Prof Matteo Palma

Matteo Palma

Professor of Physical Chemistry and Nanomaterials

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London
ORCID Google Scholar


Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Nanohybrids, Heterostructures, Biosensors


Our research focuses on the controlled assembly of functional nanostructures, down to single-molecule resolution. We use (supra)molecular interactions to drive the self- organization of nano-moieties from solution to nanopatterned substrates. We employ different building blocks for this: carbon nanotubes (as nano-electrodes/transducers), DNA origami (as nanoscale scaffolds), and 2D nanomaterials. Applications range from studies in the field of (supra)molecular optoelectronics, to biosensing and single-molecule biological investigations.


Relevant PublicationPublications of specific relevance to the Centre for Chemical Research


Relevant PublicationLin W, Nabi AG, Palma M and Di Tommaso D (2024). Copper Nanowires for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction. ACS Applied Nano Materials, American Chemical Society (ACS) 
Relevant PublicationZhang H, Krynski M, Fortes AD, Saunders TG, Palma M, Hao Y, Krok F, Yan H and Abrahams I (2024). Origin of Polarization in Bismuth Sodium Titanate-Based Ceramics. Journal of the American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society (ACS) vol. 146 (8), 5569-5579.  


Relevant PublicationGilhooly-Finn PA, Jacobs IE, Bardagot O, Zaffar Y, Lemaire A, Guchait S, Zhang L, Freeley M, Neal W, Richard F, Palma M, Banerji N, Sirringhaus H, Brinkmann M and Nielsen CB (2023). Interplay between Side Chain Density and Polymer Alignment: Two Competing Strategies for Enhancing the Thermoelectric Performance of P3HT Analogues. Chemistry of Materials, American Chemical Society (ACS) 
Relevant PublicationZhang H, Giddens H, Saunders TG, Palma M, Abrahams I, Yan H and Hao Y (2023). Microwave tunability in tin substituted barium titanate. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Elsevier 
bullet iconCote S, Gwyther REA, Lee C-S, Bouilly D, Palma M and Jones DD (2023). (Invited) Predicting the Response of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Biosensors Using Simulations. ECS Meeting Abstracts, The Electrochemical Society vol. MA2023-01 (9), 1158-1158.  
Relevant PublicationChen K, Talha-Dean T, Zheng T, Dimitrov S, Mol J and Palma M (2023). DNA Linked Mixed-Dimensional Heterostructures: The Designing, Nanoscale Control and Device Applications of Tmdc-Quantum Dot Nanohybrids. ECS Meeting Abstracts, The Electrochemical Society vol. MA2023-01 (13), 1309-1309.  
Relevant PublicationXu Y, Xie R, Li Q, Feng J, Luo H, Ye Q, Guo Z, Cao Y, Palma M, Chai G, Titirici MM and Jones CR (2023). Pyridine Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: Unveiling the Role of External Pyridinic Nitrogen Sites for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Small, Wiley 
Relevant PublicationCervantes-Salguero K, Gutiérrez Fosado YA, Megone W, Gautrot JE and Palma M (2023). Programmed Self-Assembly of DNA Nanosheets with Discrete Single-Molecule Thickness and Interfacial Mechanics: Design, Simulation, and Characterization. Molecules, MDPI vol. 28 (9) 
Relevant PublicationWind SJ, Penzo E, Palma M, Wang R, Fazio T, Porath D, Rotem D, Livshits G and Stern A (2023). Integrating DNA with Functional Nanomaterials. Journal of Self-Assembly and Molecular Electronics (SAME), River Publishers, 177-194.  
Relevant PublicationMarcial-Hernandez R, Giacalone S, Neal WG, Lee C-S, Gilhooly-Finn PA, Mastroianni G, Meli D, Wu R, Rivnay J, Palma M and Nielsen CB (2023). Aqueous processing of organic semiconductors enabled by stable nanoparticles with built-in surfactants. Nanoscale, Royal Society of Chemistry 
Relevant PublicationSun L, Che L, Li M, Neal WG, Leng X, Long Y, Jia Y, Gao Y, Palma M and Lu Y (2023). Zero‐waste emission design of sustainable and programmable actuators. SusMat, Wiley vol. 3 (2), 207-221.  
Relevant PublicationManoharan G, Bösel P, Thien J, Holtmannspötter M, Meingast L, Schmidt M, Eickmeier H, Haase M, Maultzsch J, Steinhart M, Wollschläger J, Palma M and Meyer C (2023). Click-Functionalization of Silanized Carbon Nanotubes: From Inorganic Heterostructures to Biosensing Nanohybrids. Molecules, MDPI vol. 28 (5) 
Relevant PublicationTalha-Dean T, Chen K, Mastroianni G, Gesuele F, Mol J and Palma M (2023). Nanoscale Control of DNA-Linked MoS2-Quantum Dot Heterostructures. Bioconjugate Chemistry 
Relevant PublicationDegousée T, Neal WG, Edwards Z, Singh S, Selvarajah J, Talha-Dean T, Palma M, Schroeder BC and Mol JA (2023). One hour road to high-quality arrays of gold nanoparticles coated with organic ligands. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) vol. 11 (47), 16518-16526.  


