Rafael E. Rodriguez Lugo




Telefono: +39 055 522 5289

Sede: Firenze

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


Education: PhD in Science-Doktor der Wissenschaften, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Switzerland, 2009-2013; Graduate in Chemistry-Licenciado en Química, Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela, 2003-2008.

Work Experience: Researcher at CNR-ICCOM Florence, Italy (since September 2023); Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Regensburg (UR), Germany (2019-2023); Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Switzerland (2018-2019): Associate Researcher, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela (2017-2022); Postdoctoral Fellow, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela (2014-2016).

Awards: Arnoldo Gabaldón Award by the Venezuelan Academy of Natural Sciences (2018); Andrés Bello Award by the Association of Professors from Simón Bolívar University (2017).

Visiting Scientist: Wolf Group, University of Regensburg (2019-2023); Grützmacher Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (2018-2019); Meyer Group, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU, July 2012).

Management: Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, VEN – 1186623 – GF-E, 2019), Fellowship International Exchange (Swiss National Science Foundation, SNF IZSEZO-176858/1, 2018), Research Grant IVIC-1265 (2014-2018). Tutor or co-tutor of seven BS research projects, four MSc theses and three PhD dissertations.

Publications: 32 articles, 1 book chapter, around 30 contributions to conferences as poster and oral communications.

Bibliometric Data (Scopus, 11/10/2023): 32 articles; 636 citations by 566 documents; h-index: 12.

Research interests: Coordination chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, small molecule activation, photocatalysis, green chemistry.

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