Davide Ferri is a Scientist at the Laboratory for Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis at Empa. By education, he is technical chemist with an M.S. degree at the University of Milano (Italy) on methane combustion over perovskite-type oxides. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. degree in the group of Professor Baiker at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) on the spectroscopic study of enantioselective Pt-based catalysts. After a short period at Bruker Optics GmbH in Fällanden (Switzerland) as Sale and Application Manager, he moved back to ETH Zurich for an Oberassistent position in Professor Baiker group. There, he was responsible for in situ spectroscopic studies of various catalytic systems. In 2007, he moved to Empa to lead a group whose major activity is represented by automotive catalysis, including understanding of present automotive catalysts and development of novel catalysts for the after treatment of natural gas-fuelled engines. Dr. Ferri is the author of more than 70 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and cosupervised 8 Ph.D. students. He serves as a Reviewer in a number of SCI journals, including JACS, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Journal of Catalysis, Applied Catalysis A/B, Chemistry of Materials, Langmuir, Catalysis Letters, and Catalysis Communications.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2011