Diego Gianolio

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Diego Gianolio is the Beamline Scientist on B18.

Email: diego.gianolio@diamond.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778228

Key Research Area

Key Research Area

  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • heterogeneous catalysts
  • meso- and nano-porous materials
  • transition metal complexes

Publications

  1. Research Expertise
  2. Publications
  3. Biography
Research Expertise -

Current Research Inerests

I a currently involved in research on various topics such as:

  • study of the active sites and of the chemical reactions in catalysis by combining XAS with Ir or UV-Vis or Raman spectroscopies or by in situ and operando XAS experiments (e.g. Chromocene-based and Phillips-type catalysts for ethylene polymerization and supported copper chloride for oxychlorination reaction)
  • study of the stability with respect to temperature and of interaction with gases of micro/nanoporous materials by means of operando XAS and quick-EXAFS techniques (e.g. metal organic frameworks and zeolites mainly for gas storage and separation but also for other potential future applications)
  • study of the electronic structure and excitations of transition metal complexes by means of Resonant XAS/XES and time-resolved XAS (e.g. photoactivatable Ru-polypyridyl complexes promising as anticancer agents for photodynamic therapy or as cage compounds for bioactive ligand release)

 

Publications - +

Publications

E. Gallo, F. Bonino, J. C. Swarbrick, T. Petrenko, A. Piovano, S. Bordiga, D. Gianolio, E. Groppo, F. Neese, C. Lamberti and P. Glatzel 2013 Preference towards Five-Coordination in Ti Silicalite-1 upon Molecular Adsorption Chemphyschem 14 1 79-83

K. A. Lomachenko, C. Garino, E. Gallo, D. Gianolio, R. Gobetto, P. Glatzel, N. Smolentsev, G. Smolentsev, A. V. Soldatov, C. Lamberti and L. Salassa 2013 High energy resolution core-level X-ray spectroscopy for electronic and structural characterization of osmium compounds Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP 15 38 16152-9

E. Borfecchia, C. Garino, L. Salassa, T. Ruiu, D. Gianolio, X. Zhang, K. Attenkofer, L. X. Chen, R. Gobetto, P. J. Sadler and C. Lamberti 2013 X-ray transient absorption structural characterization of the (3)MLCT triplet excited state of cis- Ru(bpy)2(py)2 (2+) Dalton transactions 42 18 6564-71

L. Mino, D. Gianolio, F. Bardelli, C. Prestipino, E. Senthil Kumar, F. Bellarmine, M. Ramanjaneyulu, C. Lamberti and M. S. Ramachandra Rao 2013 EXAFS and XANES investigation of (Li,Ni) codoped ZnO thin films grown bypulsed laser deposition Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal 25 38 385402-385402

F. D. Romero, S. J. Burr, J. E. McGrady, D. Gianolio, G. Cibin and M. A. Hayward 2013 SrFe0.5Ru0.5O2: Square-Planar Ru2+ in an Extended Oxide Journal of the American Chemical Society 135 5 1838-1844

A. J. Dent, G. Cibin, S. Ramos, S. A. Parry, D. Gianolio, A. D. Smith, S. M. Scott, L. Varandas, S. Patel, M. R. Pearson, L. Hudson, N. A. Krumpa, A. S. Marsch and P. E. Robbins 2013 Performance of B18, the Core EXAFS Bending Magnet beamline at Diamond 15th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure 430 Journal of Physics Conference Series 1742-6588

D. Gianolio, E. Borfecchia, C. Garino, T. Ruiu, C. Lamberti and L. Salassa 2013 The Use of Differential EXAFS Analysis for the determination of Small Structural Differences between two closely-related Ruthenium Complexes 15th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure 430 Journal of Physics Conference Series 1742-6588

D. Gianolio, J. G. Vitillo, B. Civalleri, S. Bordiga, U. Olsbye, K. P. Lillerud, L. Valenzano and C. Lamberti 2013 Combined study of structural properties on metal-organic frameworks with same topology but different linkers or metal 15th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure 430 Journal of Physics Conference Series 1742-6588

J. F. W. Mosselmans, R. P. Taylor, P. D. Quinn, A. A. Finch, G. Cibin, D. Gianolio and A. V. Sapelkin 2013 A time resolved microfocus XEOL facility at the Diamond Light Source 11th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation 425 Journal of Physics Conference Series 1742-6588

E. Borfecchia, S. Maurelli, D. Gianolio, E. Groppo, M. Chiesa, F. Bonino and C. Lamberti 2012 Insights into Adsorption of NH3 on HKUST-1 Metal-Organic Framework: A Multitechnique Approach Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 37 19839-19850

E. Borfecchia, L. Mino, D. Gianolio, C. Groppo, N. Malaspina, G. Martinez-Criado, J. A. Sans, S. Poli, D. Castelli and C. Lamberti 2012 Iron oxidation state in garnet from a subduction setting: a micro-XANES and electron microprobe ("flank method") comparative study Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 27 10 1725-1733

S. Chavan, J. G. Vitillo, D. Gianolio, O. Zavorotynska, B. Civalleri, S. Jakobsen, M. H. Nilsen, L. Valenzano, C. Lamberti, K. P. Lillerud and S. Bordiga 2012 H-2 storage in isostructural UiO-67 and UiO-66 MOFs Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14 5 1614-1626

S. Jakobsen, D. Gianolio, D. S. Wragg, M. H. Nilsen, H. Emerich, S. Bordiga, C. Lamberti, U. Olsbye, M. Tilset and K. P. Lillerud 2012 Structural determination of a highly stable metal-organic framework with possible application to interim radioactive waste scavenging: Hf-UiO-66 Physical Review B 86 12

