Education: Doctor in Chemistry (110/110 magna cum laude), University of Florence, June 1979.
Past Experience and Academic Carrier: University of Florence, Department of Chemistry Assistant (1979-1981), Research Assistant (1981-1986); CNR Researcher (1986-1996), CNR Senior Researcher (1996-2001), CNR Research Director (2001-2020); ICCOM Deputy Director (2011-2013); ICCOM Director (2013-2017); DSCTM-CNR Director (2017-2020).
Management: see attached CV
Awards: Prize "Raffaele Nasini" 1993, gold medal awarded by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the Società Chimica Italiana; SCF French-Italian Prize, 2011.
Honours: Fellow of the John van Geuns Foundation (1996 and 2000) at the van't Hoff Institute of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Fellow of the Hans Vielberth Stiftung (2007and 2012) at the Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät IV, Chemie und Pharmazie, Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
Publications: Author of 387 scientific publications,4 patents, 432 presentations at International (294) and National (138) Chemical Meetings .
Bibliometric data (Scopus, 04/05/2020): h-index 56; results found 387; sum of times cited 12392; citing articles: 6899.
Research Interests: Activation and functionalization of elemental phosphorus; Activation of small inorganic and organic molecules; Transition-metal hydrides and molecular hydrogen chemistry; Materials for H-storage; Carbon dioxide capture and valorisation.
Current position: Associato con incarico di collaborazione senior (provv. CNR 83/2016)