Alessandra Cincinelli

Personal Information

Position: Researcher

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Cincinelli, Alessandra


Fields of Interest and Expertise

- Studying the occurrence and fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Emerging Organic Compounds (EOCs) in wastewater treatment plants.

- Development of analytical methods to separate and analyse POPs and EOCs in environmental matrices. 

- Studying the levels and fate of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in indoor and outdoor environments.

- Development of CSIA protocol procedures for tracing organic contaminant sources and processes.

- Contribution in understanding the long-range transport and fate of POPs (i.e. PCBs, PBDEs, chlorinated pesticides, PAHs) especially in remote marine environments, such as Antarctica.

- Transport, distribution and accumulation mechanisms of organic compounds in organisms.

- Effects of POPs in human health and biota

- Characterization and source apportionment of the organic content of PM10 and PM2.5 in remote and urban areas.

- Separation of chiral enantiomers by reversed-phase (RP)-thin layer chromatography (TLC) on new stationary phases.


Environmental Analytical Chemistry - Organic Compounds (LM Chemical Sciences - Florence)

Curriculum Vitae

Nov 2002 – present: Researcher on Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Florence (Italy).

Sept 2010 – Aug 2012: Marie-Curie Research Fellow, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster (UK).

May 2002- Nov 2002: Post doctoral research associate, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point (VA, USA). 

Apr 2002 – Oct 2002: Research collaboration with Department of Chemistry, University of Florence.

Jan 2001 – Aug 2001: Exchange visitor at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, USA.

Nov 1998 – Nov 2001: PhD student in Environmental Sciences. Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy. Thesis title: “Study of organic pollutants in the coastal area of Leghorn (Italy), Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica) and Altamaha and Satilla Rivers (USA)”.

May 1998- Nov1999: Research collaboration with Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University of Florence.

1998: Degree in Chemistry (equivalent to MSc) at University of Florence. Experimental thesis on “Transfer of organic compounds at the air/water interface in a wastewater treatment plant”.



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