Relevant PublicationZhang H, Fortes AD, Giddens H, Saunders TG, Palma M, Abrahams I, Yan H and Hao Y (2022). Antiferroelectric-like Behavior in a Lead-Free Perovskite Layered Structure Ceramic. Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society vol. 61 (50), 20316-20325.  
Relevant PublicationIskratsch T, Hawkes W, Marhuenda E, Reynolds P, O'Neill C, PANDEY P, Wilson D, FREELEY M, HUANG D, Junquiang H, Gondarenko S, Hone J, Gadegaard N and Palma M (2022). Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Adhesion and Mechanosignalling Through Distinct Nanoscale Behaviour of Integrin Ligands Mimicking Healthy or Fibrotic ECM. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, The Royal Society 
Relevant PublicationLee CS, Gwyther REA, Freeley M, Jones D and Palma M (2022). Fabrication and Functionalisation of Nanocarbon-Based Field-Effect Transistor Biosensors. ChemBioChem, Wiley vol. 23 (23) 
Relevant PublicationCervantes-Salguero K, Freeley M, Gwyther REA, Jones DD, Chávez JL and Palma M (2022). Single molecule DNA origami nanoarrays with controlled protein orientation. Biophysics Reviews, AIP Publishing vol. 3 (3) 
Relevant PublicationZhang M, Xu X, Ahmed S, Yue Y, Palma M, Svec P, Gao F, Abrahams I, Reece MJ and Yan H (2022). Phase transformations in an Aurivillius layer structured ferroelectric designed using the high entropy concept. Acta Materialia, Elsevier, 117815-117815.  
Relevant PublicationHuang D, Haddad L, Rahman F, Palma M and Sapelkin A (2022). Engineering a DNA origami mediated multicolour quantum dot platform for sub-diffraction spectral separation imaging. RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) vol. 12 (37), 23778-23785.  


