International Journal of Materials and Chemistry

International Journal of Materials and Chemistry is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high impact work on the chemistry of novel materials. It covers the chemistry of materials in all forms, particularly materials associated with new technologies. Coverage is broad and includes the design and synthesis of materials, their characterization, processing, modeling, properties and applications.

Pietro Matricardi

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Materials and Chemistry

Assistant Professor, Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Research Areas

Pharmaceutical Technology


1990-1993Ph.DUniversity "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
1989MasterChemistry, University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy


2004-presentResearcher: Teaching and Researches in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
presentAssistant Professor, Sapienza University of Rome
1994-2004Professional Chemist-Italian Insurance Public Company for the Workers Compensation (INAIL)-Rome, Italy
1993-1994Analytical development chemist-Lepetit, Anagni, Fr, Italy

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Federica Corrente, Patrizia Paolicelli, Pietro Matricardi, Beatrice Tita, Federica Vitali, Maria Antonietta Casadei, Novel pH-sensitive physical hydrogels of carboxymethyl scleroglucan, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, accepted
[2]  Pietro Matricardi, Giovanna Pitarresi, Fabio Salvatore Palumbo, Chiara Di Meo, Antonella Albanese, Tommasina Coviello, Claudia Cencetti, Calogero Fiorica, Gaetano Giammona, Mechanical characterization of polysaccharide/polyaminoacid hydrogels as potential scaffolds for tissue regeneration, Macromolecular Research, (2011), accepted
[3]  Laura Pescosolido, Teresa Piro, Tina Vermonden, Tommasina Coviello, Franco, Alhaique, Wim E. Hennink, Pietro Matricardi, Biodegradable IPNs based on Oxidized Alginate and Dextran-HEMA for Controlled Release of Proteins, Carbohydrate Polymers, (2011) 86, 208-213. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.04.033
[4]  Chiara Di Meo, Tommasina Coviello, Pietro Matricardi, Franco Alhaique, Donatella Capitani, Raffaele Lamanna, Anisotropic enhanced water diffusion in scleroglucan tablets gels, Soft Matter, (2011) 7, 6068-6075. doi: 10.1039/c1sm05190c
[5]  R. Ruiz-Caro, M. D. Veiga, C. Di Meo, C. Cencetti, T. Coviello, P. Matricardi, F. Alhaique, Mechanical and drug delivery properties of a chitosan-tartaric acid hydrogel suitable for biomedical applications, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2011) in press, doi 10.1002/app.34513
[6]  Pescosolido Laura; Schuurman Wouter; Malda Jos; Matricardi Pietro; Alhaique Franco; Coviello Tommasina; van Weeren P. RenĂ©; Dhert Wouter; Hennink Wim E.; Vermonden Tina, Hyaluronic acid and Dextran based Semi-IPN Hydrogels as Biomaterials for Bioprinting, Biomacromolecules, (2011) 12 (5), pp 1831-1838. doi: 10.1021/bm200178w
[7]  Claudia Cencetti, Davide Bellini, Cristina Longinotti, Andrea Martinelli, Pietro Matricardi, Preparation and characterization of a new gellan gum and sulphated hyaluronic acid hydrogel designed for epidural scar prevention, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, (2011) 22, 263-271, doi: 10.1007/s10856-010-4217-z.
[8]  Laura Pescosolido, Tina Vermonden, Jos Malda, Roberta Censi, Wouter J.A. Dhert, Franco, Alhaique, Wim E. Hennink, Pietro Matricardi, In situ forming IPN Hydrogels of Calcium Alginate and Dextran-HEMA for Biomedical Applications, Acta Biomaterialia, (2011) 1627-1633, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.11.040
[9]  Chiara Sandolo, Donatella Bulone, Maria R. Mangione, Silvia Margheritelli, Chiara Di Meo, Franco Alhaique, Pietro Matricardi, Tommasina Coviello, Synergistic interaction of Locust Bean Gum and Xanthan investigated by rheology and light scattering, Carbohydrate Polymers, (2010) 82, 733-741 doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2010.05.044
[10]  Pescosolido L., Miatto S., Di Meo C., Cencetti C., Coviello T., Alhaique F., Matricardi P., Injectable and in situ gelling hydrogels for modified protein release, European Biophysics Journal, (2010) 39, 903-909 doi: 10.1007/s00249-009-0440-2
[11]  Letizia Oddo, Giancarlo Masci, Chiara Di Meo, Donatella Capitani, Luisa Mannina, Raffaele Lamanna, Serena De Santis, Franco Alhaique, Tommasina Coviello and Pietro Matricardi, Novel Thermo-Sensitive Calcium Alginate Microspheres: Physico-Chemical Characterization and Delivery Properties, Acta Biomaterialia, 6 (2010) 3657-3664. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.03.013
[12]  M. Frasconi, S. Rea, P. Matricardi, G. Favero, F. Mazzei, Scleroglucan-Borax Hydrogel: a Flexible Tool for Redox Protein Immobilization, Langmuir, (2009) 25 (18), 11097-11104. doi: 10.1021/la901245z.
