Prof. Dr. Gianvito Vilé
Group Leader, Principal Investigator
Gianvito is a chemical engineer and is heading the group. His research combines methods across areas of chemistry and materials science to design innovative catalysts and catalytic technologies for sustainable applications. He also teaches classes for the BSc and MSc degree in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
Dr. Mark Bajada
Marc is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. He studied chemical engineering in Malta and received a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge, UK, working on solar fuels under the supervision of Prof. Erwin Reisner. He joined the group in May 2021 and is developing single-atom catalysts for photochemical and electrochemical applications.
Dr. Vitthal Saptal
Vitthal got his PhD in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai. He then underwent postdoctoral studies in South Korea, China, and Poland. He joined the group in December 2022 to work on novel applications of single-atom catalysis.
Alessandra studied chemistry at the University of Bari and did her MSc thesis on flash chemistry with Prof. Renzo Luisi. She joined the group in May 2020 as a doctoral student. She is developing continuous-flow catalytic methods for green pharmaceutical synthesis, merging catalysis with microreactor technology.
Vincenzo studied pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Bari. He joined the group in January 2021 as a doctoral student. He is working on the circular recovery and conversion of waste chemicals, integrating single-atom catalysis and flow chemistry.
Areti studied chemical engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and did her MSc thesis in the group of Prof. Angeliki Lemonidou, studying Pt-based catalysts for hydrogen production via bio-oil reforming. She joined the group in November 2021 as a doctoral student and is now designing single-atom catalysts for biomass and waste conversion.
Nicolò studied industrial biotechnology and did his MSc thesis under the supervision of Prof. Lorenzo Mino and Prof. Elena Groppo at the University of Turin, applying spectroscopy methods to study the structure and function of several zeolite catalysts. He joined the group in September 2021 as a doctoral student and will continue to exploit spectroscopy methods to understand the structure and reactivity of single-atom catalysts.
Milla studied industrial chemistry at CPE Lyon and during her MSc thesis, she investigated homogeneous organometallic systems to difunctionalize the C-C bond of a cyclopropenone. Prior to joining the group in November 2022, she also worked as an intern in the industrial catalysis department of Arlanxeo, in the Netherlands. She is now building on the group expertise to develop the field of single-atom photocatalysis and single-atom electrocatalysis.
Jiachengjun (Jia) studied chemical engineering in China. He joined the group in November 2022 as a doctoral student funded by a scholarship from the Chinese government. He will develop continuous processes for the conversion of biomass into bio-oil, using metal-based catalysts. He will also develop novel methods to manufacture these catalysts.
MSc thesis students