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Chiara Samorì

Professoressa associata

Dipartimento di Chimica "Giacomo Ciamician"

Settore scientifico disciplinare: CHIM/06 CHIMICA ORGANICA

Curriculum vitae

CV aggiornato il 02/03/2024

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician”.

The research activity falls under Green and Sustainable Chemistry, mainly in the field of the synthesis, properties evaluation and applications of alternative and safe solvents:

  • design and synthesis of novel ionic liquids (ILs), deep eutectic solvents (DES) and switchable polarity solvents (SPS);
  • assessment of environmental impact, (eco)-toxicity, cytotoxicity and biodegradability of chemicals and materials;
  • application of sustainable solvents as media for organo-catalysis and biocatalysis;
  • application of sustainable solvents as media for extracting biomolecules: 3rd generation biofuels; bioactive compounds from terrestrial biomass, algae and corals; bioplastics from bacteria;
  • development of green processes in the fields of material recycling and cultural heritage;
  • development of anti-urease formulations for applications in the agricultural field.

Education

2007-2010: PhD in Environmental Science, University of Bologna. Title of Doctor Europeaus.

2004-2006: MSc in Environmental Science, University of Bologna.

2001-2004: BSc in Environmental Science, University of Bologna.

Main research experience

10/2021-today: Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician”.

10/2018-10/2021: Fixed-term researcher (RTD B) of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician”.

2015-2018: Fixed-term researcher (RTD A) of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician”.

2011-2015: Post-doc fellow of the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research- Energy and Environment. Research project: Development of green tools and sustainable technologies for applications in the fields of renewable resources, innovative materials and Cultural Heritage; use of green chemistry tools for REACH regulation

2010-2011: Post-doc fellow of the Department of Chemistry "G. Ciamician", University of Bologna. Research project: Use of renewable resources for producing chemical compounds, biomaterials and biofuels; exploitation of microalgae as a source of third-generation biofuels

International research experience

08/2014: Visiting Scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE. Research project: Study of electroporation for improving the extraction of chemicals and biopolymers from algae and bacteria

03/2009-07/2009: Visiting Scientist at the University of Nottingham, UK (Marco Polo fellowship, University of Bologna). Research project: Study of biocatalysis in supercritical fluids and fluorous solvents

09/2007-12/2007: Visiting Scientist at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH (INCA fellowship, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale “Chimica per l’Ambiente”). Research project: Study of asymmetric reactions in alternative solvents

Teaching activity

2021-today: lecturer of the module "ENVIRONMENTAL RISK OF PLASTIC MATERIALS", Master Erasmus Mundus "CHIR-Chemical Innovation & Regulation", University of Bologna.

2021-today: lecturer of the module "CHEMISTRY OF THE COASTAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS", Environmental Science Master Degree, University of Bologna.

2021-today: lecturer the module "ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2", Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Single Cycle Degree, University of Bologna.

2018-today: lecturer of the module "ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2", Environmental Science Bachelor Degree, University of Bologna.

2015-today: lecturer of the module "BIOPOLYMERS E BIOPRODUCTS", Environmental Science Master Degree, University of Bologna.

2015-2022: lecturer of the module "RENEWABLE SOURCES", Master Erasmus Mundus "CHIR-Chemical Innovation & Regulation", University of Bologna.

Scientific activity

First and Co-author of 80 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, 3 patents.

H-index: 29; total number of citations > 3000 (source Scopus)

ORCID: 0000-0002-5448-2709; ResearcherID: A-6343-2011

Main research projects

2022-today: “CROSS-LIFE: CROtonic acid from Sewage Sludge, LIFE-2021 SAP-ENV”, LIFE Programme. Overall funding 4.8 M€. Project Coordinator

2022-today: “Adverse Impacts of plastic additive mixtures in the marine environment: from molecules to whole organism physiology”, PRIN2022 program.

2022-today: “BIOpolGREEN - Microalghe verdi per la produzione del biopolimero poliidrossibutirrato”, AlmaIdea 2022 program, Università di Bologna. Overall funding 24 k€

2023-today: “RELY: Transformation of REcovered/recycled spent Lithium-ion BatterY cathodes into porous materials for high power-energy storage”, Ministero per gli Affari Esteri (MAE). Overall funding 200 k€

2023-today: 3A-ITALY, spoke 11 “Made in Italy Circolare e Sostenibile”, PNRR. Overall funding 211 M€

2023-today: “MIAMI: Materiali Innovativi per Sistemi di Accumulo Ibrido”, Piano triennale 2019-2021 della Ricerca di sistema elettrico nazionale. Overall funding 4.9 M€

2023-today: “BIOECO-UP BioEconomy Market Uptake and Policy Support in Central Europe”, Interreg Programme CENTRAL EUROPE 2021-2027. Overall funding 5 M€

2021-today: “MERLIN - Increasing the quality and rate of MultilayER packaging recycLINg waste”, Horizon 2020. Overall funding 5 M€

Fellowships and prizes

2006: Best MSc Thesis award, “Soroptimist club” (Ravenna, IT).

2007: INCA (Consorzio Interuniversitario “Chimica e Ambiente”, Venezia) fellowship for a 3-months secondment at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, CH), Laboratory of Organometallic and Medicinal Chemistry, Prof. Paul Dyson.



Ai sensi dell'art. 15 co. 1 lett. c) del Decreto Legislativo 33/2013 ed in ottemperanza delle disposizioni del D.P.R. 445/2000 il sottoscritto CHIARA SAMORI' nato a IMOLA (BO) il 24/3/1982 Dichiara di NON svolgere incarichi, di NON avere titolarità di cariche di diritto privato regolati o finanziati dalla pubblica amministrazione e di NON di svolgere attività professionali.

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