Nicoletta Ravasio

Nicoletta Ravasio

Senior Researcher
ISTM-CNR, Via Venezian, 21
20133 Milano (Italy)
Phone: (+39) 0250314382
 
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BIOGRAPHY

Senior scientist at CNR ISTM since 2001, Researcher at CNR since 1988. She got her Ph.D in  Chemistry at the University of Bari (Dept. of Chemistry) in 1987 and the Degree in Chemistry at the University of Milan in 1982. In charge of several regional, national and international projects and of national and international research contracts with private companies. She is a member of the Italian Group of Green & Sustainable Chemistry and  has been a member of the Italian Group of Catalysis from  2006 to 2011. She is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Platform on Biofuels.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The main research topic is heterogeneous catalysis applied to the synthesis of fine chemicals and to renewable materials selective transformations. Research activity has been mainly focused on the study of heterogeneous non-toxic and non-noble catalysts as substitutes of traditional stoichiometric reagents for organic synthesis and on the development of solid catalysts for the upgrading of renewable sources, such as vegetable oils, cellulose and terpenes. She is particularly involved in the development of the Biorefinery concept from both dedicated non-food crops and agroindustry wastes. Her scientific activity is summed up in more than 130 scientific papers and 7 patents.

 

 

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