Antonio Tilocca

Department of Chemistry
University College London

Recent research highlights and news :

Present address:
Department of Chemistry, University College London
Christopher Ingold Building, Office G19B
20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ, UK
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 7463
E-mail: a.tilocca{at}

Current position :
Royal Society University Research Fellow (URF)

Research Interests
Glasses and biomaterials for biomedical applications (bone repair, tissue regeneration, cancer radiotherapy)
I aim at rationalising the dissolution/degradation/bioactivity behaviour of the biomaterial based on:
(a) Bulk structure: network connectivity and nanoscale features (chains, loops, rings, clusters)
(b) Diffusion mechanism and migration paths of modifier ions in the bulk glass
(c) Adsorption and reactivity at the glass surface

Titanium oxide surfaces: Adsorption, electronic and catalytic properties

"Maya Blue" inorganic-organic hybrid materials

Computational Methods
Classical Molecular Dynamics (codes: DL_POLY, GULP)
Ab-initio (Car-Parrinello) Molecular Dynamics (codes: CP, CPMD)
Total Energy Pseudopotential Calculations within Density Functional Theory (codes: PWSCF)



Publications (~ 1700 ISI Web of Science® total citations to date, ISI h-index = 26).


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