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Started my PhD in November 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Pellegrino in her Nanomaterials for Biomedical application group at IIT, Genoa. My thesis work is based on developing responsive polymer functionalized nanomaterials for cancer treatment. Before starting this research, I completed in 2017 a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Here, I synthesized a responsive polymer using  continuous reactor assembly. I hold a first class Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Sierra Leone in 2012.


Title: Bachelor of Science with Honours in Chemistry
Institute: Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
Location: Freetown
Country: Sierra Leone
From: 2007 To: 2011

Title: Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Institute: University of Leeds
Location: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
From: 2016 To: 2017

Title: PhD in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials
Institute: University of Genova
Location: Genova
Country: Italy
From: 2018 To: null

All Publications
Binh T. M., Conteh J. S., Gavilán H., Di Girolamo A., Pellegrino T.
Clickable Polymer Ligand-Functionalized Iron Oxide Nanocubes: A Promising Nanoplatform for ‘Local Hot Spots’ Magnetically Triggered Drug Release
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Fiorito S., Soni N., Silvestri N., Brescia R., Gavilán H., Conteh J. S., Mai B. T., Pellegrino T.
Fe3O4@Au@Cu2−xS Heterostructures Designed for Tri‐Modal Therapy: Photo‐ Magnetic Hyperthermia and 64Cu Radio‐Insertion
Small, vol. 18, (no. 18), pp. 2200174
Article Journal
Conteh J. S.
In-Batch and In-Flow Synthesis of Thermo-responsive Polymeric Inorganic Nanoparticle Platforms for Cancer Therapy
PhD Thesis Book
Bigall N. C., Rodio M., Avugadda S., Leal M. P., Di Corato R., Conteh J. S., Instarglia R., Pellegrino T.
Scaling Up Magnetic Nanobead Synthesis with Improved Stability for Biomedical Applications
Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Fernandes S., Fernandez T., Metze S., Balakrishnan P.B., Mai B.T., Conteh J., De Mei C., Turdo A., Di Franco S., Stassi G., Todaro M., Pellegrino T.
Magnetic Nanoparticle-Based Hyperthermia Mediates Drug Delivery and Impairs the Tumorigenic Capacity of Quiescent Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, (no. 14), pp. 15959-15972