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Andrea Gualandi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE:

Fixed-term Senior Assistant Professor, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2019-

 

Fixed-term Junior Assistant Professor, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2016-2019

 

Post-doctoral Associate, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2013-2016

Mentor Prof. Pier Giorgio Cozzi. Synthesis of chiral polarize and cationic system for the preparation of QCA (Quantum Cellular Automata). Electrochemical an physical proprieties were studied for the preparation of logic gates in digital computing. Enantioselective catalytic alkylation of isoquinolines with carbonyl, nitro and organometallic compounds.Development of new stereoselective organocatalytic processes for the synthesis of natural compounds and drugs. Development of new enantioselective photocatalytic processes. Synthesis and characterization of new chiral ligands based on rotaxane moiety.

 

Post-doctoral Associate, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2010-2013

Mentor Prof. Pier Giorgio Cozzi.Development of new enantioselective organocatalytic processes for the synthesis of Oseltamivir derivatives. In this field the research was focused in the develop of new methods for the organocatalytic alkylation with carbenium ion, combining SN1 reactions and activation strategies available in organocatalysis.

 

Post-doctoral Associate, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2009-2010

Mentor Prof. Diego Savoia. Asymmetric synthesis and application of perazamacrocycles, in particular their use in enantioselective catalytic processes and as NMR chiral solvating agents were studied. Use of allylic alcohols as alkylating agents in the Au-catalyzed enantioselective Friedel-Crafts-type reaction of indoles.

 

Post-doctoral Associate, university of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland; 2008

Mentor: Prof. Reinhard Neier. Catalytic hydrogenation of calix[4]pyrrole. The partially-reduced and full-reduced products were employed as ligand of metal in catalytic reactions.

 

Post-Graduate fellowship, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2003-2004

Mentor: Prof. Daria Giacomini. Development of new dehydrogenase catalyzed reaction in organic solvents for the synthesis of optically active compounds. Study of the solvent and temperature effects on stereoselectivity of aldolic reactions and nucleophilic additions to aldehydes.

 

Part-time worker, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2000-2002

Assistant student at didactic chemical laboratory practice for different degree courses (e.g. chemistry, biotechnology, astronomy)

 

Educational tutor, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2006-2013:

  • Organic chemistry of molecular material; Master of Science in photochemistry and molecular materials.
  • Organic chemistry; Bachelor Degree in chemistry and material chemistry.
  • Chemistry laboratory; Bachelor Degree in biotechnology

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy; 2005-2008

Thesis title: “Asymmetric synthesis of benzylic and heterobenzylic amines”. Advisor: Prof. Diego Savoia.

Stereoselective synthesis of heterobenzylic amines. Utilization of synthetized amines as chiral ligand for metals in enantioselective catalysis and as precursors for the synthesis of biologically active compounds. All the project was supported and in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline. Develop and applications of Rhodium on graphite for the catalytic hydrogenation of aromatic compounds under mild conditions.

 

Degree in chemistry, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, italy; 1997-2003

First class degree (110 with lode /110). Thesis title: “Study of enantioselectivity in enzymatic reaction: solvent and temperature effects”. Advisors: Prof. Gianfranco Cainelli and Prof. Daria Giacomini.

 

Technical high school diploma in chemistry, I.T.I.S. “O. Belluzzi”, Bologna; 1997-2003

Marks: 60/60

 

PARTICIPATION TO FUND REASERCH PROJECTS:

  • “Development of new molecules with antibacterial activity and sensitivity tests against multi-drug resistant bacteria”; Fondazione del Monte in collaboration with Ausl (Regional Public Health Agency) Romagna; Participant.
  • “SLAMM, Spin Labelled Molecular Machines”; FARB University of Bologna; Fellowship.
  • “MOLARNET, Molecular Architectures for QCA-inspired Boolean Networks”; FP7-ICT-2011-8 fund by European Union; Fellowship.
  • “CATAFLUOR, Organocatalytic approaches towards easy synthesized, economical and high yielding Tamiflu derivatives”; Grant agreement 201431 fund by European Union; Fellowship.
  • "Design and development of innovative catalytic systems"; PRIN 2009 fund by MIUR; Participant.
  • "Synthesis and stereocontrol of organic molecules through innovative methodologies"; PRIN 2007 fund by MIUR; Participant.

 

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:

  • From 2012, he carries out referee work for: ChemComm, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, RSC Advances, New Journal of Chemistry (RSC); Journal of Organic Chemistry (ACS); Current Organocatalysis, Current Organic Chemistry (Betham); Chirality (Wiley); Molecules, Molbank (MDPI).
  • Editorial Boards member of Current Catalysis (Betham) and Review Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry.

 

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Scientific National Habilitation for Associate Professor; 2016
  • Qualification to practice chemical profession; 2003

 

REPRESENTATIVE ROLE:

Elected delegate of research associates at Chemistry Department Council, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM Università di Bologna from 2012.

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