Caterina Fusco

Senior Researcher



Phone: +39 080 544 2068

Site: Bari

Address: c/o Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari


Education: Italian University degree (Laurea) in Biology, University of Bari (Italy), 1988; PhD in Chemical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari “A. Moro”(Italy), 1994.

Work Experience: Senior Researcher at CNR-ICCOM since January 2023; Researcher at CNR-ICCOM (2001-2022); Fixed Term Researcher (ex art. 23 DPR 171/91), at CNR-MISO (November 1994-2001); CNR-fellowship – CNR-MISO, Bari 1991-1992); Postgraduate researcher at the University of Bari, (FEDERCHIMICA fellowship (1989-1991).

Visiting Scientist: Chemistry Department, Brown University – Providence Rhode Island, USA (1992, 2005), Universitat de Valencia, Espanya (1993, 2019)

Management: Research Project PON MIUR – PON RI 2014-2020: ECOTEC: Design, Creativity and Made in Italy (2020-2023), PON MIUR – PON RI 2014-2020: Energy for TARANTO (2018-2022); Apulia Region POR FESR-FSE 2014-2020 – MOSAICOS (2018-2021), RESTAUREO (2013-2015); Charge of scientific research contracts with CNR-CNR-GREENSWITCH, srl Basilicata; Co-referee of Degree Thesis, Head research fellows CNR-ICCOM, SS of Bari; Head of the Bari unit of ICCOM, 2011 to present.

 Editorial Activity: Guest Editor for A Special Issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049) “Chemical Transformation of Renewable Material for Green Chemistry; A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344) “Advances in Catalytic Oxygenation by C−H Bond Activation”

Publications: Author of 75 peer-reviewed publications in qualified international journals, 2 monographs, 5 chapters in specialized books

Bibliometric data (Scopus, 07/03/2019): results found 75; citing articles: 1090; h-index 23.

 Research interests: Organic synthesis, green chemisty, homo- and heterogeneous catalysts for selective oxidation reactions and / or the abatement of pollutants in air and water, selective modification of nanomaterials (fullerenes, SWCNT and MWCNT, graphene etc) by an environmentally friendly oxidative path for Green Chemistry and Biomedical applications.; synthesis and recycling of plastics and bioplastics; carbon dioxide capture and enhancement.

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