Associate Professor
Lab.: 041 234 8561 / 041 234 8651
041 234 8517
Scientific sector (SSD)
Website (personal record)
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems
Where: Campus scientifico via Torino
Room: room 614/A (ALFA building, 6th floor) / research lab 8 (BETA building, 3rd floor)
Preposto di Laboratorio
Responsabile dell’Attività di Didattica e Ricerca in Laboratorio (RDRL)

English CV

Born in Belluno on September 21, 1977. Scientific high school diploma obtained in 1996 at the State Scientific High School "G. Galilei"(Belluno), mark: 60/60. Five-years degree in Industrial Chemistry obtained in 2001 at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 110/110 cum laude, with a thesis in Inorganic Chemistry. Postgraduate courses: 2002, English language course, Interfaculty Language Center, Ca' Foscari University of Venice; 2002, National School of Bioinorganic Chemistry, S. Miniato (Pi); 2003, IX National School for PhD students of Organometallic Chemistry, Venice; 2005, 5th International School of Organometallic Chemistry, Camerino (Mc); 2017, Academic Lecturing Program, School for International Education, Ca' Foscari University of Venice. State exam for the profession of chemist passed in 2001. PhD in Chemical Sciences obtained in 2004 at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with research activity focused on the synthesis and characterization of coordination and organometallic compounds. Qualification for teaching in secondary school (SSIS) obtained in 2007, classes A013 (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies) and A060 (Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Geography, Microbiology).

Research activity in the fields of Coordination Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry and Computational Chemistry as a scholarship and research fellow in the period 2005-2007, in particular: Intellectual work contract under project work, period: 10/1/05 - 10/4/05, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Chemistry, subject: Synthesis and characterization of cationic aqueous complexes of Pt(II) for the purpose of studying the interactions of co-ordinated water with the counter-anion by NMR spectroscopy. Research fellowship, period: 11/4/05 - 11/4/07, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Chemistry, subject: New mono-cyclopentadienyl and non-cyclopentadienyl organometallic compounds of elements of Groups 3, 4 and 10 such as catalysts for the homo- and co-polymerization of polar and apolar olefins. Further assignments of an intellectual nature instrumental to research during 2007 at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. First teaching assignment as contract professor at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice in 2006 (Computational Methods for STM).

Permanent researcher at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice from 1/10/2007, scientific-disciplinary sector CHIM/03 (General and Inorganic Chemistry). Role confirmed in 2010. National Scientific Qualification for second level professor obtained in 2017, competition sectors 03/B1 (CHIM/03) and 03/B2 (CHIM/07). Associate Professor at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice from 1/1/2020, scientific-disciplinary sector CHIM / 03 (General and Inorganic Chemistry). National Scientific Qualification for first level professor obtained in 2021, competition sector 03/B1 (CHIM/03).

Currently professor of "Chemistry of Transition Elements and Laboratory", "Chemistry and Technology of f-block Elements " and e "Bioinorganic Chemistry and Photo(bio)chemistry". Contract teaching of General Chemistry for the course "Prevention techniques in the environment and workplaces" (Bachelor degree, UNIPD). Courses taught over the years: a.y. 2006/2007 - 2008/2009: Computational methods for STM (IT); a.y. 2008/2009 - 2010/2011: Spectroscopic and computational methods for SM (IT); a.y. 2009/2010 - 2010/2011: Inorganic chemistry 2 and laboratory (IT); a.y. 2009/2010 - 2011/2012: Inorganic chemistry and laboratory (IT); a.y. 2011/2012 - 2016/2017: Simulations of molecular and periodic systems (IT); a.y. 2014/2015 and 2016/2017: Chemistry of transition elements and laboratory (EN); a.y. 2011/2012 - 2022/2023: Chemistry of transition elements and laboratory (IT); a.y. 2017/2018 - 2018/2019: Simulation of molecular and periodic systems (EN); a.y. 2013/2014 - 2022/2023: Chemistry and technology of f-block elements (IT); a.y. 2022/2023: Ahead- General Chemistry; a.a. 2022/2023: Bioinorganic Chemistry and Photo(bio)chemistry.

Supervisor or co-supervisor of more than forty degree theses, some of which carried out in collaboration with foreign universities and research institutions (Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Valencia, Spain). Commissioner in 2017 for the final master's degree exam in Environment, University of Nova Gorica (SLO). Co-supervisor of a doctoral thesis in Chemistry (XXX Cycle, Ca' Foscari University of Venice / University of Trieste). Supervisor of a doctoral thesis in Chemistry (XXXV Cycle, Ca' Foscari University of Venice / University of Trieste).

Member since 2017 of the Joint Commission of Teachers and Students of the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems. Member since 2020 of the steering committee of the doctorate in Chemistry (University of Trieste / Università Ca' Foscari Venezia). Since 2023 member of the steering committee of the doctorate in Sustainable Chemistry (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia). Since 2020 Delegate for Sustainability of the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, with the coordination of the course Competence for Sustainability. From 2021 member of the Ca' Foscari Board for Sustainability. From 2018 delegate of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice to the Interuniversity Consortium for Chemical Reactivity and Catalysis (CIRCC). Member of the 2021-2023 CIRCC executive board.

