2 Biz workshop, organized by Venture Factory.

Tredici gruppi di ricerca dei migliori atenei e enti di ricerca impegnati in “Tech2Biz”

13th May 2019: Joana Matos, PhD student from Istituto Tecnico Superior of Lisbon University, arrived @TNHlab and will stay several weeks with us. WELCOME Joana!

3rd May 2019: The UOMO VIRTUALE exhibit in Torino, at the Mastio della Cittadella, in via Cernaia, will be inaugurated. It will stay open from tomorrow till October 13thth, pass by to visit it! Here a video with a trailer of what you will find!

Valentina Cauda collaborated in organizing Uomo Virtuale exhibit

16-17th April 2019: Valentina and Andrea are in Guimaraes, visiting the HydruStent company and the University of Minho, within the COST ENIUS Action. Thanks to the 3B research Group and to Prof. Rui Reis for their hospitality!

21st March 2019: Our new paper Improving dispersal of therapeutic nanoparticles in the human body is online, as commentary to the journal Nanomedicine

11th – 13th March 2019: Valentina is in Sitges, attending HYMA 2019, the 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials.

25th – 26th February 2019: Valentina is participating, as a keynote speaker, in the 4th Annual Conference and Expo on Biomaterials, in London. She also received a Certificate of Recognition: congrats!!

Valentina Cauda receives a certificate of recognition

12th February 2019: European Commission communicated that our Marie Curie Individual Fellowship MINT proposal has been accepted!! CONGRATULATIONS to Sugata Barui, who will soon join us from IIT Gandhinagar to carry out her project.

6th February 2019: Our paper: A Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanocrystals Finely Tuned for Biological Applications  is now available free access online!

30th January 2019 – 1st February 2019: Valentina Cauda is in Sofia, participating to the Management Committee Meeting of Enius in Sofia; Bulgaria, within the COST Action.

25th January 2019: New patent filed!

“A biomimetic nanoporous carrier comprising an inhibitor directed towards the native form of IDH2 protein” (Original title: “Vettore nanoporoso biomimetico comprendente un inibitore diretto verso la forma nativa della proteina IDH2” Italian Patent N. IT102019000001009 of 23rd January 2019, Inventors: V. Cauda, T. Limongi, L. Racca, M. Canta, F. Susa, R. Piva, E. Bergaggio, N. Vitale, E. Mereu.

20th December 2018: Our paper: Design, Fabrication, and In Vitro Evaluation of Nanoceria-Loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carriers for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases is now available free access online!

21st November 2018: Congrats to Bianca, who won the Best Poster Award at MEYCS 2018! Here her great poster!

19th-21st November 2018: Bianca and Francesca have participated at the MEYCS 2018 in Rimini presenting their two postersHere the program of the event.

14th November 2018: Our paper “Sonophotocatalytic degradation mechanisms of Rhodamine B dye via radicals generation by micro- and nano-particles of ZnO” is  now available in free access online!

13th November 2018: New patents filed!

“Sonosensitizing agent and its method of activation” (Original title:“Agente sonosensibilizzante e suo metodo di attivazione”) Italian Patent N. 102018000009966 of 31th Oct. 2018, Inventors: V.Cauda, G. Cicero, G. Canavese, T. Limongi, N. Garino, L. Racca, A. Ancona, B. Dumontel, M. Canta, L. Serpe, R. Canaparo, F. Foglietta, A. Francovich, G. Durando, waiting for research report.

“Biomimetic Non-Immunogenic Nanoassembly for the Antitumor Therapy” (Original title:“Nanocostrutto Biomimetico Non Immunogenico per la Terapia Antitumorale”) Italian Patent N. 102017000129243 of 13th Nov. 2017, PCT: IB2018/058476 of 30th October 2018. Inventors: V.Cauda, G. Canavese, T. Limongi, N. Garino, M. Laurenti, B. Dumontel, M. Canta, L. Racca, A. Ancona, filed with Research Report.

31stOctober 2018: Our new paper “Sonophotocatalytic degrcauda hernandez et aladation mechanisms of Rhodamine B dye via radicals generation by micro- and nano-particles of ZnO” has been accepted!

23rd-25th October 2018: Valentina Cauda is in Venice and is participating, as invited speaker, to NanoMed 2018 from Setcor. Here a few snapshots of today!

