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Francesca received the degree in Industrial Chemistry in 2004 at the University of Milan. She then awarded a post-graduate grant at CNR-Institute for Energetics and Interphases (IENI) in Milan, on a national project on the topic: “Optical and morphological characterization of carbonaceous matter in hydrocarbon flames”. In 2009 she received her PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Politecnico in Milan. From 2009 to 2011 she was Research Associate at the Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology (ICPET) of the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, where she led research on “Optical Diagnostic for Measurement of Emission”. During this period she also spent three months as Visiting Scientist at the Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft-und Raumhart (DLR) in Stutturgart. Since 2011 she is researcher at the ICMATE unit in Milan, specializing in the development and application of advanced optical/laser diagnostics in reactive systems, with particular interest in measuring and characterizing combustion-generated nanoparticles in flames and in the environment.
Since 2019 she is member of ICMATE Institute Board.
She has authored or co-authored several refereed publications and conference contributions, and is member of the Italian section of the Combustion Institute.