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EDUCATION and POSITION Degree in Chemistry (cum laude), 1994 PhD in Chemical Sciences Department of Chemistry Parma University, 1999 1999-2006: Researcher at the Engineering Faculty, Parma University 2006: Associate Professor of General Chemistry at Parma University 2012: National Scientific Qualification Full Professor (03/B2) SCIENTIFIC STAYS ABROAD 1995: CSIC Fellowship at Inorganic Chemistry Department, Sevilla University (Prof. E. Carmona) 1995-1996: E.S.F. (European Science Foundation) Fellowship at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination University L. Pasteur Strasbourg (Dr P. Braunstein) 1996 and 1997: visiting researcher at Inorganic Chemistry Department, Sevilla University (Prof. E. Carmona) 2006: visiting assistant professor at Basel University, Department of Chemistry, Basel (Prof. K. Fromm) AWARDS 2004 Bonati "Junior" prize, for young researchers BIBLIOMETRIC INDICATORS Scopus Cit.: 2132 H index 26 Web of Science Cit.: 2014 H index 26 TEACHING ACTIVITY “Chemistry” course for Industrial Engineering Faculty (Mechanical and Management Engineering) from 1999 till present “Fundamental concepts of chemistry for innovative technologies and new materials” course for Industrial Engineering Faculty (Mechanical Engineering) from 2012 till present “Chemistry 2” course for Environmental and Land Management Engineering in 2009 “Chemistry 1” course for Environmental and Land Management Engineering in 2011 Instructor of the Massive Online Open Courses (Centro SELMA-Servizi E-Learning e Multimediali di Ateneo) Parma University ACADEMIC RESPONSABILITIES Member of the academic board for the PhD courses in Chemical Science from cycle XXXIV Member of the commission for the evaluation of incoming students career for the faculty of Engineering, Parma University Member of the safety commission of the Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Parma University. MEMBERSHIP TO RESEARCH SOCIETIES CIRCC (Consorzio Interuniversitario Reattività Chimica e Catalisi) CIPACK (Centro Interdipartimentale Packaging) SCI (Società Chimica Italiana) AICING (Associazione Italiana Chimici per l’Ingegneria) AIC (Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia) ECA (European Crystallographic Association) CONGRESS AND SCHOOL ORGANIZATION XLI National Congress in Inorganic Chemistry (Parma 3-6 September 2013) IX Italian Workshop Sol-Gel (Parma 17-18 June 2014) “Cristalli” Event (Parma October November 2014) “Uses and Applications of Crystallographic Data in Studies of Solid State Properties and Behaviour” (Parma June 2016) REFERING Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Communication, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Acta Crystallographica-Section B, Acta Crystallographica-Section C, European Journal in Inorganic Chemistry, Polyhedron, Tetrahedron, Synthetic Communication, Journal of Molecular Structure, RSC Advances, Crystals, Molecules, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Crystal Data Collection EDITOR AND MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARD Guest editor of the Special Issue in Crystals (MDPI): “Structures of Compounds Containing Ions Selenite” (march 2018) Member of the editorial board of the Section Crystal Engineering of the Journal “Crystals” (MDPI) Member of the editorial board of the Journal “Current Green Chemistry” (Bentham Science Publishers) Member of the advisory board of the Journal “SCI” (MDPI) SUPERVISOR About 20 thesis in Chemistry, Parma University Co-Supervisor PhD thesis in Chemical Sciences “Crystal structure and defectiveness in modified Metal-Organic Frameworks” XXX cycle, Parma University SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION During the research activities several collaborations have been held with national (Milano, Padova, Messina, Camerino, Bari, Cagliari, Pisa) and International Universities (Sevilla, Strasbourg, Oviedo, Lisboa, Zaragoza, Teheran, Zahedan, Ankara) as evidenced by publications on ISI Journals and abstracts of communications in national and international meetings. Her contribution was essential for the fully elucidation of the molecular and crystal structure of materials, as well as for the correlation between the structure and the properties of the obtained compounds. In some cases the long collaboration has allowed the creation of works of reviews. SPIN OFF COMPANY MEMBERSHIP She is founding member of “HMI High materials innovation” a spin off company of Parma University dealing with the development, control and sale of innovative materials and surface treatments SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS The research activity of Prof. Graiff has been focused on different areas and in particular: (1) From 1994 till 2004 Prof. Graiff studied the chalcogen transfer reactions from selenido tertiary phosphanes to carbonyl metal clusters, with the aim of understand the structural and reactivity features and catalytic activity of these systems. In particular, she studied the crystal and molecular structures, evidencing