A. Rossin, B. Di Credico, G. Giambastiani, M. Peruzzini, G. Pescitelli, G. Reginato, E. Borfecchia, D. Gianolio, C. Lamberti and S. Bordiga 2012 Synthesis, characterization and CO2 uptake of a chiral Co(II) metal-organic framework containing a thiazolidine-based spacer Journal of Materials Chemistry 22 20 10335-10344

L. Mino, D. Gianolio, G. Agostini, A. Piovano, M. Truccato, A. Agostino, S. Cagliero, G. Martinez-Criado, F. d'Acapito, S. Codato and C. Lamberti 2011 mu-EXAFS, mu-XRF, and mu-PL Characterization of a Multi-Quantum-Well Electroabsorption Modulated Laser Realized via Selective Area Growth Small 7 7 930-938

N. B. Muddada, U. Olsbye, T. Fuglerud, S. Vidotto, A. Marsella, S. Bordiga, D. Gianolio, G. Leofanti and C. Lamberti 2011 The role of chlorine and additives on the density and strength of Lewis and Bronsted acidic sites of gamma-Al2O3 support used in oxychlorination catalysis: A FTIR study Journal of Catalysis 284 2 236-246

D. Gianolio, E. Groppo, J. G. Vitillo, A. Damin, S. Bordiga, A. Zecchina and C. Lamberti 2010 Direct evidence of adsorption induced Cr-II mobility on the SiO2 surface upon complexation by CO Chemical Communications 46 6 976-978

J. Estephane, E. Groppo, J. G. Vitillo, A. Damin, D. Gianolio, C. Lamberti, S. Bordiga, E. A. Quadrelli, J. M. Basset, G. Kervern, L. Emsley, G. Pintacuda and A. Zecchina 2010 A Multitechnique Approach to Spin-Flips for Cp2Cr(II) Chemistry in Confined State Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114 10 4451-4458

L. Mino, D. Gianolio, G. Agostini, A. Piovano, M. Truccato, A. Agostino, S. Cagliero, G. Martinez-Criado, S. Codato and C. Lamberti 2010 Structural Characterization of Multi-Quantum Wells in Electroabsorption-Modulated Lasers by using Synchrotron Radiation Micrometer-Beams Advanced Materials 22 18 2050

N. B. Muddada, U. Olsbye, L. Caccialupi, F. Cavani, G. Leofanti, D. Gianolio, S. Bordiga and C. Lamberti 2010 Influence of additives in defining the active phase of the ethylene oxychlorination catalyst Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12 21 5605-5618

N. B. Muddada, U. Olsbye, G. Leofanti, D. Gianolio, F. Bonino, S. Bordiga, T. Fuglerud, S. Vidotto, A. Marsella and C. Lamberti 2010 Quantification of copper phases, their reducibility and dispersion in doped-CuCl2/Al2O3 catalysts for ethylene oxychlorination Dalton Transactions 39 36 8437-8449

L. Salassa, E. Borfecchia, T. Ruiu, C. Garino, D. Gianolio, R. Gobetto, P. J. Sadler, M. Cammarata, M. Wulff and C. Lamberti 2010 Photo-Induced Pyridine Substitution in cis- Ru(bpy)(2)(py)(2) Cl-2: A Snapshot by Time-Resolved X-ray Solution Scattering Inorganic Chemistry 49 23 11240-11248

J. Estephane, E. Groppo, A. Damin, J. G. Vitillo, D. Gianolio, C. Lamberti, S. Bordiga, C. Prestipino, S. Nikitenko, E. A. Quadrelli, M. Taoufik, J. M. Basset and A. Zecchina 2009 Structure and Enhanced Reactivity of Chromocene Carbonyl Confined inside Cavities of NaY Zeolite Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113 17 7305-7315

S. Cagliero, A. Piovano, C. Lamberti, M. M. R. Khan, A. Agostino, G. Agostini, D. Gianolio, L. Mino, J. A. Sans, C. Manfredotti and M. Truccato 2009 Synchrotron study of oxygen depletion in a Bi-2212 whisker annealed at 363 K Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 16 813-817

D. Gianolio, E. Groppo, J. Estephane, C. Prestipino, S. Nikitenko, A. Zecchina, S. Bordiga, M. Taoufik, E. A. Quadrelli, J. M. Basset and C. Lamberti 2009 Formation and reactivity of Cr(II) carbonyls hosted in polar and non polar supports 14th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure 190 Journal of Physics Conference Series 1742-6588

L. Salassa, D. Gianolio, C. Garino, G. Salassa, E. Borfecchia, T. Ruiu, C. Nervi, R. Gobetto, R. Bizzarri, P. J. Sadler and C. Lamberti 2009 Structure of Ru(bpy)(n)(AP)((6-2n)) (2+) homogeneous complexes: DFT calculation vs. EXAFS 14th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure 190 Journal of Physics Conference Series 1742-6588

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography - +

Diego is Beamline Scientist on the Core EXAFS beamline B18. Since he joined Diamond Light Source in January 2012, he has also been working for a period in the Industrial Liaison Group as responsible for industrial spectroscopy experiments.

Diego studied in his home town of Torino in Italy, acquiring a degree in physics and a PhD in material science. He has spent most of his research career to date focusing on the application of advanced X-ray techniques to the characterisation of materials (including catalysts, micro/nanoporous materials, and transition metal complexes). His particular specialism lies in X-ray Absorption and Emission techniques with an interest in time- resolved experiments. He also developed a good experience in the EXAFS and XANES data analysis and simulations.