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Associate researchers

Ana Carolina López de Dicastillo

Phone(s): (56-2) 27184512
Laboratorio de Envases. Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Obispo Manuel Umaña 050, Estación Central, Santiago, Chile.

Professional Degrees:

  • Doctor of Food Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
  • Master of Food Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Sciences, Universidad de Valencia, Spain.

Research areas:

  • Nanotechnology and natural compounds.
  • Chemistry.


  1. E. Velásquez, A. Rojas, C. Piña, M.J. Galotto, C. López de Dicastillo
    Development of Bilayer Biodegradable Composites Containing Cellulose Nanocrystals with Antioxidant Properties
    Polymers 2019, 11(12), 1945
  2. C. López de Dicastillo, C. Piña, L. Garrido; C. Arancibia, M.J. Galotto
    Enhancing Thermal Stability and Bioaccesibility of Açaí Fruit Polyphenols through Electrohydrodynamic Encapsulation into Zein Electrosprayed Particles
    Antioxidants 2019, 8(10), 464
  3. C. López de Dicastillo, G. López‐Carballo, R. Gavara, V. Muriel Galet; A. Guarda, M.J. Galotto
    Improving polyphenolic thermal stability of Aristotelia Chilensis fruit extract by encapsulation within electrospun cyclodextrin capsules
    J Food Process Preserv. 2019;43:e14044.
  4. E. Velasquez, L. Garrido, A. Guarda, M.J. Galotto, C. López de Dicastillo
    Increasing the incorporation of recycled PET on polymeric blends through the reinforcement with commercial nanoclays
    Applied Clay Science 180 (2019) 105185
  5. C. López de Dicastillo, C. Patiño,M.J. Galotto, Y. Vásquez-Martínez; C. Torrent, D. Alburquenque, A. Pereira, J. Escrig
    Novel hollow titanium dioxide nanospheres with antimicrobial activity against resistant bacteria
    Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1716–1725

  1. M.P. Arrieta, C. López de Dicastillo, L. Garrido, K. Roa, M.J. Galotto
    Electrospun PVA fibers loaded with antioxidant fillers extracted from Durvillaea antarctica algae and their effect on plasticized PLA bionanocomposites
    European Polymer Journal 103 (2018) 145-157
  2. C. López de Dicastillo, C. Patiño, M.J. Galotto, J.L. Palma, D. Alburquenque, J. Escrig
    Novel Antimicrobial Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes Obtained through a Combination of Atomic Layer Deposition and Electrospinning Technologies
    Nanomaterials 2018, 8(2), 128
  3. N. Alvarado, J. Urdaneta, J. Romero, C. López de Dicastillo, M. Schmidt, M.J. Galotto, A. Guarda
    Improvement of physicochemical properties of starch films by blending it with poly(N-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidone)
    J Food Sci Nutr 2018, 4: 036
  4. P.A. Ulloa, J. Vidal, C. Lopéz de Dicastillo, F. Rodriguez, A. Guarda, R.M.S. Cruz, M.J. Galotto
    Development of poly(lactic acid) films with propolis as a source of active compounds: Biodegradability, physical, and functional properties
    Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2018, 135, 47090
  5. A. Pereira; J. Escrig; J.L. Palma; C. López de Dicastillo; C. Patiño; M.J. Galotto
    Magnetic nanotubes obtained from atomic layer deposition coated electrospun nanofibers
    Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 36, 061803 (2018)
  6. C. López de Dicastillo, C. Villegas, L. Garrido, K. Roa, A. Torres, M.J. Galotto, A. Rojas, J. Romero
    Modifying an Active Compound’s Release Kinetic Using a Supercritical Impregnation Process to Incorporate an Active Agent into PLA Electrospun Mats
    Polymers 2018, 10, 479

  1. N. Alvarado, J. Romero, A. Torres, C. López de Dicastillo, A. Rojas, M.J. Galotto, A. Guarda
    Supercritical impregnation of thymol in poly(lactic acid) filled with electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol)-cellulose nanocrystals nanofibers: Development an active food packaging material
    Journal of Food Engineering 217, 1-10
  2. C. López de Dicastillo, F. Bustos, X. Valenzuela, G. López-Carballo, J.M. Vilariño, M.J. Galotto
    Chilean berry Ugni molinae Turcz. fruit and leaves extracts with interesting antioxidant, antimicrobial and tyrosinase inhibitory properties
    Food Research International 102, 119-128
  3. C. Villegas, A. Torres, M. Ríos, A. Rojas, J. Romero, C. López de Dicastillo, X. Valenzuela, M.J. Galotto, A. Guarda
    Supercritical impregnation of cinnamaldehyde into polylactic acid as a route to develop antibacterial food packaging materials
    Food Research International (2017) 99, 650-659
  4. C. López de Dicastillo, K. Roa, L. Garrido, A. Pereira, M.J. Galotto
    Novel Polyvinyl Alcohol/Starch Electrospun Fibers as a Strategy to Disperse Cellulose Nanocrystals into Poly(lactic acid)
    Polymers 2017, 9(4), 117 | Published 7 April
  5. C. López de Dicastillo, L. Garrido, N. Alvarado, J. Romero, J.L. Palma, M.J. Galotto
    Improvement of Polylactide Properties through Cellulose Nanocrystals Embedded in Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Electrospun Nanofibers
    Nanomaterials 2017, 7(5), 106 | Published 11 May
  6. C. López de Dicastillo, J. Bruna, A. Torres, N. Alvarado, A. Guarda, M.J. Galotto
    A traditional aboriginal condiment as an antioxidant agent in the development of biodegradable active packaging
    J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2017, 44692 | Published 15 April

  1. C. López de Dicastillo, F. Bustos, A. Guarda, M.J. Galotto
    Cross-linked methyl cellulose films with murta fruit extract for antioxidant and antimicrobial active food packaging
    Food Hydrocolloids 60 (2016) 335-344; Published Oct 2016
  2. C. López de Dicastillo, F. Rodríguez, A. Guarda, M.J. Galotto
    Antioxidant films based on cross-linked methyl cellulose and native Chilean berry for food packaging applications
    Carbohydrate Polymers 136 (2016) 1052–1060; Published 20 Jan 2016

  1. C. López de Dicastillo, R. Navarro, A. Guarda and M.J. Galotto
    Development of Biocomposites with Antioxidant Activity Based on Red Onion Extract and Acetate Cellulose
    Antioxidants 2015, 4(3), 533-547; Published 3 Aug 2015

  1. A. Torres, C. López de Dicastillo, M. Ríos, I. Bastias, A. Guarda, M.J. Galotto
    Effect of organoclay incorporation on thermal, physical and morphological properties of LLDPE nanocomposites for active food packaging applications
    J. Chil. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2014, vol.59, n.4, pp.2681-2685; Published Dec 2014


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