UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


MAFuMa - Publications

M. Pucciarelli, F. Grimaldi, G. Wu, P. Lettieri, "Gold nanoclusters embedded in antimicrobial keyboard covers: life cycle assessment and environmental sustainability", Environmental Science: Nano, (2022).

N. H. AbuTalib, A.P. LaGrow, M. Besenhard, O. Bondarchuk, A. Sergides, S. Famiani, L. P. Ferreira, M. M. Cruz, A. Gavriilidis, N. T. K. Thanh, "Shape controlled iron oxide nanoparticles: inducing branching and controlling particle crystallinity", CrystEngCom., 23, 550-561 (2021).

M. O. Besenhard, L. Panariello, C. Kiefer, A. P. LaGrow, L. Storozhuk, F. Perton, S. Begin, D. Mertz, N. T. K. Thanh, A. Gavriilidis, "Small iron oxide nanoparticles as MRI T1 contrast agent: scalable inexpensive water-based synthesis using a flow reactor", Nanoscale, 13, 8795–8805 (2021).

L. Panariello, K. C. To, Z. Khan, G. Wu, G. Gkogkos, S. Damilos, I. P. Parkin, A. Gavriilidis, Kinetics-based design of a flow platform for highly reproducible on demand synthesis of gold nanoparticles with controlled size between 50-150 nm and their application in SERS and PIERS sensing” Chem. Eng. J., 423, 129069 (2021).

M. O. Besenhard, D. Jiang, Q. Pankhurst, P. Southern, S. Damilos, L. Storozhuk, A. Demosthenous, N.T.K. Thanh, P. Dobson, A. Gavriilidis, “Development of an in-line magnetometer for flow chemistry and its demonstration for magnetic nanoparticle synthesis”, Lab Chip, 21, 3775–3783 (2021).

L. Storozhuk, M. Besenhard, S. Mourdikoudis, A. LaGrow, M. Lees, L. Tung, A. Gavriilidis, N.T.K. Thanh, "Stable Iron Oxide Nanoflowers with Exceptional Magnetic Heating Efficiency: Simple and Fast Polyol Synthesis", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 13, 45870−45880 (2021).

S. Damilos, I. Alissandratos, L. Panariello, A. N. P. Radhakrishnan, E. Cao, G. Wu, M. O. Besenhard, A. A. Kulkarni, C. Makatsoris, A. Gavriilidis, Continuous citrate-capped gold nanoparticle synthesis in a two-phase flow reactor”, J. Flow Chemistry, 11, 553–567 (2021).

Y. Wen, D. Jiang, A. Gavriilidis, M. O. Besenhard, In-Silico Conceptualisation of Continuous Millifluidic Separators for Magnetic Nanoparticles”, Materials, 14, 6635 (2021).

Loizou K. , Mourdikoudis S., Sergides A., Besenhard M. O.,Sarafidis C. , Higashimine K., Kalogirou O., Maenosono S., Thanh N. T. K., Gavriilidis A., “Rapid Millifluidic Synthesis of Stable High Magnetic Moment FexCy Nanoparticles”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12, 28520–28531 (2020)

Wu K., Wu G., MacRobert A. J., Allan E., Gavriilidis A., Parkin I. P., “Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene with Incorporated Crystal Violet and Gold Nanoclusters is Antimicrobial in Low Intensity Light and in the Dark”, Mater. Adv., 1, 3339—3348 (2020). 

Hwang, G. B., Wu, G., Shin, J., Panariello, L., Sebastian, V., Karu, K., Allan, E., Gavriilidis, A. and Parkin, I. P. Continuous single-phase synthesis of [Au25(Cys)18] nanoclusters and their photobactericidal enhancementACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(43), 49021–49029 (2020).

Besenhard, M. O., LaGrow, A. P., Famiani, S., Pucciarelli, M., Lettieri, P., Thanh, N. T. K. and Gavriilidis, A. Continuous production of iron oxide nanoparticles via fast and economical high temperature synthesis. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 5, 1474–1483 (2020).

