5232 Villigen PSI
My PhD work is integrated within the SynFuels project, a joint initiative between Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) aimed to develop novel synthetic routes for a sustainable jet fuel production.
My specific focus is the study of suitable zeolite catalysts for the methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process as an intermediate step for the final production of hydrocarbons in the jet fuel range. In situ/operando UV-vis and FT-IR spectroscopy are the tools of choice routinely employed to study the active materials under relevant conditions.
- 07/21 - present: Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
- 10/18 - 07/20: Master Degree in Industrial Chemistry, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
- 02/18 - 05/18: Erasmus+ program, Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Slovakia
- 10/15 - 07/18: Bachelor Degree in Industrial Chemistry, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy