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Andrea Minoia graduated in Material Science at the University of Milano Bicocca in 2004. Then he moved to Mons University did a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Lazzaroni. Since 2008, after a one year staying at the Max Planck Institute in Mainz, in the group of Dr. Denis Andrienko, he got a post-doc position at the University of Mons, in the group of Prof. Lazzaroni.

His main activity consists in the modeling and the characterization of polymer/carbon nanotube interfaces, electrolytes for Li Ion batteries and supramolecular self-assemblies at the solid/liquid interface, with particular interest on the role on chiral expression and its transfer from molecules to supramolecular assemblies. A multiscale modeling approach involving quantum chemical calculations and force field based techniques is central to his research activity.

A few relevant publications of the past five years

Poly(aminoi-methacrylate) as versatile agent for carbon nanotube dispersion: an experimental, theoretical and application study.
F. Meyer, A. Minoia, J.M. Raquez, M. Spasova, R. Lazzaroni, P. Dubois
J. Mater. Chem., 20 (2010) 6873-6880.

A multivalent hexapod: conformational dynamics of six-legged molecules in self-assembled monolayers at a solid-liquid interface.
H. Xu, A. Minoia, Z. Tomovic, R. Lazzaroni,  E.W. Meijer, A.P. Schenning, S. De Feyter
ACS Nano, 3 (2009) 1016-1024.

Expression of Chirality in Molecular Layers at Surfaces: Insights from Modelling.
M.  Linares, A. Minoia, P. Brocorens, D. Beljonne, R. Lazzaroni
Chem. Soc. Rev., 38 (2009) 806–816.

Locking of helicity and shape complementarity in diarylethene dimers on graphite.
N. Katsonis, A. Minoia, T. Kudernac, T. Mutai,  H. Xu, H.  Uji-I, R. Lazzaroni, S. De Feyter, B.L. Feringa
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (2008) 386-387.

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