Chiara Samorì received her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science in 2006 and was awarded the title of European PhD (Doctor Europaeus) in Environmental Science in 2010 from the University of Bologna. She was a post-doc fellow at the Chemistry Department “G. Ciamician” (2010-2011) and at Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca Industriale (CIRI) Energia Ambiente (2011-2015) of the University of Bologna. From November 2015, she is a fixed-term researcher at the Chemistry Department “G. Ciamician”. She is currently the responsible lecturer of the courses of Renewable Resources for the Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Chemical Innovation and Regulation and the course of Biorefineries for the Master degree in Environmental Science. Her research interests cover the study of sustainable solvents and molecules in terms of design, synthesis, and assessment of aquatic toxicity, biodegradability and environmental impact; the development of green protocols to extract chemical compounds and materials from natural matrices like biopolymers from bacteria, alkaloids from corals or high-added value compounds from microalgae; the use of renewable resources for obtaining chemicals, fuels and biomaterial products.