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Curriculum Vitae:

Demian Marchione

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (astrochemistry), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (2015)
  • M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, University of Perugia, Italy (2011)
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Perugia, Italy (2009)

Research Interests
  • Photon-induced electro-chemical processes in airless icy bodies analogues
  • Planetary science
  • Surface science of astrophysically relevant ices (IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, ultrahigh vacuum, cryogenic systems)

Professional Experience
  • Caltech Postdoc (2016 – present)
  • PhD student at Heriot-Watt University (2011 - 2015)
  • LASSIE Early stage researcher at Heriot-Watt researcher (2011 - 2014)

Selected Awards

  • LASSIE ESR scholarship
  • Degree award in honour of Isabella Montanini Mezzasoma, Lion’s club Augusta Perusia

Selected Publications
  1. D. Marchione and M. R. S. McCoustra, Non-covalent Interaction of Benzene with Methanol and Diethyl Ether Solid Surfaces, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., in print DOI: 10.1039/c6cp01787h (2016).
  2. D. Marchione, J. D. Thrower, and M. R. S. McCoustra, Efficient Electron-promoted Desorption of Benzene from Water Ice Surfaces, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 4026 (2016).
  3. M. P. Collings, V. L. Frankland, J. Lasne, D. Marchione, A. Rosu-Finsen, and M. R. S. McCoustra, Probing Model Interstellar Grain Surfaces with Small Molecules, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 499, 1826 (2015).
  4. D. Marchione, L. Belpassi, G. Bistoni, A. Macchioni, F. Tarantelli, and D. Zuccaccia, The Chemical Bond in Gold(I) Complexes with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, Organometallics, 33, 4200 (2014).
  5. A. G. M. Abdulgalil, D. Marchione, J. D. Thrower, M. P, Collings, M. R. S. McCoustra, F. Islam, M. E. Palumbo, E. Congiiu, and F. Dulieu, Laboratory Studies of Electron and Ion Irradiation of Solid Acetonitrile (CH3CN), Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 371, 20110586 (2013).

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