Education: Graduation in Chemistry at the University of Turin (1999). Ph.D. from Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom. 2004).
Work Experience: post-doctoral researcher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Barcelona, Spain. 2005) and at ICCOM-CNR (2006-2010). Researcher at ICCOM-CNR (since 2010).
Awards: best oral presentation at the Anglo-Dutch Cardiff Easter Conference (2004). Italian Chemical Society (SCI) Bonati Prize (2008).
Visiting scientist: INEOS-RAS (Moscow, Russian Federation), 2009. IIQ-CSIC (Seville, Spain), 2012.
Management: member of the organizing committee of ISHC-XVI (International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, Florence 2008), EWPC (6th European Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry, Florence, 2009), CoGICO-9 (9th Congress of the Organometallic Chemistry Interdivisional Group of the Italian Chemical Society, Florence 2010). Involved (either as a coordinator or as a participant) in more than 15 Italian and European research projects in the period 2005-2016.
Publications: 85 papers published on international peer-reviewed journals. Co-author of a book chapter in the “Biocombustibili e biocarburanti” volume (Wolters Kluwer Ed., year 2007), on the topic of hydrogen storage and production.
Bibliometric indicators (Scopus, 31/03/2019). Publications: 85; Total citations : 2058; citing articles: 1680; h-index: 26.
Research interests: Metal-Organic Frameworks and Coordination Polymers synthesis and characterization, along with their applications in H2/CO2 adsorption, luminescence, magnetism and heterogeneous catalysis; reactivity studies of ammonia-borane and amino-boranes as chemical hydrogen storage materials with transition metal organometallics; synthesis and reactivity studies of transition metal hydrides.