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Francesco Maria Benedetti

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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/24 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Technical Maturity Diploma in Chemistry obtained in 2007 at ITIS Enrico Mattei in Urbino.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering obtained in 2011 at University of Bologna with a thesis titled "Performance Characteristics and Production Lines of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Mater-Bi®". Supervisor was Prof. Dr. Carlo Stramigioli.


During 2014 collaborates with C.O.Spe. s.r.l. and the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Science (BiGeA) at University of Bologna, to study the dissolution of gypsum in salty and fresh aqueous media, and to develop a technology based on electro-osmosis phenomenon to regulate its process.


Between 2014 and 2015 is a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin (USA), studying sorption and transport of monovalent and multivalent ions and water in electrodialysis membranes for desalination applications. The project was carried out in collaboration with General Electric Power & Water.


Master's Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering obtained in 2015 at University of Bologna with a thesis titled "Solubility and Permeability of Different Ions in a Cation Exchange Membrane". Supervisor was Prof. Dr. Giulio Cesare Sarti. Co-Advisors were Dr. Michele Galizia and Prof. Dr. Benny Dean Freeman.


In 2015 starts the PhD at University of Bologna, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Material Engineering, studying carbon capture, hydrogen purification, methane and mixed gas separation by using polymer-based membranes.


In 2015 starts a collaboration with Sotacarbo s.p.a. and University of Bologna as a PhD research fellow to study and develop an hydrogen-selective composite membrane for power generation field applications.


Between 2017 and 2018 he is visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, under the supervision of Professor Zachary Smith and Yan Xia respectively. The project was devoted to the design, synthesis and characterization to the gas transport properties of novel ultra-microporous polymer membranes (PIMs), in particular CANAL Ladder Polymers and ROMP polymers, for strategies in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

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