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Maria Genovese

Post Doc

Research Line

Smart Materials


IIT Central Research Labs Genova



She received her BS and MSc degree in Chemistry from University of Messina (Italy) in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Her master thesis " Synthesis and study of hydrosoluble tetraoxacalix[4]arenic receptors" focused on the development of  synthesis pathways to yield functionalized supramolecular oxacalixarene derivatives  soluble in water and on the study of their interactions with cationic and anionic organic species by means of H NMR and computational models.

In 2013 she obtained a teaching position in Chemistry at I.T.E.T. "E. Fermi" in Barcellona PG (Italy).

In 2014 she moved to Genova to join the Smart Materials group at IIT as a PhD student working on the development and characterization of photo- and chemoresponsive polymeric composites for the optical sensing of environmental pollutants in the gaseous and liquid phase.

In 2017 she obtained her Doctorate degree in Bionanotechnology from the University of Genoa with a thesis entitled “Polymer composites for the optochemical detection of environmental contaminants”.

Since 2017, she has been working as a Senior research fellow in the joint research project between the Smart Materials group at IIT and the industrial partner Novacart s.p.a. focusing on the formulation and melt processing of sustainable and industrially scalable biocomposites from circular economy for food packaging applications.

In her career, she has authored several publications in prestigious peer reviewed journals and scientific book chapters and given oral presentations at international conferences and divulgative events. 


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