Adjunct Research Professor

E-mail:aldo.bruccoleri.abra@gmail.ca

Research Interest

Natural product nanotechnology – Implications for health and the environment

Natural product supramolecular chemistry plays an integral role in the field of molecular nanotechnology and epigenetic factors influencing health. Dr. Bruccoleri has been studying environmentally complex systems, including dietary items and environmental xenobiotics that may have relevance for health.

Selected Publications

  1. Calgary City Teacher’s Convention, Invited Speaker (2019) Environmental factors, including dietary facts that influence health, learning, and the mitigation of emotional trauma. Applications to inter/trans-generational trauma and First Nations Residential Schools. These invited presentations were based on my brain-based learning research and the 2017 Alberta Lieutenant Governor General Award in Education: https://www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/special-initiatives/the-lieutenant-governor-s-social-studies-education-student-award/
  2. Sun Chemical Corporation (USA/NJ Greater NY) – 2 patents (2019) Environmentally friendly photoinitiators for inks and coatings: 

    https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2019216961A1/en

    https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2019139948A1/en

  3. Pesticide regulations for agriculture: Chemically flawed regulatory practice. J Environ Sci Health B. 2016 Aug 2;51(8):571-7 https://doi.org/10.1080/03601234.2016.1171646 Epub 2016 May 11. PMID: 27166991. Implications for health (food, diet, and the environment): University of Calgary.
  4. Bruccoleri, A., (2013). Positional Adaptability in the Design of Mutation-Resistant Non-Nucleoside HIV-1 RT Inhibitors: A Supramolecular Photochemical Perspective – Natural and synthetic antivirals, AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22938539 Functional pigments as adaptable antiviral agents: Patents: US 9333183 B2; EP2474313A1, EP2635290A1, WO2012059884A1.
  5. Bruccoleri, A., Langford, C.H., Chamoli, U. (2013). University of Calgary, Novel Humic Derived Compounds Demonstrate Antiretroviral and Antibacterial Properties. Invited conference: Humic Substances & Technology (Northeastern University Boston): https://web.northeastern.edu/hagroup/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/HST-XVI-Program.pdf
  6. Chemical Stoichiometry and Molecular Level Mechanisms as Support for Future Predictive Engineering Calculations. In: Perminova I.V., Hatfield K., Hertkorn N. (eds) Use of Humic Substances to Remediate Polluted Environments: From Theory to Practice. NATO Science Series (Series IV: Earth and Environmental Series), vol 52. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3252-8_3   
  7. Comparison of Laurentian Fulvic Acid Luminescence with that of the Hydroquinone/Quinone Model System: Evidence from Low Temperature Fluorescence Studies and EPR Spectroscopy, Aquatic Sciences, 66, 86-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00027-003-0647-8
  8. Molecular modelling of humic structures. In: E. A. Ghabbour and G. Davies, eds. Humic substances; structures, models, and functions, Royal Society of Chemistry, Special Publication 273, Cambridge. 193–208. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781847551085-00193
  9. Donald S. Gamble, Aldo G. Bruccoleri, Elspeth Lindesay, Gregory A. Leyes and Cooper H Langford. Chlorothalonil in a quartz sand soil:  Speciation and kinetics. Environ. Sci. Technol. 34, 120   124 (2000).
  10. Donald S. Gamble, Aldo Bruccoleri, Elspeth Lindsay, Cooper H. Langford and GregoryA. Leyes. Chlorothalonil in a quartz sand soil: Wetting effects on sorption capacity and bound residue. Environ. Sci. Technol. 34, 125   129 (2000).
  11. Donald S. Gamble, Elspeth Lindsay, Aldo G. Bruccoleri, cooper H. Langford, and Gregory Leyes. Chlorothalonil And Its 4 Hydroxy Derivative in Simple Quartz Sand Soils: A Comparison of Sorption Processes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 35, 2375   2380 (2001).
  12. Bruccoleri, A., Langford, C.H., Lepore, G., Primary Photochemical and Photophysical Processes In Laurentian And Mossy Point Fulvic Acid: Photochemistry, Photosensitization, In E.A. Ghabbour and G. Davies, Eds., Humic Substances Seminar IV, Book of Abs.(invited presentations), Northeastern University, Boston, MA, (2000).
  13. Bruccoleri, A., Langford, C.H., Photochemistry of Well Characterized Fulvic Acids, Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), Pacifichem, International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (invited presentations), Book of Abs., (2000), Honolulu, USA.
  14. Bruccoleri, A., Langford, C.H., Photophysics and Photochemistry of Two Well Characterized Fulvic Acids, Invited presentations: Book of Abstracts of the 10th International Meeting of the International Humic Substance Society, IHSS, (2000), Toulouse, France.
  15. Bruccoleri, A., Langford, C.H., Time Resolved Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Fulvic Acid Quantum Yields, Special Publication of Invited Presentations of the 12th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy,  (IPS 12) Germany, Berlin, Tributsch, H., Willig, F. (Hrg.), Abstract, S. 3W15, (1998).
  16. Bruccoleri, A., Pant, B., Sharma, D., Langford, C.H., (1993), Evaluation of Primary Photoproduct Quantum Yields in Fulvic Acid, Environ. Science & Technology, 27, 889-894.
  17. Bruccoleri, A., Arbour, C., Langford, C.H., Pulsed Photoacoustic Evaluation of Intersystem Crossing Quantum Yields in Fulvic Acid, Environmental Technology, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp 169-173, (1990).