Experience & Activities
Head of the research site of Catania
He graduated in Chemistry (Organic-Biologic specialization) at the University of Catania in 1997. Since 1997 to 2007 he has worked as postdoc at the ISSN-CNR, lately known as ICB-CNR. In 2004 he was Visiting Researcher at the “Institut für Bioverfahrenstechnik” – University of Stuttgart, Germany – in the group of Prof. C. Syldatk. Since 2008 he is researcher at Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ICB-CNR), and since 2017 he is Head of Catania branch of ICB-CNR.
His scientific activity has been according to some macro topics characterized by an high grade of multidisciplinarity and more specifically focused on:
Chemistry of natural compounds.
Enzymatic biocatalysis and organometallic catalysis.
Organic “green” synthesis.
Valorization of biomasses.