Stefania Pragliola pursued her university education at University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, where she received her M.S. degree in 1993. From 1993 to 1996, she collaborated with the research group of Prof. A. Sirigu benefiting of some fellowships. In 1997 she moved to the Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, where she worked in the group of Prof. C. K. Ober on the synthesis and characterization of new liquid-crystalline polymers via stable free radical polymerization. Since 1999 Dr. Pragliola has worked at University of Salerno in the research group of Prof. P. Longo. In 2002, she received her Ph.D. degree defending a thesis on the polymerization of conjugated dienes by using Ziegler-Natta homogeneous catalytic systems. Since 2002 she serves as an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department of University of Salerno. The scientific activity of Dr. Pragliola is devoted to the synthesis and characterization of metallocene compounds active in the stereopecific polymerization of alpha-olefins and in the copolymerization of alpha-olefins with dienes. Her scientific activity is also focused on the studies of homo- and copolymerization mechanisms.
Biography Updated on 12 June 2012