Associate Professor, Faculty of Science
Dr. Mattia Silvi was born in Rieti (Italy) and obtained his BSc degree in Analytical Chemistry and MSc degree in Organic Chemistry at the University Sapienza (Rome, Italy) working in the laboratory of Prof. Marco Bella. He then carried out his doctoral studies at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, ICIQ (Tarragona, Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Melchiorre, working in the fields of organocatalysis and photochemistry (2011-2015). He spent part of his PhD at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, United States) in the group of Prof. John P. Wolfe working in the field of palladium and silver catalysed organic reactions (2014). After his PhD he was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Individual Fellowship and moved to the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) in the group of Prof. Varinder K. Aggarwal FRS, where he worked in the fields of boron chemistry, photochemistry and prostanoids synthesis (2016-2019). In 2019 he was awarded a Nottingham Research Fellowship to start his independent career at the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). Mattia is the recipient of a 2020 EPSRC New Investigator Award and was selected as outstanding reviewer for 2020 by the RSC for the journal Chemical Science. His research interests lie within the fields of sustainable organic chemistry, radical chemistry, photochemistry and asymmetric catalysis.
Solar light is a green and inexhaustible energy source. In our laboratory, we explore the use of visible light for the development of novel methodologies in organic chemistry. Projects ongoing… read more
Solar light is a green and inexhaustible energy source. In our laboratory, we explore the use of visible light for the development of novel methodologies in organic chemistry. Projects ongoing involve the generation of reactive radical species under remarkably mild conditions harnessing the potential of photoredox catalysis. The main target is to develop novel convenient reactivity platforms to transform cheap and available organic feedstocks into valuable molecules.
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