Eloisa Sardella

SaardellaEloisa Sardella received a M.S. in chemistry from University of Bari, Italy in 1999 (110/110 with Honors) and a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the same University in 2003. From 1st Genuary 2008 is a researcher of the Institute of inorganic methodologies and plasmas-CNR Bari Italy, now Institute of nanotechnology, CNR-NANOTEC. Expert of Non equilibrium plasma processes (low and atmospheric pressure plasma film deposition, treatment, sputtering) aimed to modify the surface of solid materials including that ones of biomedical interest. Author of more than 50 papers and 1 patent. In 2007 she received the Best Paper Award at the 18th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-18, Kyoto 2007).


  • Surface modification of solid materials, liquids and living cells by means of non-equilibrium (cold) plasmas
  • Cell-adhesive and/or cell-repulsive coatings
  • Nanocomposite coatings (i.e. organic films containing randomly dispersed inorganic nanoclusters)
  • Bacterial resistant films
  • Hydrophilic/hydrophobic coatings or grafting of functional groups
  • Nano and micro-texturing of materials
  • Analytical characterization of materials (XPS, SEM, ATR-FTIR, contact angle, AFM) and of the plasma phase (AOES)