2011 – today: Key-resercher & Professor at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
2010-2011: Post-doc at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
FWF “Lise Meitner”: “New bio-friendly wood preservatives”.
2006-2009: PhD in Wood and Fibres Science at ENSTIB. Lab. LERMAB. University of Nancy. UHP.
“Development of tannin-based resins for new ecofriendly industrial products. Rigid foams and wood preservatives”.
Supervisors: Prof. Antonio Pizzi, Prof. Alain Celzard.
2006: 4 months stage. University of Applied Science of Bern. BFH.
“Acrylic coatings based on ZnO nanoparticles”.
Supervisors: Dr. M. Properzi and Prof. F. Pichelin.
1998-2005: Master in Chemistry at the University of Florence.
Specialization in Organic and Industrial Chemistry.
“Study of crosslinking mechanism of waterproof modified vinylic resins”.
Supervisor: Prof. A. Salvini
1993-1998: Diploma of Chemist at the Industrial technical college T. Buzzi of Prato. www.itistulliobuzzi.it
Scientific missions and further education
2012: Advanced English course at Solent University of Southampton. www.solent.ac.uk
2012: COST FP1006. Short term scientific mission at CNR- IVALSA – Florence. Dr. S. Palanti. “ Bio-friendly wood preservatives: Test against larvae of Hylotrupes Bajulus“. www.ivalsa.cnr.it
2011: Intermediate German course at Wifi – Salzburg (A). www.wifisalzburg.at
2009 and 2011: CIRAD. Dr. M.F. Thevenon. Biological test against new tannin-based wood preservatives. Montpellier (F). www.cirad.fr
2008.University of Liegi. Prof. S. Blacher. Microtomography and image analyis of tannin based foams. Liegi (B). www.alg.ac.be
2008. ENSC Surface chemistry. Dr. L. Delmotte, Dr. J. Parmentier. Chemical and Physical activation of tannin-based carbon foams. Surface area increasing. Mulhouse (F). www.enscmu.uha.fr
2008. CNRS Promes. Dr. R. Olives. Measurement of thermal conductivity of organic and carbon foams. Perpignan (F). www.promes.cnrs.fr
2007. TWI World center of Material joint technology. Dr. S. Andrews. Development of alternative systems for wood welding. Cambridge (GB). www.twi.co.uk
2006. Silva Chimica. Dr. Giampaolo Benevento. Chestnut tannin, extraction and characterization. S.Michele Mondoví (I). www.silvateam.com
2008-2009: Freelancer for Key-knife. Marketing and translation. www.keyknife.com
2004-2005: Open-Lab Operator. Teaching through lab-experiences to young students. Basis for chemistry. www.openlab.unifi.it
2000-2001: Employed at the enviromental department of Prato. www.provincia.prato.it