Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







106Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Giulia Tarantino is an Associate Researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering (South Kensington Campus) in the Hammond Lab

Her current research interests lie at the interface between catalysis, spectroscopy and material synthesis. Specifically, her research focuses on selective alkane functionalization and investigating various reaction mechanisms with in situ and ex situ spectroscopic techniques.

Giulia was awarded a PhD from the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (UK), where she worked under the supervision of Dr Ceri Hammond. Her PhD was focused on the development of catalytic and photocatalytic methodologies for C(sp3)–F bond formation with heterogeneous catalysts.



Tarantino G, Botti L, Overtoom L, et al., 2024, Multiple active sites for glucose conversion identified in Sn-Beta catalysts by CPMG MAS NMR and operando UV-Vis spectroscopy, Catalysis Today, Vol:429, ISSN:0920-5861, Pages:114459-114459

Beynon OT, Owens A, Tarantino G, et al., 2023, Computational Study of the Solid-State Incorporation of Sn(II) Acetate into Zeolite β, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:127, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:19072-19087

Navar R, Tarantino G, Beynon OT, et al., 2022, Tracking the solid-state incorporation of Sn into the framework of dealuminated zeolite beta, and consequences for catalyst design, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:22025-22041

Navar R, Botti L, Tarantino G, et al., 2022, Catalytic Performances of Sn-Beta Catalysts Prepared from Different Heteroatom-Containing Beta Zeolites for the Retro-Aldol Fragmentation of Glucose, Reactions, Vol:3, Pages:265-282

Caiti M, Tarantino G, Hammond C, 2020, Developing a Continuous Process for Isosorbide Production from Renewable Sources, Chemcatchem, Vol:12, ISSN:1867-3880, Pages:6393-6400

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