Confirmed Associate Professor

Phone +39 0110904631 / 4631 (DISAT)
(Area 0003 - Scienze chimiche)
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Barbara Onida was born in Torino in 1969. She graduated in Chemistry at the Turin University in 1993 (summa cum laude). In 1994 she spent six months at the Department of Chemistry of the University Notre Dame de la Paix of Namur, working on synthesis and NMR characterization of zeolites. She carried out her Ph.D in Materials Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Material Science and Chemical Engineering. She has been doctor since April 1998. In July 1998 she started working at the Politecnico di Torino as assistant professor. In 2001 and 2002 she spent three months at the Centre of Clean Technology of the University of York, working on functionalization of mesoporous silicas. Since November 2006 she is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Politecnico di Torino. In 2012 she obtained the national scientific qualification (“Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale”, ASN) as Full Professor in 03/B2. Prof. Barbara Onida is member of the Centro di Riferimento per i Materiali a Porosità Controllata of the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM) (other members: University of Sassari, University of Calabria and University of Padova). Prof. Barbara Onida is member of the Centro Interdipartimentale Biomedical Engineering Lab (PoliToBIOMedLab) of Politecnico di Torino. In December 2011 she founded a spin-off company of Politecnico di Torino (MISO Srl), working in the field of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications. Teaching and management 1998-: Chemistry, Engineering Courses, Politecnico di Torino. 2009-: Surface Chemistry in "Physical Chemistry and Surface Engineering”, Materials Engineering, Politecnico di Torino. 2014-: Chemistry in the “Young Talent Project”, Politecnico di Torino. 2009-2015: "Physical Chemistry of Materials for Nanotechnologies", Course of the PhD programme in Materials Science and Technology. Since 2012 Prof. Barbara Onida is the Referent of Chemistry courses of Politecnico di Torino. Scientific production Prof. Barbara Onida is co-author of 127 papers in the international literature and five patents. Supervision of PhD, Post-Doc and post-graduate research projects Prof. Barbara Onida has been supervisor of 10 PhD students and 20 post-doc and post-graduate research grants. Scientific Committees and Editorial Boards - FEZA2002, 2nd International Feza Conference, Taormina, Italy, September 1-5, 2002. - FEZA2011, 5th International Feza Conference, Valencia, Spain, July 3-7, 2011. - ZMPC2012, International Symposium on Zeolites and MicroPorous Crystals, Hiroshima, Japan, 28 July-1 August 2012. - IMMS2013, 8th International Mesostructured Materials Symposium, Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan, May 20-24, 2013. - CATALYSIS TODAY, vol. 152, 1-4, 2010. Amsterdam:Elsevier, ISSN: 0920-5861, Editor. - Member of the International Acid-Base Catalysis Board. - Member of the Editorial board of Nanomaterials, Journal of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, MDPI Open Access Partecipation to Conferences Organization - ABC-6 6th World Congress on Catalysis by Acids and Bases, Genova, Italy, 10-14 May 2009, "Hybrid organo-inorganic catalysts". - 16th International Zeolite Conference and International Mesostructured Materials Symposium, Sorrento, Italy, 4-9 July 2010. - Vth Workshop on Oxide Materials, OXIDE2012, Torino, Italy, 23-27 September 2012. - Europacat 2017, Firenze, Italy, 27-21 August 2017. Invited seminars, plenary and keynote lectures 2015- “Drug delivery from ordered mesoporous silica for dermatological applications”, plenary lecture in 20th Zeolite Forum, September 22-26, 2015, Stryszawa, Poland. 15/11/2014” Effects of silanols on the reactivity of -(CH2)3NH2 groups with CO2 in ordered mesoporous organosilicas”, invited lecture in NIS Colloquium “Advance in CO2 capture and reactivity with new materials”, Torino, Italy. 29/11/2014 “Ordered Mesoporous Silicas for drug delivery in dermatological applications”, invited lecture in NIS Colloquium “Advances in biomaterials: combining simulations and experiments”, Torino, Italy 19/05/2014 “Incorporation of clotrimazole in ordered mesoporous silicas: experimental and theoretical investigation”, invited lecture in 3rd LCS Workshop “Zeolites: prospects and challenges”, Caen, France. 6/06/2013 “Ordered mesoporous silicas in bioactive scaffolds and for dermatological applications”, invited lecture in Workshop “Porous materials in biological and medical applications”, Hannover, Germany 13/05/2013 “Acidic and basic sites at the surface of ordered mesoporous organosilicas”, key-note lecture in 7th International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis, May 12-15, 2013, Tokyo, Japan 20/04/2009 Invited seminars at Jilin University, State-Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis & Preparative Chemistry, Changchun, China, April 20-26 2009 (Prof. Shilun Qiu): - “Spectroscopic characterization of the surface in phenylene-bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas” - “Incorporation and characterization of Carboxylic groups in ordered mesoporous materials” - “Templated nanoporous silicas as drug delivering systems” 26/01/2009 “Templated nanoporous materials as drug delivering systems”, invited lecture in ALP NANOBIO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ANIS 1, Sterzing, Bozen, Italia, Jenuary 26-30, 2009. 2/06/2008 “Acidic functional groups incorporated in ordered mesoporous materials: a comparison among different host matrices”, Key-note lecture in FEZA2008, September 2-6 Parigi, France. 10/09/2007 “Nanostructured inorganic and hybrid porous materials for immobilization of enzymes” invited seminar at Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell’Uomo, Torino, Italy 5/07/2007 “Spectroscopic characterization of organically modified ordered mesoporous silicas”, invited seminar at Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. 9/08/2006 “Physico-chemical characterization of crystal-like and amorphous benzene-silica hybrid materials”, invited seminar a Toyota Central R&D Laboratories, Inc. Nagakute, Japan. 28/09/2005 “Tecnologie chimico-fisiche di funzionalizzazione di superfici per applicazioni in sistemi biologici”, invited lecture at Congress “Nanoforum”, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. 16/06/2005 “An infrared and ab-initio study of the surface of mesoporous benzene-silica hybrid material”, invited seminar at Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, Laboratoire "Systèmes Interfaciaux à l'Echelle Nanométrique", (SIEN) UMR 7142 4, place Jussieu 75252, Paris, France. 09/2003 “Silici mesostrutturate come host di coloranti.”, invited seminar at Istituto per la Microelettronica e i Microsistemi, CNR-IMM, Sezione di Lecce, Italia. 21/02/2003 “Caratterizzazione di sistemi zeolitici acidi.”, invited seminar at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica e dei Materiali, Università della Calabria, Arcavata di Rende (CS), Italia. 5/04/2002 “Dye-modified mesostructured and mesoporous silica-based materials for optics and sensing.”, invited seminar at Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK. 19/02/2002 “Dye-modified mesostructured and mesoporous silica-based materials for optics and sensing.”, invited seminar at Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. 3/05/2001 “Characterization of surface species by means of adsorbed molecules IR spectroscopy: MCM-22 and modified mesoporous silica.”, invited seminar at Green Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, UK. Reviewer activity - FP6: Reviewer for the nternational Science and Technology Center (ISTC). - Reviewer for PRIN2009 call. - Reviewer for the Qatar National Research Fund - NPRP 2010 call. - Regular activity of peer reviewing for several prestigious scientific journals. Industrial Collaborations She collaborated with the following industrial companies in the form of collaborative research projects, research contracts and research agreement: - Toyota Central R&D Labs., - Thales Alenia Space - Eltek Spa - ITT Spa - Sea Marconi - Advanced Accelerator Applicator Projects 1- Proof of Concept (PoC) 2017 “EUDERMIC COMPISITONS”– Politecnico di Torino- 6 months- Principal Investigator 2- FP7- NMP2012, Eco-friendly biorefinery fine chemicals from CO2 photo-catalytic reduction, ECO2CO2, 42 months, Partecipant. 3- Regione Piemonte, Programma Operative Regionale POR FESR – Misura 1.1.3 "lnnovazione e PMI”, 2012, Project: "MATERIALI D'ATTRITO CEMENTIZI ED A MINORE LMPATTO AMBIENTALE-MAC", 30 months, Scientific Research Manager. 2- PRIN 2008: HIERARCHICAL POROSITY MATERIALS FOR GAS ADSORPTION AND POLLUTANTS REMOVAL, 24 months, Scientific Research Manager of UdR, B model. 3- FP7-Energy-2008-FET, Nanodesigned electrochemical converter of solar energy into hydrogen hosting natural enzymes or their mimics, SOLHYDROMICS, Contract n. 227192, 42 months, Partecipant. 4- AZIONI INTEGRATE ITALIA-SPAGNA, Anno Finanziario 2007, prot. IT071AAM50, Nuovi catalizzatori solidi acidi con struttura mesoporosa Organizzata, 24 months, Partecipant. 5- Regione Piemonte, Ricerca industriale e lo sviluppo precompetitivo 2006, NANOPARTICLES: FROM THEIR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH TO SAFER PRODUCTION AND USAGE (NANOSAFE), 36 months, Scientific Research Manager. 6-PRIN 2004: NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS WITH CONTROLLED POROSITY FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 24 months, Scientific Research Manager of UdR, B model. 7- Regione Piemonte, Ricerca Scientifica Applicata 2004, MONITORAGGIO E RIGENERAZIONE DELL'ACQUA NELLE MISSIONI SPAZIALI, E28, 36 months, Scientific Research Manager. 8- Regione Piemonte, Ricerca Scientifica Applicata 2004, INGEGNERIZZAZIONE DI UNA PIATTAFORMA BIOTECNOLOGIA PER LO SCREENING DI INTERAZIONI ALIMENTI-FARMACI, B18, 24 months, Scientific Research Manager. 9- Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, 2001, ZEOLITES FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL-CONTROL UNIT IN SPACE (ZEUS), Partecipant.