Asst Prof Enrico MARSILI
Environmental Engineering
Principal Scientist, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU

Dr Marsili’s experience in wastewater and biofilm research is reaping much research rewards with microbes, from synthesis of nanoparticles to electricity production. Enrico has been part of SCELSE’s team for more than two years now, having arrived in May 2012 as visiting Assistant Professor and joining the electroconductivity and bioremediation research group. He is collaborating on several projects with research fellows Dr Thomas Seviour and Dr Jamie Hinks, A/Prof. Sanjay Swarup and Prof. Stefan Wuertz, as well as other research institutions in Italy, India, Canada and Ireland. Enrico is very enthusiastic about fundamental science projects as they provide ample platforms to tackle research ideas and further collaborations inside and outside SCELSE. Promising outcomes from his research investigations include high electrical current production from Pseudomonas spp., and regulation of phenazine - the magic dye - production in a bioelectrochemical reactor.

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce a paper submission call for the journal Enzyme and Microbial Technology in a Special Issue on “Biosynthetic nanoparticles and nanomaterials for biotechnological and biomedical applications”.

Submissions for this special issue of EMT are now invited. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

• Biosynthesis of complex nanoparticles and nanomaterials (e.g., multilayered nanoparticles, long-range structured nanomaterials)
• Biosynthetic mechanism (e.g., role of capping/reducing agents, genetic engineering of microorganisms to enhance nanoparticle biosynthesis)
• Process optimization (e.g., kinetic aspects, defined particle size distribution)
• Biomedical applications of nanoparticles (e.g., functionalization of biosynthetic nanoparticles, application to drug delivery, animal testing, bioimaging)
• Biotechnological application of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles in wastewater treatment and catalysis reactions.
• Scale-up of nanoparticle biosynthesis process (e.g., chemostat, immobilized biomass process, post-synthesis separation and recovery).

Submission Format and Guideline

Authors can submit their papers any time until 28th Feb 2016. All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journal or conference. Papers must not exceed 25 pages (one-column, at least 11pt fonts) including figures, tables, and references.

A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors” at:

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select as “SI: NanoBiosynthesis” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. This will ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue you are editing.

The EES website is located at:

All papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent reviewers.

Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editor.

Dr Enrico Marsili ( and Dr Sujoy Das (;