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Welcome message from Prof. Enrico Dalcanale

We are pleased to present our website. The aim is to offer to the public in general and to prospective graduate students/postdocs in particular, a bird’s eye view of the ongoing activity in our group. I hope this website will stimulate your interest in our research activity.
Enrico Dalcanale


Mission of the Dalcanale group

The team interests are focused on the design and preparation of functional materials, using self-assembly and molecular recognition tools. Over the years the major themes have been: macrocyclic liquid crystals, self-assembled monolayers and LB films, metal-directed self-assembly of coordination cages, supramolecular sensors and adaptive polymers.


Featured papers

Nanoscale 2017

“Probing lysine mono-methylation in histone H3 tail peptides with an abiotic receptor coupled to a non-plasmonic resonator”


Chemistry of  Materials 2017

“Strain field self-diagnostic PDMS elastomers”


The Race for King of the Mobile Trading Apps

With smartphone technology getting more advanced by the year many activities you once thought could only possibly be done on a large desktop computer are now in your pocket. One critical example is investment and trading. Something you would think would be designed for a device you can check often anywhere like your smartphone. Well, fear not there are now many mobile trading apps competing to be crowned king of the migliori app trading. We've linked a comprehensive guide to these apps with impartial and detailed reviews. Have a read and find out who really is king of the mobile trading apps.


Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017

“Tuning of a vertical spin valve with a monolayer of single molecule magnets”



The best way to predict the future is to invent it - Alan Kay

Our ongoing projects

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