Francesco Napoletano // PhD 06
Title of thesis: Reductase-driven cofactor regeneration cascade in DESs
Affiliation: Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Secondments: University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Johnson Matthey, United Kingdom
During my Master, I went to Groningen and I worked on lipase catalyzed polymerization of hydroxy fatty acids methyl esters from different oils. I also produced thermosets performing UV-initiated thiol-ene reactions.
Weightlifting and planning training schedules. I like to bake, with pizza, pan brioche and panzerotti being my specialties. I collect vinyl records and I enjoy going to concert and learning some songs by trial and error on my guitar. I also like Soulslike videogames.
What is the most useless talent you have?
I can roll a cigarette while blindfolded in less than 10 seconds.
Where is the worst smelling place you have been?
The laboratory in Groningen when I was working with thiols.
What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?
Dancing on the pole in a reggaeton club dressed as Jesus.
About which topics could you talk for hours?
Curiosities about insects, funny things regarding Italian politics and actuality, videogames.