Domain of Research :
Catalytic transformation of renewable raw materials, particularly vegetable oils and essential oils, Bifunctional catalysis, Preparation and characterization of supported Cu catalysts with particular emphasis on the metallic phase morphology, Heterogeneous catalysis for organic synthesis, in particular for selective hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, amination, C-C and C-S bond formation, Solid acids.
Senior scientist at CNR ISTM since 2001, Researcher at CNR since 1988. She got her Ph.D in Chemistry at the University of Bari (Dept. of Chemistry) in 1987 and the Degree in Chemistry at the University of Milan in 1982. In charge of several regional, national and international projects and of national and international research contracts with private companies. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Group of Green & Sustainable Chemistry and has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Group of Catalysis from 2006 to 2011. She is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Platform on Biofuels.
Keynote Title :
“Improving the Value of Essential Oils Through Green Processes.”