Associate Professors

Silvia ORLANDUCCI

Professore Associato SSD: CHIM/03 Chimica Generale ed InorganicaStanza: F0 – 5
Telefono: (+39) 06 7259 4417 / 4402
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Biographical Info

Silvia Orlanducci, born in 1974, graduated in Chemistry at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with marks 110/110 in 2000. In 2000 she was awarded a scholarship to fund the doctoral studies at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in collaboration with the INFN_LNF and in 2004 she was awarded the Ph.D. in Chemistry with the doctoral thesis “Synthesis and characterisation of nanostructured carbon materials”.
From 2004 to 2007 she was post-doc associate researcher. In 2005 she was awarded a fellowship for the research: “Cathodoluminescence analysis of diamond films and carbon nanotubes coated by a nanodiamond ” at Research Institute of Nanoscience (RIN), KIT, Kyoto Japan. In 2007 she awarded a position of Researcher (CHIM03) at the Faculty of Science of Tor Vergata University.  In 2014 she awarded a position of Associated Professor (CHIM03) at the Dept. of Chemical Science and Technology at Tor Vergata University of Rome. In 2013 she won the medal R. Nasini conferred by the division of Inorganic Chemistry of the SCI.
Her research activity mainly performed in the frame of Inorganic Chemistry and Material Chemistry, and focused to the settling of synthesis methodologies, treatments and structural/functional characterizations of nanomaterials. The main research line deals with the carbon-based nanomaterials: nanodiamonds, nanotubes, nanographites, the chemical fuctionalization and the coupling of these nanomaterials each other or to metal and metal oxide nanoparticles.
She is co-author of more than 140 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 1 book chapters, 4 review, 2 edited book, 2 patents, and 46 proceedings “peer reviewed”, she has been invited as speaker at International Conferences. She received more than 2500 citation, up to now her H index is 23.

Lab activities and facilities
The unit has the scientific expertise as well as the skills and the facilities for the synthesis of the materials and their structural characterizations. The experimental facilities available for the present project include a Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposition (HFCVD) and a Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) for the synthesis and plasma treatment of carbon nanomaterials. The activity of synthesis and post-synthesis treatment of nanomaterials were supplemented by several characterization techniques in which acquired considerable expertise: scanning electron microscopy (SEM), spectroscopic techniques (Raman, photoluminescence), X-rays diffraction, UV-Vis spectroscopy, controlled potential electrochemical techniques.