Maria Luisa Astolfi

Starting from October 2020 Dr. Astolfi has the position of Researcher in Analytical Chemistry at Università di Roma “La Sapienza”. She has achieved the National Scientific qualification as associate and full professor in the Italian higher education system,for the disciplinary field of 03/A1 - Analytical chemistry. She graduated in Chemistry in 2005 at La Sapienza. In 2009 she attained the Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Her researches are focused on the development of new analytical methods in the environmental, analytical, and bioanalytical field based on spectroscopic techniques. In particular, she develops innovative approaches for the elemental characterization of environmental and biological complex matrices such as food, air, water, urine, feces, hair, breast milk, serum, animal, and plant tissues. The results of her research ( are published on 82 papers on international scientific journals with impact factor. Her total citations are 1475, h-index 25 (Scopus: Dr. Astolfi is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals (Plos One, Open Chemistry, Methods and Protocols, Analytica, Frontiers in Analytical Science). She is currently Guest Editor of different special topics.
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Analytical chemistry
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The researches mainly concern the development and validation of analytical methodologies for the evaluation of contaminants at trace level in environmental and biological matrices with the use of various instruments (inductively coupled plasma with optical detection, ICP-OES and inductively coupled plasma with mass detection, ICP-MS detection; atomic fluorescence spectroscopy – AFS; automatic instrumentation dedicated to Mercury Analysis - Automatic Mercury Analyzer – AMA; Ion chromatography; Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy).
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