She graduated in Chemistry at University of Bologna (supervision: prof. Vincenzo Balzani) and she completed her Ph’D at “G. d’Annunzio” University (tutor: prof. Mario Bressan).
Her research has focused on the Green Chemistry and the valorisation of agro-industrial waste by catalysts (e.g., new metal nanoparticles) for chemistry and energy sectors.
She has published 32 papers (and 1 cover by invitation) as of 2019.
She is involved in several national competitive projects. In 2017, Tonucci was recognised by editors of Royal Society of Chemistry as Global Top 10 Outstanding Reviewer.