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Marco Serra, Ph.D.

Following a degree in Photochemistry and Material chemistry in 2009 at the University of Bologna (Italy), he obtained a Master in Experimental and industrial organic chemistry in 2012 at the University of Valencia. He defended his Ph.D. in 2015 at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) with a thesis on the photocatalytic activity of zeolite-like framework phosphate as new semiconductors materials and supported alloyed metal nanoparticles for the hydrogen evolution reaction, advised by prof. H. Garcia Gomez. Next, he worked as a postdoc in the research group of Tenne at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions in the natural and exact sciences over 3 years. During this postdoctoral stage, his work delved into the synthesis and characterization of new quaternary nanotubes, which led to achieving of unforeseen intriguing properties. Afterward, he joined prof. M.A. Correa’s group as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physic chemistry of the University of Vigo (Spain) working on the development of semiconductor functionalized plasmonic anisotropic nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications.