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Peer-reviewed journal papers


R Ladiè, C Cosentino, I Tagliaro, C Antonini, G Bianchini, S Bertini. Supramolecular Structuring of Hyaluronan-Lactose-Modified Chitosan Matrix: Towards High-Performance Biopolymers with Excellent Biodegradation. Biomolecules 11 (3), 389 (2021).

N Blanken, M. S. Saleem, M.-J. Thoraval, C. Antonini. Impact of compound drops: a perspective. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 51, 101389 (2021).


Massimiliano D’Arienzo, Sandra Dirè, Elkid Cobani, Sara Orsini, Barbara Di Credico, Carlo Antonini, Emanuela Callone, Francesco Parrino, Sara Dalle Vacche, Giuseppe Trusiano, Roberta Bongiovanni, Roberto Scotti. SiO2/Ladder-Like Polysilsesquioxanes Nanocomposite Coatings: Playing with the Hybrid Interface for Tuning Thermal Properties and Wettability. Coatings 2020, 10(10), 913.

N Blanken, M. S. Saleem, C. Antonini, M.-J. Thoraval. Rebound of self-lubricating compound drops. Science Advances, 6 (11), eaay3499 (2020). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay3499


C. Antonini, T. Wu, T. Zimmermann, A. Kherbeche, M.J. Thoraval, G. Nyström, T. Geiger. Ultra-Porous Nanocellulose Foams: A Facile and Scalable Fabrication Approach. Nanomaterials 9 (8), 1142 (2019).


P. Orsolini, C. Antonini, A. Stojanovic, W. J. Malfait, W. R. Caseri, T. Zimmermann. Superhydrophobicity of nanofibrillated cellulose materials through polysiloxane nanofilaments. Cellulose 25 (2), 1127–1146 (2017).


T. M. Schutzius, C. J. Walker, T. Maitra, R. Schönherr, C. Stamatopoulos, S. Jung, C. Antonini, H. Eghlidi, J. L. Fife, A. Patera, D. Derome, D. Poulikakos. Detergency and its implications for oil emulsion sieving and separation, Langmuir, 33 (17), pp 4250–4259 (2017).

C. Antonini, A. Milionis, S. Jung, A. Nelson, T. Schutzius, D. Poulikakos. Contactless Transport and Mixing of Liquids on Self-Sustained Sublimating Coatings. Langmuir, 33 (8), 1799–1809 (2017).


J. B. Lee, S. dos Santos, C. Antonini*. Water touch-and-bounce from a soft viscoelastic substrate: Wetting, dewetting and rebound on bitumen. Langmuir 32 (32), 8245–8254 (2016).

C. Antonini*, S. Jung, A. Wetzel, E. Heer, P. Schoch, A. Mazloomi M., S. S. Chikatamarla, I. Karlin, M. Marengo and D. Poulikakos. Contactless prompt tumbling-rebound of drops from a sublimating slope. Phys. Rev. Fluids 1, 013903 (2016).


T. M. Schutzius, S. Jung, T. Maitra, P. Eberle, C. Antonini, C. Stamatopoulos, Dimos Poulikakos. Physics of Icing and Rational Design of Surfaces with Extraordinary Icephobicity. Langmuir 31 (17), 4807–4821 (2015) (COVER PAPER).

C. Antonini, D. Mangini, M. Marengo, A. Amirfazli. Runback ice formation mechanism on hydrophilic and superhydrophobic surfaces. Cold Regions Science and Technology 109, 53-60 (2015).


C. Antonini, T. Maitra, M. K. Tiwari, A. Mularczyk, Z. Imeri, P. Schoch, and D. Poulikakos. Supercooled water drops impacting superhydrophobic textures. Langmuir 30 (36), 10855–10861 (2014).

I. Malgarinos, N. Nikolopoulos, M. Marengo, C. Antonini, M. Gavaises, VOF simulations of the contact angle dynamics during the drop spreading: Standard models and a new wetting force model. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 212, 1-20 (2014).

