Position: Permanent Staff
Phone: 070 675-4362
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Nano-biotechnologies, biophysical chemistry, biocatalysis and bioanalytics.
Adsorption of Enzymes/proteins on Ordered Mesoporous Materials as industrial biocatalysts or controlled release systems.
Biotechnological production of biodiesel.
Ion specific (Hofmeister) phenomena.
Enzyme based and DNA based Biosensors.
Jul 1997: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Cagliari (110 cum laude/110). Thesis title: "Coordinating properties of ane(PhenN2)OS2 towards Ni(II), Pd(II) e Pt(II)".
Mar 1998-Mar 1999: Lieutenant of the Corp of the Engineers of the Italian Army at the Military Technical Center for Chemistry, Physics and Biology – Civitavecchia (Rome).
Mar 1999–Jan 2002: PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cagliari. Title: "Lipases in biocatalysis: characterization, immobilization, specific activity, and new syntheses". Advisors: Prof. V. Solinas and Prof. M. Monduzzi (University of Cagliari); co-advisor: Prof. P. Adlercreutz (University of Lund - Sweden).
2001–2003: Post-Doc Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Cagliari.
2003–2005: Post-Doc Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Cagliari.
Jan 2006–Apr 2006: Volunteer Researcher, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Cagliari.
Jun 2013-Mar 2014: Researchfellow – Dept. of Applied Mathematics – Australian National University, Canberra (Australia).
Since Oct 2015: Associate Professor Dept. Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari
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