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Tommaso Tabanelli

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari"

Academic discipline: CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATIONS

NAME AND SURNAME: Tommaso Tabanelli
SEX: Male
NATIONALITY: Italian
DATE OF BIRTH: 30th July 1988
PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Bologna (BO), 40134, Italy

CONTACTS

PHONE: 0039-0512093861
E – MAIL: tommaso.tabanelli@unibo.it

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

MASTER DEGREE: INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY (110/110 cum laude)

STARTING DATE: 11th October 2010; GRADUATION DATE: 20th July 2012

ORGANIZATION: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

THESIS: “Use of organic carbonates as green reagents for the synthesis of phenolic derivates: the example of 2-phenoxy-ethanol”

BACHELOR DEGREE: INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY (110/110 cum laude)

STARTING DATE: 10th September 2007; GRADUATION DATE: 15th October 2010

ORGANIZATION: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

THESIS: “Raft synthesis of block co-polymers and post polymerisation processes”, research carried out at the department “ISOF” of CNR of Bologna

OTHER:

TIME PERIOD: 01st September 2012 – 31st December 2012

ACTIVITY: Three months research grant at “Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale “Toso Montari” – Università di Bologna”.

DESCRIPTION: Research project regarding the gas phase methylation of phenol with methanol over heterogeneous basic and redox catalysts

TIME PERIOD: 14th September 2015 – 19th December 2015

ACTIVITY: Three months of foreign period (during the PhD) in the research group of Prof. Sir Martyn Poliakoff in the “School of Chemistry” of the University of Nottingham.

DESCRIPTION: Research project regarding the photo-oxidation reactions of natural terpenes in the presence of a photosensitizer, using dimethyl carbonate (DMC) as new green solvent both in batch and in high-pressure flow reactor using sc-CO2 as co-solvent.

PhD PROGRAMME

TIME PERIOD: 01st January 2013 – 31st December 2015

ACTIVITY: Chemistry PhD programme at “Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale “Toso Montari” – Università di Bologna”.

DESCRIPTION: Research project regarding the synthesis and reactivity studies of organic carbonates, both with homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts. In particular, through the reaction between carbon dioxide and alcohols or diols or the carbonate interchange reaction of light carbonates for the synthesis of heavier ones. Reactivity study regarding the gas-phase alkylation of aromatics with organic carbonates using both acidic and basic catalytic systems.

AWARDS

Robert Karl Grasselli memorial award (2021 edition) for the results obtained in the field of heterogeneous catalysis applied in continuous-flow, gas-phase processes. Prize sponsored by the Gruppo Interdivisionale di Catalisi of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI). Venice, 10th September 2021, oral presentation.

Galileo Galilei Giovani international award (2021 edition) for the results obtained in the field of Sustainable Chemistry and Environmental Science, sponsored by Rotary Association (District 2072) in collaboration with Fondazione Premio Galileo Galilei.

Best Ph.D Thesis award (2017 edition) in Industrial Chemistry, sponsored by the Industrial Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) at the XXVI conference of the Italian Chemical Society at Paestum, 10th-15th September 2017. Oral presentation.

Recognised as “Outstanding Reviewer for Green Chemistry in 2019” by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

WORK EXPERIENCES

1st March 2019 – 14th September 2021: RTD-A grant: Italian young researcher, three-years grant
Research Topic: Development of innovative catalytic processes for the synthesis of chemicals following the principles of Green Chemistry.
Teaching activity:
Course “Fundamental of Industrial Chemistry” (Module 2), Bachelor Degree in Industrial Chemistry, given in Italian;
Course “Sustainable Industrial Chemistry and Polymers” (international Master Degree in Advanced Spectrometry in Chemistry), given in English.

Three years of post-doc research grant at the Industrial Chemistry Department "Toso Montanari" of the University of Bologna.

Participation to more than twenty national and international conferences focused on different topics, namely Green Chemistry, catalysis and material science.

Author (or co-author) of 39 papers on international journals and 6 book chapters. Inventor of 7 patents.

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