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Beatrice Muzzi

+39 333 8464717

Équipe 7. Nanostructures et Chimie Organométallique , Post-doctorante

Address: Mare Australe 111, 00040, Ardea, Italy; Nationality: Italian; Date of birth: 30/11/1992.

PhD in Chemistry

Professional Experiences

01/2021-01/2022 Post-doc Fellowship - Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-objets (LPCNO),Institut national des sciences appliquées de Toulouse (INSA Toulouse), Toulouse, France. Project: Switchable magneto-plasmonic contrast agents and molecular imaging technologies – SWIMMOT (H2020). Supervisor: Katerina Soulantika
11/2020 – 01/2021 Post-doc Fellowship (Italian Borsa di Studio) – University of Florence, Florence, Italy Project: Synthesis and characterization of diamagnetic and paramagnetic nanoparticles of quaternary sulfides for solar. Supervisor: Matteo Mannini
10/2020 Post-doc Fellowship (Italian Borsa di Studio) - National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), Florence Research Unit, Italy. Project: Investigation of magnetic susceptibility and photomagnetism on nanostructured magnetic materials and complex spin-crossover. Supervisor: Claudio Sangregorio
10/2017-09/2020 Research activity – University of Florence and ICCOM-CNR, Florence, Italy. Nanomaterial with electrical and magnetic properties. Organic and inorganic synthetic method for obtaining magnetic nanoparticles (PhD project). Crystallographic, chemical composition and magnetic characterization of nanomaterial. Supervisor: Claudio Sangregorio
03/2019-08/2019 Research activity - Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA) and Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón (INA), Zaragoza, Spain. PhD project: Transmission Electron Microscopy characterization of nanostructured materials. Supervisors: Ricardo Ibarra and Clara Marquina
02/2017-09/2017 Research activity – University of Florence, Florence, Italy. Project: Preparation and characterization of low cost and eco-friendly perovskite solar cells. Supervisors: Gabriella Caminati and Matteo Mannini


10/2017-09/2020 PhD in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science at the Dept. of Biotechnology, chemistry and pharmacy, University of Siena.Supervisor Claudio Sangregorio
09/2015-07/2017 Second level degree (Master of science) in Chemistry (110/110 cum laude) at the University of Florence. Curriculum: Supramolecular chemistry, nano-systems and chemistry of materials. Supervisors: Gabriella Caminati and Matteo Mannini
09/2011-05/2015 Chemistry Bachelor’s degree at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Supervisor: Mariano Venanzi

Instruments Skills

Transmission electron microscopy: TEM CM12 Philips equipped with a LaB6 filament operating at 100 kV. Transmission electron microscopy: TEM T20 (80-200 kV). Scanning Transmission electron microscopy: STEM Titan Thermo Fischer Scientific (60-300 kV). Powder X-Ray diffraction: XRD Bruker New D8 ADVANCE ECO. Quantum Design MPMS SQUID and PPMS magnetometers.
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: XPS VSW with a hemispherical analyser VSW. Langmuir-Blodgett deposition: KSV3000 (KSV Instruments Ltd, Finland). Spin coater: SpincoaterP6700 (Specialty coating systems, inc.). Quartz crystal microbalance: QCM-Z500 (KSV-Instruments Ltd.) Spectrophotometer: Lambda 900 (Perkin Elmer, Italy). Spectrofluorometer: LS50B (Perkin Elmer, Italy). Spectropolarimeter: JASCO J-175.

Technical Skills

Excellent level of: Digital Micrograph (GATAN) and TIA (GATAN) for HRTEM, GPA, EELS, ED and EDX data analysis. Diffract-EVA (Bruker) and Topas (Bruker) for powder diffraction pattern and for Rietveld refinement. CASAXPS for XPS spectra. Origin, Igor, Kaleidagraph, VESTA, Word, Power Point, Excel.


Italian: mother language
English: C1 (Writing, reading and speaking)
Spanish: B1 (Writing, reading and speaking)


-  Tuning the Morphology of Nanostructured Peptide Films by Introduction of a Secondary Structure Conformational Constraint: A Case-Study of Hierarchical Self-Assembly. De Zotti, Marta; Muzzi Beatrice, et al. J. Phys. Chem. B 2018, 122, 24, 6305-6313
-  Unraveling the mechanism of the one-pot synthesis of exchange coupled Co-based nano-heterostructures with high energy product. B. Muzzi et al. Nanoscale, 2020 12, 14076 - 14086, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR01361G
- Optimizing the magnetic properties of hard and soft materials for producing exchange spring permanent magnets. Petrecca M, Muzzi B. et al. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, JPhysD-126054.R1.
- In preparation – Solvent mediated thermal annealing of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles. A. López-Ortega, B. Muzzi et al.
- In preparation – Néel temperature enhancement by Co, Ni doping of wüstite nanoparticles. B. Muzzi et al.


Training course for advanced users of Transmission Electron Microscopy 05/2019 – 06/2019 at the Instituto Universiario de Investigacion en Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Zaragoza, Spain General training to Prevention and Safety at Work under 81/2008 and Agreement State Regions of 21/12/2011 of 07/25/2012

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