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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Professor Marina Resmini


Professor of Materials Chemistry

Room Number: Room 1.05, Joseph Priestley building


Marina Resmini is Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at Queen Mary University of London. Her research interests are focused on functional nanomaterials, with applications at the interface between physical and bio/medical sciences, particularly as sensors and drug delivery systems. Her publication record is evidence of the multidisciplinary nature of her research interests, that together with her strong track record of leading large cross-discipline consortia, have consolidated her international standing. Recent interests have led to a new program of work, evaluating the environmental impact of polymeric plastics.

She is passionate about equality and positive actions that can drive changes towards a more diverse and inclusive environment in the Chemical Sciences. After election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and ongoing involvement with the Society’s activities, she became a Trustee and Chair of its Inclusion and Diversity committee (2019-2023), contributing to research projects that have resulted in important reports, like  ‘Breaking the Barriers’ and ‘Missing elements: racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences’. She is currently Chair of the RSC Chemistry Community Fund.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Advanced Practical Chemistry 1 (CHE301)
  • Professional Skills for Chemists (CHE401)
  • Advanced Biological Chemistry (CHE402)
  • Drug Design and Development (CHE406U)


Research Interests:

The main research interests of our group are currently focused on the development of novel functional nanomaterials with potential applications at the physical and life sciences interface. We use chemistry to confer special properties to materials to be used as drug delivery systems, catalysts and sensors.

In the area of drug delivery our clinical targets are cutaneous diseases, hair follicles and neural stem cells. In catalysis we are researching novel biomimetic systems by applying the molecular imprinting approach to different formats of nanoparticles. We have recently started working on the development of novel sensors for the detection and quantification of key components in coffee.

Research Department


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