Synthesis-Dependent Surface Defects and Morphology of Hematite Nanoparticles and Their Effect on Cytotoxicity in Vitro

Dean Cardillo

University of Wollongong

Dean Cardillo is a current Ph.D. student at the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, located at University of Wollongong's (UOW) Australian Institute for Innovative Materials. He graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2014 with a Bachelor of Nanotechnology with First-class Honours. His current Ph.D. supervisors are Dr. Konstantin Konstantinov, Dr. Moeava Tehei and Prof. Anatoly Rosenfeld, all from UOW. His Ph.D. project is investigating the application of metal oxide nanoparticles and composites for use as ultraviolet filters and free radical scavengers in biomedical applications.


In this study we investigated the toxicity of hematite nanoparticles on the Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cell line. Hematite precursors were prepared using precipitation and spray precipitation, which were then... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Dean Cardillo (University of Wollongong)
  2. Moeava Tehei (University of Wollongong)
  3. Md Shahriar Hossain (University of Wollongong)
  4. Md Monirul Islam (University of Wollongong)
  5. Kathrin Bogusz (University of Wollongong)
  6. Dongqi Shi (University of Wollongong)
  7. David Mitchell (University of Wollongong)
  8. Michael Lerch (University of Wollongong)
  9. Anatoly Rosenfeld (University of Wollongong)
  10. St├ęphanie Corde (Prince of Wales Hospital)
  11. Konstantin Konstantinov (University of Wollongong)

Topic Areas

Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems , Bionanocatalysis and nanobiosystems


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