[13]  M. Grassi, R. Lapasin, T. Coviello, P. Matricardi, C. Di Meo, F. Alhaique, Scleroglucan/borax/drug hydrogels: Structure characterisation by means of rheological and diffusion experiments, Carbohydrate Polymer, (2009) 78, 377-383. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2009.04.025
[14]  T. Coviello, L. Bertolo, P. Matricardi, A. Palleschi, G. Bocchinfuso, A. Maras, F. Alhaique, Peculiar Behaviour of Polysaccharide/Borax Hydrogel Tablets: a Dynamo-Mechanical Characterization, Colloid and Polymer Science, (2009) 287 (4), 413-423. doi: 10.1007/s00396-008-1980-1.
[15]  Michelle Feeney, Maria Antonietta Casadei, Pietro Matricardi, Carboxymethyl derivative of scleroglucan: a novel thermosensitive hydrogel forming polysaccharide for drug delivery applications, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, (2009) 20:1081-1087; doi: 10.1007/s10856-008-3665-1
[16]  Sandolo C., Matricardi P., Alhaique F., Coviello T., Effect of temperature and cross-linking density on rheology of chemical cross-linked guar gum at the gel point, Food Hydrocolloids (2009) 23, 210-220, doi: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2008.01.001
[17]  F. Corrente, P. Matricardi, P. Paolicelli, B. Tita, F. Vitali, M. A. Casadei, Physical Carboxymethylscleroglucan/Calcium Ion Hydrogels as Modified Drug Delivery Systems in Topical Formulations, Molecules (2009) 14, 2684-2698. doi: 10.3390/molecules14082684.
[18]  Pietro Matricardi, Claudia Cencetti, Roberto Ria, Franco Alhaique and Tommasina Coviello, Preparation and Characterization of Novel Gellan Gum Hydrogels Suitable for Modified Drug Release, Molecules (2009) 14, 3376-3391. doi:10.3390/molecules14093376
[19]  Matricardi P., Marilena Pontoriero, Tommasina Coviello, Maria Antonietta Casadei, Franco Alhaique, In-situ crosslinkable novel alginate-dextran methacrylate IPN hydrogels for biomedical applications. Mechanical characterization and drug delivery properties, Biomacromolecules (2008) 9, 2014-2020, doi: 10.1021/bm800252c
[20]  Matricardi P., Chiara Di Meo, Tommasina Coviello, Franco Alhaique, Recent Advances and Perspectives on Coated Alginate Microspheres for Modified Drug Delivery, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery (2008) 5, 417-425, doi: 10.1517/17425247.5.4.417
[21]  Sandolo C., Matricardi P., Alhaique F., Coviello T., Dynamo-mechanical and rheological characterization of guar gum hydrogels, European Polymer Journal (2007) 43, 3355-3367. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.04.051.
[22]  Salmaso S., Semenzato A., Bersani S., Matricardi P., Rossi F., Caliceti P., Cyclodextrin/PEG based hydrogels for multi-drug delivery, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, (2007) 345, 42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2007.05.035.
[23]  Casadei M.A., Matricardi P., Fabrizi G., Feeney M., Paolicelli P., Physical gels of a carboxymethyl derivative of scleroglucan: synthesis and characterization, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (2007) 67, 682-689. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2007.04.010
[24]  Sandolo C., Coviello T., Matricardi P., Alhaique F., Characterization of polysaccharide hydrogels for modified drug delivery, European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters (2007) 36, 693-700, doi: 10.1007/s00249-007-0158-y
[25]  Coviello T., Alhaique F., Dorigo A., Matricardi P., Grassi M., Two galactomannans and scleroglucan as matrices for drug delivery: Preparation and release studies, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (2007) 66, 200-209. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2006.10.024
[26]  Coviello T., Matricardi P., Marianecci C., Alhaique F., Polysaccharide hydrogels for modified release formulation, Journal of Controlled Release (2007) 119, 5-24, doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2007.01.004
[27]  Coviello T., Matricardi P., Alhaique F., Drug delivery strategies using polysaccharidic gels, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery (2006) 3, 395-404, doi: 10.1517/17425247.3.3.395
[28]  Matricardi P., Onorati I., Coviello T., Alhaique F., Drug delivery matrices based on scleroglucan/alginate/borax gels, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, (2006) 316, 21-28, doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2006.02.024
[29]  Coviello T., Alhaique F., Parisi C., Matricardi P., Bocchinfuso G., Grassi M., A new polysaccharidic gel matrix for drug delivery: preparation and mechanical properties, Journal of Controlled Release (2005) 102, 643-656, doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2004.10.028
[30]  Coviello T., Palleschi A., Grassi M., Matricardi P., Bocchinfuso G., Alhaique F., "Scleroglucan: a versatile Polysaccharide for Modified drug delivery", Molecules (2005), 10, 6-13, doi:10.3390/10010006