Anabel Lanterna

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Education

2008 – 2013: PhD in Chemistry. National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
2003 – 2007: BSc (eq. MSci) in Chemistry. National University of Córdoba, Argentina.

Positions

2020 – present: Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham.
2017-2020: Research Associate, Center for Advanced Materials Research. University of Ottawa, Canada.
2015: Visiting PDRA. Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.
2013 – 2017: PDRA. University of Ottawa, Canada.

Awards & Recognitions

2022: Royal Society of Chemistry Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Prize.
2019: Chemical Communications’ Outstanding Reviewer. Royal Society of Chemistry.
2018: Chemical Institute of Canada, Materials Division recognition for outstanding young materials chemists. 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference, Canada.
2017: Inter-American Photochemical Society Gerhard Closs Postdoctoral Award. 27th Winter I-APS Conference, USA.
2018: Chemical Communications’ Outstanding Reviewer. Royal Society of Chemistry.

Bio

Dr Anabel Lanterna is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, UK. She was born and raised 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 as Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. Her scientific contributions to the fields of Photochemistry and Materials Science were recognised by the Inter-American Photochemistry Society (2017 ignagural Closs Postdoctoral Award), the Chemical Institute of Canada (2018) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Prize (2022). Anabel's research career is focussed on the rational design of heterogeneous photocatalysts based on earth-abundant, inexpensive, and stable materials for applications in Sustainable Chemistry and green hydrogen generation.