Luca Gonsalvi

Research Director



Phone: +39 055 522 5251

Site: Firenze

Address: Area della Ricerca CNR di Firenze, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)


Education: Ph. D. in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (1996-1999); Laurea (M.Sc.) in Chemistry, University of Parma, Italy (1994).

Work Experience: Research Director at CNR-ICCOM Florence, Italy (since January 2021); Senior Researcher at CNR-ICCOM Florence, Italy (2010-2020); Researcher at CNR-ICCOM Florence, Italy (2001-2009); Postdoctoral Fellow, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (1999-2001); Grant Holder, University of Parma, Italy (1994).

Habilitations: ASN 2018: National Habilitation as Full Professor in Industrial Chemistry; ASN 2016: National Habilitation as Full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry; ASN 2013: National Habilitation  as Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry.

Awards: CNR Career Development Award (2005); University of Sheffield Turner Prize for best Chemistry PhD Thesis (2000).

Visiting Scientist: EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland (CNR STM, 2013); LIKAT Rostock, Germany (2011); UCCS Lens, France (2011, 2010); INEOS Moscow, Russia (2006); UNAM, Mexico (2004).

Management: CNR Research Unit Leader (since 2009); PI and coordinator of MUR project PRIN 20225N5T5B “ALCOVAL” (2023-2025); National Coordinator and PI of CNR Project EFOR – WP2 (2011-2015); Manager of CNR Strategic Research Activities PM.P03.005.001, DG.RSTL.020.004; PI in COST Actions CA15106 “CHAOS” (2015-2019) and CM1205 “CARISMA” (2013-2017); Network Manager of Marie Curie RTN AQUACHEM (2003-2007); Proposal co-writer, WP leader, Team Participant and Tutor in numerous ECRF, EC Projects FP5, FP6, FP7, COST, INTAS and EERA Actions. Tutor for more than 30 ESRs and ERs. External evaluator for NCN (Poland), ESF (EU), NSF and DOE (USA), EPFL (Switzerland), CEA (France) projects.

Conference Organization: Scientific Secretary of 28th ICOMC (2018), 9th COGICO (2010) and 6th EWPC (2009); National Advisory Board Member of 44th ICCC (2022);  Session Chairman at various international conferences.

Other Activities: Manager of PEOPLE-CNR database for CNR-ICCOM; Library contact person for CNR-ICCOM Florence; CNR-ICCOM website team coordinator.

Editorial Activity:  Speciality Chief Editor Homogeneous Catalysis Section of Frontiers in Catalysis (since 2023); Associate Editor Section Green and Sustainable Chemistry for Frontiers in Chemistry (since 2022); Section Editor Organometallic Chemistry for MDPI Molecules (since 2017); Associate Editor for MDPI Energies (since 2018); Editorial Board Member for MDPI Catalysts (since 2019). Guest Editor for 4 Special Issues and 1 book. Peer Reviewer for 59 scientific journals (since 2005).

Publications: 110 ISI articles, 1 patent, 13 book chapters & editor, 147 contributions to conferences as poster and oral communications (including Invited, Keynote and Plenary).

Bibliometric Data (Scopus, 23/11/2023): 116 articles; 5000 citations by 3376 documents;  h-index: 39. Overall citation percentile median (WoS): 69th.

Research interests: CO2 hydrogenation and utilisation (CDU processes); H2 production and storage with LOHCs; homogeneous and aqueous phase catalysis; organometallic chemistry; study of reaction mechanisms.

ERC panels: PE5_13, PE5_9, PE4_12.

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