Students

PhD, undergraduate and internship students

Erica Paltrinieri

Erica Paltrinieri

PhD Student

Erica received her Master’s degree in Chemistry (cum laude) in 2018 at Università degli Studi di Pisa, working on a project focused on the synthesis of saccharide-derived organometallic complexes to use as IR probes in the diagnostic imaging of cancer cells under the supervision of Professor F. Minutolo and Professor V. Di Bussolo. In 2018, Erica joined the Clan team as a PhD student in Nanoscience at Università di Bologna. Her research involves the synthesis and investigation of light-driven molecular pumps in self-assembled bilayer membranes.

Federico Nicoli

Federico Nicoli

PhD Student

Federico graduated in Chemistry (cum laude) in 2018 at the Università “La Sapienza” in Rome, under the supervision of Prof. Patrizia Gentili and Dr. Francesca D’Acunzo. His thesis work involved the synthesis of (2-hydroxyimino)aldehydes and the determination of their inhibitory activity toward the enzyme Carbonyl reductase (CBR). Federico started his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bologna in November 2018 working on synthesis and characterization of out of equilibrium supramolecular systems.

Leonardo Andreoni

Leonardo Andreoni

PhD Student

Leonardo Andreoni received his laurea (MSC) in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials from the University of Bologna in 2019. He then joined the Clan laboratory as a PhD student in Nanoscience. His tasks in the project include the spectroscopic, photo physical and electrochemical characterisation of molecular and supramolecular systems.

Chiara Taticchi

Chiara Taticchi

PhD Student

Chiara received her MSc degree cum laude in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials in 2019 from the University of Bologna. In November of the same she started the PhD course in chemistry at the University of Bologna under the supervision of prof. Alberto Credi, thus joining the Clan laboratory. Chiara's research activity deals with the spectroscopic, photophysical and photochemical characterization of supramolecular systems.

Antonio Fiorentino

Antonio Fiorentino

PhD Student

Antonio received his MSc degree cum laude in Chemistry from the University of Ferrara in 2020. In November of the same year he joined the CLAN team as a PhD student in Chemistry, under the supervision of Prof. Serena Silvi. Antonio’s current research is focused on the spectroscopic characterization of supramolecular systems and photochromic materials.  

Brian Sachini

Brian Sachini

PhD Student

Brian received a MSc in Chemistry from Freie Universität Berlin in 2018. After a research period at BOKU University in Vienna, in October 2020 Brian joined the Clan team as an Early Stage Researcher in the frame of the ITN ArtMoMa network. He is also a PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Bologna. Brian's research activity is focused on the synthesis and characterisation of light-responsive molecular-based systems, motors and materials.

Nina Bukhtiiarova

Nina Bukhtiiarova

PhD Student

Nina received a MSc in Chemistry from the ITMO National Research University in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Her thesis internship was carried out at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Nina started her activity in the Clan laboratory in February 2021, as an Early Stage Researcher in the ITN ArtMoMa network. She also follows the PhD course in Chemistry at the University of Bologna. Nina's research project is focused on the development of molecular devices and machines that can operate in compartmentalized systems.

Giovanni Mariano Beneventi

Giovanni Mariano Beneventi

Undergraduate student

Giovanni is doing his Master internship in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Bologna. His project in the CLAN laboratory, started in January 2021, involves the spectroscopic, photophysical and electrochemical characterisation of pseudo-rotaxanes based on luminescent calixarene.

Giulia Pancotti

Giulia Pancotti

Undergraduate student

Giulia is doing her Master internship in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Bologna. Her project in the Clan laboratory, started in April 2021, is focused on the development of rotaxanes endowed with mechanically planar chirality.

Lena Beiersdörfer

Lena Beiersdörfer

Undergraduate student

Lena is doing her Master internship in Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. She joined the Clan laboratory in May 2021 to perform research on new molecular axles and their self-assembly with macrocyclic components.