Academic Work Experiences
2019 April – 2021 March
Postdoctoral Researcher (Assistant Researcher) at Aix-Marseille Université – Institut de Chimie Radicalaire, Marseille – France
Preparation of polymeric materials with radicals and biradicals via Supercritical Fluid Impregnation and enhanced characterization of functional organic materials by solid-state NMR using dynmic nuclear polarization (DNP).
2018 April – 2020 March
Postdoctoral Researcher (Assistant researcher) at Peking University – College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Beijing Innovation Center for Engineering, Science and Advanced Technology (BIC-ESAT), Beijing – China
Development of new methods for the synthesis of doped and non-doped aerographene-based nanomaterials using Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Supercritical Fluid Impregnation and their photocatalitic applications in atmospheric pollution cleaning.
2018 January – Today
Honorary Research Fellow and founding member of the University of South Florida “Center of Food and Wine History”.
Development of new analytical methods for the analysis of archaeological organic food residues and their recognition. The research is devoted in particular to the study of the paleo-diet, disease and infections in the Mediterranean area.
Co-P.I of the research line “Dietary habits of prehistoric Mediterranean civilizations”.
2014 November – 2017 December
International PhD Course (XXX Cycle) in Chemical Sciences awarded Magna cum Laude at University of Catania – Department of Chemical Sciences
Visiting PhD student at CNR (Rome, Italy), Aix-Marseille Universitè (France), Peking University (China), University of South Florida (USA).
Dissertation titled: “Development of new Lithium-Transition Metals co-doped Nanotitania. A perspective for sustainable photocatalytic materials and a comparative study between benefits and health risks.”
2010 October – 2014 October
MSc in Chemistry of Materials at University of Catania – Department of Chemical Sciences
Experimental thesis in Inorganic Chemistry titled “Properties of cement-based materials in the presence of nano and microparticles additives.”
2007 October – 2010 July
BSc Applied Technologies for conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage at University of Catania – Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
Experimental thesis in Chemistry of Ancient Materials titled “Ancient Sicilian Organ Pipes: composition and degradations.”