23rd October 2018: Our new paper Porous ZnO/2–Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate Eluting Coatings for Ureteral Stent Applications has been published in Coatings as part of the Special Issue Advances in Zinc Oxide Thin Films: Synthesis, Properties and Applications and is available online. The activity has been funded in the COST Action  CA16217 ENIUS.

10th October 2018:  ONLINE the “Vita da Ricercatore” program with Valentina Cauda and TNHLab. Here the video!

27th September 2018: TNHlab participated in the POLITO TECHSHARE DAY 2018 presenting the patent on the TNH nanostructure. Here all info on the event.

26th July 2018: The TNHlab congratulates her Master Student Francesca Susa for her Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering with the title “Hybrid biomimetic nanoconstructs against cancer:preparation and properties”!!

We are also happy to announce her as our next enrolled PhD student!

12th – 14th June 2018: TNHLab becomes TV set for a few days! Reporters and cameramen are interviewing our group to prepare an episode for RAI Cultura. Stay tuned for broadcast date!

7th  June 2018: Valentina Cauda participates today at the Y-Rich Young Researchers In Chemistry Annual Workshop. Here the program of the event!

24th  May 2018: Thanks to Moschini SpA, to our new Vice Rector for Tech Transfer and to all participants at the PoC@PoliTo Mid Term Event. Here a few snapshots of the event.

22nd  May 2018: A new book chapter on Zinc Oxide Nanostructures in Biomedicine written by TNH Lab has been published within the book “Smart Nanoparticles for Biomedicine” edited by  Gianni Ciofani.valentina cauda et al. book chapter nanostructures

giancarlo canavese et al

16th  May 2018: Congrats Giancarlo for his paper “Unexpected behaviors in molecular transport through size-controlled nanochannels down to theultra-nanoscale” published on Nature! Here also an article on it.

15th  May 2018: Online the videointerview to Valentina Cauda during the Johnson&Johnson “Innovation in Italy” event!

9th  May 2018: ONLINE the Memex Galileo program with Valentina Cauda. Take a look at the video here!

8th  May 2018: Valentina Cauda and Andrea Ancona are presenting a pitch on the technology developed @TNH Lab in Milan, at the Johnson&Johnson “Innovation in Italy” event. Here a few snapshots of the event:

Valentina Cauda presenting the TrojaNanoHorse technology Valentina Cauda presenting the TrojaNanoHorse technology

4th may, at 21.30 Valentina Cauda will be on (digitale terrestre 146) within the program Memex Galileo conducted by Prof. Albertini!

23rd-24th  April 2018: Our PhD Student Ing. Andrea Ancora has attended the BioVaria “Europe’s Next Top Technologies” event. TNH Lab was invited to present a Poster on our most recent patented application in the Netval stand.

8th-14th  April 2018: Marta Canta has participated in the EMBO Practical Course “Extracellular Vesicles: From Biology to Biomedical Applications“, presenting her poster. Here are some pictures of this great experience.

14th  March 2018: Valentina Cauda presents the TrojaNanoHorse project at RAI studios in Rome within the program Memex Galileo of RAI Scuola conducted by Prof. Valerio Rossi Albertini. Stay tuned, we will post the the broadcast date!

2nd  March 2018: TNHLab participated in the “Smart tools for caring: Nanotechnology meets medical challenges” workshop, organized by the IIT SmartBioInterfaces group in Pontedera!

7th  February 2018: The book Smart Nanoparticles for Biomedicine is available for pre-order online, TNHLab is author of a chapter!

Elsevier book chapter written by Valentina Cauda abd her group

1st  February 2018: New lab for cell culture almost ready! Incubators need installation and then we can start working again! Looks great!! THANKS to ERC, CSP and PoliTO for funding!

New biological lab for Valentina Cauda and her group

11th  January 2018: The new paper “Nanoparticle-assisted ultrasound: a special focus on sonodynamic therapy against cancer” has been accepted for publication on the Chemical Engineering Journal! Here the accepted manuscript.

14th December 2017: Carmine Lops receives his Master Thesis! Congratulations to him and special thanks to Simelys Hernandez for her supervision.

