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Cristian Torri

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Cristian Torri received his Master’s Degree in Environmental Science in 2006 and was awarded the title of European PhD (Doctor Europaeus) in Environmental Science in 2011 from UNIBO. He was a post-doc fellow at the Dipartimento di Chimica “Giacomo Ciamician” (2010-2011) and at Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca Industriale (CIRI) Energia Ambiente (2011-2013) of the Università of Bologna. He was hosted as Visiting Scientist at VTT, Finland (2009) with a project on development of screening methods for catalytic pyrolyis. From September 2013, he is a fixed-term researcher (RTD A) in analytical chemistry at the Chemistry Department “Giacomo Ciamician”. In early career, his research activity focused on development of new processes and analytical methods for valorisation of waste and residues. In this field, he developed new analytical methods for the characterization of complex materials obtained from thermochemical conversions (e.g. pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction and carbonization). Starting from the study of pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis and application of new analytical methods for deep understanding of high temperature process, he gained significant experience in design and analysis of industrial process and, more in general, in applied industrial research. More recently, his research activity focused in the field of hybrid thermochemical-biological approaches, namely the coupling of thermochemical and biological processes for obtaining new materials (bioplastics like PHA or soil amendments like biochar) and fuels from renewable byproducts and wastes. In this field, he works actively on direct design and development of new processes, including manufacturing of small-scale demonstrative plants. He is author of 46 peer reviewed publications, mainly in the field of pyrolysis and characterization of material from biological and thermochemical conversions. He is currently lecturer of the courses of “Biofuels”, “Environmental analysis and management of wastes” and “Chemical analysis of environmental quality” for the Master degree in Environmental Science. He was qualified as Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry (ASN2016/Iquad). (09/04/2018 update)

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