Mario Pagliaro

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Mario Pagliaro is a chemistry and energy scholar based at Italy's CNR where he leads a research Group whose work is developed in co-operation with leading researchers based in 20 countries, including Israel, China, France, Portugal, Canada, and the US. He has worked and studied in Italy, the Netherlands, Israel, France, Germany and Quebec (Canada).

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, his research interests are in the broad areas of nanochemistry, solar energy and the bioeconomy. He has a prolonged interest also in sustainability and management topics. In 2008 he introduced the term "Helionomics" in his book Flexible Solar Cells. Between September and December 2015 he was president of Palermo's public energy utility Amg Energia.

His achievements, which include several green chemistry technologies nowadays used across the world, include over 170 frequently cited research papers, 20 books, and several book chapters.
Dr Pagliaro has co-edited a number of important journal issues including the 2015 "Pd Catalysis" thematic issue of ChemCatChem (with Paolo Fornasiero), the 2014 "Hybrid Materials" issue of Nanoscale (with Jean-Marie Nedelec); and the 2011 "Heterogeneous Catalysis for Fine Chemicals" issue of Catalysis Science & Technology (with Graham Hutchings).

Since 2011 he presides over the organization of the SuNEC "Sun New Energy Conference" and the FineCat "Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemistry" - a series of premier scientific meetings held annually in Sicily. Chairman of the 10th FIGIPAS Meeting in Inorganic Chemistry held in Palermo in 2009 («A smashing success»), Dr Pagliaro regularly organizes conferences and give courses, seminars and tutorials on the topics of his research.

He is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences and national meetings. In 2012, he gave one keynnote lecture at the 22nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis. In 2010 he gave a keynote lecture at the 8th Eurofedlipid Congress in Munich. In 2008 the University of Amsterdam invited him to give the "John van Geuns" Lecture. In 2012 he was invited by Professor Aldo Steinfeld to give a seminar on solar hydrogen at Zurich's ETH.

In 2005 he was appointed "Maître de conférences associé" at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie in Montpellier.

Member of the advisory board of Chemical Society Reviews, Energy Science & Engineering and Chimica Oggi/Chemistry Today, Dr Pagliaro is a member of the editorial board of ChemistrySelect, Chemistry Central Journal, Silicon, Coatings, Sustainable Chemical Processes and Letters in Organic Chemistry.

As scientific expert he evaluates proposals for  numerous research funding agencies, including the: French Research Agency, Royal Society, German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, Poland National Science Centre, Pazi Foundation (Israel), US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Estonian Research Council and ACS Petroleum Research Fund.

Since 2004 his team organizes the prestigious Seminar "Marcello Carapezza" whose 2011 edition was hosted by Italy’s Parliament. He ranks amongst Italy's most cited scientists in nanotechnology and materials chemistry. In 2016 he was selected first among the top five highly prolific authors of OPR&D.



Dr Pagliaro reviews manuscripts for all main scientific journals in the fields of chemistry, solar energy, materials science and sustainabilityincluding: Nature Chem., Energy Ennviron. Sci., Ener. Sci Engineer., Sci. Reports, Angew. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc, Chem. Soc. Rev., Chem. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., Adv. Mater., Eur. Chem. J., Chem. Commun., Chem. Sci, J. Mater. Chem., Chem. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., ChemSusChem, Small, Green Chem., ACS Sustain. Chem. Engineer, Org. Process Res. Devel., Tetrahedron, Tetrahedron Lett., Adv. Synth. Catal., ChemCatChem, Phys., Progr. Org. Coat., Nanoscale, Eur. J. Org. Chem., J. Org. Chem., J. Mol. Catal., Appl. Catal. A, Chem. Centr. J., J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol., Silicon, Dalton Trans., Org. Biomol. Chem., Langmuir, Chin. J. Chem., Fuel, RSC Advan., Ind. Engineer. Chem. Res., J. Phys. Chem., Soft Matter, and several other journals.


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