Maria Elena FRAGALA'

Associate Professor of [CHIM/03]
Office: Cittadella Universitaria, V.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania. Edificio 1 - Corpo B - Primo Piano (3)
Email: me.fragala@unict.it
Phone: + 39 095 738 5149
Fax: +39 095 580138
Office Hours: Wednesday from 14:00 to 15:00 | Thursday from 14:00 to 15:00 A causa della possibile sovrapposizione con impegni istituzionali e non, è consigliabile inviare una mail di preavviso.


 

Associate Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry (CHIM/03)

CoursesGeneral and Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory at the B.D. course of Chemistry 

Main research topics:

1.Design and synthesis of new organometallic and organic-organic molecules at low-environmental impact as precursor sources for vapor deposition methodologies

2. Manufacture and development of new materials in the form of thin films and / or nanostructures based on oxides; 

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Metallorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD).
  • Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD)
  • Electrospinning (ES)
  • Chemical synthesis of nanoparticles 

3. Surface functionalization aimed at the manufacture of organic-inorganic hybrid materials; 

  • Covalent functionalization
  • Non-covalent functionalization

4. Synthesis (in solution) of supramolecular aggregates by stoichiometrically controlled non-covalent self-assembling processes;

5. Analysis and characterization aimed at the functional validation of materials;

  • Solid State: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), RX Diffraction (XRD), Electronic Scanning Microscopy (SEM) associated with Electronic Dispersion Spectroscopy (EDX), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Solution: UV-Vis spectroscopy, circular dichroism, fluorescence 

6. Manufacture of nanostructured hybrid (polymer / inorganic) membranes for photocatalytic applications

 

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9414-7780 

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Academic Year  


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