Prof. Claudia Espro
Claudia Espro received her MS Degree (110/110) in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina in 1998 with the thesis “Selective Oxidation of Propane into liquid oxygenates on superacid catalysts in a Three phase membrane reaction system. From 1998 to 2000 she has been a postgraduate student of the school of Chemical Process Technologies at the University of Messina. In 2000 she obtained the postgraduate qualification in Chemical Process Technologies. From 2003 to 2006 she has been a PhD fellow in Chemical Technologies and Innovative Processes at the University of Messina.
In 2007 she received her PhD from the University of Messina with the dissertation: “Development and Optimization of innovative Membrane Based Systems for the catalytic Conversion of Natural Gas and Light Alkanes”.
In 2003 she received a four-year research contract for the project theme: “Development of innovative catalytic systems for the conversion of natural gas and light alkanes into valuable products” at the University of Messina. The research contract has been extended for a further four years, untill 2012. In 2012 she received a one year research contract for the project theme:” Characterization and catalytic reduction of liquid and gaseous pollutants“. In 2013 she received a one year research contract for the project theme:” Technological and Processing Innovation for the Manufacturing Industry“.
Since 2014 she is Assistant Professor (RTD- A, ex Lgs 240/2010) of Chemical Foundations of Technologies (03/B2) working at the Engineering Department of the University of Messina. From 2016 she is member of the Committee of the Doctoral Course in "Engineering and Chemistry of Materials And Constructions” of the University of Messina. In 2017 she receives the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor of Chemical Foundations of Technologies (03/B2).
In 2017 she has been a visiting researcher at the University of Volos, Thessaly (Greece) performing research activity in the field of the environmental catalysis and delivering a series of lectures concerning the “design and development of new nanostructured catalysts for environmental purposes”.
Since 2014 she conducts her teaching activity in the “Laurea, BS” and “Laurea Magistrale, MS” Courses in Engineering at University of Messina. Claudia Espro conducts her research activity in the following areas: heterogeneous catalysis and development of novel catalytic green processes. In this area she is pursuing fundamental and applied research objectives The main topic of her scientific activity lies in the catalytic conversion of natural gas and light alkanes into intermediates, fuels and chemicals of higher added value. Her scientific activity is also devoted to other research subjects related to the conversion of renewable biomass for the production of bulk chemicals. She has participate to various research projects in the framework of national and international research programmes and R&D activities of chemical and petrochemical industries. She is author/co-author of about 107 papers (45 articles on SCOPUS/WOS indexed International journals, 62 communication and conference proceedings at National and Int. Congresses; 1 patent ). She is reviewer of international journals and conferences.