Martina Danese

PhD Student

Martina Danese obtained her BS and MS degrees at the Università degli studi di Trieste, Italy. After her Bachelor in Physics she studied Solid State Physics, focusing on the theoretical and computational aspects. Her Master thesis was carried out at the nanotech@surface Laboratory at Empa, thanks to the MARVEL Inspire Potential fellowship. Here she studied the gas phase Huisgen cycloaddition at different levels of theory also considering thermal aspects. In November 2019 she started her PhD in the Atomistic Simulations group, focusing on the catalysis of chemical reactions on chiral surfaces.

Fields of interest

Computational surface chemistry, On-surface Chemical Reactions, Chirality and Enantioselectivity, Catalytic processes