Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    Diploma (High Honors), Chemistry, University of Ulm, Germany

  • 1999
    Visiting Scientist, Department of Materials Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • 1999
    Ph.D. (Summa Cum Laude), Inorganic Chemistry, University of Ulm, Germany

  • 2000
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

  • 2000 – 2003
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Materials Science, Powder Technology Laboratory, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2008
    Senior Scientist (permanent position), Institute of Materials Science, Powder Technology Laboratory, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2009
    Associate Professor (SNSF) University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • 2011
    Full Professor Bionanomaterials, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Position equally shared with Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser)

Current position:

    Chair (Full Professor) Bionanomaterials, Adolphe Merkle Institute & Associate Professor Chemistry Department, University of Fribourg

    Lecturer Chulalonkorn University Bangkok, Thailand

Selected publications

  • Kinnear, C.; Burnand, D.; Clift, M. J. D.; Kilbinger, A. F. M.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Petri-Fink, A. Polyvinyl Alcohol as a Biocompatible Alternative for the Passivation of Gold Nanorods. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014.

  • Hirsch, V.; Kinnear, C.; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Monnier, C. A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Balog, S.; Petri-Fink, A. In Vitro Dosimetry of Agglomerates. Nanoscale 2014, 6, 7325-7331.

  • Bonnaud, C.; Monnier, C. A.; Demurtas, D.; Jud, C.; Vanhecke, D.; Montet, X.; Hovius, R.; Lattuada, M.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B. M.; Petri-Fink, A. Insertion of Nanoparticle Clusters into Vesicle Bilayers. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 3451-3460.

  • Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Fytianos, K.; Blank, F.; Von Garnier, C.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B. M.; Petri-Fink, A. Fluorescence-Encoded Gold Nanoparticles: Library Design and Modulation of Cellular Uptake into Dendritic Cells. Small 2014, 10, 1440-1440.

  • Hirsch, V.; Kinnear, C.; Moniatte, M.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B. M.; Clift, M. J. D.; Petri-Fink, A. Surface Charge of Polymer Coated SPIONs Influences the Serum Protein Adsorption, Colloidal Stability and Subsequent Cell Interaction in Vitro. Nanoscale 2013, 5, 3723-3732.

  • Kinnear, C.; Dietsch, H.; Clift, M. J. D.; Endes, C.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B. M.; Petri-Fink, A. Gold Nanorods: Controlling Their Surface Chemistry and Complete Detoxification by a Two-Step Place Exchange. Angew.Chem.Int.Ed. 2013, 52, 1934-1938.

  • Mahmoudi, M.; Hofmann, H.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B. M.; Petri-Fink, A. Assessing the In Vitro and In Vivo Toxicity of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Chemical Reviews 2012, 112, 2323-2338.

  • Groso, G.; Petri-Fink, A.; Magrez, A.; Riediker, M.; Meyer, Th. Management of nanomaterials safety in research environment. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2010, 7, 40.

  • Petri-Fink, A.; Steitz, B; Finka, A.; Salaklang, J.; Hofmann, H. Effect of cell media on polymer coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs): colloidal stability, cytotoxicity, and cellular uptake studies. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 2008, 68 (1), 129-137.

  • Petri-Fink, A.; Chastellain, M.; Juillerat-Jeanneret, L.; Ferrari, A.; Hofmann, H. Development of functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for interaction with human cancer cells. Biomaterials 2005, 26 (15), 2685-2694.

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