Dr. Viviana Figà

Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology, Italy

Dr. Viviana Figà graduated in Chemical Engineering with specialization in electrochemistry from the University of Palermo in 2004, delving into subjects such as applied electrochemistry, industrial electrochemical processes and corrosion and protection of metals. She received the Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Palermo in 2009, refining basic and advanced electrochemical methods for materials science. She also graduated in Naval Engineering from the University of Napoli “Federico II” in 2017, discussing a dissertation about electrochemical devices as power generators onboard. She was a Professor of Applied Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Palermo, from 2009 to 2011. Her research interests regard the electrochemical deposition and characterization of inorganic and organic semiconductors to apply in optoelectronic and electrochemical devices and the study of corrosion processes specially occurring in marine environment by means of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. She is among the Editorial Board of important journals, reviewer and author of almost 30 publications about materials. She is among the scientific and local organizing committees of important international congresses and she also was the scientific leader of the project “EnzymEleSs” financed by National Research Council (CNR). Currently, she works as researcher and professional at the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) in Palermo, Italy.