Valentina Villari graduated in physics in 1995, obtained his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1999, and received a CNR grant from 1999 to 2000 and a Postdoc grant by the University of Messina (Messina, Italy) in 2000. Since 2001, she serves as a Permanent Researcher at Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy. Villari is the author of 100 publications on national and international journals, 93 of which on JCR journals, h-index=22. During her research activity Dr. Villari performed spectroscopic investigations, by means of light and neutron scattering techniques, on disperse systems, such as micellar, polymer, and polysaccharide solutions (in the dilute and semidilute regime) and solutions of new porphyrin-based synthetic supramolecules and self-assembled structures. In the topics of pharmaceutical field she has been studying aggregation of proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases, physicochemical characterization of nanostructures for drug delivery, inclusion phenomena of flavonoids in cyclodextrins, and ophthalmic formulations.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013