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Mario D'acunto

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during the course of his scientific career, he has made pioneering contributions in the areas of Nanotribology, Nano-optics and Nanophotonics and Scanning Probe Microscopy, essentially Atomic Force Microscopy and Near-Field Optical Scanning Microscopy and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems. Dr D’Acunto’s scientific accomplishments include the first model ever proposed for Onset Wear on atomic scale; Near-Field Plasmonic behaviour of metal nanoparticles interacting with biological systems, Raman Scattering and Imaging applied to oncology, Quantum biology. More information can be found on web site together with comprehensive publication lists.



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- Location Pisa


Research interests:

- Bioplasmonics and Scanning Probe Microscopy (Principal investigator)
- TELEMO (An innovative TELEmedicine system for the early screening of Melanoma in Overall Population) (Principal investigator)
- STOP-VIRUS (Principal investigator)
- Trp phosphorescence spectroscopy applied to the study of protein structure and dynamics.
- Interaction of proteins with nanoparticles

Further collaborations:


Key publications:

Exploiting Gold Nanoparticles for Diagnosis and Cancer Treatments

Protein-DNA target search relies on quantum walk

Contribution of Raman Spectroscopy to Diagnosis and Grading of Chondrogenic Tumors

From human mesenchymal stromal cells to osteosarcoma cells classification by deep learning

In Situ Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Cellular Components: Theory and Experimental Results

Publications (42):

Raman spectroscopy and topological machine learning for cancer grading
Conti F.; D'Acunto M.; Caudai C.; Colantonio C.; Gaeta R.; Moroni D.; Pascali M.A.
Scientific reports (Nature Publishing Group), 2023
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-34457-5

A Copper nanoparticles-based polymeric spray coating: Nanoshield against Sars-Cov-2
Foffa Ilenia, Losi Paola, Quaranta Paola, Cara Alice, Al Kayal Tamer, D'Acunto Mario, Presciuttini Gianluca, Pistello Mauro and Soldani Giorgio.
J Appl Biomater Function Mater, 2022
DOI: 10.1177/22808000221076326

Quantum biology. pi-pi entanglement signatures in protein-DNA interactions
D'Acunto Mario
Physical biology (Print), 2022
DOI: 10.1088/1478-3975/ac5bda

Deep Learning for Chondrogenic Tumor Classification through Wavelet Transform of Raman Spectra
Conforti Pietro Manganelli, D'Acunto Mario and Russo Paolo
Sensors (Basel), 2022
DOI: 10.3390/s22197492

Exploiting gold nanoparticles for diagnosis and cancer treatments
D'Acunto Mario; Cioni Patrizia; Gabellieri Edi and Presciuttini Gianluca
Nanotechnology (Bristol. Print), 2021
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/abe1ed

Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Gelatin Scaffolds Allow Regeneration of Nasal Tissues
D'Alessandro Delfo; Moscato Stefania; Fusco Alessandra; De la Ossa Jose Gustavo; D'Acunto Mario; Trombi Luisa; Feula Marta; Serino Lorenzo Pio; Donnarumma Giovanna; Petrini Mario; Berrettini Stefano and Danti Serena
Applied sciences, 2021
DOI: 10.3390/app11083651

Protein-DNA target search relies on quantum walk
D'Acunto M.
Biosystems (Amst. Print), 2021
DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2020.104340

Optimized dislocation of mobile sensor networks on large marine environments using voronoi partitions
D'Acunto M.; Moroni D.; Puntoni A.; Salvetti O.
Journal of marine science and engineering, 2020
DOI: 10.3390/jmse8020132

Contribution of Raman Spectroscopy to Diagnosis and Grading of Chondrogenic Tumors
D'Acunto Mario; Gaeta Raffaele; Capanna Rodolfo; Franchi Alessandro
Scientific reports (Nature Publishing Group), 2020
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-58848-0

Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications 2020: introduction to the feature issue
Strojnik Marija; D'Acunto Mario; Rogalski Antoni
Applied optics (2004), 2020
DOI: 10.1364/AO.398348

