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Name Chiara Massera

Date/Place of birth 29th March 1973, Milan

Nationality Italian

Education and Academic Career

October 1992-July 1997; Chemistry studies at the Science Faculty of the University of Parma, resulting in a Master of Science Degree (Inorganic Chemistry, 110/110 cum laude).

November 1997-November 2000;PhD in the field of Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Parma. Subject: “Synthesis and structural characterization of transition metal selenido-carbonyl clusters”. This thesis has been awarded the Prize for the best PhD Thesis in Inorganic Chemistry for the year 2001 by the Italian Chemistry Society (SCI).

Experiences abroad

September 1997-December 1997 and March 1999-June 1999; Stage in organometallic synthesis at the Université L. Pasteur, Strasbourg (France) with Prof. Pierre Braunstein.

October 2002-March 2003; Guest researcher in the computational chemistry group of Prof. Gernot Frenking at the Philipps Universität, Marburg (Germany).

Present position

Since november 1999 employed by the University of Parma as lecturer in general chemistry and as researcher.
Dr. Massera has been in charge of the General Chemistry course ("Chimica A") for the Engineering Faculty of the University of Parma till 2010. The current teaching activity comprises the course of "Chimica 2" (Environmental Chemistry).

The current scientific activity is carried out at the General and Inorganic Chemistry Department of the University of Parma in collaboration with several groups of the Organic Chemistry Department of this University and with foreign groups of european Universities. Dr. Massera is coauthor of 79 publications on international journals.

The research field mainly involves:

Study of supramolecular structures through X-ray diffraction on single crystals and on microcrystalline powders, and through theoretical calculations, focusing on molecular recognition phenomena involving host-guest interactions (with free or surface-anchored hosts).

Structural characterisation of coordination complexes of transition metals in order to elucidate correlations between their structural, biochemical and physical properties.

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014


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