Andrea Braga is a Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Udine at the Catalysis for Energy and Environment laboratory at the Polytechnic Department of the University of Udine. He studied Materials Science at the University of Padua with a master’s thesis about synthesising plasmonic gold nanoclusters for targeting cancerous tissues exploiting the Raman SERRS spectroscopy for the localization of the tumoral cells. Before joining UniUD, he worked at the Technical University of Catalonia to obtain the PhD in Chemical Processing Engineering studying bimetallic heterogeneous catalysts to produce hydrogen from the methane steam reforming process focusing on the characterisation under reaction conditions and on the mechanochemical synthesis of the materials. He is now involved in the “Interconnected Nord-Est Innovation Ecosystem” (iNEST) project in collaboration with other universities of Triveneto for CO2 capture and valorisation from industrial flue gases. Prior to the university, he gained experience in analytical chemistry working in the laboratories for the analysis of the aqueduct and the wastewater treatment plants of Vicenza province; between the end of the MSc and the PhD, he also worked in the industry in an R&D laboratory researching master alloys for jewellery and later in the field of industrial paintings and coatings.
Dipartimento Politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura
Sezione di Ingegneria Chimica, Materiali e Ambiente
via del Cotonificio 108, 33100 Udine - Italy
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