2016 – present
Full professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
2011 – 2015
Associate professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
2004 – 2010
Assistant professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
2002 – 2003
Postdoctoral fellow with Giulia Licini, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Research: asymmetric organometallic catalysis
2001 – 2002
Postdoctoral fellow with Peter Dervan, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Research: bioorganic chemistry
PhD, Chemistry (cum laude), Advisor: David N. Reinhoudt, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Thesis: Noncovalent synthesis of chiral hydrogen-bonded assemblies
Engineer, Chemical Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
International Prizes and Awards
JSP Fellowship, 46th Bürgenstock Conference, May 1-6, 2011 at Brunnen, Switzerland (2011).
ERC-Starting Grant (239898) by the European Research Council (2009).
'Ciamician' medal of the Organic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) for original research in the field
of organic chemistry (2009).
European Young Chemist Award (silver medal) for excellent research in the chemical sciences awarded by the European
Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMs) (2008).
Finalist at the European level of the European Young Investigator Awards (EURYI) (2008).
Winner of the H.J.-Backer price 2001 awarded by the Dutch Royal Chemical Society (KNCV) for the best PhD-thesis in organic
chemistry published in 2001 in the Netherlands (2002).
Winner of the DSM price (silver medal) awarded by DSM for original and excellent research in the areas of chemistry, pharmacy, and
chemical technology (for Belgium and the Netherlands) (2001).
Research collaborations and networks
Coordinator of Marie Curie ITN network MULTI-APP (642793) on Innovative Applications of Multivalent Molecular Systems
Management Committee of COST Action CM1304 on Emergence and Evolution of Complex Chemical Systems
Partecipation as PI in Marie Curie ITN network READ (289723) on Replication and Adaptation in Molecular Networks
Partecipation as PI in WG1 (Catalysts) of COST Action CM0905 on Organocatalysis
Organizing committee XI National Congress on Supramolecular Chemistry, Padova, Italy (2013).
Organizing committee 8th Spanish-Italian Symposium on Organic Chemistry (SISOC 8), Padova, Italy (2010).
Organizing committee of the European Winterschool on Physical Organic Chemistry (E-WISPOC), Bressanone, Italy (2006-2010).
Organizing committee of the 10th International Symposium on Activation of Dioxygen and Homogeneous Catalytic Oxidation
(ADHOC), Venice, Italy (2008).
Organizing committee Workshop ‘STEREOCAT’ (COST D24), Venice, Italy (2004).
Organizing committee COFEM (Italian Chemical Society), Venice, Italy (2004).