Dr M. Grazia Francesconi

Dr M. Grazia Francesconi

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

Grazia did her degree and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Parma, Italy. She then took up a postdoctoral research position at the University of Birmingham and then moved to the University of Nottingham for a second postdoctoral position. She became a lecturer at the University of Hull in 2001 and a Senior lecturer in 2011.

Grazia teaches courses focused on inorganic solids. She also leads the synthesis-based teaching laboratory for 2nd year students in the Department of Chemistry.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Utilisation of CO2 as "Structure Modifier" of Inorganic Solids

Francesconi, M. G., Bennett, M. J., Benoit, D., & Dobson, I. (2022). Utilisation of CO2 as “Structure Modifier” of Inorganic Solids. Chemistry: a European journal, 28(6), Article e202103608. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202103608

Ultra-small FeS2nanoparticles for highly efficient chemoselective transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes

Southouse, J. P., Lazzarini, L., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2021). Ultra-small FeS2nanoparticles for highly efficient chemoselective transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 45(38), 17808-17815. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1nj03297f

Utilisation of CO 2 as "Structure Modifier" of Inorganic Solids

Francesconi, M. G., Bennett, M. J., Dobson, I., & Benoit, D. M. (2021). Utilisation of CO 2 as "Structure Modifier" of Inorganic Solids. Chemistry: a European journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202103608

Effect of calcination time on the physicochemical properties and photocatalytic performance of carbon and nitrogen co-doped tio2 nanoparticles

Mouele, E. S. M., Dinu, M., Cummings, F., Fatoba, O. O., Myint, M. T. Z., Kyaw, H. H., …Petrik, L. F. (2020). Effect of calcination time on the physicochemical properties and photocatalytic performance of carbon and nitrogen co-doped tio2 nanoparticles. Catalysts, 10(8), 1-27. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10080847

Bi2WO6/C-dots/TiO2: A novel z-scheme photocatalyst for the degradation of fluoroquinolone levofloxacin from aqueous medium

Elumalai, S., Sharma, S., Ibhadon, A. O., Grazia Francesconi, M., Mehta, S. K., Kansal, S. K., …Baskoutas, S. (2020). Bi2WO6/C-dots/TiO2: A novel z-scheme photocatalyst for the degradation of fluoroquinolone levofloxacin from aqueous medium. Nanomaterials, 10(5), Article 910. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050910

Research interests

Grazia's main interest is in solid state chemistry and inorganic materials, including nanomaterials.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Henry Royce Institute Study

Funder

Henry Royce Institute

Grant

£4,500.00

Started

1 August 2020

Status

Ongoing

Project

THYME Producing sustainable fine chemicals and fuels from photo-cracking plastic waste via grafted UV/Vis active nanoparticles

Funder

Research England

Grant

£30,090.00

Started

1 July 2021

Status

Complete

Project

Anion-Deficient Solids for CO2 Capture – Towards New Materials

Funder

Royal Society of Chemistry

Grant

£1,600.00

Started

4 June 2018

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Upcycling plastic waste to useful molecules via photocatalysis

Preparation of novel nanoparticle for medical applications

Utilising CO2 and other polluting gases in research on new inorganic materials