Fabian Meder

Post Doc

Contacts

Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa), Italy
+39 050 883093

About

Fabian Meder graduated in 2008 in Bio- and Nanotechnology from South Westphalia University of Applied Science, Germany and obtained a PhD in Material Science with highest honors from University of Bremen, Germany in 2013 on adsorption processes at biointerfaces and how to guide them by surface functionalization. Before joining IIT in 2017, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany (2016-2017), at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (2016, 6 months), and the Centre for BioNano Interactions at University College Dublin, Ireland (2013-2016), and he worked as a graduate student researcher at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, EMPA, Switzerland (2007-2008). During his career, he collaborated with 14 research groups from 10 institutions and 5 different countries. He supervised a total of 11 PhD, Master, Bachelor and internship students from 6 different countries.

His research interest lies in the edge between materials science and biology and the processes occurring on biological and material surfaces at all scales. His current research as a postdoc at IIT focusses on novel energy sources based on electrical phenomena occurring on plant and material surfaces and new materials for soft robotics.

Interests

Nanotechnology Self-Assembly Plants Bioinspired Materials Energy Harvesting

Selected Publications

How generating energy with living plants? Have a look at this paper:

Meder F.*, Must I., Sadeghi A., Mondini A., Filippeschi C., Beccai L., Mattoli V., Pingue P., Mazzolai B.*
Energy Conversion at the Cuticle of Living Plants, Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 28, 51. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201806689

How to create sub-10 nm patterns on colloidal particles? One possibility is given here:

Meder F.*, Thomas S.S., Bollhorst T., Dawson K.A.*
Ordered Surface Structuring of Spherical Colloids with Binary Nanoparticle Superlattices, Nano Letters 2018, 18, 4. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00173

Looking for a light-driven soft actuator? Perhaps this one can be interesting:

Meder F.*, Naselli G.A., Sadeghi A.*, Mazzolai B.*
Remotely Light-Powered Soft Fluidic Actuators Based on Plasmonic-Driven Phase Transitions in Elastic Constraint, Advanced Materials 2019, 31, 51. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201905671

IIT Publications

  • 2020
  • Meder F.iit, Thielen M., Mondini A., Speck T., Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Living plant-hybrid generators for multidirectional wind energy conversion

    Energy Technology, vol. Accepted
  • Thomas S.S., Meder F.iit
    DOI

    Nanoparticle Superlattices

    21st Century Nanoscience – A Handbook: Exotic Nanostructures and Quantum Systems (Volume Five)
  • 2019
  • Meder F.iit, Naselli G. A., Sadeghi A., Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Actuators: Remotely Light‐Powered Soft Fluidic Actuators Based on Plasmonic‐Driven Phase Transitions in Elastic Constraint (Adv. Mater. 51/2019)

    Advanced Materials, vol. 31, (no. 51), pp. Front Cover
  • Meder F.iit, Naselli G.A.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Remotely Light-Powered Soft Fluidic Actuators Based on Plasmonic-Driven Phase Transitions in Elastic Constraint

    Advanced Materials, vol. 31, (no. 51)
  • Fiorello I., Meder F.iit, Tricinci O., Filippeschi C., Mazzolai B.
    DOI

    Rose-Inspired Micro-device with Variable Stiffness for Remotely Controlled Release of Objects in Robotics

    8th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, pp. 122-133
  • 2018
  • Xavier J., Vincent S., Meder F.iit, Vollmer F.
    DOI

    Advances in optoplasmonic sensors - Combining optical nano/microcavities and photonic crystals with plasmonic nanostructures and nanoparticles

    Nanophotonics, vol. 7, (no. 1), pp. 1-38
  • Castagnola V., Zhao W., Boselli L., Lo Giudice M.C., Meder F., Polo E., Paton K.R., Backes C., Coleman J.N., Dawson K.A.
    DOI

    Biological recognition of graphene nanoflakes

    Nature Communications, vol. 9, (no. 1)
  • Meder F.iit, Must I., Sadeghi A., Mondini A.iit, Filippeschi C., Beccai L.iit, Mattoli V.iit, Pingue P., Mazzolai B.
    DOI

    Energy Conversion at the Cuticle of Living Plants

    Advanced Functional Materials
  • Meder F.iit, Thomas S.S., Bollhorst T., Dawson K.A.
    DOI

    Ordered Surface Structuring of Spherical Colloids with Binary Nanoparticle Superlattices

    Nano Letters, vol. 18, (no. 4), pp. 2511-2518
  • 2017
  • Thomas S.S., Coleman M., Carroll E., Polo E., Meder F., Dawson K.A.
    DOI

    Locating Reactive Groups on Nanomaterials with Gold Nanoclusters: Toward a Surface Reactive Site Map

    Langmuir, vol. 33, (no. 20), pp. 5086–5097
  • Balzaretti R., Meder F., Monopoli M.P., Boselli L., Armenia I., Pollegioni L., Bernardini G., Gornati R.
    DOI

    Synthesis, characterization and programmable toxicity of iron oxide nanoparticles conjugated with D-amino acid oxidase

    RCS Advances, vol. 7, (no. 3), pp. 1439-1442
  • 2016
  • Lo Giudice M.C., Meder F., Polo E., Thomas S.S., Alnahdi K., Lara S., Dawson K.A.
    DOI