December 2017: Valentina Cauda and Marco Laurenti are now Guest Editors for the Special Issue “ZnO Nanostructures for Tissue Regeneration, Drug-Delivery and Theranostics Applications”. Manuscript submissions and further info at this link!

13th-15th  November 2017: Valentina Cauda and Andrea Ancona  are attending the Merck Young Chemist Symposium (MYCS) in Milano Marittima.

11th November 2017: Valentina Cauda and her team were interviewed by the famous comedian Enrico Bertolino in the program “MeravigliosaMente” on the TV Italian Channel La7, transmitted on Saturday 11th November 2017. Here the video.

8th-10th November 2017: USERN 2017 International Congress, Kharkiv Ukraine, two invited lectures. Valentina receives the USER prize 2017 in Biological Science.

23rd October 2017:  Thermofischer event at Politecnico di Torino “The future of Health through a Technology Lens

19th October 2017: Festival dell’Innovazione e della Scienza, Settimo Torinese (Turin, Italy) – Scientific divulgation event with the topic:”Luce, reazioni chimiche e nanoparticelle per la diagnosi e la cura dei tumori”

26th April 2017: Participation to the “European Research Council and the impact of frontier research” event at the University of Padova

3rd April 2017: The TNH Lab now has a twitter account! Follow us @tnh_lab and on #ResearchImpactEU!

21st March 2017: Giornata della ricerca at the Politecnico di Torino and following ERC Cafè at the Castello del Valentino.

16th March 2017: Italian ERC Chem Day at Rome, for the 10th anniversary of the European Research. Here the program of the event.

5th March 2017: The TNH Lab group participates in the non competitive run “Just the woman I am” and presents a poster. Here a video about the event (TNH Lab is shown at minute 8), and an interview during the event.

3rd February 2017: Presentation of the TNH Project at the Zonta Club, Valle D’Aosta. Article on Corriere della Valle, video on rainews (minute 10).

19th December 2016: Interview on OndeQuadre, the webradio of the Politecnico di Torino

17th December 2016: Congrats to Bianca and Federica for their Master Degrees!

30th November 2016: Workshop for fully efficient TNH laboratory launchArticles on Ansa, La StampaMeteoweb, Tiscali

27th October 2016: Luisa Racca is awarded for the best poster presentation at MYCS

25-27 October 2016: Valentina Cauda, Marta Canta and Luisa Racca are attending the Merck Young Chemist Symposium (MYCS) in Rimini

25th October 2016: Interview on the erc official website in occasion of the breast cancer month (Italian version)

June 2016:  Award “Top-10 Papers published in 2015 of the Italian Chemical Society under-35” for the publication: M. Laurenti, G. Canavese, A. Sacco, M. Fontana, K. Bejtka, M. Castellino, F. C. Pirri, V. Cauda, “Nanobranched ZnO Structure: p-Type Doping Induces Piezoelectric Voltage Generation and Ferroelectric-Photovoltaic Effect” ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2015, vol. 27, pp. 4218–4223

1st May 2016 : Article on Il Sole 24 Ore

24th February 2016: Interview Tg3 – Leonardo

24th February 2016: Article on La Stampa – Tutto Scienze

13th Febuary 2016 : Article on La Repubblica

12th Febuary 2016 : Announcement on Polito News

January 2016:  Video  Just the woman I am   (only Italian version available)

Best Paper Award at the 38th International Spring Seminar on Electronics Technology (ISSE 2015) for the publication: B. Miccoli, A. Bonanno, V. Cauda, A. Sanginario, D. DemarchiInterface of a Single ZnO-Nanowire Assembled onto Custom-Fabricated Nanogap Device for UV Sensing Applications”, Eger (Hungary), 6-10 May 2015, pp. 431-435, doi: 10.1109/ISSE.2015.7248035.

April 2014 : Article published on the Italian magazine “Notiziario Tecnico”- telecom Italia

April 2014: Interview on the Italian magazine “Myself

20th February 2014: Conference Giovedì Scienza – Teatro Colosseo Turin. Watch the video: “CUNNING NANOTECH MATERIALS” (English version) or “LE ASTUZIE DEI MATERIALI NANOTECH” (Italian version)

March 2013: Prize Giovedì Scienza –  watch the video “COMBATTERE I TUMORI CON UN CAVALLO DI TROIA” (only Italian version available)