Pierangela Cristiani short curriculum
Pierangela Cristiani, (Master Degree in Biology from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), chairs the Working party “Microbial corrosion” (WP10) of the European Federation of Corrosion since 2013. She early led research in the fields of microbial corrosion and antifouling treatments employed at the Italian National power utility ENEL. After the privatization of ENEL and the delivery of Research Departments to the private company CESI SpA, her career has continued in a succession of both European and Italian research projects and services for industrial companies (in Europe and USA). Since 2006, she returned exclusively devoted to public research activities, reversing the company back to public research entity named “Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico – RSE”. The study of bio-electrochemical systems of energy interest and in a logic of power-to-gas, such as microbial fuel cells and microbial electrosynthesis as well as microbial corrosion are her principal research lines, since 2008. Biomass energetic processes, biological risk assessment for industrial facilities, risk assessment of geological gas storage, natural water environment protection, and other topics complete her expertise. Her research is carried out in collaboration with several Universities and Institutes, producing more than 100 journal papers and more than 150 congress publications.