Design and synthesis of: a) novel molecular components of perovskite solar cells (hole transporters of various kind that enables the charge separation process and the flow of holes from the photoactive perovskite material to the anode; highly fluorinated organic ammonium salts for dimensional tuning of perovskites and increased cell stability); b) monomers for the generation of thin films of water-repellent electrochromic materials by electropolymerization; c) voltage-sensitive fluorescent organic dyes for neuronal activity mapping; d) bimodal fluorescence-19F magnetic resonance molecular probes for biomedical imaging; e) hydrophobic/oleophobic textile finishing agents that replace conventional products containing perfluoroalkyl chains > C4; f) recyclable organic and organometallic catalysts for selective oxidation reactions
Laurea (Master degree) in Industrial Chemistry (University of Milan, 1988, highest rank); Junior Researcher (Enichem Synthesis, (Pedrengo, Italy, 1989); PhD in Industrial Chemistry (University of Milan, 1992); Post-doctoral Fellowship (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, 1993-1994); CNR fellowhip (1995-1998 and 1999-2001); Invited Foreign Researcher of CNRS (Lyon, France, 1998); CNR researcher (Milan, 2002-2006); Senior CNR researcher (Milan, from 2006); Adjoint professor “Advanced Industrial Chemistry with Lab” course (University of Milan, from 2013).
Regione Lombardia “Integrated Zero-Energy Buildings (I-ZEB)” - Dr. I. Meroni –participant, 2016-2019
FIRB “Development of molecular recognition methodologies” – Dr. S. Quici –participant, 2005-2009
European Community RTN “Fluorous Phase”- Prof. D. O’Hagan – Head of Milan 2 Unit, 2000-2004
Organic chemistry; Fluoroorganic compounds; Hybrid photovoltaics; Molecular probes; Catalyst recycling
Molecular design; Organic synthesis; Homogeneous catalysis