She studied Industrial Chemistry during both the Bachelor’s (University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum) and the Master’s (Università degli Studi di Milano) degree.
Thanks to her high interest for the organic chemistry, during her Bachelor’s degree, she decided to concentrate her thesis project on the organic synthesis. She worked on the synthesis of new conjugated systems: carbazole – terpyridine, trying to modify the carbazole – terpyridine spacer with different chromophore groups. This internship was very useful to enhance her skills and competence both in individual and team work in terms of organization in the research work and decisional ability.
Concerning her Master’s experimental thesis project, she decided to work at the Department of Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry. She synthesised many porphyrin scaffolds, free-base and metal porphyrin complexes, used as catalyst in the coupling reaction of CO2 with aziridines, for the synthesis of oxazolidinones. This research helped her to build a considerable experience in organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
After her graduation, she started to work in an Italian multi-utilities society, HERAtech S.r.l that works on the management of analytical processes in the waste sector. In particular, she dealt with the identification and preparation of waste samples and the performance of their chemical analyses, in order to dispose of the waste safeguarding the environment.
Her great passion for the research led her to pursue a PhD. As ESR 4 of the MSCA-ETN SULTAN project, she will be focused on the “Synthesis of new bio-based mining chemicals for froth flotation” under the supervision of Professor Henrikki Liimatainen, University of Oulu, Finland.
On her spare time Feliciana enjoys being with her friends and her family also she really appreciate traveling and visiting new places and new cultures.