Position: Permanent Staff
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Cellulose dissolution and structural characterization.
Colloidal nature of soil organic matter.
Smart material for biological and pharmaceutical applications.
Physical chemistry characterization of soft matter.
Flow behaviour of complex fluids and solids.
Bituminous materials studied by Rheology and NMR.
Lyotropic phase behaviour of amphiphiles.
Emulsions and their applications in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and healthcare products
Food colloids and additives
28/12/2021 Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry – University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
27/12/2018 – 27/12/2021 Lecturer, Department of Chemistry – University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
01/11/2017 – 26/12/2018 Researcher, MEMEG unit – Department of Biology – Lund University, Lund, Sweden
01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017 Contract Researcher, MEMEG unit – Department of Biology – Lund University, Lund, Sweden
01/07/2015 – 30/06/2016 Contract Researcher, Physical Chemistry Division – Lund University, Lund, Sweden
01/01/2014 – 30/06/2015 Post-doctoral Researcher, Department and Chemistry and Chemical Technology – University of Calabria – Arcavacata di Rende, Italy - POR (Regional Operative Program) Calabria – FSE 2007/2013 – ARUE
01/04/2012 – 31/08/2013 Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Informatics, Modelling, Electronics and Systems Engineering – University of Calabria – Arcavacata di Rende, Italy - PON01_01409 2007/2013 – SAFEMEAT (agro-alimentary field)
2019-2021 A total of 5 grants for traveling were obtained after competitive grant applications funded by the European Soft Matter Infrastructure, EUSMI, Horizon 2020, role PI (~30 k€)
2018 Research grant “Structure and dynamics of natural colloids” funded by the Swedish Research Council, role co-PI (~400 k€)
2018 Research grant “A novel approach to understand Soil Organic Matter” Project N. 20180566 funded by The Crafoord Foundation, Sweden, role PI (~20 k€)
2013-2014 A total of 4 grants for traveling were obtained after Competitive Grant Applications funded by the European Soft Matter Infrastructure, ESMI, role PI (~20 k€)
2009-2010 Research grant “Bio-gels Structural Study and Innovative Pharmacological Applications” – “Giovani Ricercatori 2009” funded by the University of Calabria, role PI (~2 k€)
2009-present Responsible (PI) or co-proposer of 15 (7 as PI) experimental campaigns at large scale facilities (synchrotron and neutron sources): SSRL at SLAC (USA); ILL, Grenoble (France); ESRF, Grenoble (France); J-Parc, (Japan); PSI (Switzerland); LNLS (Brazil); NIST (USA) (total commercial value of beamtime and travel grants as PI ~250 k€)
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