Relevant PublicationYue Y, Xu X, Zhang M, Yan Z, Koval V, Whiteley RM, Zhang D, Palma M, Abrahams I and Yan H (2021). Grain Size Effects in Mn-Modified 0.67BiFeO3-0.33BaTiO3Ceramics. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces vol. 13 (48), 57548-57559.  
Relevant PublicationFernandez‐Yague MA, Trotier A, Demir S, Abbah SA, Larrañaga A, Thirumaran A, Stapleton A, Tofail SAM, Palma M, Kilcoyne M, Pandit A and Biggs MJ (2021). A Self‐Powered Piezo‐Bioelectric Device Regulates Tendon Repair‐Associated Signaling Pathways through Modulation of Mechanosensitive Ion Channels. Advanced Materials, Wiley vol. 33 (40) 
Relevant PublicationKousseff CJ, Taifakou FE, Neal WG, Palma M and Nielsen CB (2021). Controlling morphology, adhesion, and electrochromic behavior of PEDOT films through molecular design and processing. Journal of Polymer Science 
Relevant PublicationYe Q, Xu X, Paghi A, Bamford T, Horrocks BR, Houlton A, Barillaro G, Dimitrov S and Palma M (2021). Solution-Processable Carbon Nanotube Nanohybrids for Multiplexed Photoresponsive Devices. Advanced Functional Materials 
Relevant PublicationXu X, Bowen BJ, Gwyther REA, Freeley M, Grigorenko B, Nemukhin AV, Eklöf‐Österberg J, Moth‐Poulsen K, Jones DD and Palma M (2021). Tuning Electrostatic Gating of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes by Controlling Protein Orientation in Biosensing Devices. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Wiley vol. 60 (37), 20184-20189.  
Relevant PublicationDegousée T, Untilova V, Vijaykumar V, Xu X, Sun Y, Palma M, Brinkmann M, Biniek L and Fenwick O (2021). High thermal conductivity states and enhanced figure of merit in aligned polymer thermoelectric materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 
Relevant PublicationFreeley M, Gwyther REA, Jones DD and Palma M (2021). DNA-Directed Assembly of Carbon Nanotube–Protein Hybrids. Biomolecules, MDPI AG 
Relevant PublicationXu X, Mukadam Z, Amoroso G, Freeley M and Palma M (2021). Directed assembly of multiplexed single chirality carbon nanotube devices. Journal of Applied Physics, AIP Publishing vol. 129 (2) 
Relevant PublicationZhang M, Xu X, Yue Y, Palma M, Reece MJ and Yan H (2021). Multi elements substituted Aurivillius phase relaxor ferroelectrics using high entropy design concept. Materials and Design, Elsevier, 109447-109447.  
Relevant PublicationBackes C, Behera RK, Bianco A, Casiraghi C, Doan H, Criado A, Galembeck F, Goldie S, Gravagnuolo AM, Hou H-L, Kamali AR, Kostarelos K, Kumar V, Lee WH, Martsinovich N, Palermo V, Palma M, Pang J, Prato M, Samori P, et al. (2021). Biomedical applications: general discussion. Faraday Discussions, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) vol. 227, 245-258.  


Relevant PublicationZhang H, Gidden H, Saunders TG, Liu N, Aurallo-Peters V, Xu X, Palma M, Reece MJ, Abrahams I, Yan H and Hao Y (2020). High Tunability and Low Loss in Layered Perovskite Dielectrics through Intrinsic Elimination of Oxygen Vacancies. Chemistry of Materials, American Chemical Society (ACS) 
Relevant PublicationFinn P, Jacobs IE, Armitage J, Wu R, Paulsen B, Freeley M, Palma M, Rivnay J, Sirringhaus H and Nielsen C (2020). Effect of polar side chains on neutral and p-doped polythiophene. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 
Relevant PublicationCervantes-Salguero K, Freeley M, Chávez JL and Palma M (2020). Single-molecule DNA origami aptasensors for real-time biomarker detection. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Royal Society of Chemistry vol. 8 (30), 6352-6356.  
Relevant PublicationParr ZS, Rashid RB, Paulsen BD, Poggi B, Tan E, Freeley M, Palma M, Abrahams I, Rivnay J and Nielsen CB (2020). Semiconducting Small Molecules as Active Materials for p-Type Accumulation Mode Organic Electrochemical Transistors. Advanced Electronic Materials 
Relevant PublicationZhang H, Giddens H, Yue Y, Xu X, Araullo-Peters V, Koval V, Palma M, Abrahams I, Yan H and Hao Y (2020). Polar nano-clusters in nominally paraelectric ceramics demonstrating high microwave tunability for wireless communication. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Elsevier 
Relevant PublicationAmoroso G, Sapelkin A, Ye Q, Araullo-Peters V, Cecconello A, Fernandez G and Palma M (2020). DNA-Driven Dynamic Assembly of MoS2 Nanosheets. Faraday Discussions, Royal Society of Chemistry 


