Stefania Grandi received her degree in chemistry at the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, in 1994, an M.S. degree in material science and technology at the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree in chemical sciences at the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, in 2002. Dr. Grandi was employed (1995–1999) in the GDE company in Novara as a Researcher in the field of the sol‐gel technique: preparation and characterization of polyoxide materials based on silica. Dr. Grandi had a collaboration (1999–2000) with SIBA Company in Novara about R&D of building products and ISO 9002 quality control. Since 2000, by means of postdoctoral fellowship and collaboration contracts, she researched at the University of Pavia (Department of Physical Chemistry) the synthesis by sol‐gel method and characterization of inorganic hybrid organic/inorganic materials. Her scientific and research activities include synthesis by sol‐gel method and characterization of (a) ceramics and glasses for optics and optoelectronics by sol‐gel method; (b) porous systems as xerogels and aerogels; (c) hybrid membranes for fuel cell technology (PEM) and lithium batteries; (d) composite fillers for fuel cell technology (PEMFC&SOFC); and (e) biocompatible and bioactive materials for medical applications. She employed characterization techniques in her career including gas chromatography, UV/VIS spectrometry, IR/NIR spectroscopy, solution NMR spectroscopy, HPLC, X‐ray diffraction, dilatometry, micro‐Raman, thermal analysis (TGA and DSC), porosimetry (BET), and pycnometry (He). She is also an inventor of one international patent.
Biography Updated on 26 December 2013