Undergraduate Institution: University of Bari
Master Institution: University of Bari
Graduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
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Antonio Aloi received his bachelor degree in Material Science in 2010 in the University of Bari, working on the generation and detection of terahertz radiation in time domain spectroscopy under the supervision of Prof. Raffaele Tommasi. In 2013, he received the master degree (cum laude) in Material Science and Technology. His thesis concerned the study of relaxation dynamics of synthetic eumelanin suspensions using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy in the UV-Vis range. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Raffaele Tommasi and Prof. Vito Capozzi, in a collaboration between the University of Bari and the University of Foggia. In 2013 Antonio Aloi joined the group of Dr. Ilja Voets as a PhD student, at the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS), at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is member of SOMATAI (Soft Matter at Aqueous Interfaces), a Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme. In November 2017, he was awarded the title of Doctor after the succesful defense of his dissertation entitled: "On the edge: imaging soft interfaces with single-molecule localization microscopy". He is currently filling a postdoc position within the group, working on various collaboration projects.
My PhD project focuses on the spectroscopic characterization and the understanding of how antifreeze proteins bind to ice crystals surfaces. To this end, I developed a new super-resolution microscopy technique iPAINT tailored to investigate interfaces of different nature through continuous non-covalent labelling during imaging. This generic method is also used to super-resolve interfaces in three-dimensions in complex soft materials, such as emulsions, foams, micelles and colloidal dispersions.
- Imaging nanostructures by single-molecule localization microscopy in organic solvents. A. Aloi, A. Vargas Jentzsch, N. Vilanova, L. Albertazzi, E.W. Meijer, I.K. Voets. 2016. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138 (9), 2953-2956
- iPAINT: a general approach tailored to image the topology of interfaces with nanometer resolution. A. Aloi, N. Vilanova, L. Albertazzi, I.K. Voets. 2016. Nanoscale 8, 8712-8716