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Maria Grazia Francesconi

Maria Grazia Francesconi.

Maria Grazia Francesconi

Senior Lecturer at University of Hull


Since her appointment, MGF has established the first solid-state group in Hull and obtained funding from EPSRC, Leverhulme Trust and Yorkshire Forward. MGF is one of only few chemists in the UK to have extensive expertise in the use of advanced techniques for the preparation and characterization of oxide, mixed-anion and non-oxide compounds. She was involved in a project on the preparation of silicon nitride based nanoporous ceramics, which are tested by a range of industrial partners for application in gas sensors and as catalysts. She has reported highly novel mixed-anion compounds and the discovery and improvement via chemical manipulation of negative magnetoresistance in a family of sulphides. In this area, she has a long-standing fruitful collaboration with Drs Maignan and Hardy at CRISMAT Laboratoire, Caen. Other national and international collaborations include the University of Birmingham and with Prof G. Calestani at the University of Parma (Italy). She has given numerous invited presentations at conferences and at academic institutions and has written invited reviews in the field. She has published 61 papers to date.




Università degli Studi di Parma

PhD, Chemistry

Master Degree in Chemistry
PhD in Chemistry

Research experience

  • Apr 2011–
    Aug 2011
    Visiting Professor
    Complutense University of Madrid · Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Bioorganic
  • Jan 2010–
    Jan 2011
    Università degli studi di Parma · Chemistry · G. Calestani
    Italy · Parma
    Preparation of Ba2Co1-xZnxS3 polymorphs using high pressure synthesis
  • Apr 2001–
    Senior Lecturer
    The University of Hull · Department of Chemistry · Inorganic Solid State Chemistry
    United Kingdom · Hull
  • Jan 1998–
    Feb 2001
    Post Doctoral Researcher
    University of Nottingham · School of Chemistry
  • Jan 1998
    University of Birmingham · School of Chemistry
    United Kingdom · Birmingham


  • Languages
    English, Italian, Spanish; Castilian
  • Scientific Societies
    Royal Society of Chemistry


Senior Lecturer

University of Hull
 – Present (4 years 11 months)
Research in inorganic materials, solid state chemistry, preparation and characterisation of nanoparticles of inorganic materials

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Hull
 –  (10 years 5 months)Department of Chemistry
Inorganic solid state chemistry

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Nottingham
 –  (3 years)
Preparation and characterisation of nitrides and nitride-halides

Post Doctoral Researcher

University of Birmingham
 –  (4 years 3 months)
Anion substitution in oxides


Direct amine-functionalisation of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles(Link)

DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52386A (Paper) Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 2948-2952
November 2013
A novel and simple preparation of amine-modified γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles is described. The presence of amine groups on the surface, instead of hydroxyl groups, will allow conjugation of biologically active molecules to the iron oxide nanoparticles without the need for a size increasing silica shell. Furthermore, the outer amine-layer increases the temperature of the γ-Fe2O3 to α-Fe2O3 structural...more

Doping of Inorganic Materials in Microreactors - Preparation of Zn doped Fe3O4 Nanoparticles

Lab on a Chip, 2015, 15, 3154 - 3162

Microreactor systems are now used more and more for the continuous production of metal nanoparticles and metal oxide nanoparticles owing to the controllability of the particle size, an important property in many applications. Here, for the first time, we used microreactors to prepare metal oxide nanoparticles with controlled and varying metal stoichiometry. We prepared and characterised Zn-...more

Mahin Ramezani

Mahin Ramezani 

Mahin Ramezani, 

(PhD from Vali-e-Asr University, Iran)



vali asr
– Present (3 years 4 months)


vali-asr university
– Present (3 years 4 months)


Vali-e-Asr University

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Organic Chemistry

 Mahin Ramezani


Dr. Elena Cini

Dr. Elena Cini
Dr. Elena Cini received a PhD from the University of Siena in 2009 and is currently working for Prof. Taddei with a 2-year post doctoral contract (Assegno di Ricerca).

Research Interests: Synthesis of new HDAC inhibitors and application of MW to synthetic methodologies.
1) M. Rodriquez, I.Bruno, E. Cini, M. Marchetti, M. Taddei, L. Gomez-Paloma J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 103-107
2) M. Rodriquez, S. Terracciano, E. Cini, G: Settembrini, I. Bruno, G. Bifulco, M. Taddei, L. Gomez-Paloma  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2006, 45, 423-427
3) L. Gomez-Paloma, I. Bruno, E. Cini, M. Rodriquez, M. Taddei, S. Terracciano, K. Sadoul ChemMedChem 2007, 2, 1511-1519.
4) E. Cini, L.R. Lampariello, M. Rodriquez, M. Taddei  Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 844-848.
5) E. Cini, G. Giorgi, M. Rodriquez, M. Taddei Synlett, 2009, 1562-15666)
6) E. Cini, C. B. Botta, M. Rodriquez, M. Taddei Tetrahedron Lett, 2009, 50, 7159-7161
7) E. Cini, E. Airiau, N. Girard, A. Mann, J. Salvadori, M. Taddei Synlett 2011, 199-204
8) C. B. Botta, W. Cabri, E. Cini, L. De Cesare, C. Fattorusso, G. Giannini, M. Persico, A. Petrella, F. Rondinelli, M. Rodriquez, A. Russo, M. Taddei, J. Med. Chem. 2011, 54, 2165-2182
9) A. Ioannou, E. Cini, R.S. Timofte, S. L. Flitsch, N. J. Turner, B. Linclau, Chem. Commun, 2011, 47, 11228-11230.
10) E. Cini, G. Bifulco, G. Menchi, M. Rodriquez, M. Taddei Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 2133-2141
11) A. Naldini, I. Filippi, E. Cini, M. Rodriquez, F. Carraro, M. Taddei Anti-Cancer Agents Med. Chem. 2012, 12, 407-413
12) S: Ferrini, E. Cini, M. Taddei Synlett, 2013, 491-495.
13) G. Arena, G. Barreca, L. Carcone, E. Cini, G. Marras, H. G. Nedden, M. Rasparini, S. Roseblade, A. Russo, M. Taddei, A. Zanotti-Gerosa Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 1449-1454