Dottorando at Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Federica Alchera is a research fellow currently involved in the “Circ0lare!” project at the University of Turin, focusing on enhancing the territory of Pecetto Torinese through cherry by-products. Her expertise includes microwave-assisted extraction of bioactive components, utilizing natural solvents for cosmetic applications. She also works on extending the shelf-life of small fruits using UVB and UVC treatments and recovering industrial fruit waste through Microwave Assisted Extraction (MAE). Federica holds a Master’s degree in Packaging from the University of Parma and a Master’s in Industrial Chemistry (110/110 with honors) from the University of Turin. Her thesis involved creating an eco-friendly, antimicrobial pad to prolong the shelf-life of horticultural products.