Lucia Gardossi is associate professor of organic chemistry at the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Trieste. Since 2017 she has been coordinator of the Scientific Technical Committee and member of the board of the Italian National Cluster for the Circular Bioeconomy SPRING. She is member of the Italian National Coordination Board for the Bioeconomy of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
She is a part of the Executive Board of the European Federation for Biotechnology (EFB) and of the Technical-Scientific Committee of Assobioplastiche (Italy). In 2020 she participated in the working group of the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea on the Bioeconomy. For the European Commission she held the role of vice chair of the advisory group for the implementation of Horizon 2020, relating to Social Challenge 2. She was also rapporteur for the mid-term evaluation of the Horizon 2020 program "Bio Based Industry Joint Undertaking".
She worked as a Research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) studying sustainable biocatalysis for the chemical industry, a topic which represents the main scientific interest of her research alongside the integration of computational methods for the design and synthesis of polymers and biodegradable renewable materials. She has been involved in several European projects, also as scientific coordinator, and she is co-author of more than 110 scientific papers in indexed journals and 4 patents. In 2007 she founded a spin-off of the University of Trieste (SPRIN-Technologies for sustainable chemistry SpA) and in 2020 she received the international award "Tecnovisionarie 2020", promoted by the Women and Technology Association, for the topic "Interpreting the circular economy through innovation".
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