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Dr . Micaela Castellino | Materials Science | Women Researcher Award

Senior PostDoc Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Micaela Castellino, born on April 23, 1979, in Turin, Italy 🇮🇹, is a distinguished Senior PostDoc Researcher at the Applied Science and Technology Department of Polytechnic of Turin since September 2023. As the XPS lab head, she oversees the characterization of diverse surface materials, ranging from carbon-based materials to ceramics and metallic nanoparticles. Micaela’s expertise spans Experimental Physics, Material Science, and Solid State Physics, with a focus on Chemico-Physical Characterization and Surface functionalization. Her work involves cutting-edge techniques like X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), contributing to advancements in Electrical and Thermal Conductivity, Carbon-based materials, Polymer composites, Biomaterials, and Materials for Energy Harvesting and CO2 trapping. 🌐🔬👩‍🔬





Work Experiences

Micaela Castellino has been a trailblazer in her role as a Senior Post Doc Researcher at the Applied Science and Technology Department (DISAT) of Politecnico di Torino since September 2023. 🌟 Specializing in the study and characterization of materials for Energy Harvesting/Conversion applications and CO2 absorption and conversion, she has also been a dedicated professor for the “Nanomaterials Engineering” course for the Master’s degree in Functional Materials Engineering. Prior to this, from September 2018 to August 2023, Micaela served as an Assistant Professor at DISAT, focusing on materials for Energy Harvesting/Conversion applications and teaching the “Nanomaterials Engineering” course. 📚 Before joining Politecnico di Torino, she made significant contributions during her tenure as a Senior Post Doc Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Future Technologies at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia from June 2013 to August 2018. In this role, she delved into the study and characterization of nanostructured materials for energy harvesting applications, also imparting her knowledge through teaching XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) lab courses for Master’s and Ph.D. students. 👩‍🏫🔬🌍


Micaela Castellino holds a Ph.D. in Fundamental & Applied Physics and Astrophysics, where her research focused on the “Study and characterization of diamond surfaces for biosensoring applications.” 🎓 During her doctoral journey, she played a pivotal role in implementing and characterizing an XPS instrument situated in the Solid State Physics Laboratory. 🛠️ Her expertise shone in Diamond Surface Characterization and Functionalization, specifically contributing to the development of nano-biosensors for the DIBIOREX Project at the NIS (Nanostructured Interfaces and Surfaces) Centre within the University of Turin. 🌐 The intersection of physics and biosensor technology marked a significant chapter in her academic pursuits. 👩‍🔬💎


Micaela Castellino’s proficiency extends to the realms of Nuclear, SubNuclear, and Astroparticle Physics, where she has made notable contributions in the detection of cosmic rays. 🌌🔍 Her skill set is further enriched by her adeptness in C++ language programming, allowing her to navigate complex computational challenges in her research endeavors. 💻 Fluent in Italian, her mother tongue, and boasting a C1 level in English, Micaela is well-equipped for effective communication and collaboration in an international scientific context. Additionally, she possesses a foundational understanding of Spanish at an A1 level. 🇮🇹🌐🌍 This multilingual proficiency enhances her ability to engage with diverse scientific communities and contribute meaningfully to her field. 👩‍🔬📊

Publications Top Notes


  1. “The beneficial role of nano-sized Fe3O4 entrapped in ultra-stable Y zeolite for the complete mineralization of phenol by heterogeneous photo-Fenton under solar light”
    • Authors: Tammaro, O., Morante, N., Marocco, A., … Sannino, D., Pansini, M.
    • Journal: Chemosphere, 2023, 345, 140400
    • Citations: 2 📚
  2. “Understanding the role of imidazolium-based ionic liquids in the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction”
    • Authors: Fortunati, A., Risplendi, F., Re Fiorentin, M., … Russo, N., Hernández, S.
    • Journal: Communications Chemistry, 2023, 6(1), 84
    • Citations: 3 📚
  3. “Decoration of laser-induced graphene with MXene and manganese oxide for fabrication of a hybrid supercapacitor”
    • Authors: Reina, M., Serrapede, M., Zaccagnini, P., … Gonzalez-Julian, J., Lamberti, A.
    • Journal: Electrochimica Acta, 2023, 468, 143163
    • Citations: 3 📚
  4. “Standardization of Cu2O nanocubes synthesis: Role of precipitation process parameters on physico-chemical and photo-electrocatalytic properties”
    • Authors: Cuatto, G., Zoli, M., Gallone, M., … Castellino, M., Hernández, S.
    • Journal: Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2023, 199, pp. 384–398
    • Citations: 1 📚
  5. “CO2 hydrogenation to methanol over Zr- and Ce-doped indium oxide”
    • Authors: Salomone, F., Sartoretti, E., Ballauri, S., … Pirone, R., Bensaid, S.
    • Journal: Catalysis Today, 2023, 423, 114023
    • Citations: 7 📚
  6. “CO2 conversion into hydrocarbons via modified Fischer-Tropsch synthesis by using bulk iron catalysts combined with zeolites”
    • Authors: Corrao, E., Salomone, F., Giglio, E., … Pirone, R., Bensaid, S.
    • Journal: Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2023, 197, pp. 449–465
    • Citations: 2 📚


Micaela Castellino | Materials Science | Women Researcher Award

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