Associate Professor
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Scientific sector (SSD)
www.unive.it/people/fmenegaz (personal record)
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems
Website: https://www.unive.it/dep.dsmn
Where: Campus scientifico via Torino
Room: room 508 (ALFA building, 5th floor) / research lab 6 (BETA building, 2nd floor)
Research Institute
Research Institute for Green and Blue Growth
Preposto di Laboratorio
Responsabile dell’Attività di Didattica e Ricerca in Laboratorio (RDRL)


Since June, 1998 working at Dept. Chemistry, University of Venice with research fellowship. From January, 2000 to December, 2002 as PhD student of the University of Ferrara. From April 2018 to March 2021 as Researcher in Industrial Chemistry at Dept. of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University Venice, where I'm actually working  as Associate Professor in Industrial Chemistry (since April, 2021).

I was qualified for the role of Full Professor in  Industrial Chemistry (2021) and for both the roles of Associate Professor in  Inorganic Chemistry (2013).

My scientific interests are in the field of Industrial Chemistry, Material Sciences and Nanotechnologies. In particular, my research activity focuses on nanostructured inorganic materials and metallic heterogeneous catalysts for the development of processes for a Sustainable Chemistry. I'm also involved in the development of new materials for applications in the cosmetic and Cultural Heritage fields. 

My research activity is documented by  4 book chapters, one International Patent and more than 80 papers published on refereed international journals of Chemistry and Material Sciences gaining more than 2400 citations and a h-index=29 (Isi Web of Knowledge and Scopus). I’ve presented my work at several national and international congresses and I’m co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed conferences proceedings. I am a co-founder and partner of the Innovative Startup “Ve Nice Srl”. (since 2018)

I’m co-editor of nine special issues on international scientific journals and I’m in the editorial board of the Journals "Catalysts" (IF 4.146) and "Molecules" (IF 4.412).
 I’ve been invited to act as a reviewer for many International Journal of Chemistry and Material Sciences and for international projects. 

My research activity has been funded by national grants and by projects with national and international companies. I’ve managed relations with scientific national and international working groups, and I’ve been responsible for the organization of the activities in the research lab, taking care of several students during their degree training. I’m a member of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM) and of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI). For the period 2019-2021 I was elected to the Board of  the Industrial Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society.

My research was briefly interrupted for three periods (2001-2003-2006) for the birth of my three children.