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Chiara Samorì

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

CV aggiornato il 9/11/2018

Fixed term researcher (RTD B) of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician”, qualified as Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (ASN2016/Iquad).

he research activity falls under the 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, citotoxicity and biodegradability of alternative solvents
  • application of sustainable solvents as media for organo-catalysis and biocatalysis;
  • application of sustainable solvents as media for extracting biomolecules from natural matrices: 3rd generation biofuels; bioactive compounds from terrestrial biomass, algae and corals; bioplastics from bacteria
  • application of sustainable solvents as media for developing green processes in the fields of material recycling and cultural heritage

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

10/2018-today: 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 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 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

2018-today: lecturer of the course"CHIMICA ORGANICA-MODULO 2", Environmental Science Bachelor Degree, University of Bologna (1 CFU).

2015-today: lecturer of the course "BIOCARBURANTI E BIORAFFINERIE", Environmental Science Master Degree, University of Bologna (3 CFU).

2015-today: lecturer of the course "RENEWABLE SOURCES" Master Erasmus Mundus "CHIR-Chemical Innovation & Regulation", University of Bologna (3 CFU).

2011-today: Supervisor of 6 MSc Thesis (course of Environmental Science and course of Chemistry, University of Bologna); (Co)-supervisor of 6 MSc Thesis (courses of Environmental Science and course of Chemistry, University of Bologna); (Co)-supervisor of 9 BSc Thesis (courses of Environmental Science, Chemistry, Chemistry and Technology for Art Conservation, University of Bologna; course of Chemical Engineering, University of Twente, NL)

Scientific activity

First and Co-author of 42 papers published on international peer-reviewed journals (14 as first and corresponding author) and 1 book chapter (corresponding author)

H-index: 17; total number of citations: 1145 (source Scopus)

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

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.

2008: Best poster award, X Summer School on Green Chemistry, INCA (Venice, IT).

2009: Marco Polo fellowship for a 3-months secondment at the University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK), Clean Technology Group, Prof. Martyn Poliakoff.

2012: best poster award, 4th EuChems Chemistry Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

2016: Honor mention for "Premio Levi 2015" prize: under-35 author of one of the 10 best chemistry papers published on peer-reviewed journals in 2015. Selected publication: "Dimethyl carbonate and Switchable Anionic Surfactants: two effective tools for the extraction of polyhydroxyalkanoates from microbial biomass"; Green Chem. 2015, 17, 1047.



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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