ELENA PAPA

PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVII
email: elena.papa@uniroma1.it
building: S. Cannizzaro CU014
room: 109




supervisor: Stefano Materazzi

Research: Biodegradable food packaging made from recycled cellulose and biobased polymers

WORKING EXPERIENCE
Trainee at the research laboratories of the Chemistry Department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". [10 Sep 20 - 21 May 21]
Trainee at the research laboratories of the Chemistry Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". [1 May 18 - 21 Oct 18]

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry, University of Rome "La Sapienza" [1 Sep 18 - 21 May 21], Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Rome (Italy)
Final grade: 110/110 cum laude
Thesis: Monitoring of cannabinoids in milk by MicroNIR and chemometry
Objective: To highlight the potential of near infrared spectroscopy (NIR), with the help of a chemometric approach, for the on-site monitoring of the main phytocannabinoids (Δ-THC and CBD), deriving from the consumption of feed containing hemp, present in milk vaccine.
Acquired skills:
· Team laboratory experience, problem solving and teamwork skills
· Acquisition of spectra by MicroNIR instrumentation
· Analysis of the data obtained through the Unscrambler X software
· Chemometric analysis using the PCA, PLS-DA and PLS methods
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" [1 set 15 - 21 oct 18], Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Rome (Italy)
Thesis: Development of a miniaturized sensor for monitoring the state of conservation of concrete buildings
Objective: To discriminate, based on the measured potential, the various stages of the degradation of reinforced concrete due to depassivating agents using miniature electrochemical sensors of polyester and paper for a potentiometric measurement.
Acquired skills:
· Set up a scientific experiment
· Acquisition of potentiometric data through PalmSens portable potentiostat
· Parameter optimization
· Study of the inter-electrode repeatability of potentiometric measurements
· Study of the stability of the measurement system
Publication: Sassolini, A., Colozza, N., Papa, E., Hermansson, K., Cacciotti, I., & Arduini, F. (2019). Screen-printed electrode as a cost-effective and miniaturized analytical tool for corrosion monitoring of reinforced concrete. Electrochemistry Communications, 98, 69-72.
High School Diploma, Higher Education Institute "Edoardo Amaldi" [20 Sep 10 - 6 Jul 15], Scientific high school, Rome (Italy)

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Native language: Italian
Other languages: English LISTENING B2, READING B2, WRITING B2, ORAL PRODUCTION B2, ORAL INTERACTION B2

DIGITAL SKILLS
Digital skills: good command of the PC and related software; use of data storage and management platforms such as DropBox, Google Drive and WeTransfer; use of various browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari; use of Skype; PDF management; command of the Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); autonomous management of electronic mail; Social Network, Outlook and Gmail management
Personal skills: team working; problem solving; plan and organize; precision; autonomy; information processing; keep up to date; patience; flexibility and adaptability; spirit of enterprise and willingness to compare; excellent organizational skills; work for objectives; technical skills and competences
Specific skills: chemistry; analytical chemistry; chemometric techniques; spectroscopic techniques (IR, NIR, MIR); use of MicroNIR; GC coupled to mass spectrometry; use of HPLC/DAD; use of TGA

Driving license: B

Research products

11573/1667275 - 2023 - Microencapsulation by a spray drying approach to produce innovative probiotics-based products extending the shelf-life in non-refrigerated conditions
Gullifa, Giuseppina; Risoluti, Roberta; Mazzoni, Cristina; Barone, Laura; Papa, Elena; Battistini, Alfredo; Martin Fraguas, Rodrigo; Materazzi, Stefano - 01a Articolo in rivista
paper: MOLECULES (Basel: MDPI Berlin: Springer, 1996-) pp. - - issn: 1420-3049 - wos: WOS:000926069400001 (1) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85146642182 (3)

11573/1686079 - 2023 - Novel terephthalamide diol monomers synthesis from PET waste to Poly(Urethane acrylates)
Pastore, Genny; Giacomantonio, Roberto; Lupidi, Gabriele; Stella, Francesca; Risoluti, Roberta; Papa, Elena; Ballini, Roberto; Sarasini, Fabrizio; Tirillo', Jacopo; Marcantoni, Enrico; Gabrielli, Serena - 01a Articolo in rivista
paper: FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY (Lausanne : Frontiers Media S.A., 2013-) pp. - - issn: 2296-2646 - wos: WOS:001038263800001 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85165996185 (1)

11573/1667277 - 2022 - On-Line Thermally Induced Evolved Gas Analysis: An Update-Part 2: EGA-FTIR
Gullifa, Giuseppina; Barone, Laura; Papa, Elena; Materazzi, Stefano; Risoluti, Roberta - 01a Articolo in rivista
paper: MOLECULES (Basel: MDPI Berlin: Springer, 1996-) pp. 8926- - issn: 1420-3049 - wos: WOS:000903505900001 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85144561711 (0)

11573/1667279 - 2022 - On-Line Thermally Induced Evolved Gas Analysis: An Update-Part 1: EGA-MS
Risoluti, R; Gullifa, G; Barone, L; Papa, E; Materazzi, S - 01g Articolo di rassegna (Review)
paper: MOLECULES (Basel: MDPI Berlin: Springer, 1996-) pp. 3518- - issn: 1420-3049 - wos: WOS:000808975000001 (4) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85131705453 (4)

11573/1620019 - 2019 - Screen-printed electrode as a cost-effective and miniaturized analytical tool for corrosion monitoring of reinforced concrete
Sassolini, A.; Colozza, N.; Papa, E.; Hermansson, K.; Cacciotti, I.; Arduini, F. - 01a Articolo in rivista
paper: ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS (Tokyo ; Oxford ; New York ; Amsterdam ; Lausanne ; Shannon : Elsevier) pp. 69-72 - issn: 1388-2481 - wos: WOS:000454898600015 (15) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85057824975 (18)

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