Maria Luisa Astolfi

Since 2020 Maria Luisa Astolfi is Researcher - Assistant Professor (fixed term) of Analytical Chemistry at the Chemistry Department of Sapienza University of Rome. 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 85 papers on international scientific journals with impact factor. Her total citations are 1580, h-index 25 (Scopus: Dr. Astolfi is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals and she is currently Guest Editor of different special topics.
Research activity
Scientific area: 
Analytical chemistry
Research activity: 
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).
Scientific papers: 
Available to students: 
The appointment must be arranged in advance with the teacher by contacting her e-mail address.

© Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma