Alessandra Gentili

Associate professor
Biography
Alessandra Gentili is an Associate professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where she received her Master’s degree, Magna cum Laude, in Industrial Chemistry and her PhD degree in Chemical Sciences. She was a researcher from 1999 to 2004. He earned his national eligibility as a Full Professor, CHIM 01 (session 2012). Currently, she teaches "Analytical Chemistry III with laboratory" for the Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry (AL channel) and is a member of the Doctorate Committee of the PhD Program in "Chemical Processes for Industry and Environment" as well as of the Monitoring Committee -Teaching of the Science Faculty. She is a supervisor of bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses. The results of her research have been published over 83 publications, including 74 papers on international journals and 9 chapters on international books. Her publications have been cited over 2550 times (h-index 25). She has been a referee for ISI journals belonging to top-decile and top-quartile in her research area.She was an evaluator of the research activity of the Institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences and an international referee of both International research projects (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science; Ghent University; Chilean Government FONDECYT Program) and PhD Theses (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain). She has collaborated with national and international Universities and Research Centres. She has collaborated with national (IMC-CNR Montelibretti; UNICATT Cord and Neonatology Unit of Policlinico Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma) and international (Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifica, Barcelona, ​​Spain; "Arca La Sapienza" project, Italy-Ecuador) Universities and Research Centres.In 2006, she was invited by the IIQAB-CSIC (Prof. Barcelo and Petrovic) to join the European network of reference laboratories GC-MS and LC-MS, as part of the project NORMAN.
Research activity
Scientific area: 
Analytical chemistry
The Prof. Gentili’s research essentially concerns the study of original analytical methodologies aimed at solving problems in different areas of Chemistry, namely Clinical, Food and Environmental Chemistry. The themes of her research include the development of innovative extraction procedures (static and dynamic pressurized liquid extraction, (micro)solid phase extraction based on last generation sorbent materials, DLLME relying on green solvents) and the use of multihyphenated analytical techniques ((nano) liquid chromatography/diode array detection/mass spectrometry). Particular interest has been focused on strategies able to "profile" organic micronutrients (vitamins and carotenoids) in food and biological matrices. From 2013 to 2015, her research group participated in the KEQAS (vitamin K External Quality Assurance Scheme), an international system managed by the Nutristasis Unit (Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom) that monitors and reports on accuracy of the vitamin K analysis.
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Teaching