Carnegie Mellon University

Ferdinando  Bossa

Ferdinando De Luca Bossa

Graduate Student, Chemistry

  • MI-802
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213



PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


Master’s degree in chemical science, University of Naples Federico II

Title of the Thesis: “Novel coordinatively saturated platinum(II) compounds bearing C-linked D-glucose derivatives: synthesis, characterization and biological activity”.

Supervisor: Prof.ssa MariaElena Cucciolito, Prof. Francesco Ruffo


Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, University of Naples Federico II

Title of the Thesis: “Novel sugar-incorporated NHC carbene gold(I) complex as potential anticancer agents”.

Supervisor: Prof.ssa MariaElena Cucciolito, Prof. Francesco Ruffo, and Dott.ssa Angela D’amora



Research Fellowship at National Research Council – Institute of Science and chemical technology “Giulio Natta” (SCITEC), in collaboration with the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) in the scientific field of "GREEN CHEMISTRY" in the frame of the European Research Project “NOVEL PRODUCTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES BASED ON BIOMATERIALS AND NATURAL FIBRES” H2020-BBI-JTI- 2017(BIO BASED INDUSTRIES PP); REINVENT, Grant Agreement Number: 792049

Research topic: Synthesis and characterization of polyurethane foams


  1. M. E. Cucciolito, F. De Luca Bossa, R. Esposito, G. Ferraro, A. Iadonisi, G. Petruk, L. D’Elia, C. Romanetti, S. Traboni, A. Tuzi, D. M. Monti, A. Merlino, F. Ruffo, C-Glycosylation in platinum-based agents: a viable strategy to improve cytotoxicity and selectivity. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. 5 (2018), doi:10.1039/c8qi00664d.
  2. F. De Luca Bossa, C. Santillo, L. Verdolotti, P. Campaner, A. Minigher, L. Boggioni, S. Losio, F. Coccia, S. Iannace, G. C. Lama, Greener nanocomposite polyurethane foam based on sustainable polyol and natural fillers: Investigation of chemico-physical and mechanical properties. Materials. 13 (2020), doi:10.3390/ma13010211.
  3. F. De Luca Bossa, L. Verdolotti, V. Russo, P. Campaner, A. Minigher, G. C. Lama, L. Boggioni, R. Tesser, M. Lavorgna, Upgrading sustainable polyurethane foam based on greener polyols: Succinic-based polyol and Mannich-based polyol. Materials. 13 (2020), doi:10.3390/ma13143170.
  4. F. Coccia, L. Gryshchuk, P. Moimare, F. De Luca Bossa, C. Santillo, E. Barak-Kulbak, L. Verdolotti, L. Boggioni, G. C. Lama, Chemically functionalized cellulose nanocrystals as reactive filler in bio-based polyurethane foams. Polymers. 13 (2021), doi:10.3390/polym13152556.
  5. M. R. Martinez, F. De Luca Bossa, M. Olszewski, K. Matyjaszewski, Copper(II) Chloride/Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine-Catalyzed Depolymerization of Poly(n-butyl methacrylate). Macromolecules. 55, 78–87 (2022).
  6. M. R. Martinez, S. Dworakowska, A. Gorczyński, G. Szczepaniak, F. De Luca Bossa, K. Matyjaszewski, Kinetic comparison of isomeric oligo(ethylene oxide) (meth)acrylates: Aqueous polymerization of oligo(ethylene oxide) methyl ether methacrylate and methyl 2-(oligo(ethylene oxide) methyl ether)acrylate macromonomers. Journal of Polymer Science. 60, 1887–1898 (2022).