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Letizia Sambri

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari"

Academic discipline: CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Low Carbon Technologies and Sustainable Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

LETIZIA SAMBRI-Curriculum Vitae

Affiliation: Department of Industrial chemistry “Toso Montanari”, University of Bologna

Address: viale Risorgimento 4, 40136, Bologna (Italy)

Position: Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry

ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-1823-9872

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • From 15/09/2014 to present: Associate Professor SSD CHIM/06-Organic Chemistry, University of Bologna.
  • From 2011 to 2017: member of “CIRI (Centro Interdipartimentale per la Ricerca Industriale) - Meccanica Avanzata e Materiali (MAM)- Unità Operativa: Materiali strutturati e/o compositi per le applicazioni avanzate”, University of Bologna, devoted to the promotion work of industrial research and technologic transfer.
  • From 01/07/2000 to 14/09/2014: Assistant Researcher SSD CHIM/06-Chimica Organica, University of Bologna.
  • 1999- 2000: Post-doctorate fellowship, Department of Organic Chemistry "A. Mangini", University of Bologna, supervisor Prof. Giuseppe Bartoli.
  • 12/1997-03/1999: CIBA Speciality Chemicals S.p.A. fellowship , Department of Organic Chemistry "A. Mangini", University of Bologna, supervisor Prof. Alfredo Ricci.
  • 01/11/1994-31/10/1997: Ph.D. in “Chemical Sciences”, University of Bologna, supervisor Prof. Giuseppe Bartoli.
  • 12/11/1993: Master degree in Industrial Chemistry (110/110 cum laude), University of Bologna, supervisor Prof. Antonino Fava.

    VISITING SCIENTIST

  • January-April 2009: “Visiting Scientist”, Prof. Luisa De Cola group, Muenster University (D).
  • March-May 1993: Erasmus fellowship, University of Nijmegen (NL), Prof. B. Zwanenburg.

SCIENTIFIC OUTPUTS:

  • 114 scientific published and in press publications (peer reviewed articles and review).
  • 5 Monographs and book chapters
  • 3 Issue covers
  • 55 conferences (invited, oral and posters) contributions in international and national congresses and schools.

BIBLIOMETRIC INDEXES (Scopus, 18/10/2021)

Number of papers: 114

h-index: 44

Sum of the Times Cited : 5110

RESEARCH ACTIVITY (IN BRIEF)

Key-words: "Green chemistry", "bio-based advanced organic materials”, "drug delivery", "surface functionalization of biomaterials","hydrogels", “hybrid organic-inorganic nanosystems”, “organic and organometallic synthesis”

From 2009 I focused my research interests in the design and synthesis of luminescent organic/organometallic compounds to be employed in organic electronics (OLEDs and LECs), in nanomaterials (polymeric nanoparticles and nanocellulose) and as luminescent probes for bioconjugation. In addition, I directed my studies in the development and characterization of new organic materials such as organo- and hydrogels.

My past research interests included:

  • New applications of metal perchlorates as efficient Lewis acid in organic synthesis.
  • Asymmetric organocatalysis.
  • Study and use of the CeCl3·7H2O/NaI system as Lewis acid in organic synthesis.
  • Organocerium reagents in organic synthesis.
  • The reduction of various classes of functionalized ketones for the synthesis of complex stereodefined alcohols.

COORDINATION ACTIVITY:

Supervisor of 4 Ph. D. students in Chemical Sciences, and co-supervisor of 1 Ph. D in Chemical Sciences.

Supervisor of 4 Post-Doc students (assegnista di ricerca).

Supervisor of about 40 Master and Bachelor Thesis and co-supervisor of about 35 Master and Bachelor thesis.

Co-organizer of “CDCO 2015 Congress of Italian Chemical Society, Organic Chemistry Division, 13-17 September 2015, Bologna, Italy”.

REVIEWER ACTIVITY

For international scientific journals:

Biomacromolecules (ACS), Inorganic Chemistry (ASC), The Journal of Organic Chemistry (ACS), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS), European Journal for Organic Chemistry (Wiley), Chemical Science (RSC), Soft Matter (RSC), Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (RSC), Dalton Transactions (RSC), RSC Advances (RSC), Bioactive Materials (Elsevier), Biomolecules (MDPI), Organics (MDPI).

INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES

- From 2014 to 2018: member of the Academic Board of the Ph. D. course in “Chemistry”, University of Bologna.

- From 01/2005 to 12/2011: member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI)-Emilia Romagna Section.

- From 2012 to 2013: member of the “Comitato Tecnico e Scientifico” of “Centro Servizi e Biblioteca (CSB)” of the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, University of Bologna. CSB is a commission responsible of managing problems related to the lab-teaching activity and of the supply of instruments for research and didactic laboratories.

- From 2009: member of “Commissione Tirocini”, the commission responsible to organize the students’ training period before Bachelor Degree, for the “Laurea in Chimica Industriale”, University of Bologna.

- From 2014 to 2021: member of “Commissione Ricerca”, of the Departement of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari”, University of Bologna

TEACHING ACTIVITY:

- Academic Year 2002-2003: Course unit “RICERCA E SVILUPPO MATERIALI ORGANICI”, Corso di Laurea Chimica dei Materiali e Tecnologie Ceramiche, Facoltà di Chimica Industriale, Università di Bologna, – Faenza, Polo di Ravenna.

- Academic Year 2003-2004 e 2005-2006: Course unit “LABORATORIO DI CHIMICA ORGANICA” as part of the course unit “Chimica Organica con Laboratorio”, Corso di Laurea in “Tecnologie chimiche per l'ambiente e per la gestione dei rifiuti”, Facoltà di Chimica Industriale, Università di Bologna, Polo di Rimini.

- Academic Year 2006-2007: Course unit “TECNICHE SPETTROSCOPICHE PER L'IDENTIFICAZIONE DI MATERIALI ORGANICI”, Corso di Laurea Chimica dei Materiali e Tecnologie Ceramiche, Facoltà Chimica Industriale – Faenza, Polo di Ravenna.

- Academic Years 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010: Course unit “CHIMICA ORGANICA APPLICATA” Corso di laurea Chimica industriale, Facoltà Chimica Industriale Università di Bologna

- Academic Years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014: Course unit “CHIMICA DEI MATERIALI ORGANICI” Corso di laurea “Chimica e tecnologie per l'ambiente e per i materiali, CURRICULUM: MATERIALI TRADIZIONALI E INNOVATIVI”, Facoltà Chimica Industriale – Faenza, Polo di Ravenna

- Academic Years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018: Course unit “Laboratorio di Chimica Organica 2” Corso di Laurea Triennale in Chimica Industriale, University of Bologna;

- From Academic Year 2014-2015 until present: Course unit “Materiali Organici Avanzati” Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chimica Industriale, University of Bologna;

- From Academic Year 2014-2015 until present: Course unit “Chimica Organica Industriale” Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chimica Industriale, University of Bologna;

- Academic Years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022: Course unit “ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR NANOTECHNOLOGIES WITH LABORATORY” SECOND CYCLE DEGREE/TWO YEAR MASTER IN LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGIES AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY, University of Bologna;

- Academic Years 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2021-21: Lectures in the frame of Ph.D. course in “Scienze Chimiche”, and in “Chemistry” Università di Bologna.

 

 

 

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