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Margherita Maiuri
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  • a video in which the winner explains the project with which he participated in the Eni Awards
  • profile of the winner, downloadable in PDF
  • the winning research project, downloadable in PDF

The Debut in Research Award went to Margherita Maiuri for the research project Ultrafast Energy and Electron Transfer Processes in Natural and Artificial Light-Harvesting Systems.

Transferring energy more quickly


Dr Maiuri's theory considers the early photo-induced mechanisms that govern the collection and transfer of solar radiation in natural and artificial light-harvesting complexes. Thanks to the development of an optical apparatus which exploits ultrashort (femtosecond) laser pulses, it was possible to observe in real time the initial stages of the photosynthetic process. The study of the natural complexes was used as a guideline to understand the energy-transfer mechanisms in new bio-inspired artificial molecular systems. The exceptional scientific quality of the work carried out by Dr Maiuri is also demonstrated by the publication of the results in top international scientific journals such as Science, Nature Materials and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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