chimica industriale


fulignati saraResearcher
Scientific Area: Industrial Chemistry

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale
Via Moruzzi 13, 56124 PISA

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Dr. Sara Fulignati received her Master’s Degree “cum laude” in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Pisa in July 2015. In November 2015 she won a fellowship at the Doctoral School in Chemistry & Material Science (University of Pisa) and in March 2019 she defended her PhD thesis “cum laude”. During her PhD, Sara Fulignati spent four months at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Prof. Hero Jan Heeres, carrying out research on hydrogenation reactions performed in flow systems. From April 2019, she was Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa, being involved in POR FESR 2014-2020 and in Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) PRIN projects. From May 2023, she is Junior Researcher (RTDa) in Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa.
The research activity of Sara Fulignati is mainly focused on the catalytic exploitation of waste biomasses and their derivatives under the Green Chemistry perspective. In particular, she studies the synthesis of platform-chemicals of industrial relevance starting from model and real feedstocks in the presence of acid catalysts also under innovative heating systems, such as microwave reactors. The exploitation of these platform-chemicals to give renewable monomers, bio-fuels and chemicals, mainly through hydrogenation, hydrogen transfer, etherification and esterification reactions performed both in batch and flow systems, falls within the research activity of Dr. Sara Fulignati. Moreover, she investigates the fractionation of waste biomasses, both lignocellulosic and algal ones, in order to valorise all the components to added value compounds, in agreement with the circular economy perspective.

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Department of Chemistry
and Industrial Chemistry

Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 13
56124 Pisa

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