Dr Lorenzo Travaglini
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Lorenzo Travaglini

School of Biotech & Biomolecular Science

Dr. Travaglini completed his B. Sc. in physics and M. Sc. in applied physics (cum Laude, 2016) at the University of Bologna (UNIBO). After his Ph.D. program at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) he started as postdoctoral researcher in the PRinT group at UNSW. He is currently postdoc at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW.



301D, Biological Sciences North (D26)
  • Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Protonic conductivity in metalloprotein nanowires', Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 11, pp. 3626 - 3633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2tc05373j
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'A Phosphonated Poly(ethylenedioxythiophene) Derivative with Low Oxidation Potential for Energy-Efficient Bioelectronic Devices', Chemistry of Materials, 34, pp. 140 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02936
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Molecular design of an electropolymerized copolymer with carboxylic and sulfonic acid functionalities', Synthetic Metals, 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2022.117029
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'A conjugated polymer-liposome complex: A contiguous water-stable, electronic, and optical interface', VIEW, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/VIW.20200081
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Frontispiece: A conjugated polymer‐liposome complex: A contiguous water‐stable, electronic, and optical interface (View 1/2021)', View, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/viw2.92
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Impact of Sterilization on a Conjugated Polymer-Based Bioelectronic Patch', ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3, pp. 2541 - 2552, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.1c00131
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Single-Material OECT-Based Flexible Complementary Circuits Featuring Polyaniline in Both Conducting Channels', Advanced Functional Materials, 31, pp. 2007205 - 2007205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202007205
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Photoactive Organic Substrates for Cell Stimulation: Progress and Perspectives', Advanced Materials Technologies, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admt.201800744
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cui C; Faraji N; Lauto A; Travaglini L; Tonkin J; Mahns D; Humphrey E; Terracciano C; Gooding JJ; Seidel J; Mawad D, 2018, 'A flexible polyaniline-based bioelectronic patch', Biomaterials Science, 6, pp. 493 - 500, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7bm00880e
    Journal articles | 2016
    2016, 'Direct imaging of defect formation in strained organic flexible electronics by Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy', Scientific Reports, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep38203
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    2022, 'Bio-functionalized organic electrochemical transistors for in vitro recording of electrogenic cells', in Proceedings of the Organic Bioelectronics Conference 2022, Fundació Scito, presented at Organic Bioelectronics Conference 2022, 08 February 2022 - 09 February 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.29363/nanoge.obe.2022.016
    Preprints | 2021
    2021, Impact of sterilization on a conjugated polymer based bioelectronic patch, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.19.427349
    Preprints | 2020
    2020, Flexible complementary logic circuit built from two identical organic electrochemical transistors, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2006.15525

- 2020 UNSW Science Student Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) awards

Lorenzo's research focuses on the development of a novel class of flexible electronic devices for future biomedical applications. His research focused on developing of flexible biocompatible devices based on organic materials that can be integrated directly into electroresponsive tissues and is capable of sense and process the bioelectric signal. He used a novel approach to build a complementary circuit using OECTs and he demonstrates that a single material complementary circuit can be built from two identical Polyaniline-based OECTs, eliminating the need for an n-type conjugated polymer. He transfers the technology on a chitosan substrate to build a flexible logic circuit with demonstrated functionality in aqueous electrolytes. He also tested the materials biocompatibility, mechanical stress response and other potential properties such as optical charge generation under visible light illumination.

His current research aim to embed engineered conductive proteins based nanowires in functional biomaterials and bioelectronics. The ability to design conductive proteins nanowires with tunable conductive properties enable e wide range of applications ranging from passive electrodes to active devices able to detect and elaborate the electronic signal.