Position: Permanent Staff
Phone: +39 055457 3282
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Source investigation, Distribution and Environmental fate of POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) with a focus on emerging contaminants
Transport, distribution and accumulation mechanisms of organic compounds in biota
Microplastics and their tracers in the environment
Remediation techniques of contaminated soils
Characterization and source apportionment of organic content of atmospheric particulate
Indoor air quality (IAQ)
Risk assessment of POPs
Environmental sampling and analysis, analytical methods development and optimization
Analytical instrumentation techniques such as GC, GC-MS, HPLC, Elementar analysis
Co-supervisorr of about 36Thesis for the Chemistry and Biology courses (bachelor and master’s degree), visiting PhD students and Erasmus students
Seminars, and lessons to ungraduated students attending the “Environmental Analytical Chemistry – Organic Compounds” class – master’s degree in chemistry, at Department of Chemistry, University of Florence
2009 – present: Examination committee Environmental Analytical Chemistry – Organic Compounds – master’s degree degree in Chemistry, at Department of Chemistry, University of Florence
2009- present: Honorary Fellow of Analytical Chemistry (SSD/CHIM01) (“Cultore della materia”) appointed by the Council of Department of Chemistry, University of Florence (Italy).
2004: Degree in Chemistry at the University of Florence. Thesis on “Identification and quantitative determination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in wastewaters treated by constructed wetlands”.
2004: Research collaboration, as researcher, with CSGI on “"AFM determination of molecules immobilized on substrates"
2005: Research collaboration, as researcher, with Department of Chemistry (Univ. Of Florence)
2006-2008: PhD student in Chemical Sciences (XXI Cycle)
2008: Exchange visitor at Lancaster University and Lancaster Environment Centre (Lancaster, UK)
2009: PhD in Chemical Sciences with a dissertation on "Long-range Transport and Environmental Fate of Persistent Organic Compounds (POPs)
2009: Research collaboration with Department of Chemistry (Univ. Of Florence) on “Antarctic water and air quali- quantitative analysis and and data treatment”
2009 – 2010: Research expeditions to Ny- Alesund (Svalbard Islands, Norway – North Pole) – ARCFAC Project and to Terranova Bay (Mario Zucchelli Station) – XXVI Italian Expedition in Antarctica
2009-2017: Postdoctoral researcher (L. 449/1997 – L. 240/2010) at the Department (Univ. Of Florence) on distribution and environmental fate of legacy and emerging POPs in urban and remote areas
2017-Present: Postdoctoral researcher – Type A (L. 240/2010) at the Department (Univ. Of Florence) on “Dredged sediments remediation by co-composting and their reuse in agricultural applications - DRAGON”
2017: National Scientific Qualification to become Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry by MIUR (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale a Professore di Seconda Fascia – SSD 03/A1)
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