Relevant PublicationBode DC, Freeley M, Nield J, Palma M and Viles JH (2019). Amyloid-β oligomers have a profound detergent-like effect on lipid membrane bilayers, imaged by atomic force and electron microscopy. J Biol Chem vol. 294 (19), 7566-7572.  
Relevant PublicationClément P, Xu X, Stoppiello CT, Rance GA, Attanzio A, O'Shea JN, Temperton RH, Khlobystov AN, Lovelock KRJ, Seymour JM, Fogarty RM, Baker A, Bourne RA, Hall B, Chamberlain TW and Palma M (2019). Direct synthesis of multiplexed metal nanowire based devices using carbon nanotubes as vector templates. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 
Relevant PublicationClement P, Trinchera P, Cervantes-Salguero K, Ye Q, Jones CR and Palma M (2019). One‐step chemical strategy for the formation of carbon nanotube junctions in aqueous solution: The Reaction of DNA‐WrappedCarbon Nanotubes with Diazonium Salts. ChemPlusChem, Wiley 
Relevant PublicationHawkes W, Huang D, Reynolds P, Hammond L, Ward M, Gadegaard N, Marshall JF, Iskratch T and Palma M (2019). Probing the nanoscale organisation and multivalency of cell surface receptors: DNA origami nanoarrays for cellular studies with single-molecule control. Faraday Discussions, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 
Relevant PublicationAmoroso G, Ye Q, Cervantes-Salguero K, Fernández G, Cecconello A and Palma M (2019). DNA-Powered Stimuli-Responsive Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Junctions. Chemistry of Materials vol. 31 (5), 1537-1542.  
Relevant PublicationHUANG D, PATEL K, Perez-Garrido S, MARSHALL J and PALMA M (2019). DNA Origami Nanoarrays for Multivalent Investigations of Cancer Cell Spreading with Nanoscale Spatial Resolution and Single- Molecule Control. ACS Nano, American Chemical Society 
Relevant PublicationAzevedo HS, Braunschweig AB, Chiechi RC, Claridge SA, Cronin L, Diaz Fernandez Y, Feizi T, Hartmann L, Huang M, Miura Y, Palma M, Qiu X, Ravoo BJ, Schmidt S, Turnbull WB, Werner C, Zheng Z and Zhou D (2019). New directions in surface functionalization and characterization: general discussion. Faraday Discussions, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) vol. 219, 252-261.  


Relevant PublicationFreeley M, Attanzio A, Cecconello A, Amoroso G, Clement P, Fernandez G, Gesuele F and Palma M (2018). Tuning the Coupling in Single-Molecule Heterostructures: DNA-Programmed and Reconfigurable Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanohybrids. Adv Sci (Weinh) vol. 5 (10), 1800596-1800596.  
Relevant PublicationAttanzio A, Rosillo-Lopez M, Zampetti A, Ierides I, Cacialli F, Salzmann CG and Palma M (2018). Assembly of graphene nanoflake-quantum dot hybrids in aqueous solution and their performance in light-harvesting applications. Nanoscale vol. 10 (42), 19678-19683.  
Relevant PublicationVallejo-Giraldo C, Krukiewicz K, Calaresu I, Zhu J, Palma M, Fernandez-Yague M, McDowell B, Peixoto N, Farid N, O'Connor G, Ballerini L, Pandit A and Biggs MJP (2018). Attenuated Glial Reactivity on Topographically Functionalized Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene):P-Toluene Sulfonate (PEDOT:PTS) Neuroelectrodes Fabricated by Microimprint Lithography. Small vol. 14 (28), e1800863-e1800863.  
Relevant PublicationHuang D, Freeley M and Palma M (2018). Single-Molecule Patterning via DNA Nanostructure Assembly: A Reusable Platform. Methods Mol Biol vol. 1811, 231-251.  
Relevant PublicationXu X, Clément P, Eklöf-Österberg J, Kelley-Loughnane N, Moth-Poulsen K, Chávez JL and Palma M (2018). Reconfigurable Carbon Nanotube Multiplexed Sensing Devices. Nano Letters, American Chemical Society vol. 18 (7), 4130-4135.  
Relevant PublicationXu X, Clement P, Eklöf JVR, Moth-Poulsen K, Chavez J and Palma M (2018). Solution Processable Carbon Nanotube Biosensors with Multisensing Capability. ECS Meeting Abstracts, The Electrochemical Society vol. MA2018-01 (7), 742-742.  


