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Chiara Samorì

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

CV aggiornato il 12/10/2021

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

The 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, cytotoxicity 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;
  • 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 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

2021-today: lecturer of the module "ENVIRONMENTAL RISK OF PLASTIC MATERIALS", Master Erasmus Mundus "CHIR-Chemical Innovation & Regulation", University of Bologna (2 CFU).

2021-today: lecturer the module "CHIMICA ORGANICA-MODULO 2", Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Single Cycle Degree, University of Bologna (2 CFU).

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

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

2015-today: lecturer of the module "RENEWABLE SOURCES", Master Erasmus Mundus "CHIR-Chemical Innovation & Regulation", University of Bologna (2 CFU).

2011-today: Supervisor of 10 MSc Thesis (course of Environmental Science and course of Chemistry, University of Bologna); Supervisor of 5 BSc Thesis (course of Environmental Science, University of Bologna); (Co)-supervisor of 7 MSc Thesis (courses of Environmental Science, Marine Biology 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 65 papers published on international peer-reviewed journals (22 as first and corresponding author) and 2 book chapter (corresponding author)

H-index: 22; total number of citations: 1991 (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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