Education: Italian University degree (Laurea) in Biology, University of Bari (Italy), 1988; PhD in Chemical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari (Italy), 1994.
Employment history: 1989-1992: Postgraduate researcher at the University of Bari; 1993 - 1994: Visiting Scholar, Chemistry Department, Brown University, Providence (RI) USA; 1994-present: Researcher at the Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM)-CNR, SS Bari, Italy; 2005: Visiting Research, Chemistry Department, Brown University, Providence (RI) USA.
Management: Head of the Bari unit of ICCOM, 2011-present.
Publications: Author of 66 peer-reviewed publications in qualified international journals, 2 monographs, 5 chapters in specialized books
Bibliometric data (Scopus, 07/03/2019): results found 66; sum of times cited 1424; citing articles: 842; average citation per item 22.6; h-index 21.
Research Interests: Synthesis and Reactivity of Organic and Inorganic Peroxides; Oxidation Mechanisms; Reactive peroxide intermediates; Spectroscopic Characterization and Applications in Synthesis; Chemistry of Dioxiranes; Enantioselective Oxidation; Organic Reaction Mechanisms; Homogeneous Catalysis; Hetereogeneous Catalysis; Selective Oxifunctionalization of Natural (steroids, peptides) and Non-Natural Target Compounds (adamantane, binor-S and Cubane); Carbon dioxide capture and valorisation; Peroxometallic Complex; Surface Modification of Nanomaterials (fullerenes, SWCNT and MWCNT, graphene etc.) for Green Chemistry and Biomedical applications.