Cognome Nome
Research Scientist, Dr, PhD
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
ISTM - Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari
c/o Dipartimento di Chimica
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Venezian, 21
20133 Milano

Phone(office): (+39) 02 503 14384
Fax(office): (+39) 02 503 14405
Phone(lab.): (+39) 02 503 xxxxx


2002 Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry, Università di Milano; 1998 First degree thesis in Industrial Chemistry, Università di Milano

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2006 – Finalist at “European Young Chemists Award” during the First European Chemistry Congress (Budapest)


Main fields: Heterogeneous catalysis applied to the synthesis of fine chemicals and to the transformation of renewable materials; Catalytic hydrogenation; Heterogeneous catalysts preparation
Current interests:

Transformation and valorization of renewables (polysaccharides and lignocellulosic materials, vegetable oils) by means of solid catalysts. Heterogeneous catalysis for the set up of sustainable processes (selective hydrogenation, reduction under hydrogen transfer conditions, acid catalysed reactions promoted by innovative solid systems). Design of polyfunctional systems.

Research Publications

-    N. Scotti, M. Dangate, A. Gervasini, C. Evangelisti, N. Ravasio, F. Zaccheria, “Unraveling the Role of Low Coordination Sites in a Cu Metal Nanoparticle: A Step toward the Selective Synthesis of Second Generation Biofuels”, ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4(8), 2818-2826

- S. Dworakowska, D. Bogdal, F. Zaccheria, N. Ravasio, “Role of catalysis in the synthesis of polyurethane foams based on renewable raw materials", Catal. Today, 2014, 223, 148-156

-C. E. Chan-Thaw, M. Marelli, R. Psaro, N. Ravasio, F. Zaccheria, “New generation biofuels: γ-valerolactone into valeric esters in one pot”, RSC Advances, 2013, 3(5), 1302-1306



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