Antonio Tilocca

Department of Chemistry
University College London

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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 a biomaterial based on:
(a) Bulk structure: nanoscale features (chains, loops, rings, clusters, inter-tetrahedral links) beyond network connectivity
(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, LAMMPS, GULP)
Ab-initio (Car-Parrinello) Molecular Dynamics (codes: CP, CPMD)
Total Energy Pseudopotential Calculations within Density Functional Theory (codes: PWSCF)






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