Dr. Arianna Brandolese, a postdoctoral researcher working in Prof. Kleij’s group, has won the 2021 “Cinzia Chiappe prize” awarded by the Interdivisional group in Green Chemistry, Sustainable Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI). The award aims to recognize the two best PhD theses in Italy in the area of Green Chemistry, Sustainable Chemistry. The second half of the prize has been awarded to Dr. Federica Valentini from the University of Perugia.
The researcher has been awarded for her thesis entitled “Homogeneous and heterogeneous Lewis Base Organocatalysis for the synthesis of added-value molecules under batch and continuous-flow conditions” and conducted under the supervision of Prof. Olga Bortolini at the University of Ferrara. Her work focused on the use of Lewis-base organocatalysts to obtain compounds with high added value, a topic recently awarded with the Nobel Prize.
Dr. Brandolese received the award on October 5th, during the virtual assembly of the Green Chemistry, Sustainable Chemistry group. As part of the recognition, the awardees gave a keynote presentation.