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Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale “Toso Montanari”

Viale Risorgimento, 4 - 40136 – Bologna

Aula 5

Monday, February 12th  

SESSION IFind your way: the future after PhD studies  

Chair: Angelo Vaccari (Head of Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari)


9:00 – 9:30        Welcome address: Angelo Vaccari,  Patrizia Brigidi - Delegate of the Rector for European Research; Aldo Roda Coordinator of the PhD programme in Chemistry

9:30-10:15  Find your way. Creativity and Innovation in Chemistry  Vincenzo Balzani (Bologna University )

10:15-11:15  Creativity: principles and applications Giovanni Emanuele Corazza (UNIBO, Marconi Institute for creativity )

11:15-11:45 Coffee/Tea break

11:45-12:30 Useful skills for Industry Marco Piccinini (VCM & OCD Research Manager, INOVYN Manufacturing Belgium)

12.30 - 14:00  Lunch (only provided for SINCHEM and Phototrain members and Speakers)*

SESSION I I -  Technology entrepreneurship   

Chair:  Rosa Grimaldi (Deputy Rector for Entrepreneurship)

14:00-14:45  Technology entrepreneurship and the origins of breakthrough innovations   (Simone Ferriani   Unibo, Alma Venturing )

14:45-15:30  Basics about technological  company inception (Guilhem Velve Casquillas, CEO Elvesys Microfluidic Innovation Center)

15:30-15:45  UNIBO Launch Pad ( )

15:45-16:45 Examples of Start-up and Spin-off companies 

  • 15:45 Oncology and Cytogenetic Products - OaCP (Enrico Di Oto)
  • 16:00 Bettery (Francesca Soavi)
  • 16:15 PerFrutto (Marco Zibordi)
  • 16:30 Lesepitado, Phenbiox, fresCosmesi, Centro per le comunità solari (Leonardo Setti) 

 16:45-17:30 Final round table and conclusions  - Chairman: Prof. Grimaldi and Prof. Ferriani


 Tuesday, February 13th 

Session III - The contribution of photochemistry and photocatalysis to Sustainable Chemistry.

Chair: Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

9:00-10:00 Heterogeneous photocatalysis from fundamentals to possible applications Leonardo Palmisano  (University of Palermo)

10:00-11:00  Introduction of the application of photocatalysis in organic synthesis  Paolo Melchiorre – (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)  Tarragona SPAIN)

11:00-11:30 Coffee/Tea break

 11:30-12:15 Current status and challenges of the sun-driven water splitting for solar fuels production Simelys Hernández (Politecnico Torino)

 12:15-12:45 Recent advances in the BiVO4 photocatalyst for sun-driven water oxidation,  Tolod Kristine (Sinchem student)

12.45-14:15  Lunch (only provided for SINCHEM members and Speakers)*

Session IV - The contribution of photo- and electro catalysis to Sustainable Chemistry

Chair: Fabrizio Cavani (Division of Industrial Chemistry – DCI)

14:15-15:00   Photo- and electro-catalytic tools for a new deal in chemical processing  Guido Saracco (Politecnico di Torino)

15:00-15:45  Applications of heterogeneous photocatalysis in partial oxidation, hydration and dehydration reactions Giuseppe Marci  (University of Palermo)

 15:45-16:15   Electrocatalytic synthesis of ammonia from water and nitrogen Chen Shiming (Sinchem student)

 16:15-16:45  Fundamentals of photocatalytic reactors and design of photocatalytic processes  Giovanni Camera Roda  (Bologna University)   

Wednesday, February 14th - Aula 5

SESSION V  - Microfluidic  and  3D printing 

Chair: Giacomo Bergamini (Bologna University)  

9:00-10:00 Organic synthesis goes flow  (TIMOTHY NOËL Eindhoven University of Technology)

10:00 -11:00 Elvesys microfluidic valley & some ideas about the change of paradigm of hardware company inception in 21 century  (Guilhem Velve Casquillas, CEO Elvesys Microfluidic Innovation Center)

11:00-11:30 Coffee/Tea break

11:30-12:00 Femtosecond laser-inscribed microfluidics: from fundamentals to applications -  Ottavia Jedrkiewicz(IFN-CNR and University of Insurbria).

12:00-12:45 45 Role of materials chemistry in 3D Printing: from the fundamentals to possible applications  Francesca Bisi (Modena and Reggio University, MAT3D  )

12.45-14:15  Lunch (only provided for SINCHEM members and speakers)*

SESSION V I - Structured reactors for process intensification

Chair:  Paolo Pollesel  (Interdivisional group of Catalysis - GIC)


14:15-15:00  Novel Structured Catalytic Reactors for process intensification  Gianpiero Groppi  (Politecnico Milano)

15:00-15:20  Electrodeposition: an alternative to coat open-cell foams for structured catalysts preparation Ho Hoang Phuoc (Sinchem student)

15:20-16:15 The INTENT ERC project (Structured Reactors with INTensified ENergy Transfer for Breakthrough Catalytic Technologies)  Enrico Tronconi (Politecnico Milano )

16:15  Concluding  Remarks

On Thursday February the 15th the SINCHEM and Phototrain PhD students will have a visit with 3D printing lab at the Golinelli Foundation, Via Paolo Nanni Costa 14, Bologna  ( .

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