Alessandra is CNRS director of research in the “Surface organometallic chemistry” team of the C2P2 laboratory in Lyon (CNRS CPE-Lyon and Université de Lyon 1, France). Her research focuses on gaining molecular understanding of the interaction between organometallic precursors and solid surfaces, such as inorganic oxides, MOFs and more recently, 2D supports, in route to heterogeneous catalysts and functional materials in devices. Alessandra has coauthored 2 book chapters, 3 patents, 2 reviews and over 70 papers, and co-edited 1 book. She serves as referee and evaluator in several French and European instances. She is associated editor of the RSC journal “Green Chemistry”.