Commissioner in 2017 and 2021 for the entrance examination to the Research Doctorate in Chemistry (Ca' Foscari University of Venice / University of Trieste). Commissioner in 2013 for the final examination of the Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences (Ca' Foscari University of Venice). Commissioner in 2016 and 2019 for the final examination of the Ph.D. in Chemistry (Ca' Foscari University of Venice / University of Trieste). Commissioner in 2019 for the final examination of the Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Engineering Sciences (University of Udine). Supervisor in 2020 of a Ph.D. thesis in Models and Methods for Material and Environmental Sciences (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).Commissioner in 2020 for the final Ph.D. exam in Chemistry, University College Dublin. Commissioner in 2022 for the final examination of the Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Sciences (University of Insubria). Supervisor in 2023 of a Ph.D. thesis in Food and Human Health (University di Udine). Commissioner in 2023 for the final examination of the Ph.D. in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials (Ca' Foscari University of Venice). Member in 2022 of the commission for RTD-B researcher position at the University of Pisa (SSD CHIM/03).

Organizer at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice of the seminars "The Reactivity of Halides of High-Valent Group 5 and 6 Elements with Organic Compounds: Coordination Chemistry and Unusual Activation Reactions" (prof. Fabio Marchetti, University of Pisa, 2017), "Modern Theoretical and Experimental Alchemy to Develop Sustainable and Green Homogeneous Gold (I) Catalysis" (prof. Daniele Zuccaccia, University of Udine, 2017), "Detection of carbon monoxide in air and biological systems" (prof. James Wilton-Ely, Imperial College London, 2019), "Homogeneous system for photo-driven CO2 reduction: focus on earth-abundant metal complexes" (prof. Claudia Bizzarri, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, 2022) and e "The energy challenges of the future: magnetic confinement fusion" (Ing. Antonio Trotta, ENI, 2023). Member of the organizing committee of the 2021 PhD Day of the CIRCC consortium. Member of the scientific committee of the International Workshop on Forward-Looking Materials (Mestre, 2023).

Speaker at the invitation of the seminar "Antenna-ligands in photoluminescent complexes of lanthanides" (University of Pisa , 2015), "Recent Advances in Manganese (II) Luminescent Coordination Compounds" (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 2020) and "Sensitization of manganese(II) luminescence by [O=P]-donor ligands" (University of Insubria, 2022). Speaker of seminars held in meetings for orientation to study and tutoring activities carried out within the Scientific Degrees Project in the research laboratories of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Collaborator of the PRIN 2007 project "Advanced polymeric materials from organometallic catalysis". Member in 2009 of the MISE/CRUI project "Improvement of solar energy conversion through the modulation of the solar spectrum". Scientific coordinator of the ISCRA 2010 and 2022 projects "Computational studies on group 3 and f-block metal complexes" and "Inorganic derivatization of biological materials for lighting". Member of the ISCRA 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021 projects "Quantum Inorganic Chemistry: synergy between theory and experiment", "Iron coordination polymers for cultural heritage" and "Copper Luminescence: in silico approach (COLUMN)". Scientific coordinator of the 2014 University project "Energy conversion by new lanthanide and transition metal derivatives". Scientific coordinator of the SPIN 2018 project "Inexpensive COmplexes for OLed (I COOL)". Beneficiary of the ministerial funding FFABR 2017. Active scientific collaborations with Italian and foreign universities. Since 2022 component of the “Network 4 Energy Sustainable Transition - NEST” project (MIUR project code PE000021). Collaboration since 2020 with the research centre AIMPLAS - Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico (Spain).

Member of the Editorial board of the Open Inorganic Chemistry Journal in the period 2007-2010. Currently reviewer for numerous international journals of various publishers, including American Chemical Society (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Applied Energy Materials), Royal Society of Chemistry (Chemical Communications, Dalton Transactions, RSC Advances, New Journal of Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, CrystEngComm), Wiley (Luminescence, Chemistry Asian Journal, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, ChemistrySelect), Elsevier (Inorganica Chimica Acta, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Journal of Luminescence, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Journal of Molecular Structure, Polyhedron, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Molecular Catalysis), Taylor & Francis (Journal of Coordination Chemistry), Hindawi (Journal of Chemistry), Versita / DeGruyter (Chemical Papers), MDPI (Molecules, Crystals), Springer (SN Applied Sciences) and Serbian Chemical Society (Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society). From 2020 to 2022 Review Editor of Frontiers in Catalysis. From 2022 to 2023 Associate Editor of Frontiers in Catalysis. Reviewer in 2013 of an ISCRA project. Reviewer in 2018 for Wolfson funding of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Reviewer in 2019 for the Chilean fund for scientific and technological development, FONDECYT 2020 call.

Author of more than 180 articles in international journals, of various communications at national and international conferences and of two textbooks on computational and inorganic chemistry. Author of a deposited european patent concerning flame retardants (EP21383062). The current research activity concerns the synthesis and characterization of coordination and organometallic compounds of d- and f-block elements, with particular interest in the isolation of complexes with potential technological interest. The study is focused on the photophysical properties of the new compounds, with the aim of obtaining new molecules and materials to be used in the fields of optics and lighting. The experimental activity is supported by computational studies, extended to the understanding of the activation mechanisms of organic molecules by metal complexes and to the investigation of the electronic structure of metal clusters.