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gloria tabacchi

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  • Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria - Sede di Como
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Recent publications

  • Differential penetration of ethanol and water in Si-chabazite: High pressure dehydration of azeotrope solution

    • Confalonieri G
    • Quartieri S
    • Vezzalini G
    • et al.
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  • Water in zeolite L and its MOF mimic

    • Fois E
    • Tabacchi G
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Professional experience


Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria - Sede di Como

May 2017 - Present


University of Insubria Department of Science and High Technology

November 2001 - April 2017(15 years)


Max-Planck-Institut fur Festkorperforschung

November 1999 - November 2001(2 years)


Ph.D in chemistry

Universita degli Studi di Milano

October 1996 - October 1999(3 years)

Degree in Chemistry

Universita degli Studi di Padova

January 1991 - January 1996(5 years)


Using a broad set of computational techniques, I model systems and processes relevant for fundamental physical chemistry and advanced applications in diverse fields of technological interest. During my activity, I benefit from close contacts with experimentalists. Their feedback helps me to gather the know-how and flexibility needed for simulating chemical events in complex systems, where both large-scale models and high accuracy are required. I can design, write and modify computer codes for quantum chemistry and first-principles molecular dynamics applications. I have contributed to develop the computer code cp2k, a suite of programs including several computational techniques (freely accessible at I have a solid HPC expertise in the Unix/Linux environment, as well as on the parametrization techniques for creating new force fields for molecular dynamics. My current research interests are: -Simulation, with both first-principles and force-field techniques, of complex systems and processes in diverse research areas - ranging from solid state physics and chemistry to biochemistry/enzymology. -Study of physico-chemical features of porous materials, including low-dimensionality, size confinement effects and reactivity, both at room conditions and at high pressure/high temperature conditions. -Organic/inorganic functional materials: biomolecules encapsulated in mesoporous silica materials and photoactive species in zeolite composites -Studies on surface chemistry, molecules-materials interfaces and molecules-to-materials bottom-up conversion processes. A molecular detail description of their fundamental aspects could be crucial for further progress of the production strategies of nanomaterials. -Supramolecular chemistry: physico-chemical and microscopic aspects of self-assembly processes, molecular recognition and molecular machines.

Co-authors (85)

  • Marco Fabbiani
  • Marcel Swart
  • Federico Catalano
  • Clara Oliver