Dr Gloria Berlier is member of the permanent staff as lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Università di Torino, where she teaches Physical Chemistry. She got her PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2001 at the Department of Inorganic, Physical and Material Chemistry, where she currently carries on her scientific activity. Between 2002 and 2003 she worked as Post-Doc Research Assistant at the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory - Royal Institution of Great Britain in London, UK. The research activity is set in the field of material structure, with specific interest to the modification of electronic properties passing from bulk to nanostructured materials. The main fields concern Material and Surface Chemistry, with particular interest for the determination of the structure of active sites in adsorption phenomena and catalytic processes. Within these studies the scientific knowledge about the structure of active sites and reaction mechanisms in heterogeneous catalysis has been deepened. A more recent activity is about the study of the interaction between high surface area oxides (silica etc) and organic molecules in the field of new hybrid materials for applications in biocatalysis, pharmaceutics or cosmetics. Dr. Berlier has specialized in the use of characterization techniques related to surface and solid state sciences (UV-Vis-NIR, FTIR with probe molecules, Luminescence and Raman spectroscopies also in controlled atmosphere, XRD, Volumetric and Gravimetric Analysis, TPD/O/R, SEM/TEM, EPR, SS-NMR). A growing effort in the design and synthesis of innovative materials has characterized recent years research. The results of these activities were reported and discussed at national and international congresses of Catalysis, Physical Chemistry and Material Science and were published on International Journals (46) or books (2 papers), many of them having Impact Factors > 3.5, resulting in an h-index equal to 17 (14 excluding self-citation).
Biography Updated on 22 December 2011