C3 Kick-Off Meeting

Free event

  • Date: 31 MAY 2022  from 9:00 to 20:00

  • Event location: Aula O "Ciamician", Piano Terra U.E. 4, Via Piero Gobetti, 85 - Bologna - In presence and online event

The C3 Kick-Off meeting will be the launch event of the Center, aiming to create an informal and fruitful atmosphere for young researchers to share their latest findings with eminent scientists of the production world.


The scientific programme of the one-day meeting will include two Invited Communications from industry and oral communications by junior researchers members of the C3.

If you will not join with us in presence, you could follow the event on Teams platform: Link

Registration for on-site event is required but the event is free of charge. Registration Deadline 20th May 2022.

The request for Oral Presentation (Only for RTDa, PhDs and Assegnisti di ricerca member of C3) must be inserted in the registration form. Submission Deadline 8th May 2022.

9:00-9:30; Opening Remarks


Chair (E. Tagliavini)

9:30-10:15 IL1; Dr. Jacopo Roletto

Procos S.p.A. (CBC Group)

"API manufacturing: scale up of hydrogenation reactions through a multidisciplinary approach"


Chair (A. Gualandi)

10:15-10:25 OC1; Chiara Portolani

Enantio- and diastereoselective synthesis of novel N-N atropisomeric hydrazides by sequential catalysis.

10:25-10:35 OC2; Giandomenico Magagnano

Photochemical Processes for the Functionalization of Alkenes and Alkynes

10:35-10:45 OC3; Federica Mariani

Amplification of Electrocatalytic Signals with Organic Electrochemical Transistors


10:45-11:05; Coffee break


Chair (G. Bencivenni)

11:05-11:15 OC4; Giulio Bertuzzi

Reductive cross-electrophile couplings: nickel-catalysis and electrosynthesis

11:15-11:25 OC5; Francesca Forti

Bimetallic Ruthenium carbonyl cluster: synthesis, characterization and study of catalytic activity

11:25-11:35 OC6; Demetra Giuri

Are supramolecular gels suitable media to control catalytic reactions?

11:35-11:45 OC7; Stefano Corrà

Stereodynamics of Mechanically Interlocked Molecules


Chair (P. Benito-Martin)

11:45-11:55 OC8; Giorgia Pagnotta

Nanostructured polymeric sustainable materials as supports for heterogeneous catalysis

11:55 -12:05 OC9; Dario Corbisiero

Fast, Enantioselective and Tailored MacMillan’s Imidazolidinone–Catalysis for the Synthesis of Polyfunctionalized δ4-Isoxazoline Scaffold

12:05-12:15 OC10; Danilo Arcangeli

Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Uric Acid on PEDOT:PSS Films for Wound Health Status Monitoring


12:15; Greetings by the Rector of the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Prof. Giovanni Molari


12:30-14:00 Light lunch


Chair (A. Quintavalla)

14:00-14:10 OC11; Federico Poli

Biochar based electrodes for oxygen reduction reaction in microbial fuel cell

14:10-14:20 OC12; Tainha Marforio

Deciphering Reaction Mechanisms in Bio- and Nano- Catalysis

14:20-14:30 OC13; Francesco Maluta

Development of an Experimental/Computational approach for the characterization of tubular reactors with heterogeneous catalysts


Chair (F. Cavani)

14:30-15:15 IL2; Dr. Paolo Pollesel - Dr. Carlo Perego

Renewable Energy & Environmental R&D, Eni S.p.A.

"Development of catalytic technologies in Eni"


15:15-15:30; Networking


Chair (A. Quintavalla)

15:30-15:40 OC14; Andrea Cantelli

EPR probes for the detection of binding events in aqueous and non-conventional environments

15:40-15:50 OC15; Alessia Ventimiglia

Catalytic systems in low environmental impact processes: a theoretical and experimental study


Chair (R. Mazzoni)

15:50-16:00 OC16; Andrea Fermi

Enabling metallaphotoredox catalysis with visible light

16:00-16:10 OC17; Alessandro Allegri

Aquivion® PFSA-based spray-freeze dried composite catalysts for the one-pot domino reaction from furfural to γ-valerolactone

16:10-16:20 OC18; Davide Carboni

Hydrofunctionalyzation of Allenamides


16:20-16:40; Networking


Chair (R. Mazzoni)

16:40-16:50 OC19; Andrea Fasolini

Catalysis for renewables and innovative processes: consolidated and novel research lines toward a greener future

16:50-17:00 OC20; Valentina Giraldi

Biocatalysis in organic synthesis: application of the Laccase Mediator System for greener oxidation reactions of alcohols and amines


Chair (P. Benito-Martin)

17:00-17:10 OC21; Francesco Calcagno

Disclosing the mechanism of the Guerbet reaction: a computational and experimental study

17:10-17:20 OC22; Giorgiana Denisa Bisag

Organocatalytic reactions of stabilized sulfoxonium ylides with salicylaldehyde derivatives for the synthesis of chromane structures

17:20-17:30 OC23; Andrea Canciani

Electrocatalytic conversion of biomass-derived molecules


17:30-17:45; Closing Remarks

Sponsored by PROCOS S.p.A.