Scaiano Group

Javier Durantini


BSc Chemistry, National University of Río Cuarto 2010.

PhD Chemistry, National University of Río Cuarto, 2014.

Javier was born in Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina) in 1986. In 2010 he obtained his BSc BSc in Chemistry. National University of Río Cuarto (UNRC), Faculty of Exact, Physical Chemistry and Natural Sciences, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.

In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Internal PhD fellowship from CONICET for five years with the project “ Organic Optoelectronics. Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Materials and Optoelectronic devices. Research of Photoinduced Charge Transfer Process in Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Interfaces” under the supervision of Prof. Luis Otero and co-supervision of Dr. Miguel Gervaldo.

During the course of his PhD studies, he has done a research stay for six month at the University of Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain (Supervision: Prof. Juan Bisquert) in the context of the cooperation project “Nanoscale Materials and devices for Energy Conversion and Storage”. Moreover he participated of the project MINCYT-DAAD with a research stay of three months at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics (Prof. Joerg Rappich) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (Supervision: Prof. Thomas Dittrich).

Javier obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in November 2014 with a dissertation titled “
Development of New Organic Materials with Application in Optoelectronic” and joined Prof. Scaiano’s group in January 2015.

Within the Scaiano group, his research is focused on nanomaterials and their participation in selected catalytic processes. In addition to the projects mentioned above, he participates in a project based in the degradation of pollutants in contaminated waters. This research will investigate the process fundamentals and will determine the reactivity of chlorine radicals toward the most common water chemical pollutants.