Dipartimento di
Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione
Dipartimento di Eccellenza L. 232/2016

  • Dipartimento di Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione









Prof Francesco PUOCI



2000 - Ph.D. inChemical Science, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, CS, Italy. Title of the thesis: ““Polimeri per l’interazione selettiva con molecole di interesse biologico”.

2000 - Qualified to the profession of chemist.

2002- Visiting researcher at Strathclyde University- Glasgow (UK), (Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry) (Tutor: Dr. P. Cormack e Prof. D. Sherrington)

2003-2004 - Contract for research,  “Scienze Farmaceutiche” Department, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, CS, Italy.

2005-2014, Senior Lecturer University of Calabria - Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences 

2015- Associate Professor

professional experience

2010- Editor in chief of “Journal of Functional Biomaterials”

2010- Scientific adivisor of  Macrofarm srl an accademic spinoff company

managerial/department role

2015-2017 Master director (II level) in “Functional cosmesis in dermatology and tricology”

research fields

The research activities focus on the synthesis and characterization of polymeric functional materials for a variety of biomedical, pharmaceutical and technological applications. Particular interest is devoted to Biomaterials, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, Graft Polymers, Functional Polymers and Stimuli Responsive Hydrogels. Furthermore, great interest is focused on the study of functional foods and nutraceutics.

In details:

Stimuli Responsive Materials

Design of materials able to recognize and/or release molecules of biological interest in response to external stimuli such as pH, temperature, electric and magnetic fields, UV.

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

Molecular imprinting are very useful technique to incorporate specific substrate recognition sites into polymers. Molecular recognition characteristics of these polymers are attributed to complementary size, shape, and binding sites imparted to the polymers by the template molecules. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers are useful materials for the selective recognition, recovery and release of molecule of biomedical, pharmaceutical and environmental interest.

Functional Polymers

Development of new methodologies for the synthesis and/or covalent functionalization of natural and synthetic polymers (soluble and/or cross-linked) to confer them biological activities (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, etc.).



teaching activity

2018- Preparations of galenic pharmacy and notions of pharmaceutical legislation

2013- Polymer and Biomaterials  of pharmaceutical interest


Teaching Unit

Polymer and Biomaterials  of pharmaceutical interest