Born in Cirò (KR), Italy (1957).
Education: Italian University degree (Laurea) in Biology, December 1982. University of Florence (Italy).
Employment history: 1982-1985: Post graduate researcher at the University of Florence, Department of Chemistry; 1986-2010: Technician, Researcher and Senior Researcher at the Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM)-CNR, Florence, Italy; 2010-present: Research Director at ICCOM; 2012: Qualified as Full Professor in the field of “Fundamentals of Chemical Sciences and Inorganic systems”; February 2017 to present: ICCOM Director.
Management: see attached CV
Bibliometric data (Scopus, 01/02/2018): h-index 46; results found 172; sum of times cited 5802; citing articles: 3657; average citation per item >32. Author of 172 peer-reviewed publications in qualified international journals, 34 patents, 2 monographs, 9 chapters in specialized books, >200 presentations at International and National Chemical Meetings.
Research Interests: Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells (DAFC and PEMFC); Electroreforming for hydrogen production from renewable resources (alcohols); Electrocatalysts for solar fuel production; Electrocatalysts for the reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals; Direct electrochemical oxidation reaction of alcohols at medium to high temperature (150-200 °C); Development of photocatalysts for H2 evolution; Catalysts for hydrogen evolution by controlled hydrolysis or thermolysis of metal hydrides; Recovery of metals from waste lithium batteries; Organometallic Fuel cells (OMFC) and Organometallic Electro-reformers (OMER).