We would like to congratulate Jeannette Manzi on the achievement of her PhD thesis entitled “Mapping pH in self-assembled inorganic structures by fluorescence microscopy” (supervised by Prof. Marco Montalti and Prof. Aldo Roda), which has been excellently defended on the 9th of May 2018 at department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari” of Bologna. Her outstanding work has received the marks of 1) excellent for the originality and the arguments treated; and 2) really good for the quality of the methods used and of the results.
Jeannette Manzi is an Italian PhD student at the University of Bologna (Italy). She holds a BSc degree in Chemistry and Material Chemistry at the University of Bologna, where she studied electrochemistry of modified micrographites, from pristin materials to functionalized surfaces. She got her MSc degree in Photochemistry and Material Chemistry at the University of Bologna, where her research was focused on monitoring the pH changes at the front of biomorphs’ growth using fluorescence microscopy. Within her PhD programme, she will follow up the work that she has started in her Master thesis and analyze the role of pH in phenomenon of mineral self-assembly and during serpentinization of olivine, using wide field and confocal fluorescence microscopy.