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Stanza: studio 0S4 (edificio Eta, piano terra) / laboratorio di ricerca 13 (edificio Eta, piano terra)
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Sede: Campus scientifico via Torino
Research Institute
Research Institute for Green and Blue Growth
Research Institute
Research Institute for Complexity


She was born in Pordenone, Italy, 1966; She is married with Andrea and has 1 child.

2001 she took the position as assistant professor(ricercatore) in Physical Chemistry at the Department of PhysicalChemistry at the University "Ca' Foscari" of Venice.


Formal Education and International Research Stages

  • 2004- 2005 Fellowship as Guest Scientist at the Institute for Nanotechnologies (INT)  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Karlsruhe Germany
  • 1999, 2000 research stages at beamline GILDA European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF (Grenoble, France)
  • 1998-2000 post-doc position at the Venice University Department of Physical Chemistry
  • 1997-1998 Scholarship from INSTM (Istituto Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali)
  • 1997 she got her PhD degree at the Ferrara-Venice University Association
  • 1992 she graduated with full grade and honour (110 summa cum Laude) in Industrial Chemistry at University Ca' Foscari of Venice

Stay in International Laboratories

  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF),Grenoble (Francia)
  • Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble (Francia)
  • Synchrotronstrahlungslabor (DESY), Hasylab, Amburgo (Germania)
  • Institute of Nanotechnology INT, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany

Research Collaborations

She got and has some collaborations with these research groups:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta(USA)
  • CRG GILDA INFM operative group Grenoble-ESRF(Francia)
  • Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica,Metallorganica ed Analitica Università di Padova
  • Dipartimento di Fisica " E.Amaldi", Università di Roma Tre
  • Institute of Nanotechnology,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe (Germany)

Evaluator for  International and National research Proposals

  • European Commission: Horizon2020, H2020-MSCA-IF-2014-ST Expert Evaluator Chemistry Panel (borse Marie
  • European Commission: FP7-People-2013-IEF-IIF-IOF Expert Evaluator Chemistry Panel (borse Marie Curie)
  • MIUR, FIRB 2013 Futuro in Ricerca


  • "Young Scientist Award" from International Union of Crystallography (IUCR)
  • Prize for young researcher from the Italian Society on Synchrotron Radiation SILS

She is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Physical Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI).
She is a member of the didactic board of the Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche of the joint PhD degrees of the University Ca' Foscari and University of Trieste.

Teaching Activities


Scienze e Tecnologie dei bionanomateriali

Chimica e Tecnologie Sostenibili

  • Chimica Fisica dei Materiali


Scienze e Tecnologie dei bionanomateriali

Tecnologie Per La Cconservazione e il Restauro

Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze Chimiche  

  • Tecniche di Indagine strutturale e Microscopia



Scienze e Tecnologie dei bionanomateriali

Tecnologie Per La Cconservazione e il Restauro



Scienza dei Materiali (LM)


Scienza dei Materiali

  • Chimica Fisica Dello Stato Solido (4 Cfu) [Ct0045]


Scienze e Tecnologie dei bionanomateriali


  • 2009 she taught the courses:     

            "Chimica Fisica dei Materiali II"(56h+exercises)
            "Chimica Fisica1 e Laboratorio" (24 h)
            "Tecnichedi Indagine Strutturale e Microstrutturale in Scienze dei Materiali"(32h)
            "Tecniche di Indagine Strutturale su Nanoscala" (32h)

  • 2008-2009 : "Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy Techniques"(9h) and "X-Ray Diffraction Techniques" (9h) for PhD students in Chemistry
  • 2004-2009: she taught two modules ("Atomic structure" (8h) and "Microstructure" (6h) respectively) at the International Master in Nanotechnology, IMN, organized by CIVEN
  • 2005-2008 " Chimica Fisica dei Materiali II" (64 ore)
  • 2003 "Chimica Fisica III" and the course of " Chimica Fisica dei Materiali I"
  • 2002 she was appointed to teach the courses of "Chimica Fisica dei Materiali I" and " Chimica Fisica dei Materiali" for PhD Students in Chemistry
  • 1999 and 2000 she teaches at the ''School on Synchrotron Radiation'' organized by the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste

Scientific Activities

The scientific activity concerns both methodological and applicative studies in Materials Science (Nanostructured Materials) by means of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-Ray, Neutron ans Electron Diffraction. During her stay at the Forchungszentrum in Karlsruhe she was involved in an European Project on Hydrogen Storage Materials.

She is co-author of more than 70 international peer-reviewed papers and some Chapters in different books (English language).

She is referee for different international journals in the field of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, mainly the Journal of Physical Chemistry C and the Journal of Physical Chemistry B both published by the American Chemical Society ACS, and Nanotechnology published by the Institute of Physics IOP. She also refereed some papers for Scripta Materialia (Elsevier), MRS Bulletin (Materials Research Society), Powder Diffraction (ICCD), J. of Applied Crystallography (IUCR)...