Relevant PublicationFreeley M, Worthy HL, Ahmed R, Bowen B, Watkins D, Macdonald JE, Zheng M, Jones DD and Palma M (2017). Site-Specific One-to-One Click Coupling of Single Proteins to Individual Carbon Nanotubes: A Single-Molecule Approach. J Am Chem Soc vol. 139 (49), 17834-17840.  
Relevant PublicationTaroni PJ, SANTAGIULIANA G, WAN K, Calado P, QIU M, ZHANG H, PUGNO N, PALMA M, Stingelin-Stutzmann N, Heeney M, FENWICK O, BAXENDALE M and BILOTTI E (2017). Toward Stretchable Self-Powered Sensors Based on the Thermoelectric Response of PEDOT:PSS/Polyurethane Blends. Advanced Functional Materials, Wiley 
Relevant PublicationBiggs MJP, Fernandez M, Thomas D, Cooper R, Palma M, Liao J, Fazio T, Dahlberg C, Wheadon H, Pallipurath A, Pandit A, Kysar J and Wind SJ (2017). The Functional Response of Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Electron‐Beam Patterned Elastomeric Surfaces Presenting Micrometer to Nanoscale Heterogeneous Rigidity. Advanced Materials, Wiley vol. 29 (39) 
Relevant PublicationMcMorrow J, Freeley M and Palma M (2017). DNA-Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Assemblies. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society (ACS) vol. 56 (18), 5302-5308.  
Relevant PublicationHuang D, Freeley M and PALMA M (2017). DNA-Mediated Patterning of Single-Quantum Dot Nanoarrays: A Reusable Platform for Single-Molecule Control. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 
Relevant PublicationAttanzio A, Sapelkin A, Gesuele F, van der Zande A, Gillin W, Zheng M and Palma M (2017). Carbon Nanotube-Quantum Dot Nanohybrids: Coupling with Single Particle Control in Aqueous Solution. Small, Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbbH & Co. 


Relevant PublicationWang J, Campos I, Wu F, Zhu J, Sukhorukov GB, Palma M, Watkinson M and Krause S (2016). The effect of gold nanoparticles on the impedance of microcapsules visualized by scanning photo-induced impedance microscopy. Electrochimica Acta vol. 208, 39-46.  
Relevant PublicationHardy JG, Palma M, Wind SJ and Biggs MJ (2016). Responsive Biomaterials: Advances in Materials Based on Shape-Memory Polymers. Adv Mater vol. 28 (27), 5717-5724.  
Relevant PublicationZhu J, McMorrow J, Crespo-Otero R, Ao G, Zheng M, Gillin WP and Palma M (2016). Solution-Processable Carbon Nanoelectrodes for Single-Molecule Investigations. J Am Chem Soc vol. 138 (9), 2905-2908.  
Relevant PublicationPenzo E, Palma M, Chenet DA, Ao G, Zheng M, Hone JC and Wind SJ (2016). Directed Assembly of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors. ACS Nano, American Chemical Society (ACS) vol. 10 (2), 2975-2981.  


Relevant PublicationPALMA M, Hardy JG, Tadayyon G, Farsan M and Wind SJ (2015). Advances in Functional Assemblies for Regenerative Medicine. Advanced healthcare materials, Wiley Online vol. 4 (16), 2500-2519.  
Relevant PublicationPenzo E, Palma M, Wang R, Cai H, Zheng M and Wind SJ (2015). Directed Assembly of End-Functionalized Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Segments. Nano Letters, American Chemical Society (ACS) vol. 15 (10), 6547-6552.  


Relevant PublicationCai H, Depoil D, Palma M, Sheetz MP, Dustin ML and Wind SJ (2013). Bifunctional nanoarrays for probing the immune response at the single-molecule level. J Vac Sci Technol B Nanotechnol Microelectron vol. 31 (6) 
Relevant PublicationKinz-Thompson CD, Palma M, Pulukkunat DK, Chenet D, Hone J, Wind SJ and Gonzalez RL (2013). Robustly passivated, gold nanoaperture arrays for single-molecule fluorescence microscopy. ACS Nano vol. 7 (9), 8158-8166.  
Relevant PublicationPalma M, Wang W, Penzo E, Brathwaite J, Zheng M, Hone J, Nuckolls C and Wind SJ (2013). Controlled formation of carbon nanotube junctions via linker-induced assembly in aqueous solution. J Am Chem Soc vol. 135 (23), 8440-8443.  
Relevant PublicationWang R, Palma M, Penzo E and Wind SJ (2013). Lithographically directed assembly of one-dimensional DNA nanostructures via bivalent binding interactions. NANO RESEARCH vol. 6 (6), 409-417.  


Relevant PublicationAbramson J, Palma M, Wind SJ and Hone J (2012). Quantum dot nanoarrays: self-assembly with single-particle control and resolution. Adv Mater vol. 24 (16), 2207-2211.  
Relevant PublicationSchiros T, Mannsfeld S, Chiu C-Y, Yager KG, Ciston J, Gorodetsky AA, Palma M, Bullard Z, Kramer T, Delongchamp D, Fischer D, Kymissis I, Toney MF and Nuckolls C (2012). Reticulated Organic Photovoltaics. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS vol. 22 (6), 1167-1173.  


Relevant PublicationPalma M, Abramson JJ, Gorodetsky AA, Penzo E, Gonzalez RL, Sheetz MP, Nuckolls C, Hone J and Wind SJ (2011). Selective biomolecular nanoarrays for parallel single-molecule investigations. J Am Chem Soc vol. 133 (20), 7656-7659.  
Relevant PublicationSchvartzman M, Palma M, Sable J, Abramson J, Hu X, Sheetz MP and Wind SJ (2011). Nanolithographic control of the spatial organization of cellular adhesion receptors at the single-molecule level. Nano Lett vol. 11 (3), 1306-1312.  
Relevant PublicationPalma M, Abramson JJ, Gorodetsky AA, Nuckolls C, Sheetz MP, Wind SJ and Hone J (2011). Controlled confinement of DNA at the nanoscale: nanofabrication and surface bio-functionalization. Methods Mol Biol vol. 749, 169-185.  
Relevant PublicationPenzo E, Wang R, Palma M and Wind SJ (2011). Selective placement of DNA origami on substrates patterned by nanoimprint lithography. JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B vol. 29 (6) 
Relevant PublicationSavage RC, Mativetsky JM, Orgiu E, Palma M, Gbabode G, Geerts YH and Samori P (2011). Integration of self-assembled discotic-based fibres into field-effect transistors: a comparison of preparation approaches. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY vol. 21 (1), 206-213.  


Relevant PublicationGorodetsky AA, Chiu C-Y, Schiros T, Palma M, Cox M, Jia Z, Sattler W, Kymissis I, Steigerwald M and Nuckolls C (2010). Reticulated heterojunctions for photovoltaic devices. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl vol. 49 (43), 7909-7912.  


Relevant PublicationSchvartzman M, Nguyen K, Palma M, Abramson J, Sable J, Hone J, Sheetz MP and Wind SJ (2009). Fabrication of Nanoscale Bioarrays for the Study of Cytoskeletal Protein Binding Interactions Using Nanoimprint Lithography. J Vac Sci Technol B Microelectron Nanometer Struct Process Meas Phenom vol. 27 (1), 61-65.  
Relevant PublicationMativetsky JM, Kastler M, Savage RC, Gentilini D, Palma M, Pisula W, Muellen K and Samori P (2009). Self-Assembly of a Donor-Acceptor Dyad Across Multiple Length Scales: Functional Architectures for Organic Electronics. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS vol. 19 (15), 2486-2494.  


Relevant PublicationMativetsky JM, Palma M and Samorì P (2008). Exploring electronic transport in molecular junctions by conducting atomic force microscopy. Top Curr Chem vol. 285, 157-202.  
Relevant PublicationPalma M, Levin J, Debever O, Geerts Y, Lehmann M and Samori P (2008). Self-assembly of hydrogen-bond assisted supramolecular azatriphenylene architectures. SOFT MATTER vol. 4 (2), 303-310.  


