• PERSONAL INFORMATION
Date of birth: June 28th, 1975
Scopus Author ID: 857887350
Orcid ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-5316-1746
• CURRENT POSITION
2022 – present Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry, Dipartimento Politecnico, Università di Udine, Udine, It
• PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2019 – 2022 Researcher (RTD b, L.240/2010) of Industrial Chemistry, Dipartimento Politecnico, Università di Udine, Udine, It
2017-2019 Post-doc, Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Università di Udine, Udine, Italy
2012-2017 Researcher (RTD a, L.240/2010) of Industrial Chemistry, Dipartimento Politecnico, Università di Udine, Udine, Italy
2011-2012 Researcher (RTD, L.230/2005) of Principles of Chemical Engineering, Dipartimento Politecnico, Università di Udine, Udine, Italy
2006-2011 Post-doc, Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Università di Udine, Udine, Italy
2015 University research program award: Ford Motor Company 120000 US$
• SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
During the last 10 years I have directly supervised several Bachelor and Master’s students and 4 Post Doctoral researchers in industrial chemistry and catalysis. I have been co-supervisor of 4 PhD students.
• TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Lectures at undergraduate level: Principles of Environmental Chemical Engineering for the Environmental engineering program.
Lectures at master level: Wastewater Treatment Processes and Special Chemical Technologies for the Environmental and Energy Engineering program.
Lectures at PhD level: Fundamentals of Environmental Catalysis for the PhD school of Environmental and Energy Engineering Science at the University of Udine.
Member of the jury for the selection of candidates for attending the PhD school of Environmental and Energy Engineering Science at the University of Udine
• ORGANISATION AND BOARDS OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2014: Member of the Conference Scientific Committee of the workshop Fundamentals and applications of cerium dioxide in catalysis, Udine, Italy
• MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
2019-present Member of the board of PhD in Environmental and Energy Engineering Science, University of Udine
Expert reviewer for top international journals (e.g. ACS Catalysis, Applied Catalysis A and B, Journal of Catalysis, Catalysis Science and Technology, RSC Advances etc)
• RESEARCH INTERESTS
Environmental catalysis; Design of new catalytic materials; Ceria and palladium-based catalysts; Methane abatement
• SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Author or coauthor of 47 scientific publications in top international journals or books (Scopus H-index=24, n. of citations > 1750; ISI H-index=24, n. of citations > 1600; Google Scholar H-index=25, n. of citations ca. 2100; ref. Aug. 2021). 1 international patent.
2021: Funding from the Italian Ministry of University and Research for the project “GO for IT” (research grant for Innovation Transfer)
2012-2016: Responsible of Research Unit and Principal Investigator for the project “Novel Catalytic Systems for hydrogen rich streams purification” (cod. RBFR10S4OW) within the program FIRB – Future in Research 2010 funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.