What do you teach at Ca’ Foscari? What are your main research interests?
I teach courses in Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics, Colloids, Solid state and surface physical chemistry).
What has given you the greatest satisfaction in your career?
I have built several things, but the greatest satisfaction is in seeing the students making their way into work and being appreciated for what we have managed to pass on to them.
What are you most passionate about in your research?
Freedom of thought. For me, teaching and researching is about putting yourself on the line every day.
Can you offer any advice to researchers in the early stages of their career?
That if they can really do it, and don't become publishing employees, it is the best job anyone can do. To girls who want to approach these subjects, I say the important thing is to believe and be stubborn until the end.
What is the connection between your research and the city of Venice?
I have developed several projects. I established three small companies (one was bought by a local company) and a joint government-private laboratory with a large local company. I have developed several technology transfer projects with different companies. I am co-author of two patents acquired by companies.