An E-Nose for the Monitoring of Severe Liver Impairment: A Preliminary Study
Germanese D.; Colantonio S.; D'Acunto M.; Romagnoli V.; Salvati A.; Brunetto M.
Sensors (Basel), 2019
DOI: 10.3390/s19173656

In Situ Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Cellular Components: Theory and Experimental Results
D'Acunto M
Materials (Basel), 2019
DOI: 10.3390/ma12091564

Raman spectroscopy of osteosarcoma cells
D'Acunto M, Trombi L, D'Alessandro D, Danti S
Physical biology (Print), 2019
DOI: 10.1088/1478-3975/aaefbf

From human mesenchymal stromal cells to osteosarcoma cells classification by deep learning
D'Acunto M.; Martinelli M.; Moroni D.
Journal of intelligent & fuzzy systems, 2019
DOI: 10.3233/JIFS-179332

Detection of intracellular gold nanoparticles: An overview
D'Acunto M
Materials (Basel), 2018
DOI: 10.3390/ma11060882

Cardio-metabolic diseases prevention by self-monitoring the breath
Germanese D; D'Acunto M.; Magrini M.; Righi M.; Salvetti O.
IFSA-news (Online), 2017

Mirror Mirror on the Wall ... An Unobtrusive Intelligent Multisensory Mirror for Well-Being Status Self-Assessment and Visualization
Henriquez P.; Matuszewski B. J.; Andreu-Cabedo Y.; Bastiani L.; Colantonio S.; Coppini G.; D'Acunto M.; Favilla R.; Germanese D.; Giorgi D.; Marraccini P.; Martinelli M.; Morales M. A.; Pascali M. A; Righi M.; Salvetti O.; Larsson M.; Stromberg T.; Randeberg L.; Bjorgan A.; Giannakakis G.; Pediaditis M.; Chiarugi F.; Christinaki, E.; Marias K.; Tsiknakis M.
IEEE transactions on multimedia, 2017
DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2017.2666545

Design, fabrication and characterization of composite piezoelectric ultrafine fibers for cochlear stimulation
Mota, Carlos; Labardi, Massimiliano; Trombi, Luisa; Astolfi, Laura; D'Acunto, Mario; Puppi, Dario; Gallone, Giuseppe; Chiellini, Federica; Berrettini, Stefano; Bruschini, Luca; Danti, Serena
Materials & design, 2017
DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.03.013

The wize sniffer knows what you did: prevent cardio-metabolic risk by analyzing your breath
Germanese D.; D'Acunto M.; Righi M.; Magrini M.; Salvetti O.
International journal on advances in life sciences, 2017

Near-field surface plasmon field enhancement induced by rippled surfaces
D'Acunto M, Fuso F, Micheletto R, Naruse M, Tantussi F, Allegrini M
Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 2017
DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.8.97

Detection and localization of gold nanoshells inside cells: near-field approximation
D'Acunto M.; Cricenti A.; Danti S.; Dinarelli S.; Luce M.; Moroni D.; Salvetti O.
Applied optics (2004), 2016
DOI: 10.1364/AO.55.000D11

Advances in infrared technology and applications: introduction
Strojnik M.; D'Acunto M; Rogalski A.
Applied optics (2004, Online), 2016
DOI: 10.1364/AO.55.00ITA1

A new method combining enhanced resolution and pattern identification
D'Acunto M.; Righi M.; Salvetti O.
Signal, image and video processing (Internet), 2016
DOI: 10.1007/s11760-016-0947-9

An image enhancement tool: pattern recognition image augmented resolution
Righi M.; D'Acunto M.; Salvetti O.
Pattern recognition and image analysis, 2016
DOI: 10.1134/S1054661816030160

Optical detection of core-gold nanoshells inside biosystems
D'Acunto M.; Cricenti A.; Luce M.; Dinarelli S.
Nanospectroscopy, 2015
DOI: 10.1515/nansp-2015-0007

Ultra small clusters of gold nanoshells detected by SNOM
D'Acunto M.; Cricenti A.; Luce M.; Moroni D.; Salvetti O.
Opto-Electronics Review, 2015
DOI: 10.1515/oere-2015-0010

