Group

Permanent Staff

Prof. Alessandro Aliprandi

alessandro.aliprandi@unipd.it

Alessandro Aliprandi is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Sciences. He completed his Master degree in Chemistry at the University of Ferrara. He obtained the PhD in Chemistry in 2015 at the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (Strasbourg, France) under the supervision of Prof. Luisa De Cola studying the self-assembly of luminescent Pt(II) complexes. Then, He joined the group of Prof. Paolo Samorì at the same institute, where He studied 2D materials for (opto)electronic applications. In 2018 He was appointed Ingénieur De Recherche (CNRS) in the group of Prof. Luisa De Cola. In 2020 He received an ERC starting Grant (Bright and biologically powered chemiluminescent labels for cell and tissue imaging). In 2021, He moved to the university of Padova to start his own research group. Since the beginning of his career, Aliprandi alessandro has been fascinated by light and his research activities focus on luminescent molecules not only for bioanalytical applications such as electrochemiluminescence, but also to “see” in real-time complex process such as molecular self-assembly.


Dr. Marco Baron

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Marco Baron graduated in Padova in 2014 (with prof. Marino Basato) with a European Doctorate obtained by working at the University of Padova and at the IPCMS-CNRS (Strasbourg) (with dr. Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz). He then worked as postdoc researcher at the University of Padova and at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) (with dr. Alexander Pöthig). Since 2019 he is assistant professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Padova. In 2020 he received the Flavio Bonati award by the Organometallic Group of the Italian Chemical Society. His research interests are on the synthesis of early transition and main group metals organometallics and on the chemical valorization of CO2.


Prof. Andrea Biffis

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Andrea Biffis graduated in Chemistry (honors) at the University of Padova (with Prof. Benedetto Corain) and received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany (with Prof. Günter Wulff). After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Essen, Germany (with Prof. Günter Schmid), he returned to Padova, where he was appointed assistant professor in 2001 and associate professor in 2011. Prof. Biffis has at present coauthored more than 110 ISI publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 6 chapters in monographs, with a Hirsch index h of Prof. Biffis equal to 34 (source: Scopus). The research interests of Prof. Biffis deal mainly with the development of late transition metal catalysts (metal nanoparticles, metal complexes) for the synthesis of fine chemicals, as well as with the implementation of strategies for catalyst recovery and recycling, employing biphasic systems or soluble crosslinked polymers (microgels) as catalyst support.


Dr. Thomas Scattolin

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Thomas Scattolin was born in Padua (Italy) in 1990 and studied chemistry at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (BSc 2012 and MSc 2014, summa cum laude). He completed his PhD in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Fabiano Visentin in the same university (inter-university programme with University of Trieste).In 2018 he was a visiting scientist in the laboratories of Prof. Antonio Togni at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2020, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Steven P. Nolan at the Ghent University. In 2021, he worked as postdoc researcher at CRO Aviano, Italy, within the CaTHENa project (Cancer THErapy by Nanomedicine). Since 2022 he is assistant professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Padova. His research activity is primarily focused on the synthesis and reactivity of late transition metal complexes with applications in homogeneous catalysis and medicinal chemistry.


Prof. Cristina Tubaro

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Cristina Tubaro obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences in 2005 at the University of Padova with a thesis on NHC transition metal complexes. In 2006 she bacame Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Padova, where she is currently Associate Professor (since 2016). Her main research interests involve the design, synthesis and characterization of new N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of late transition metals. Depending on the studied metal, the new complexes can find application in homogeneous catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry or material science.


PhD Researchers

Matteo Bevilacqua

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Matteo Bevilacqua received his master degree in chemistry from the University of Padua (2019, 110/110 cum laude) under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Biffis.
After graduation, he was hired at Berkem s.r.l., a galvanic company. He worked as quality control analyst, customer technical assistant and researcher on new galvanic processes.
In 2020 he returned to the University of Padova as a research assistant in the Applied Organometallic Chemistry group, working on the PHOTOSIL project in collaboration with Zhemarck s.p.a. The aim of this project was the synthesis of new photoactivatable platinum complexes to catalyze the curing of silicone resins for industrial applications.
He is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Molecular Sciences at the University of Padova, under the supervision of Prof. Biffis. His PhD project is focused on the synthesis and characterization of new gold nanoclusters stabilized with di-N-heterocyclic carbene ligands and their application.


Giammarco Meloni

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Giammarco Meloni graduated with a M.Sc. in Chemistry in 2021 at the University of Padova (110/110 cum laude) with a thesis on NHC-Phenolate manganese(III) complexes. In the same year he enrolled in the PhD program in Chemical Science at the University of Padova under the supervision of Prof. Cristina Tubaro and Dr. Marco Baron. His PhD project is focused on the synthesis of novel first row transition metals and aluminum complexes with hybrid NHC-Phenolate ligands and on the study of their catalytic activity in CO2 chemical valorization reactions.


Giulio Pavan

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Giulio Pavan received his Master Degree in Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2021, 110/110 with honours) under the supervision of Prof. Fabrizio Fabris.
After graduation he enrolled in the PhD-programme in Molecular Sciences at University of Padova (supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Aliprandi).
His PhD project is focused on the synthesis and photophysical characterization of water-soluble and bio-conjugable organic TADF emitters that behave as ECL emitters.


Luca Morgan

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Luca Morgan received his Master Degree in Chemistry in 2022 at the University of Padova (110/110 cum laude) under the supervision of Dr. Marco Baron.
In the same year he enrolled in the PhD program in Molecular Science at the University of Padova under the supervision of Prof. Alessandro Aliprandi. His PhD project is focused on the synthesis and characterization of organic TADF emitters and their application as dyes in regenerative chemiluminescence.


Master


Alumni

Assegnisti
Maria Moro (2021)
Federica Tresin (2021)
Paolo Zardi (2019)

Borsisti
Riccardo Cendron (2022)
Riccardo De Marco (2021)
Francesco Crisanti (2021)

PhD
Andrea Longhi (2021) 33° ciclo
Marco Monticelli (2017) 29° ciclo
Andrea Volpe (2015) 27° ciclo

Master
Francesco Ravera (2022)
Luca Morgan (2022)
Alice Benin (2022)
Niccolò Bocconcello (2022)
Chiara Donati (2022)
Massimo Filippetto (2022)
Samuele Neuberg (2021)
Giammarco Meloni (2021)
Francesca Malori (2021)
Chiara Masaro (2021)
Riccardo Cendron (2021)
Vittoria Burgo (2021)
Pietro Bax (2021)
Nicola Marigo (2021)
Niccolò Matteo Conte (2021)
Valerio Giuso (2021)
Luca Beghetto (2020)
Riccardo De Marco (2020)
Alessia Casotto (2020)
Leonardo Salvatore (2020)
Valentina Vitali (2020)
Gabriele Pirodda (2020)
Aurelia Trevisan (2020)
Elena Marcheggiani (2019)
Federica Tresin (2019)
Gianmarco Trevisan (2019)
Maria Moro (2019)
Sara Bonfante (2019)


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