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.

Undergraduate

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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Conference Proceeding

Effect of Inorganic Ions on Pyrite Catalyzed Fenton Reaction

Escobar Castillo, M., Gad-Allah, T. A., Ali, M. E. M., Salem, A. H., Khalil, A. S., Francesconi, M. G., & Lupascu, D. C. (2018). Effect of Inorganic Ions on Pyrite Catalyzed Fenton Reaction. https://doi.org/10.11159/icepr18.145

Journal Article

Stabilization of Pd3-xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes

Johnston, S. K., Bryant, T. A., Strong, J., Lazzarini, L., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2019). Stabilization of Pd3-xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes. ChemCatChem, 11(12), 2909-2918. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900391

Pd3Sn nanoparticles on TiO2 and ZnO supports as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation : synthesis and catalytic performance

Johnston, S. K., Cherkasov, N., Perez-Barrado, E., Aho, A., Murzin, D. Y., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2017). Pd3Sn nanoparticles on TiO2 and ZnO supports as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation : synthesis and catalytic performance. Applied catalysis. A, General, 544, 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2017.07.005

Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites

Kelly, S., Kornherr, A., Alahmadi, N. S., Betts, J. W., Francesconi, M. G., Prior, T. J., …Kornherr, A. (2017). Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites. RSC advances, 7(32), 20020-20026. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ra00920h

Fluoride doped ?-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity

Jones, N. E., Burnett, C. A., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Wende, H., Lazzarini, L., …Francesconi, M. G. (2018). Fluoride doped ?-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6(22), 3665-3673. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8tb00360b

Research interests

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

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

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

Preparation of novel nanoparticle for medical imaging and theranostics

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