Davide Ciceri
MIT Unit Affiliation:
Lab Affiliation(s):
Materials Processing Centre
Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor:
Prof. Antoine Allanore
Areas of Expertise:
  • Microfluidics
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Fertilizers
Date PhD Completed:
March, 2013
Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position:
April 30, 2016

Davide Ciceri

  • Post Doctoral
Davide Ciceri

MIT Unit Affiliation: 

  • Materials Science and Engineering

Lab Affiliation(s): 

Materials Processing Centre

Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor: 

Prof. Antoine Allanore

Date PhD Completed: 

Mar, 2013

Top 3 Areas of Expertise: 

Microfluidics
Hydrometallurgy
Fertilizers

Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position: 

April 30, 2016

CV: 

Research Projects: 

Currently, I am working on the development of fertilizers that take into account both the soil and socio-economic characteristics of tropical countries. I have a broad approach that makes use of: i) traditional tools of materials science (e.g., leaching experiments), ii) advanced materials processing techniques and characterizations (e.g., hydrothermal treatment followed by analysis with XRD, XPS, TEM, SEM, etc.) and iii) microfluidics. Click here for more information on my current research.  

Past research projects can be found in my CV.

Thesis Title: 

The use of a Y-Y shaped microfluidic device for the study of solvent extraction kinetics

Thesis Abstract: 

Click here for an abstract of my doctoral thesis.

Top 5 Awards and honors (name of award, date received): 

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (The Australian Government), 2009
Melbourne International Research Scholarship (The University of Melbourne), 2009
Wilford Gardner travel fellowship, 2014

5 Recent Papers: 

Ciceri D. and Allanore A. (In press) "Microfluidic leaching of soil minerals: K+ from K-feldspar

Ciceri D., Manning D.A.C. and Allanore A. 2015 "Historical and technical developments of potassium resources" Science of the Total Environment 502, 590-601.

Ciceri, D., Perera J.M., and Stevens G.W. 2014 "The use of microfluidic devices in solvent extraction." Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 89.6: 771-786.

Ciceri D., Mason L.R., Harvie D.J.E., Perera J.M., Stevens G.W. 2013 "Modelling of Interfacial Mass Transfer in Microfluidic Solvent-Extraction. Part II. Heterogeneous Transport with Reaction." Microfluidics Nanofluidics 14(1) 213-224 

Mason L.R., Ciceri D., Harvie D.J.E., Perera J.M., Stevens G.W. 2013 "Modelling of Interfacial Mass Transfer in Microfluidic Solvent-Extraction. Part I. Heterogeneous Transport." Microfluidics Nanofluidics 14(1) 197-212

Ciceri, D., Perera J.M., and Stevens G.W. 2011 "A study of molecular diffusion across a water/oil interface in a Y–Y shaped microfluidic device." Microfluidics and nanofluidics 11.5: 593-600.

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