Position: PhD Students
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Synthesis and characterization of plasmonic nanoparticles, silica nanoparticles, and inorganic nanocrystals.
Investigations of plasmonic materials for amyloid fibrils disruption through photothermal effect.
Exploitation of hybrid organic-inorganic systems for photon upconversion.
University of Perugia
03.2023 – 05.2023:Teaching Assistant, Guiding undergraduate students through general chemistry, analytical lab safety and procedures
11.2020 – 01.2022: Teaching Assistant, General chemistry and organic chemistry teaching for undergraduate students which include developing exercises to guide students through fundamental chemistry concepts
09.2018 – 12.2018: Administrative Assistant, Invoice processing and documentation for the Chemistry, Biology and Biochemistry Department
Florida State University
02.2022 – 08.2022: Visiting PhD student - Performing air free nanocrystal synthesis exploiting Schlenk line and glovebox - Study of nanocrystal surface passivation, energy transfer and photon upconversion process of hybrid inorganic-organic systems - Characterization of air free solutions through home-built TCSPC and emission spectrometer
University of Perugia
11.2020 – present: PhD in Chemical Science, Air free synthesis of semiconductor nanocrystals and their optical and morphological characterization; Incorporation of moisture and air sensitive nanocrystals into oil core/silica shell nanocapsules in air-equilibrated conditions extending their application for solid-state devices and overall stability; Synthesis and investigation of gold nanoparticles with different size and shape for the degradation of protein aggregates through the photothermal effect
10.2018 – 07.2020: Master’s Degree in Chemical Science, Synthesis and characterization of spherical gold nanoparticles and their functionalization with organic dyes; Study of the metal-dyes synthesized complexes binding to protein aggregates by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy to improve amyloid fibrils detection
10.2015 – 07.2018: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Effect of superficial composition, size, and shape of metal colloids on enhancing the Raman signal for drug detection
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