Dr Felix   Rizzuto
Research Fellow

Dr Felix Rizzuto

2018-2021 - Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University
2014-2018 - PhD Chemistry, University of Cambridge 
2008-2014 - BSc(Adv, Hons I)/BA, University of Sydney

Science
School of Chemistry

Rapt by all things science and history, I completed a joint BSc(Hons)/BA at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2014. Leaving the sunny shores of the southern hemisphere, I undertook a PhD in supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke at the University of Cambridge, finishing in 2018. I then moved to Montreal, where I held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prof. Hanadi Sleiman's group at McGill University. As of 2022, I moved to UNSW as an ARC DECRA Felllow, where my group is developing out-of-equilibrium nanotechnologies for polymer and materials synthesis.

Location
Hilmer E10
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Saliba D; Trinh T; Lachance-Brais C; Prinzen AL; Rizzuto FJ; de Rochambeau D; Sleiman HF, 2022, 'Asymmetric patterning drives the folding of a tripodal DNA nanotweezer', Chemical Science, vol. 13, pp. 74 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1sc04793k
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rizzuto FJ; Platnich CM; Luo X; Shen Y; Dore MD; Lachance-Brais C; Guarné A; Cosa G; Sleiman HF, 2021, 'A dissipative pathway for the structural evolution of DNA fibres', Nature Chemistry, vol. 13, pp. 843 - 849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41557-021-00751-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rizzuto FJ; Trinh T; Sleiman HF, 2020, 'Molecular Printing with DNA Nanotechnology', Chem, vol. 6, pp. 1560 - 1574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2020.06.012
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li Q; Zhao J; Liu L; Jonchhe S; Rizzuto FJ; Mandal S; He H; Wei S; Sleiman HF; Mao H; Mao C, 2020, 'A poly(thymine)–melamine duplex for the assembly of DNA nanomaterials', Nature Materials, vol. 19, pp. 1012 - 1018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0728-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rizzuto FJ; Nitschke JR, 2020, 'Narcissistic, integrative, and kinetic self-sorting within a system of coordination cages', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 142, pp. 7749 - 7753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c02444
    Journal articles | 2020
    Platnich CM; Rizzuto FJ; Cosa G; Sleiman HF, 2020, 'Single-molecule methods in structural DNA nanotechnology', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 49, pp. 4220 - 4233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cs00776h
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rousina-Webb A; Lachance-Brais C; Rizzuto FJ; Askari MS; Sleiman HF, 2020, 'Transition-Metal-Functionalized DNA Double-Crossover Tiles: Enhanced Stability and Chirality Transfer to Metal Centers', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 59, pp. 4091 - 4098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201913956
    Journal articles | 2020
    Plajer AJ; Zhu J; Pröhm P; Rizzuto FJ; Keyser UF; Wright DS, 2020, 'Conformational Control in Main Group Phosphazane Anion Receptors and Transporters', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 142, pp. 1029 - 1037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b11347
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rousina‐Webb A; Lachance‐Brais C; Rizzuto FJ; Askari MS; Sleiman HF, 2020, 'Transition‐Metal‐Functionalized DNA Double‐Crossover Tiles: Enhanced Stability and Chirality Transfer to Metal Centers', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 132, pp. 4120 - 4127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201913956
    Journal articles | 2020
    Plajer AJ; Rizzuto FJ; von Krbek LKS; Gisbert Y; Martínez-Agramunt V; Nitschke JR, 2020, 'Oxidation triggers guest dissociation during reorganization of an FeL6twisted parallelogram', Chemical Science, vol. 11, pp. 10399 - 10404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0sc04352d
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rizzuto FJ; von Krbek LKS; Nitschke JR, 2019, 'Strategies for binding multiple guests in metal–organic cages', Nature Reviews Chemistry, vol. 3, pp. 204 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41570-019-0085-3
    Journal articles | 2019
    Plajer AJ; Percástegui EG; Santella M; Rizzuto FJ; Gan Q; Laursen BW; Nitschke JR, 2019, 'Fluorometric Recognition of Nucleotides within a Water-Soluble Tetrahedral Capsule', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 58, pp. 4200 - 4204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201814149
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rizzuto FJ; Pröhm P; Plajer AJ; Greenfield JL; Nitschke JR, 2019, 'Hydrogen-Bond-Assisted Symmetry Breaking in a Network of Chiral Metal-Organic Assemblies', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, pp. 1707 - 1715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b12323
    Journal articles | 2019
    Plajer AJ; Rizzuto FJ; Niu HC; Lee S; Goodman JM; Wright DS, 2019, 'Guest Binding via N−H⋅⋅⋅π Bonding and Kinetic Entrapment by an Inorganic Macrocycle', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 58, pp. 10655 - 10659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201905771
    Journal articles | 2019
    Askari MS; Lachance-Brais C; Rizzuto FJ; Toader V; Sleiman H, 2019, 'Remote control of charge transport and chiral induction along a DNA-metallohelicate', Nanoscale, vol. 11, pp. 11879 - 11884, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9nr03212f
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rizzuto FJ; Carpenter JP; Nitschke JR, 2019, 'Multisite Binding of Drugs and Natural Products in an Entropically Favorable, Heteroleptic Receptor', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, pp. 9087 - 9095, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b03776
    Journal articles | 2019
    Plajer AJ; Percástegui EG; Santella M; Rizzuto FJ; Gan Q; Laursen BW; Nitschke JR, 2019, 'Fluorometric Recognition of Nucleotides within a Water‐Soluble Tetrahedral Capsule', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 131, pp. 4244 - 4248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201814149
    Journal articles | 2019
    Plajer AJ; Percástegui EG; Santella M; Rizzuto FJ; Gan Q; Laursen BW; Nitschke JR, 2019, 'Innentitelbild: Fluorometric Recognition of Nucleotides within a Water‐Soluble Tetrahedral Capsule (Angew. Chem. 13/2019)', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 131, pp. 4110 - 4110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201902025