    Constructing bifunctional nanoparticles for dual targeting: Improved grafting and surface recognition assessment of multiple ligand nanoparticles

    Nanoscale, vol. 8, (no. 38), pp. 16969-16975
  • Meder F., Thomas S.S., Fitzpatrick L.W., Alahmari A., Wang S., Beirne J.G., Vaz G., Redmond G., Dawson K.A.
    DOI

    Labeling the Structural Integrity of Nanoparticles for Advanced in Situ Tracking in Bionanotechnology

    ACS Nano, vol. 10, (no. 4), pp. 4660-4671
  • 2015
  • Treccani L., Meder F., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    CHAPTER 7: Protein interactions at liquid/solid interfaces: Protein interactions with colloidal alumina particles functionalized with amino, carboxyl, sulfonate and phosphate groups

    RCS Smart Materials
  • 2014
  • Trevisan R., Delapedra G., Mello D.F., Arl M., Schmidt T.C., Meder F., Monopoli M., Cargnin-Ferreira E., Bouzon Z.L., Fisher A.S., Sheehan D., Dafre A.L.
    DOI

    Gills are an initial target of zinc oxide nanoparticles in oysters Crassostrea gigas, leading to mitochondrial disruption and oxidative stress

    Aquatic Toxicology, vol. 153, pp. 27-38
  • Schneider M., Meder F., Haiß A., Treccani L., Rezwan K., Kümmerer K.
    DOI

    Physicochemical properties and biodegradability of organically functionalized colloidal silica particles in aqueous environment

    Chemosphere, vol. 99, pp. 96-101
  • 2013
  • Meder F., Hintz H., Koehler Y., Schmidt M.M., Treccani L., Dringen R., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    Adsorption and orientation of the physiological extracellular peptide glutathione disulfide on surface functionalized colloidal alumina particles

    Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, (no. 16), pp. 6307-6316
  • Meder F., Kaur S., Treccani L., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    Controlling mixed-protein adsorption layers on colloidal alumina particles by tailoring carboxyl and hydroxyl surface group densities

    Langmuir, vol. 29, (no. 40), pp. 12502-12510
  • Meder F., Brandes C., Treccani L., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    Controlling protein-particle adsorption by surface tailoring colloidal alumina particles with sulfonate groups

    Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 9, (no. 3), pp. 5780-5787
  • Treccani L., Klein T. Y., Meder F., Pardun K., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    Functionalized ceramics for biomedical, biotechnological and environmental applications

    Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 9, (no. 7), pp. 7115-7150
  • Meder F., Wehling J., Fink A., Piel B., Li K., Frank K., Rosenauer A., Treccani L., Koeppen S., Dotzauer A., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    The role of surface functionalization of colloidal alumina particles on their controlled interactions with viruses

    Biomaterials, vol. 34, (no. 17), pp. 4203-4213
  • 2012
  • Daberkow T., Meder F., Treccani L., Schowalter M., Rosenauer A., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    Fluorescence labeling of colloidal core-shell particles with defined isoelectric points for in vitro studies

    Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 8, (no. 2), pp. 720-727
  • Kroir S., De Moura M.O.C., Meder F., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    High virus retention mediated by zirconia microtubes with tailored porosity

    Procedia Engineering, vol. 44, pp. 227-228
  • Kroll S., de Moura M.O.C., Meder F., Grathwohl G., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    High virus retention mediated by zirconia microtubes with tailored porosity

    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 32, (no. 16), pp. 4111-4120
  • Meder F., Daberkow T., Treccani L., Wilhelm M., Schowalter M., Rosenauer A., Mädler L., Rezwan K.
    DOI

    Protein adsorption on colloidal alumina particles functionalized with amino, carboxyl, sulfonate and phosphate groups

    Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 8, (no. 3), pp. 1221-1229
  • Michen B., Meder F., Rust A., Fritsch J., Aneziris C., Graule T.
    DOI

    Virus removal in ceramic depth filters based on diatomaceous earth

    Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 46, (no. 2), pp. 1173-1177
  • 2010
  • Daberkow T., Meder F., Treccani L., Rezwan K.

    Interaction of oxide nanoparticles with bone cells

    European Cells and Materials, vol. 20, (no. SUPPL.3), pp. 47
  • Meder F., Daberkow T., Treccani L., Rezwan K.

    Variation of surface functional groups of oxide nanoparticles and their impact on protein interactions

    European Cells and Materials, vol. 20, (no. SUPPL.3), pp. 177

Awards

2016 – 2016    Early career research fellowship ME4296 1-2 by German Research Foundation (DFG) for 6 months at University of Erlangen, Germany

2014 – 2016    Early career research fellowship ME4296 1-1 by German Research Foundation (DFG) for 24 months at the University College Dublin, Ireland

2014                1st Science Award of Oldenburgische Landesbank (“OLB Wissenschaftspreis 2014”) for PhD thesis, Germany

2014                Award for excellent contribution in natural and engineering sciences for PhD thesis (Bremer Studienpreis 2014), Germany

2012                Best Paper of 2012, Acta Materialia Student Award, Pennsylvania, USA