Dr. Francesca Tajoli
Università degli Studi di Padova
Via Marzolo, 1
35131 - Padova (PD)
Room: 00215 00054
Phone: +39 049 827 5045
Francesca Tajoli is currently a Ph.D. student in the workgroup of Prof. Silvia Gross. Her field of research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of crystalline inorganic nanostructures in confined spaces. In particular, her Ph.D. thesis project aims at experimentally evaluating the effect of space confinement on the crystallisation of oxides and sulphides, e.g. through in situ and time-resolved characterization techniques (SAXS, XRD, XAS). As confined space model systems, nanodroplets produced by miniemulsions (30-300 nm) and pores in mesoporous frameworks (2-50 nm) are taken into account.
Born in Verona in 1994, Francesca Tajoli studied Chemistry at the University of Padova, where she obtained both her Bachelor degree (2016; mark: 110/110) and her Master degree (2018; mark: 110/110 cum laude). Her Master thesis project concerned the continuous-flow synthesis (by microfluidics and continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis, CHFS) of doped zinc sulphide nanoparticles for optical bioimaging applications. In 2019 she worked as graduate fellow in the workgroup of Prof. Silvia Gross, firstly on the wet chemistry and colloidal synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts for gas exhaust abatement (in collaboration with Umicore AG & Co. KG.) and subsequently on P-DiSC2018 project, entitled "space matters: crystallization of inorganic nanostructures in confined spaces". In Oct 2019 she enrolled in the Ph.D. School of Molecular Sciences in Padova. She has participated to six beamtimes at Elettra sincrotrone Trieste, Swiss Light Souce - Paul Scherrer Institute and Diamond Light Source, getting acquainted with XRD, SAXS, XAS and XMCD techniques.