IREU | Summer Projects in Italy

U.S. undergraduate students may select from amongst the following projects offered by the University of Perugia (Perugia, Italy) for the 2016 summer ACS IREU:

Project Code Research Interests/ Keywords Project Mentor
PER.1 Synthesis of Metallic Nanoarchitectures and investigations of plasmonic effects of
the spectroscopic properties of organic molecules”
Prof. Loredana Latterini
PER.2 Catalytic Molecules and Materials for the Production of Solar Fuels Dr. Alceo Macchioni
PER.3 Understanding chemical interactions by charge displacement analysis Prof. Francesco Tarantelli
PER.4 Developing Green & Sustainable Chemistry Prof. Luigi Vaccaro
PER.5 The development of Chemical Artifical Intelligence Prof. Pier Luigi Gentili

*Please note, only four projects will be selected for Perugia.


(PER.1) Synthesis of Metallic Nanoarchitectures and investigations of plasmonic effects of the spectroscopic properties of organic molecules

Prof. Loredana Latterini

IREU-Proposal_Latterini2016 (subject to change)

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(PER.2) Catalytic Molecules and Materials for the Production of Solar Fuels

Dr. Alceo Macchioni

Macchioni’s research interests mainly focus on the design and development of efficient homogeneous, heterogenized and heterogeneous catalysts for water oxidation, hydrogen evolution and hydrogenation of abundant raw materials, suitable to be integrated in an apparatus for the artificial photosynthesis of solar fuels. Expertise of the group includes: 1) procedures for the syntheses of catalytic organometallics and inorganic materials; 2) multi-­‐technique approach for characterizing catalysts, with particular emphasis to multinuclear and multidimensional NMR techniques, both in solution and in the solid state; 3) kinetic investigation of (photo)catalytic activity and reaction mechanisms.

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(PER.3) Understanding chemical interactions by charge displacement analysis

Prof. Francesco Tarantelli

IREU Tarantelli Proposal (subject to change)

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(PER.4) Developing Green & Sustainable Chemistry

Prof. Luigi Vaccaro

Read about Vaccaro's research interests

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(PER.5) The development of Chemical Artifical Intelligence

Professor Pier Luigi Gentili

Gentili’s research interests include Complexity, Chaos and the development of Chemical Artificial Intelligence. In his laboratory, Gentili devises and implements chemical systems that mimic the basic functions of human intelligence. Chromogenic and fluorogenic materials are used as sensors; bistable chemical reactions are surrogates of neurons; gels can be tested as artificial glands and muscles.

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