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.

Her current research focuses on the development and optimization of methods for the synthesis of biologically active compounds through continuous photo-flow chemistry.


1– A Scalable Continuous Photochemical Process for the Generation of Aminopropylsulfones, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2020,18, 9428-9432.
2 Continuous Flow Synthesis of Quinolines via a Scalable Tandem Photoisomerization-Cyclization Process, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 39, 6199-6211.
3– Continuous Flow Photochemistry For The Preparation Of Bioactive Molecules, Molecules, 2020, 25, 356.
4 Discovery of a photochemical cascade process by flow-based interception of isomerising alkenes, Chemical Science 2021, 12, 9895-9901
5 Synthesis of 2H-indazoles via the Cadogan reaction in batch and flow mode, Tetrahedron Letters, 202186, 153522.
6Continuous Flow Synthesis of Anticancer Drugs, Molecules2021, 26, 6992.
7- Practical Aspects of Performing Continuous Flow Chemistry. In: Flow Chemistry (De Gruyter Textbook) 2nd Edition, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2021, 1, 145179. 

Academic awards and Merits
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