PhD Student: Masoud Ghaani
Tutor: Stefano Farris, DeFENS, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences—Packaging Laboratory (PackLAB)
Dean: Francesco Bonomi
Research area: Food Science and Nutrition
PhD title achieved on: 11st May 2018
Electrochemical nanosensors as analytical tools in the food chain
This PhD thesis research project aims to develop selective electrochemical sensors with low limit of detection and wide linear range for detecting and quantifying primary aromatic amines that can migrate from multilayer packaging materials consisting of aromatic polyurethane (PU) adhesives to the food, thus representing a potential risk for the consumers’ health. In the next step we want to use the fabricated sensors to investigate the migration of these amines to food stuff and our ultimate goal is to provide evidence for the feasible scale up of the outcomes arising from the project by manufacturing electrochemical sensor prototypes that can profitably be used by the food packaging companies.
food safety, packaging, polymer, electrochemistry
Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2 – 20133 Milano, Italy.
Matteo Scampicchio, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bolzano, Italy
Fellowship sponsor: Università degli Studi di Milano
Masoud Ghaani, Carlo A. Cozzolino, Giulia Castelli, Stefano Farris, “An overview of the intelligent packaging technologies in the food sector”. Trends in Food Science & Technology. 2016, 51:1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2016.02.008.
Masoud Ghaani, Navid Nasirizadeh, Seyed Ali Yasini Ardakani, Farzaneh Zare Mehrjardi, Matteo Scampicchio, Stefano Farris, “Development of an electrochemical nanosensor for the determination of gallic acid in food”. Analytical Methods. 2016, 8:1103-1110. DOI: 10.1039/c5ay02747k.
Navid Nasirizadeh, Masoud Ghaani, Zahra Shekari, Mohammad Shateri-Khalilabad, “Novel non enzymatic TBHQ modified electrochemical sensor for hydrogen peroxide determination in different beverage samples”. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society. 2016, 27:1577-1586. DOI: 10.5935/0103-5053.20160037.
Gaetano Campanella, Masoud Ghaani, Gianpiero Quetti, Stefano Farris, “On the origin of primary aromatic amines in food packaging materials”. Trends in Food Science & Technology. 2015, 46:137-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2015.09.002.
Navid Nasirizadeh, Zahra Shekari, Masoumeh Tabatabaee, Masoud Ghaani, “Simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid, L-dopa, uric acid, insulin, and acetylsalicylic acid on reactive blue 19 and multi-wall carbon nanotube modified glassy carbon electrode”. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society. 2015, 26:713-722. DOI: 10.5935/0103-5053.20150031.
Navid Nasirizadeh, Saeedeh hajihosseini, Zahra Shekari, Masoud Ghaani, “A novel electrochemical biosensor based on a modified gold electrode for hydrogen peroxide determination in different beverage samples”. Food Analytical Methods. 2015, 8:1546-1555. DOI: 10.1007/s12161-014-0041-2.
“MIP Electrochemical sensor for the quantification of primary aromatic amines” IXth ECNP International Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites, Poster, Rome, Italy, September 2016.
“Gallic acid determination by using a novel electrochemical nano-sensor” Innovations in Food Packaging, Shelf Life and Food Safety, Poster, Munich, Germany, September 2015.
“A review on applications of electrochemical sensors in food industries” 1st Conference on Quality Development the Comprehensive Strategy in Food Safety, Oral presentation, Tehran, Iran, April 2014.
“A new electrochemical sensor for determination of hydrogen peroxide in milk based on well-dispersive TBHQ and silver nanoparticle on graphene oxide ” 2nd National Food Safety Specialists Congress, Poster, Tehran, Iran, November 2013.
“Novel electrochemical sensor for simultaneous determination of L-phenylalanine, uric acid and tryptophan using anthocyanin and Ag nanoparticles modified glassy carbon electrode in food products” 2nd National Food Safety Specialists Congress, Poster, Tehran, Iran, November 2013.
“Simultaneous determination of hydroxylamine and nitrite in drinking water based on self-assembly of imidazole on AgNPS/GCE” 2nd National Food Safety Specialists Congress, Poster, Tehran, Iran, November 2013.
“Electrochemical oxidation of alanine at quinazolin self-assembled monolayer modified AgNPs/GCE” 9th Iranian Annual Seminar of Electrochemistry, Poster, Tehran, Iran, December 2013.
“Simultaneous determination of AA, LD, UA, insulin and ASA using trifunctional electrochemical sensor” 9th Iranian Annual Seminar of Electrochemistry, Poster, Tehran, Iran, December 2013.