cfaed Seminar Series

cfaed Seminar Series

Dr. Federica Valentini , Tor Vergata University, Italy

Electrochemistry and Nanotechnologies in Tor Vergata University: smart applications

26.05.2016 (Thursday) , 13:00 - 14:00
Seminar Room 115 (HAL) , Hallwachsstr. 3 , 01162 Dresden

The emergence of nanoscience and nanotechnology has led to great developments in electrochemical
science and technology, which led to a new branch of electrochemistry research—electrochemical
nanotechnology—that combines electrochemical techniques with nanotechnologies to address important
issues in energy, electronics, environment, and health care. For example, in the last decade, newly
developed nanotechnologies (including electrochemical nanotechnologies) have enabled researchers to find
and produce a variety of nanostructured materials with highly controlled and unique optical, magnetic, or
catalytic properties. Furthermore, the diversity in composition (inorganic or organic, metals, or
semiconductors), shape (particles, rods, wires, or tubes), and the readiness for surface functionalization
(physical, chemical, or biological) have made it possible for various functional nanomaterials to be fabricated
for sensing, electrocatalysis, energy storage and conversion. The new millennium presents opportunities as
well as challenges to scientists and engineers working in the dynamic field of functional nanomaterials. The
functionalization and engineering of nanostructured materials represent the key emerging technologies in
biomedicine, such as the processing of new biomaterials, biofunctionalization of surfaces, characterization of
biomaterials, discovery of novel phenomena and biological processes occurring at the molecular level.
This Nano-seminary introduces the applications of nanomaterials in the field of electrochemical technology
provided by Tor Vergata University, especially in the Incubator’s scientific Laboratories, focusing on
nanodevices, nanoelectronics, sensors, energy storage and conversion, nanomedicine/health care, food
packaging and environmental monitoring (air and water quality control). It also demonstrates that
electrochemical nanotechnologies can provide solutions to significant technical barriers and potentially
revolutionize research in these emerging areas.
Especially, in the case of the Conservator and Restorer Scientists, the great advantages to apply no invasive
and no destructive materials and technologies, with high restoration efficiency, seem to be very promising to
solve the aging effects and serious damages observed on the deteriorated Art Work surfaces. In addition,
the electrochemical engineering represents a Green Chemistry Science, producing eco-friendly
nanostructured materials, exhibiting Highest Biocompatibility features, when compared withthe
conventional/traditional materials, widely used in the Restoration and Conservation field (in Indoor & Outdoor
environments), during the past time.

On 1998, Dr Federica Valentini received the first Degree in Chemistry at
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). On the 3th March 2003, she received
the PhD in Chemistry Sciences at Tor Vergata University Rome (Italy).
During 2005, she worked as Post-Doc in Arizona State University (USA),
in Biodesing and Bioengineering Institute. From 2007 until now, she is a
full time Researcher associated to the Chemistry Department in Tor
Vergata University of Rome. During 2010, she received the second
Degree in Sciences and Technologies of Materials, in Tor Vergata
University of Rome. From 2015 until now, she is also the Scientific
Director of GraN Hub Srl (Graphene Nanotechnology Hub), an innovative
start up concerning the functionalized graphene mass production and its
application in Health Care/Life Sciences; environmental air/water quality
monitoring; food packaging and restoration &Conservation of Cultural
Heritage (in Indoor and Outdoor environments). On May 2015, Dr.
Federica Valentini deposited a Patent (Patent N° 102015000023739,
deposited on 15th May, 2015) concerning the electrochemical mass
production of the engineered/functionalized graphene and graphene

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