Dr. Fabrizio Caldera is currently working as a temporary researcher at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turin (Italy). He received his Master Degree in “Materials Science” in 2010 and he completed his PhD in “Chemical and Material Sciences” in 2016 at the University of Turin. Since November 2010, he has been working at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turin on several projects, mostly related to the development of new carbohydrate-based polymers, from cyclodextrins and other starch-derivatives, for various applications, including drug delivery, absorption/removal of target compounds, photochirogenesis and metal complexation. In the course of his research activities he has collaborated with several industries, under fellowship programs and consultancy agreements. In 2017 he worked for a few months at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Iceland (Reykjavík, Iceland) as a postdoctoral fellow. His recent research studies have been mainly focused on the development of dextrin-based nanosponges for the absorption and delivery of proteins, pH- and redox-responsive nanosponges for targeted delivery of anticancer drugs and molecularly imprinted nanosponges for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. He is co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, 1 patent and several contributions to both national and international conferences.
Dr. Fabrizio Caldera research interest includes carbohydrate-based polymers, nanosponges, drug delivery systems, stimuli-responsive and molecularly imprinted polymers.