Invited speaker- Prof. Dr. Sara Colussi


University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Sara Colussi is currently associate professor of Industrial Chemistry at the Polytechnic Department of the University of Udine, and a member of the Catalysis for Energy and Environment group since 2002. She got her Master degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Trieste in June 2002, and her PhD in Chemical and Energetic Technologies at the University of Udine in May 2006. Her research interests involve palladium-based catalysts, particularly on ceria or ceria-containing supports, for the abatement of methane and VOC emissions from natural gas fueled vehicles, and metal-based catalysts for CO2 valorization reactions. Currently, the mechanochemical preparation of supported catalysts is one of her most relevant research topics. She is author/coauthor of more than 50 international papers in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and presenter at national and international conferences. She serves as a reviewer for several international journals, and is member of the Board of the PhD in Environmental and Energy Engineering Science at the University of Udine.