Beatrice Berna

Born in Rieti (in the heart of Italy), raised in Rome, Beatrice Berionni Berna got her master degree in Chemistry at University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2014.

She subsequently enrolled into a joint PhD program between the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and University of Rome Tor Vergata, working on the synthesis and characterisation of new porphyrinoids and their application both as sensors and as photosensitisers. During her PhD she was also a visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Guldi at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU, Germany), where she investigated the light harvesting and electron transfer properties in porphyrinoids-based multicomponent conjugates.

In 2018 she joined the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE) in Rome, in the group of Prof. Di Carlo, working on development of new organic hole transporting materials for perovskite solar cells. Funded by the Swedish Wenner Gren fellowship, she joined the group of Prof. Erdélyi at Uppsala University (Sweden) in 2019, developing novel tools to probe halogen bonding in solution via paramagnetic NMR.

In July 2021, she moved to the University of Vienna (Austria), in the group of Prof. Bonifazi as Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual fellow, to develop multifunctional chromogenic oxygen-doped polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons for sensing applications (ENTERPRISE project 897396).

ORCID: 0000-0003-2446-6860

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