Silvia Bordiga

Silvia Bordiga

Silvia Bordiga is a full Professor in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Torino University. In the period 2012-2020, she was adjunct Professor (Prof. II) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo. Her research has applied spectroscopic methods to achieve a detailed understanding of the physicochemical nature heterogeneous catalysts and adsorbents such as titanosilicates, Fe-zeolites, acid zeolites, Cu-exchanged zeolites, and porous metalorganic frameworks (MOFs). She has developed a versatile experimental platform based on the combined use of laboratory spectroscopies and advanced techniques available at the synchrotron beamlines in a controlled atmosphere. The common denominator of her interests is the broad concept of sustainability, strongly interconnected with the energy efficiency and of the integration of resources (possibly renewable) to allow a sustainable growth of our society. Her research activities are characterized by extensive industry collaborations with Italian and international collaborators. She has supervised 13 PhD candidates to completing their degrees and published more than 450 papers.