I. Malavasi, I. Bernagozzi, C. Antonini, M. Marengo. Assessing durability of superhydrophobic surfaces. Surface Innovation (2014). DOI: 10.1680/si.14.00001

T. Maitra, C. Antonini, M. auf der Mauer , C. Stamatopoulos , M. K. Tiwari, D. Poulikakos. Hierarchically nanotextured surfaces maintaining superhydrophobicity under severely adverse conditions. Nanoscale 6, 8710-8719 (2014).

C. Antonini, F. Villa, M. Marengo. Oblique impacts of water drops onto hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces: outcomes, timing, and rebound maps. Experiments in Fluids 55, 1713 (2014).

C. Antonini, J. B. Lee, T. Maitra, S. Irvine, D. Derome, Manish K. Tiwari, J. Carmeliet, D. Poulikakos. Unraveling wetting transition through surface textures with X-rays: Liquid meniscus penetration phenomena. Scientific Reports 4, 4055 (2014).

S. Tarquini, C. Antonini, A. Amirfazli, M. Marengo, J. Palacios. Investigation of ice shedding properties of superhydrophobic coatings on helicopter blades. Cold Regions Science and Technology 100, 50–58 (2014).

T. Maitra, M.K. Tiwari, C. Antonini, P. Schoch, S. Jung, P. Eberle, D. Poulikakos. On the Nanoengineering of Superhydrophobic and Impalement Resistant Surface Textures below the Freezing Temperature. Nano Letters 14 (1), 172–182 (2014).

C. Antonini, F. Villa, I. Bernagozzi, A. Amirfazli, and M. Marengo. Drop Rebound after Impact: The Role of the Receding Contact Angle. Langmuir 29 (52), 16045–16050 (2013) (COVER PAPER).

I. Bernagozzi, C. Antonini, F. Villa, M. Marengo. Fabricating superhydrophobic aluminum: An optimized one-step wet synthesis using fluoroalkyl silane. Colloids Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 441, 919–924 (2014).


C. Antonini, I. Bernagozzi, S. Jung, D. Poulikakos, M. Marengo. Water drops dancing on ice: how sublimation leads to drop rebound. Physical Review Letters 111, 014501 (2013).


C. Antonini, A. Amirfazli, and M. Marengo. Drop impact and wettability: from hydrophilic to superhydrophobic surfaces. Physics of Fluids 24, 102104 (2012) (COVER PAPER).

S. Mangili, C. Antonini, M. Marengo, and A. Amirfazli. Understanding the drop impact phenomenon on soft PDMS substrates. Soft Matter 8, 10045 (2012).


M. Marengo, C. Antonini, I.V. Roisman, and C. Tropea. Drop collisions with simple and complex surfaces. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 16, 292–302 (2011).

C. Antonini, M. Innocenti, T. Horn, M. Marengo, A. Amirfazli. Understanding the Effects of Superhydrophobic Coatings on Energy Reduction in Anti-Icing Systems. Cold Regions Science and Technology 67, 58–67 (2011).


C. Antonini, F.J. Carmona, E. Pierce, M. Marengo, A. Amirfazli. General Methodology for Evaluating the Adhesion Force of Drops and Bubbles on Solid Surfaces. Langmuir 25, 6143-6154 (2009).


C. Antonini, G. Persico, A.L. Rowe. Prediction of the dynamic response of complex transmission line systems for unsteady pressure measurements. Measurement Science and Technology 19, 125401 (2008).

Book Chapter

A. Amirfazli, C. Antonini. Fundamentals of anti-icing surfaces. In: Non-wettable Surfaces: Theory, Preparation and Applications, 319-346 (2016). Royal Society of Chemistry. ISBN: 978-1-78262-154-6.


C Antonini, T Geiger, O Nylen, S Truniger. Method of preparing a nano-and/or microscale cellulose foam. WO2020114634A1