    Journal articles | 2019
    Plajer AJ; Percástegui EG; Santella M; Rizzuto FJ; Gan Q; Laursen BW; Nitschke JR, 2019, 'Inside Cover: Fluorometric Recognition of Nucleotides within a Water‐Soluble Tetrahedral Capsule (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 13/2019)', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 58, pp. 4068 - 4068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201902025
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rizzuto FJ; Ramsay WJ; Nitschke JR, 2018, 'Otherwise Unstable Structures Self-Assemble in the Cavities of Cuboctahedral Coordination Cages', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 140, pp. 11502 - 11509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b07494
    Journal articles | 2018
    Plajer AJ; Colebatch AL; Rizzuto FJ; Pröhm P; Bond AD; García-Rodríguez R; Wright DS, 2018, 'How Changing the Bridgehead Can Affect the Properties of Tripodal Ligands', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 57, pp. 6648 - 6652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201802350
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rizzuto FJ; Kieffer M; Nitschke JR, 2018, 'Quantified structural speciation in self-sorted Co II 6 L4 cage systems', Chemical Science, vol. 9, pp. 1925 - 1930, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7sc04927g
    Journal articles | 2018
    Plajer AJ; Garcia-Rodriguez R; Rizzuto FJ; Wright DS, 2018, 'Flexible Bonding of the Phosph(V)azane Dianions [S(E)P(μ-NtBu)]22−', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 24, pp. 2013 - 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201705413
    Journal articles | 2018
    Plajer AJ; Niu HC; Rizzuto FJ; Wright DS, 2018, 'Formation and selection of the macrocycle [{(: TBuN)P(μ-NtBu)}2(μ-Se)2{P(μ-NtBu)}2]3', Dalton Transactions, vol. 47, pp. 6675 - 6678, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8dt01143e
    Journal articles | 2017
    Greenfield JL; Rizzuto FJ; Goldberga I; Nitschke JR, 2017, 'Self-Assembly of Conjugated Metallopolymers with Tunable Length and Controlled Regiochemistry', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 56, pp. 7541 - 7545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201702320
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rizzuto FJ; Nitschke JR, 2017, 'Stereochemical plasticity modulates cooperative binding in a CoII12L6 cuboctahedron', Nature Chemistry, vol. 9, pp. 903 - 908, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2758
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rizzuto FJ; Wood DM; Ronson TK; Nitschke JR, 2017, 'Tuning the Redox Properties of Fullerene Clusters within a Metal-Organic Capsule', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, pp. 11008 - 11011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b05788
    Journal articles | 2017
    Plajer AJ; Bold K; Rizzuto FJ; García-Rodríguez R; Ronson TK; Wright DS, 2017, 'Isomerisation, reactivity and coordination chemistry of a new hybrid, multi-functional phosphazane', Dalton Transactions, vol. 46, pp. 12775 - 12779, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7dt03074f
    Journal articles | 2017
    Greenfield JL; Rizzuto FJ; Goldberga I; Nitschke JR, 2017, 'Self-Assembly of Conjugated Metallopolymers with Tunable Length and Controlled Regiochemistry', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 129, pp. 7649 - 7653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201702320
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hua C; Rizzuto FJ; Zhang X; Tuna F; Collison D; D'Alessandro DM, 2016, 'Spectroelectrochemical properties of a Ru(ii) complex with a thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole triarylamine ligand', New Journal of Chemistry, vol. 41, pp. 108 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6NJ02802K
    Journal articles | 2016
    Rizzuto FJ; Wu WY; Ronson TK; Nitschke JR, 2016, 'Peripheral Templation Generates an MII6L4Guest-Binding Capsule', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 55, pp. 7958 - 7962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201602135
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ramsay WJ; Rizzuto FJ; Ronson TK; Caprice K; Nitschke JR, 2016, 'Subtle Ligand Modification Inverts Guest Binding Hierarchy in MII8L6 Supramolecular Cubes', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, pp. 7264 - 7267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b03858
    Journal articles | 2016
    Rizzuto FJ; Wu WY; Ronson TK; Nitschke JR, 2016, 'Inside Cover: Peripheral Templation Generates an MII6L4Guest-Binding Capsule (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 28/2016)', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 55, pp. 7866, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201604252
    Journal articles | 2015
    Rizzuto FJ; Hua C; Chan B; Faust TB; Rawal A; Leong CF; Hook JM; Kepert CJ; D'Alessandro DM, 2015, 'The electronic, optical and magnetic consequences of delocalization in multifunctional donor-acceptor organic polymers', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 17, pp. 11252 - 11259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp00081e
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rizzuto FJ; Faust TB; Chan B; Hua C; D'Alessandro DM; Kepert CJ, 2014, 'Experimental and computational studies of a multi-electron donor-acceptor ligand containing the thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole core and its incorporation into a metal-organic framework', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 20, pp. 17597 - 17605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201405089
    Journal articles | 2014
    Murphy MJ; Usov PM; Rizzuto FJ; Kepert CJ; D'Alessandro DM, 2014, 'Magnetic, electrochemical and optical properties of a sulfate-bridged Co(ii) imidazole dimer', New Journal of Chemistry, vol. 38, pp. 5856 - 5860, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4nj01401d

2022 - Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) – Biomimetic catalysis for sustainable polymer synthesis (AUD$420k for 3 years).

2021 - Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet du Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
2019 - 'Gadolinium' on IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists 
2019 - Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist
2018 - Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2018 - Most Outstanding Thesis in Materials Chemistry at the University of Cambridge
2015 - Scifinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Program