Nanoscale rippling on polymer surfaces induced by AFM manipulation
D'Acunto M.; Dinelli F.; Pingue P.
Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 2015
DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.6.234

Theory of near-field detection of core-gold nanoshells inside biosystems
D'Acunto M.; Cricenti A.; Luce M.; Dinarelli S.
Computer modelling and new technologies, 2015

3D image reconstruction using Radon transform
D'Acunto M.; Benassi A.; Moroni D.; Salvetti O.
Signal, image and video processing (Print), 2014
DOI: 10.1007/s11760-014-0693-9

Boron nitride nanotube-functionalised myoblast/microfibre constructs: a nanotech-assisted tissue engineered platform for muscle stimulation
Danti S.; Ciofani G.; Pertici G.; Moscato S.; D'Alessandro D.; Ciabatti E.; Chiellini F.; D'Acunto M.; Mattoli V.; Berrettini S.
Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 2014
DOI: 10.1002/term.1878

A methodological approach for combining super-resolution and pattern-recognition to image identification
D'Acunto M.; Pieri G.; Righi M.; Salvetti O.
Pattern recognition and image analysis, 2014
DOI: 10.1134/S1054661814020023

NanoICT: a new challenge for ICT
D'Acunto M.; Benassi A.; Salvetti O.
ERCIM news, 2012

Nanoscale Biomolecular Detection Limit for Gold Nanoparticles Based on Near-Infrared Response
D'Acunto M.; Moroni D.; Salvetti O.
Advances in Optical Technologies (Online), 2012
DOI: 10.1155/2012/278194

Ordered rippling of polymer surfaces by nanolithography: influence of scan pattern and boundary effects
Simone Napolitano, Mario D'Acunto, Paolo Baschieri, Enrico Gnecco, Pasqualantonio Pingue
Nanotechnology (Bristol, Online), 2012
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/47/475301

Nanoscale Biomolecular Detection Limit for Gold Nanoparticles Based on Near-Infrared Response
Mario D'Acunto, Davide Moroni, Ovidio Salvetti
Advances in Optical Technologies (Online), 2012
DOI: 10.1155/2012/278194

Pattern recognition methods for thermal drift correction in atomic force microscopy imaging
M. D'Acunto and O. Salvetti
Pattern recognition and image analysis, 2011
DOI: 10.1134/S1054661811010056

Good manufacturing practices-grade preformed ossicular prostheses from banked bone via computer numerically controlled micromilling
Stefano Berrettini; Luca Bruschini; Cesare Stefanini; Delfo D'Alessandro; Mario D'Acunto; Serena Danti
The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology, 2011
DOI: 10.1177/000348941112000102

Nanovectors for drug delivery: long-lived pore dynamics for swelling liposomes
Mario D'Acunto
Mechanics research communications, 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2010.11.002

Poly(ester urethane) guides for peripheral nerve regeneration
Valeria Chiono, Susanna Sartori, Alfonsina Rechichi, Chiara Tonda-Turo, Giovanni Vozzi, Federico Vozzi, Mario D'Acunto, Claudia Salvadori, Francesca Dini, Giovanni Barsotti, Fabio Carlucci, Silvia Burchielli, Silvia Nicolino, Chiara Audisio, Isabelle Perroteau, Paolo Giusti, Gianluca Ciardelli
Macromolecular bioscience (Print), 2011
DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201000354

Detection limit of biomarkers using the near-infrared band-gap fluorescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes
D' Acunto M.; Colantonio S.; Moroni D.; Salvetti O.
Journal of modern optics (Print), 2010
DOI: 10.1080/09500341003658170

Surface growth processes induced by AFM debris production. A continuum picture
D' Acunto M.
Physica. B, Condensed matter (Print), 2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2009.10.003

New bioartificial systems and biodegradable synthetic polymers for cardiac tissue engineering: a preliminary screening
Rosellini E.; Cristallini C.; Barbani N.; Vozzi G.; D'Acunto M.; Ciardelli G.; Giusti P.
Biomedical engineering (Dordr., Online), 2010
DOI: 10.4015/S1016237210002249