GNAPrincipal Researcher:

Leonardo Lizarraga, Ph.D.
T: +54 11 4899-5500 int 5608


We study the nanoscale chemical and physical properties of biopolymers. In particular, we focus on the adhesive properties of bacteria and biofilms on metallic surfaces, aiming to find technological solutions to microbially induced corrosion. Our methodologies include electrochemistry of conductive polymers, atomic force microscopy, force spectroscopy and nano-indentation.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS   -   -> Full list of publications
"Peeling of Long, Straight Carbon Nanotubes from Surfaces"
K.M. Barker et al. J. of Nanotechnology 130 (2014) 415-423

“Ionically Conducting Ceramics as Active Catalyst Supports”
P. Vernoux et al. Chemical Reviews 113 (2013) 8192–8260

“Quasi-equilibrium volume changes of polyaniline films upon redox switching. Formal potential distribution and configurational modeling” L. Lizarraga et al. J. Phys. Chem. B 109 (2005) 18815-18821
Lawrence Bottomley - Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA)
Philippe Vernoux - IRCELYON-CNRS (Lyon, Francia)
Pier Luigi San Biagio - Istituto di Biofisica-CNR (Palermo, Italia)