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Anabel Lanterna

Anabel Lanterna

About me

Anabel was born in Laguna Larga, Argentina, and obtained her degree in Chemistry from the National University of Córdoba. She was awarded the prestigious PhD fellowship from the Argentinean National Research Council to pursue her graduate studies at the same University, focussing on the synthesis and manipulation of gold nanoparticles. Her studies included stints at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and the University of Valencia (Spain), where she became interested in Photochemistry. Fascinated by the idea of using light to induce chemical reactions, Anabel moved to a postdoc in Canada with Prof Scaiano, where she developed her expertise in heterogeneous photocatalysis. Moved by her interests in Sustainable Chemistry, Anabel established international collaborations to develop inexpensive and reusable catalysts for water purification and green hydrogen generation. In 2020, Anabel started her independent career at the University of Nottingham. Her scientific contributions to Sustainable Chemistry, Photochemistry and Materials Sciences were recognised by the Inter-American Photochemistry Society (2017), the Chemical Institute of Canada (2018) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division (2022). 



Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education 
University of Nottingham


PhD in Chemistry
Universidad National de Córdoba


BSc (eq. MSci) in Chemistry
Universidad National de Córdoba



Assistant Professor

University of Nottingham

2017 - 2020

Research Associate

University of Ottawa, Canada


Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

2013 - 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Ottawa, Canada

Awards & Recognitions


Royal Society of Chemistry Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Prize.

Royal Society of Chemistry

2018 & 2019

Chemical Communications’ Outstanding Reviewer.

Royal Society of Chemistry


Materials Division recognition for outstanding young materials chemists.

Chemical Institute of Canada


Inter-American Photochemical Society Gerhard Closs Postdoctoral Award

Inter-American Photochemical Society

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