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Dr Mariolino Carta

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry
Staff Office - 432
Third Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I graduated in Organic Chemistry in Italy in 2004 and then moved to Cardiff University to obtain a PhD in Organic Material Chemistry in 2008, with a project based on the synthesis and characterisation of novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) under the supervision of Prof Neil B. McKeown.After the PhD, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Cardiff University (2008-2013) and the University of Edinburgh (2014-2017). In October 2017, I have been appointed Lecturer in Chemistry at Swansea University where, in March 2020, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer.In 2017, I have successfully finished the Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PgCAP) at the University of Edinburgh for which I have become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

I am a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and a STEM Ambassador.

For extra information please check out:

A brief introduction of my research on a short video

Personal website mariolino-carta.com

Have a look at my Research Lab

If you want check my Invited Conferences and Lectures

Areas Of Expertise

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Material Chemistry
  • Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs)
  • Gas Separation
  • Mixed Matrix Membranes (MMMs)
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I teach  Organic Chemistry for 1st (CH-126), 2nd (CH-238) and 3rd year (CH-300). I am strongly focused on Material Chemistry (Polymers) and I have an optional course on the subject for 3rd year and Master students. Every year I host in my research lab PGR, BSc and Master students, to whom I provide research projects (CH-349 and CH-409).

All lectures are taught with the innovative flip-classroom method. If you want to see an example of the how the lectures are delivered in this way, please watch the following Teaching video, with the introduction and comment of one of our undergraduate students.

Research Collaborations