Valentina Migliorati

Valentina Migliorati was born in Rome in 1980. She graduated magna cum laude in Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", with a thesis entitled "Structural and dynamic investigation of aqueous solutions of the Hg(2+) and Cd(2+) ions by means of computational methods and X-ray absorption spectroscopy." In 2009 she earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences supervised by Prof. Paola D'Angelo, with a final dissertation entitled "A combined theoretical and experimental investigation of Ion Hydration". Moreover, in December 2014 she got the habilitation as Associate Professor in "General and Inorganic Chemistry" (area 03/B1). Since 2010 she is a post-doc researcher at the Chemistry department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza".
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Physical chemistry
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The main research topic of Valentina Migliorati is the investigation of the structural and dynamic properties of disordered and complex systems by means of novel integrated approaches that combines Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations and several experimental techniques, such as X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray diffraction. Her scientific interests encompass several fields of Physical Chemistry, such as the development of classical force fields by using ab initio calculations, the study of aqueous solutions of metal, lanthanide and halide ions by means of either Classical or ab initio MD simulations in combination with XAS experimental data, and the investigation of the solvation properties of metal ions in organic solvents. Moreover, she dedicated herself to the study of pure ionic liquids and of ionic liquid/water mixtures by using MD simulations in combination with either XAS spectroscopy or X-ray diffraction.
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