Besenhard, M. O., LaGrow, A. P., Hodzic, A., Kriechbaum, M., Panariello, L., Bais, G., Loizou, K., Damilos, S., Cruz, M. M., Thanh, N. T. K. and Gavriilidis, A. Co-precipitation synthesis of stable iron oxide nanoparticles with NaOH: New insights and continuous production via flow chemistryChemical Engineering Journal, 399, 1257402 (2020).

Trzciński J. W., Panariello, L., Besenhard, M. O., Yang, Y., Gavriilidis, A. and Guldin, S. Synthetic guidelines for the precision engineering of gold nanoparticles. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 29, 59–66 (2020).

Panariello, L., Damilos, S., du Toit, H., Wu, G., Radhakrishnan, A. N.P., Parkin, I. P. and Gavriilidis, A. Highly reproducible, high-yield flow synthesis of gold nanoparticles based on a rational reactor design exploiting the reduction of passivated Au(III). Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 5(4)663-676 (2020).

Panariello, L., Wu, G., Besenhard, M. O., Loizou, K., Storozhuk, L., Thanh, N. T. K. and Gavriilidis, A. A modular millifluidic platform for the Synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles with control over dissolved gas and flow configurationMaterials, 13(4), 1019, (2020).

Hwang, G. B., Huang, H., Wu, G., Shin, J., Kafizas, A., Karu, K., du Toit, H., Alotaibi, A. M., Mohammad-Hadi, L., Allan, E., MacRobert, A. J., Gavriilidis, A. and Parkin, I. P. Photobactericidal activity activated by thiolated gold nanoclusters at low flux levels of white lightNature Communications, 11, 1207 (2020).

Rossi, F., Khoo, E., Su, X. and Thanh N. T. K. Study of the effect of anisotropic gold nanoparticles on plasmonic coupling with a photosensitizer for antimicrobial film. ACS Applied Bio Materials,  3(1), 315-326 (2020).

Huang, H., Hwang, G. B., Wu, G., Karu, K., du Toit, H., Wu, H., Callison, J., Parkin, I. P. and Gavriilidis, A. Rapid synthesis of [Au25(Cys)18] nanoclusters via carbon monoxide in microfluidic liquid-liquid segmented flow system and their antimicrobial performanceChemical Engineering Journal, 383, 123176 (2020).

Pallares, R. M., Thanh, N. T. K. and Su, X. Quantifying the binding between proteins and open chromatin-like DNA sequences with gold nanorods. Chemical Communications, 55(100), 15041-15044 (2019).

Rossi, F., Thanh, N. T. K. and Su, X. Gold nanorods embedded in polymeric film for killing bacteria by generating reactive oxygen species with light. ACS Applied Bio Materials,  2(7), 3059-3067 (2019).

Pallares, R. M., Thanh, N. T. K. and Su, X. Sensing of circulating cancer biomarkers with metal nanoparticlesNanoscale, 11(46), 22152-22171 (2019).

Damilos, S., Radhakrishnan, A. N. P., Dimitrakis, G., Tang, J. and Gavriilidis, A. Experimental and computational investigation of heat transfer in a microwave-assisted flow system. Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification, 107537 (2019).

Huang, H., du Toit, H., Jaber, S. B., Wu, G., Panariello, L., Thanh, N. T. K., Parkin, I. P. and Gavriilidis, A. Rapid synthesis of gold nanoparticles with carbon monoxide in a microfluidic segmented flow system. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 4, 884-890 (2019).

LaGrow, A. P., Besenhard, M. O., Hodzic, A., Sergides, A., Bogart, L., Gavriilidis, A. and Thanh, N. T. K. Unravelling the growth mechanism of the co-precipitation of iron oxide nanoparticles with the aid of synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction in solution. Nanoscale, 11, 6620-6628 (2019).

Kasparis, G., Erdocio, A., Tuffnell, J. and Thanh N. T. K. Synthesis of size-tuneable β-FeOOH nanoellipsoids and a study of their morphological and compositional changes by reductionCrystEngComm, 21, 1293-1301 (2019).

Huang, H., du Toit, H., Panariello, L., Mazzei, L. and Gavriilidis, A. Continuous synthesis of gold Nanoparticles in micro- and milli-fluidic systems. In: Kumar, C, (ed.) Chemistry of Nanomaterials: A Practical Guide. Volume 1: Metallic Nanomaterials (Part A), 157-220, De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany (2018).

Thanh N. T. K. Clinical applications of magnetic nanoparticles design to diagnosis manufacturing to medicine. Taylor & Francis, New York, USA (2018).

Besenhard, M. O., Baber, R., LaGrow, A. P., Mazzei, L., Thanh, N. T. K. and Gavriilidis, A. New insight into the effect of mass transfer on the synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles. CrystEngComm, 20(44), 7082-7093 (2018).

Famiani, S., LaGrow, A., Besenhard, M. O., Maenosono, S. and Thanh, N. T. K. Synthesis of fine-tuning highly magnetic Fe@FexOy nanoparticles through continuous injection and a study of magnetic hyperthermia. Chemistry of Materials, 30(24), 8897-8904 (2018).

Lourenço, C., Macdonald, T. J., Gavriilidis, A., Allan, E., MacRobert, A. J. and Parkin, I. P. Effects of bovine serum albumin on light activated antimicrobial surfaces. RSC Advances, 8(60), 34252-34258 (2018).

Agunloye, E., Panariello, L., Gavriilidis, A. and Mazzei, L. A model for the formation of gold nanoparticles in the citrate synthesis method. Chemical Engineering Science, 191, 318-331 (2018).

Pallares, R. M., Thanh, N.T. K. and Su, X. Tunable plasmonic colorimetric assay with inverse sensitivity for extracellular DNA quantificationChemical communications, 54(80), 11260-11263 (2018).

Pallares, R., Sutarlie, L., Thanh, T. K. N. and Su, X. Fluorescence sensing of protein-DNA interactions using conjugated polymers and graphene oxide. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 271, 97-103 (2018).

Huang, H., du Toit, H., Besenhard, M. O., Ben-Jaber, S., Dobson, P., Parkin, I. P. and Gavriilidis, A. Continuous flow synthesis of ultrasmall gold nanoparticles in a microreactor using trisodium citrate and their SERS performance. Chemical Engineering Science, 189, 422-430 (2018).
Hachani, R., Birchall, M. A., Lowdell, M. W., Kasparis, G., Tung, L. D., Manshian, B. B., Soenen, S. J., Gsell, W, Himmelreich, U., Gharagouzloo, C. A., Sridhar, S. and Thanh N. T. K., Assessing cell-nanoparticle interactions by high content imaging of biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles as potential contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 7850 (2017).
du Toit, H., Macdonald, T. J., Huang, H., Parkin, I. P. and Gavriilidis, A. Continuous flow synthesis of citrate capped gold nanoparticles using UV induced nucleation. RSC Advances, 7(16), 9632-9638 (2017).
Macdonald, T. J., Wu, K., Sehmi, S. K., Noimark, S., Peveler, W. J., du Toit, H., Voelcker, N. H., Allan, E., MacRobert, A. J., Gavriilidis, A. and Parkin, I. P. Thiol-capped gold nanoparticles swell-encapsulated into polyurethane as powerful antibacterial surfaces under dark and light conditions. Scientific Reports, 6, 39272 (2016).
Pallares, R., Su, X., Lim, S. and Thanh, N. T. K. Fine-tuning of gold nanorod dimensions and plasmonic properties using the Hofmeister effects. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, 53-61 (2016).
Pallares, R. M., Bosman, M., Thanh, N. T. K. and Su, X., A plasmonic multi-logic gate platform based on sequence-specific binding of estrogen receptors and gold nanorods. Nanoscale8, 19973-19977 (2016).
Hachani, R., Lowdell, M., Birchall, M., Hervault, A., Mertz, D., Begin-Colin, S. and Thanh N. T. K. Polyol synthesis, functionalisation, and biocompatibility studies of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as potential MRI contrast agentsNanoscale, 8(6), 3278-87 (2016).