Francesca Martelli is a PhD candidate at Laboratory of Petrochemical Technology (LPT) since July 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Angeliki Lemonidou, as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR 12) in the C-PlaNeT International Training Network (H2020 MSCA, https://www.c-planet.eu/ ). The aim of her PhD project is the development of olefin cross-metathesis catalysts for thermochemical recycling of polymeric products, within the wider objective of decoupling plastics from fossil resources.
She studied Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari”, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy. She obtained her BSc diploma in 2017 and her MSc diploma in 2020 summa cum laude. Her master thesis focused on the study of nanostructured Au-based catalysts applied to redox reactions in the field of green chemistry.