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Associate Professor

Scientific branch CHIM/07 - FONDAMENTI CHIMICI DELLE TECNOLOGIE
(Area 0003 - Scienze chimiche)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (184 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-9159-0541
Scopus Author ID: 7202860667
Google Scholar ID: gs_lib_10285044536603262616
Research topics The research activity is spread on various topics in the field of materials chemistry but particularly devoted to the synthesis of functional materials by sol-gel process.
 Member of the group Surf-Chem at the DISAT Department where her role is the coordination and the development of the activities regarding the definition of (Sol-Gel) synthesis strategies to prepare new nanostructured materials with tailored physico-chemical features. These materials find different applications spanning from heterogeneous (photo)-catalysis, energy storage & production, environmental remediation and biomedical applications.
 The nanomaterials are characterized by means of several techniques, including thermal analysis, room temperature and high temperature X-ray powder diffraction, SEM and TEM microscopy, UV-visible-FTIR spectroscopy, N2 adsorption/desorption, TPR-TPO-TPD techniques. 
 She is a member of the international Sol-Gel society. As testified by the authorship of the publications, she has many national and international collaborations
 The main research topics are 
 • Sol-gel syntheses of ruthenium based catalysts for biomass valorisation.
 • Synthesis of (photo)catalysts for H2 production
 • Preparation of metal (Fe, Ni, Fe-Co) ceramic nanocomposites for biological separation, water remediation and Moon dust simulant.
 • (Photo) catalytic processes for CO2 valorization.
 • Supramolecular templating approach for the preparation of (photo)catalysts for the abatement of organic (and inorganic) water pollutants.
 • Supported transition metal-oxide catalysts for NH3-SCR of NOx
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE4_18 - Environment chemistry PE4_10 - Heterogeneous catalysis PE5_6 - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles PE5_1 - Structural properties of materials PE5_3 - Surface modification PE4_4 - Surface science and nanostructures PE5_4 - Thin films

SDG

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation Goal 13: Climate action Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Keywords

(photo)reforming Biomass Chemical synthesis Heterogeneous catalysis Hydrogen Nanocomposites Sol-gel Surface properties Thin films Zeolite precursor
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • FRONTIERS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (2020-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • MOLECULES (2020-), Editorial board member
  • MATERIALS (2019-), Editorial board member
  • SURFACES AND INTERFACES (2017-), Editorial board member

Conferences

  • Advanced and Emerging Materials/ MDPI open access journal Materials, Cina, Program committee
  • 9th International Symposium on Nano & Supramolecular Chemistry/ Industrial Division, Inorganic Division, and Interdivisional Group of Organometallic Chemistry of SCI (Società Chimica Italiana) and by AIDIC (Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Chimica), Italia, Program committee
  • VII workshop italiano Sol-Gel/ Università di Cassino, Italia, 17-18/6/2010, Program chair
  • Restauro e Conservazione Dei Beni Culturali: materiali e tecniche/ Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italia, Participation to the organizing committee

Roles as evaluator or expert

  • ERC starting grant. 2021
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION - EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
  • VQR. 2010
    MIUR.
  • Prin. 2002
    MIUR.