Dr. Francesca Tajoli

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche
Università degli Studi di Padova
Via Marzolo, 1
35131 - Padova (PD)
Room: 00215 00054
Phone: +39 049 827 5045
E-Mail: francesca.tajoli@phd.unipd.it

Curriculum vitae

Francesca Tajoli is currently a post-doc fellow in the workgroup of Prof. Silvia Gross within the Unimpresa project entitled “ALTERECO - Rational approaches to the formulation of eco-sustainable alternatives based on bio-polymers for bottle sealing”, co-financed by the University of Padova and Sincera Sistemi srl. 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). In 2019 she worked as graduate fellow in the workgroup of Prof. Silvia Gross, firstly on the synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts for gas exhaust abatement (in collaboration with Umicore AG & Co. KG.) and subsequently on the P-DiSC2018 project, entitled “Space matters: Crystallization of inorganic nanostructures in confined spaces”. In Oct 2019 she enrolled in the PhD School of Molecular Sciences in Padova, achieving her PhD in 2023. Her field of research is focused on the investigation of the effect of space confinement on the crystallization of inorganic nanostructures (oxides, sulfides, metal NPs), exploiting differently sized constrained environments as reactors, i.e. continuous-flow microreactor (< 1 μm), nanodroplets produced by miniemulsions (30-300 nm), nanopores of mesoporous materials (2-50 nm), and investigating the nucleation and growth of inorganic colloids carrying out in situ time-resolved experiments (SAXS, XRD, XAS) at synchrotron facilities. For her work with synchrotron light at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Swiss Light Souce - Paul Scherrer Institute, Diamond Light Source, and SOLEIL, she was awarded in 2023 with the Best PhD Thesis Award of the Italian Society of Synchrotron Light. She has authored 7 papers in international peer-reviewed ISI journals (1 review, 6 articles) and 1 chapter in a book (in press), and presented her work at 13 conferences (8 oral presentations, 6 poster presentations).