Relevant PublicationPalermo V, Liscio A, Palma M, Surin M, Lazzaroni R and Samori P (2007). Exploring nanoscale electrical and electronic properties of organic and polymeric functional materials by atomic force microscopy based approaches. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS (32), 3326-3337.  


Relevant PublicationPalermo V, Palma M and Samorì P (2006). Electronic Characterization of Organic Thin Films by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging  390-429.  
Relevant PublicationPalermo V, Palma M and Samorì P (2006). Electronic characterization of organic thin films by Kelvin probe force microscopy. ADVANCED MATERIALS vol. 18 (2), 145-164.  
Relevant PublicationPalermo V, Morelli S, Palma M, Simpson C, Nolde F, Herrmann A, Müllen K and Samorì P (2006). Nanoscale structural and electronic properties of ultrathin blends of two polyaromatic molecules:: A Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy investigation. CHEMPHYSCHEM vol. 7 (4), 847-853.  
Relevant PublicationPalma M, Pace G, Roussel O, Geerts Y and Samori P (2006). STM investigation of alkylated thiotriphenylene monolayers at the solid-liquid interface:: Structure and dynamics. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY vol. 59 (6), 376-380.  
Relevant PublicationPalma M, Levin J, Lemaur V, Liscio A, Palermo V, Cornil J, Geerts Y, Lehmann M and Samori P (2006). Self-organization and nanoscale electronic properties of azatriphenylene-based architectures:: A scanning probe microscopy study. ADVANCED MATERIALS vol. 18 (24), 3313-+.  


Relevant PublicationPalermo V, Palma M, Tomovic Z, Watson MD, Friedlein R, Müllen K and Samori P (2005). Influence of molecular order on the local work function of nanographene architectures:: A Kelvin-probe force microscopy study. CHEMPHYSCHEM vol. 6 (11), 2371-2375.  


Relevant PublicationPalermo V, Palma M, Tomovic Z, Watson MD, Müllen K and Samorì P (2004). Self-assembly of π-conjugated discs on heterogeneous surfaces:: effect of the micro- and nano-scale dewetting. 


solid heart iconGrants of specific relevance to the Centre for Chemical Research
solid heart iconBio-molecular nanocarbon junctions for low-power computing
Matteo Palma and Jan Mol
£95,848 Defence Science and Technology Lab.-GOV UK (01-10-2022 - 30-09-2025)
solid heart iconNanoscale Multicolour Photodetectors : DNA Nanotechnology for Mixed-Dimensional Heterostructures
Matteo Palma
£130,000 Defence Science and Technology Lab.-GOV UK (01-04-2024 - 31-03-2025)
solid heart iconNanoscale Biosensing Devices: Fundamental Insight on the Sensing Mechanism
Matteo Palma
£230,206 Air Force office of Scientific Research (USA) (01-01-2021 - 28-02-2025)
solid heart iconKTP with Exactmer
Matteo Palma and Jan Mol
£230,941 Innovate UK (01-09-2022 - 31-08-2024)

bullet iconA confocal microscope for multidisciplinary dynamic studies of complex biological systems
Conrad Mullineaux, Caroline Brennan, Alexandre De Mendoza Soler, Viji Draviam Sastry, Maurice Elphick, Christoph Engl, Maria Isabel Palacios De Castro, Matteo Palma, Marina Resmini, Alexander Ruban, Peter Thorpe, Angelika Stollewerk, Jose Martin Duran, Paulo Baptista Ribeiro, Susana Alves Godinho, Richard Grose, Stephanie Kermorgant, Peter McCormick and Tyson Sharp
£390,834 BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (01-08-2022 - 31-07-2023)
bullet iconEPSRC Core Equipment 2020
Wen Wang, Ketao Zhang, Matteo Palma and Ildar Farkhatdinov
£497,496 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-11-2020 - 30-04-2022)