Lidia Castoldi graduated in industrial chemistry at the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, in 1998. Castoldi got her postgraduate Master’s degree at the Polymers Science School "Giulio Natta" in 2001 and her Ph.D. degree in industrial chemistry and chemical engineering in 2004 at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. From 2004 to 2005, she gained a post-doc position and since 2005 she has been holding an academic position as Assistant Professor in the LCCP Research Group of Professor P. Forzatti on catalysis and chemical reaction engineering topics. In 2003, she was involved in the research unit of the project within the Programs of Research of Relevant National Interest (PRIN). Since 2004, she has been cooperating in some courses for the Master in chemical engineering at Politecnico di Milano and since 2009 she teaches in the course “Special chemical technologies-fossil sources.” She has been supervisor of many master theses in chemical engineering. In 2005, the paper “NOx storage mechanism over Pt-Ba/Al2O3 lean NOx trap catalysts” won the Glenn Award for the San Diego Meeting of the Fuel Chemistry Division. In 2008, the paper “NOx adsorption study over Pt-Ba/alumina catalysts: FT-IR and pulse experiments” published in Journal of Catalysis was awarded the Highly Cited Author 2004–2008. She is the author of more than 30 publications in international scientific journals (ISI/Scopus) and of several communications at congresses. According to the ISI Web of Science database, her h-index is 14. In 2010, she was invited to participate in the European Research Networks (GDRE) “Catalysis for polluting emissions after treatment and production of renewable energies.” Her scientific activities can be framed in the branch of catalytic processes, especially those relating to the environmental sector. She has developed a specific expertise on different aspects related with heterogeneous catalytic processes, in particular on reactivity, reaction mechanisms, and kinetic aspects of the reactions.
Biography Updated on 24 July 2012