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My area of research expertise is the preparative nano-chemistry and tailored functionalisation of nanoparticles for diverse range of biomedical applications and nanomedicine including development multimodal sensing platforms, synthesis of nanoparticles for targeted delivery and cancer therapy and development of new approaches to nanoparticle characterisation.
I am conducting an interdisciplinary research at the interface between chemistry, biology and applied nanoscience focusing on the design, preparation, characterisation and advanced applications of nanomaterials for biological and biomedical applications.
My research aims to better understand the interactions of nanoparticles with living systems, environment and define and manufacture better quality next generation nanomaterials for commercial and biomedical uses. Moreover, my research includes the development of nanosensing tools for probing the biological responses, design and preparation of smart multicomponent intracellular nano-vehicles and development of new approaches to nanoparticle analysis and characterisation strategies for critical assessment of anisotropic metal nanoparticles and their interactions with living cells. My research combines the Electron Microscopy tools and analytical centrifugation approaches (Differential Centrifugal Sedimentation) for advanced characterisation of the bio-nano interface.
Zeljka Krpetic, Philip M. Kelly, Andrzej Pitek, Eugene Mahon, Kenneth A. Dawson. Differential Centrifugal
Zeljka Krpetic, Faaizah Khan, John C. Pickup, Karen Faulds, Duncan Graham. Gold nanoparticle-glucose/galactose
Official external examiner for the PhD candidate Javier Patarroyo. Thesis title: 'Synthesis of hollow and multi-meric plasmonic NPs'
Official external examiner for the PhD candidate Shazia Mumtaz. Thesis title: ‘NANOPARTICLES-BASED SENSING STRATEGIES FOR DETECTION OF BACTERIA IN WATER'
Official external examiner for the PhD candidate Benedetta Santini. Thesis title: ‘Studies of Different Administration Routes of Engineered Colloidal Na... more >>.
2016 – Invited speaker at the Focus User Meeting: Differential Centrifugal Sedimentation, National Physical Laboratory
2015 – Invited as an expert panel member to discus experimental reproducibility issues in nanoscience at Gordon
2014 – Invited talk at the SPP 1313 meeting ‘Biological Responses o Nano Scale Particles’ entitled ‘Biological identity of
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Editorial bboard member of the Cancer Nanotechnology since March 2014 https://cancer-nano.springeropen.com/about/editorial-board
Social-Media manager for the Cancer Nanotechnology journal
2014 – Analytik report on use of CPS Disc Centrifuge system for characterising nanoparticles at the University of
2010 – Chemistry World highlight of the Nano Letters paper ‘New light shed on 'photothermal' cell death’ available at:
Awarded Member (MRSC) of The Royal Society of Chemistry
Member of The Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI), a multi-disciplinary platform for NanoSafety and NanoMedicine.
Member of E-MRS (European Materials Research Society), 2011.
Member of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology, the University of Strathclyde collaborative centre between the Departments of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Physics and associated interdisciplinary groupings from across th... more >>.
2015 – Science for Environment Policy. Thematic issue: Nanomaterials’ functionality. February 2016, Issue 48. Editorial:
Nanomaterials: addressing the challenges, benefiting from the opportuni... more >>.