Mara Di Filippo

Mara graduated with a BSc degree in Chemistry from University of Messina in 2015 and with a MSc degree in Chemistry from University of Bologna in 2018. She joined the Baumann’s group to start her PhD in 2019 and she completed her study at the end of 2022. Her research focused on the development and optimization of methods for the synthesis of biologically active compounds through continuous photo-flow chemistry. She is now continuing her career as Post-Doc in the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova, Italy.


12 – Burke, A., Di Filippo, M., Spiccio, S., Schito, A.M., Caviglia, D., Brullo, C., Baumann, M., Antimicrobial Evaluation of New Pyrazoles, Indazoles and Pyrazolines Prepared in Continuous Flow Mode, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 22, manuscript submitted.

11 – von Haugwitz, G., Donnelly, K., Di Filippo, M., Breite, D., Phippard, M., Schulze, A., Wei, R., Baumann, M., and Bornscheuer, U. T., Synthesis of Modified Polyvinyl Alcohols and their Degradation Using an Enzymatic Cascade, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, accepted manuscript.

10 – Burke, A., Spiccio, S., Di Filippo, M., Baumann, M., Photochemical Synthesis of Pyrazolines from Tetrazoles in Flow, SynOpen 2022, accepted manuscript.  

9 – Crawford R., Di Filippo, M. and Baumann, M., Consecutive Photochemical Reactions Enabled by a Dual Flow Reactor Coil Strategy, Chem. Comm. 2022, 58, 13274-13277.  

8 – Di Filippo, M. and Baumann, M., Carbene-Induced Regioselectivity in Photochemical Cascades, Chem. Comm. 2023, revision submitted.  

7 – Di Filippo, M. and Baumann, M., Continuous flow synthesis of anticancer natural products and drugs. Molecules, 2021, 26, 6992.  

6 – Di Filippo, M., Duffy, M. and Baumann, M., Synthesis of 2H-indazoles via the Cadogan reaction in batch and flow mode, Tetrahedron Lett., 2021, 86, 153522. 

5 – Donnelly, K., Di Filippo, M., Bracken, C. and Baumann, M., Practical Aspects of Performing Continuous Flow Chemistry. In: Flow Chemistry (De Gruyter Textbook) 2nd Edition, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2021. – Contribution in Chapter 4 

4 – Di Filippo, M., Trujillo, C., Sánchez-Sanz, G., Batsanov, A.S. and Baumann, M., Discovery of a Photochemical Cascade Process by Flow-Based Interception of Isomerising Alkenes, Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 9895-9901.   

3 – Di Filippo, M., Bonciolini, S. and Baumann, M., A Scalable Continuous Photochemical Process for the Generation of Aminopropylsulfones, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020,18, 9428-9432.  

2 – Di Filippo, M. and Baumann, M., Continuous Flow Synthesis of Quinolines via a Scalable Tandem Photoisomerization-Cyclization Process, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2020, 39, 6199-6211.  

1 – Di Filippo, M., Bracken, C. and Baumann, M., Continuous Flow Photochemistry for The Preparation of Bioactive Molecules, Molecules 2020, 25, 2, 356.  

Academic awards and Merits

EDI CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR, SSPC Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Award – September 2022
BOC gases award – Best PhD Project in School of Chemistry UCD – June 2021
RSC poster award (React. Chem. Eng.) at FROST8 – November 2021

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Oral Presentation

Mara presented 20 min presentation to peer collegues during her third year PhD. The presentation shows the work carried out during her PhD project.

Poster Presentations

Mara’s poster presented at FROST8 conference – Budapest 2021
Mara’s poster presented at CSCB Symposium – Dublin 2019