Experience

 

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

 

Education

 

08/2001

PhD, Chemistry (cum laude), Advisor: David N. Reinhoudt, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Thesis: Noncovalent synthesis of chiral hydrogen-bonded assemblies

 

01/1997

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

 

2015-2019           

Coordinator of Marie Curie ITN network MULTI-APP (642793) on Innovative Applications of Multivalent Molecular Systems

2013-2017

Management Committee of COST Action CM1304 on Emergence and Evolution of Complex Chemical Systems

2011-2015

Partecipation as PI in Marie Curie ITN network READ (289723) on Replication and Adaptation in Molecular Networks

2009-2014

Partecipation as PI in WG1 (Catalysts) of COST Action CM0905 on Organocatalysis

 

Activities

 

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).