Maria Caporali

Primo Ricercatore



Telefono: +39 055 522 5249

Sede: Firenze

Indirizzo: Area della Ricerca CNR di Firenze, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)


Education: PhD in Chemical Sciences, University of Florence, Italy (2000-2003); Degree in Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy (1998).

Work experience: Senior Researcher at ICCOM-CNR Florence, Italy (since Jan 2023); Researcher at ICCOM-CNR Florence, Italy (2011-2022); Postdoctoral Fellow at ICCOM-CNR (2006-2011); Researcher at Syncom b.V., Groeningen, NL (2005-2006); Postdoctoral Fellow, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL (2003-2005); Postgraduate Fellow, University of Florence, Italy (1999).

Honors and Awards: Scientific National Habilitation (ASN 03/B1 fascia II, 2017) as Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry.

Visiting Scientist: Elettra Sincrotrone (Trieste, 2018 and 2017), University of Gdansk (Poland, 2014), University of Regensburg (Germany, 2010), Russian Academy of Sciences (Kazan, 2008, 2009), Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Tarragona, Spain, 2005), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (Switzerland, 2002).

Management: Scientific responsible for ICCOM-CNR of PRIN 2017 “Fast ElectRon dynamics in novel hybrid organic-2D MATerials”- FERMAT project financed by MUR (19/08/2019-18/08/2023);  Scientific responsible for Greenphos Synthesis (2019-today), Scientific responsible for CNR ICCOM of the project PHOSMED, “Exfoliated black phosphorus for biomedical applications” financed by European Research Council (Coordinator: M. Peruzzini, 2019-2022); Main proposer, author and participant in applications for beamtime at synchrotron  (2016-2020); Team member and participant in national and international projects: Phosfun “Phosphorene functionalization: a new platform for advanced multifunctional materials” ERC AdvG (2015-2019),  GINSENG “Graphene related INnovative 2D materials for Sustainable ENerGetics and catalysis”  (2018-2020), PRIN 2015 “Towards a Sustainable Chemistry: Design of Innovative Metal-Ligand Systems for Catalysis and Energy Applications” (2017-2020).

Other activities: Scientific responsible of postdoc fellowships at ICCOM-CNR, supervisor of PhD and Master thesis in Chemistry at the University of Florence, Siena and Padova; Conference Organization: PBSi 2019, International Conference on Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon, (Rome, 2019); Symposium T “2D Semiconductors: Perspectives and Applications” in the frame of E-MRS, European Materials Research Society, Spring Meeting, Nice (France), 27-31 May 2019; EWPC-6, VI European Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry, 26-27 March 2009, Florence (Italy); Symposium “Materiali Ceramici tra Tradizione ed Innovazione” Florence, April 3, 2008.

Conferences: participations and contributions to national and international conferences (1 plenary, 1 keynote, 6 invited, 18 oral communications, 6 seminars)

Bibliometric data:(Scopus 16/05/2023): 72 articles, 1534 citations by 1211 documents, h-index: 20.

Research interests: Low-dimensionality materials, functionalization of 2D black phosphorus with transition metals and application in heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Activation and functionalization of white phosphorus mediated by transition metals and organic reagents.

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