a correlation between structural parameters and chemical properties. The results have been reported as articles and/or microreviews on more than 20 papers on international journals and in a volume of a book “Metal Clusters in Chemistry” Wiley-vch., ISBN 9783527295494. (2) More recently, in the context of her general interest in the synthesis and characterization of chalcogenido metal clusters, Prof. Graiff explored the reactivity of sodium selenite towards Ni and Pd salts, with the aim of synthesize Ni and Pd selenites. These could be subjected to red-ox processes in order to produce metal selenides eventually exhibiting useful electrical and optical properties. The coordination chemistry of selenite ions is far to be completely exploited and their versatile coordination properties has attracted growing interest. A remarkable result was obtained by reacting palladium acetate with sodium selenite achieving an anionic Pd15-oxo-selenito-cluster, an unprecedented self assembly of Pd2+ and Na+ cations, SeO32- and oxo anions, in which supramolecular interactions are present between palladium atoms and selenium electron lone pairs. (3) Prof. Graiff is involved in the production and characterization of nanostructured functional materials, mainly obtained by sol-gel methods and used for the protection of lignocellulosic and stone artifacts. In particular, she is engaged in elucidating the molecular structure both in solution and in the solid state of different systems. These investigations are focused on polyamidoamines, a type of hybrid organic-inorganic polymer functionalized with hydrophilic and siloxanic groups which are able to consolidate and protect wood against biotic decay and can be utilized for the protection of materials for cultural heritage. (4) Prof. Graiff has recently undertaken a systematic study on the structural characterization of complexes formed by chlorometallates and 3,7-bis(dimethylamino)-phenothiazin-5-ium, also known as methylene blue cation (MB), typically employed as an indicator, as a drug and as a standard dye in discolouring photocatalytic processes. Unprecedented coordinative behaviour of the MB with the heterocyclic nitrogen has been observed in the structurally characterized complexes (MB)MCl2 (M = Cu(I), Ag(I)). In contrast, the isoformular Au(I) analogue features no N-Au bonding. DFT calculations on the corresponding but discrete (MB)MCl2 species were unresolving. Useful hints emerged from the solid state architectures with supramolecular interactions of the pi stacking type. Their larger effectiveness in the isostructural Cu(I)/Ag(I) compounds vs. the Au(I) one, suggests a role of the lattice energy in the MB coordination. More experiments are under study. (5) Prof. Graiff collaborates with prof. Cauzzi at Parma University in the study of the reactivity of the zwitterionic ligand HEtSNS, obtained by nucleophilic addition of an aminophoshine to a isothiocyanate. Zwitterionic HEtSNS is amphoteric and can be protonated to H2EtSNS+ (cationic) or deprotonated to EtSNS- (dianionic–cationic), possessing ligating properties in all of these three forms. The study of its coordination chemistry properties identified its geometrical versatility, which allows several coordination fashions, confirmed by single crystal X ray diffraction analysis. (6) Among the collaboration with others research groups, Prof. Graiff has been involved in the characterization of poly-NHC complexes of late transition metals synthesized in the laboratories directed by Prof. Biffis and Prof. Tubaro at Padova University. In some cases, in particular in the case of gold carbene complexes her contribution was essential in order to establish a correlation between the structure of the dicarbene ligand (length and flexibility of the bridge between the carbene units) and the luminescence properties of the corresponding complexes. (7) Also in the case of the collaboration with Prof. Licandro of Milano University, the contribution of Prof. Graiff in the molecular and crystal structure determination was fundamental. Thiahelicenes synthesized by Licandro and coworkers are polycondensed heteroaromatic molecules characterized by a chiral helix-like structure including multiple thiophene units, with a lowering effect on the oxidation potentials and a shrinking effect on the band gaps. The investigation on the solid state of thiahelicenes with different chain length and functionalization provided a deep insight on the structure vs. electrochemical activity relationship within this attractive compound class, focusing on both electron transfer properties and oligomerization ability. RESEARCH PROJECTS, FOUNDS AND GRANTS The research activities of Prof. Graiff have been supported by research funds and National grants: PRIN 2000-2003: “Studi su cluster calcogenuro-carbonilici dei metalli di transizione e su catalizzatori metallici dispersi in matrici prodotte via sol-gel” PRIN 2003-2005: “Materiali e catalizzatori derivati da cluster carbonilici e calcogenuro-carbonilici”

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