Claudia Mazzuca

Claudia Mazzuca was born in Rome in 1976. In may 2001 she got her first degree in Chemistry (equivalent to the Master of Science) cum laude at the University of Rome La Sapienza and in 2005 she got her PhD degree in Chemical Science at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She had a postDoc position for two years at the University of Rome Tor Vergata to study a molecular receptor for organochlorine pesticides. Since November 2007 she is assistant professor in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Science and Technologies of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. During these years she participated to numerous stages concerning the application of physico-chemical techniques to study biomolecules. In her research she uses a combination of several experimental techniques and computational methods. This approach represents a good method to obtain a detailed and exhaustive characterization of the system under study. Recently, her research is oriented to the characterization of paper ageing and to the development of new cleaning methodologies for paper materials, to the characterization of hydrogels for drug delivery, and to the determination of structure and orientation of peptides and proteins on surfaces.

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