• PERSONAL INFORMATION
Date of birth: February, 26th 1977
Scopus Author ID: 8679554800
Orcid ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0382-0525
• CURRENT POSITION
2018 Postdoc fellow, Polytechnic Department, University of Udine, Italy
• PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2012-2018 Fixed-term researchers (RTD A), Polytechnic Department, University of Udine, Italy
2006-2012 Postdoc fellow, Department of chemistry, physics and environment, University of Udine, Italy
2005 Research trainee (Internship), R&D Department of Washcoat Group, W.R. GRACE & Co, USA.
2002 Research trainee (Internship), R&D Department, Procter & Gamble Italia S.p.a.
2007 PhD in Chemical and Energetic Technologies (“Ceria-based materials as catalysts for reducing particulate emissions in diesel engines”). Chemical Sciences and Technologies Department, University of Udine, Italy PhD Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Trovarelli
2001 Master in Chemistry with full marks and honors, Chemistry Department, University of Trieste, Italy
2017 Winner of the Fund (3000 Eur) for Financing of the Basic Research Activities (FFABR);
2013 Award (2000 Euro) for the best scientific publication (year 2011) for young researcher, issued by “University of Udine” for the sector "Industrial and information engineering;
2012 Award (2000 Euro) for the best scientific publication (years 2009-2010) for young researcher, by “University of Udine” for the sector "Industrial and information engineering
2008 Young Scientist Award issued by IACS in the 14th ICC, Seoul, Korea
2005 Award for the best scientific talk issued by Società Chimica Italiana- sezione FVG
2002 Award “Zucchi-Stolfa”: best degree thesis on environmental subjects, University of Trieste, Italy
• SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
During over 15 years of academic career I have directly supervised several Bachelor and Master’s students and I have been co-supervisor of 3 PhD students.
• TEACHING ACTIVITIES
2018-present Contract Professor -Indoor pollution prevention- Bachelor degree, University of Udine and Trieste, Italy
2016-present Professor -Theory and laboratory for wastewater characterization for the PhD course in Energy and Environmental Engineering Science, University of Udine, Italy
2011-present Contract Professor -Air pollution and treatment- Bachelor degree, University of Udine and Trieste, Italy
2013-2020 Contract Professor -Principles of Wastewater Treatment- Master degree, University of Udine, Italy
2009-2012 Contract Professor -Environmental health engineering (from 2011 Environmental remediation and recovery)- Master degree, University of Udine and Trieste, Italy
Member of the jury for the award of PhD degree from Italian universities (Torino e Udine).
• ORGANISATION AND BOARDS OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2012 Member of the organizing committee of 8th International Conference on f-Elements, Udine, Italy (350 participants)
• MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
2013-present Member of the College of Experts for PhD in Energy and Environmental Engineering of the University of Udine
2017 Organization of the Study Abroad: "Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure in Italy", University of Udine (DPIA) and Ohio State University (Water Resourches Center)
2019 Evaluator of nationally relevant research projects for the "Czech Science Foundation, on Support of Research, Experimental Development and Innovation from Public Funds”
2017 Evaluator of research projects of national relevance for the Polish government (National Polish Science Center, Funding scheme PRELUDIUM, SONATA and OPUS, 2017)
2017 Evaluator of research projects of national relevant for Italian government (PRIN 2017)
Expert reviewer for Scientific Journals (more than 30 scientific journals published by ACS, Elsevier, MDPI, RSC, Springer, Wiley)
• RESEARCH INTERESTS
Overall: Development of materials for environmental catalysis.
Specific: Ceria-based catalysts; Redox catalysis; Environmental catalysis. Fenton-like catalysts for liquid waste. Diesel soot oxidation
• SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Author or co-author of 54 scientific publications in top international journals or books (Scopus H-index=21, n. of citations 2281; ISI H-index=20, n. of citations 2165; Google Scholar H-index=24, n. of citations 2929; ref. July. 2021). Author/co-author of 3 highly cited/top cited papers
• FUNDING ID AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS
2013-2016 Research Unit Coordinator (Uniud Unit) for the FIRB FUTURO IN RICERCA 2012 project funded by MIUR, for the project "Fundamental study of the reactivity of the gas-particulate-catalyst system in multi-functional catalytic converters for field applications automotive (SOLYST).