Mario Pagliaro is a chemistry and energy scholar based in Palermo,
Italy, where he leads a research
nanochemistry, sustainability and the bioeconomy.
most cited scientists in nanotechnology
chemistry as well as amid Italy's most cited organic chemists
In recognition of his
"significant contributions to the chemical sciences" in 2014 he was
of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
co-operation with leading researchers based in 20 countries, his
Group's research is reported in close to 300 frequently
research papers, 29 of which featuring on the cover
journals such as ChemSusChem
, Catalysis Science &
Frequently cited for his excellence in teaching, Dr Pagliaro has
authored or co-authored 22 books
some of which have become the
reference in their field.
His work has been widely highlighted by national and international
press, including by MIT
, Italy’s national television,
newspapers and magazines.
In 2017, he was recognized as one of the most highly
Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
in the past 4
years. In 2016 he was selected
first among the top five highly prolific authors of Organic Process Research and
. In March 2016 he was found in the top
10% of highly cited authors in the General Chemistry portfolio of RSC
He has mentored several M.Sci. and Ph.D.
students some of whom today work in relevant positions at prestigious
universities, publishers and innovative companies. Currently he
co-mentors M.Sci. and Ph.D. students at the Institute for Advanced
Studies in Basic Sciences in Iran, Ariel University in Israel and ITMO
University in Russia.
He has been appointed in several evaluation international committees of
Professor and PhD candidates, with appointments so far from the Shamoon
College of Engineering, KU Leuven, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos,
Université Lille 1 Sciences et Technologie and Khalifa
University of Science and Technology.
regularly evaluates research projects for leading research agencies,
including the France's Agence Nationale de la Recherche, the Royal
Society, Israel Science Foundation, Fonds de recherche du
Québec, São Paulo Research Foundation, the
Organisation for Scientific Research, Pazi Foundation, US-Israel
Binational Science Foundation, Research Foundation - Flanders, Estonian
Research Council, Poland National Science Centre, German Academic
Exchange Service and ACS Petroleum Research Fund.
He received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of
Palermo in 1998, following work carried out with David Avnir at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Arjan de Nooy at the TNO Food
Research Institute in Zeist (the Netherlands). In late 2000 he joined
the ranks of Italy’s Research Council
at the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Natural Products
founded by Professor Giulio Deganello.
organizes conferences and gives courses and seminars
research. He is invited to give a plenary lecture at XX
International Sol-Gel Conference
St Petersburg,August 25-30, 2019, and at the International
Conference "Catalysis and Organic Synthesis" (ICCOS-2019),
Moscow, September 15-20, 2019.
In June 2017, following the invitation of by the Russian Academy of the
gave two invited
in Moscow. In May 2012 he held in Quebéc
one of the
invited key lectures at the 22nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis. The
subsequent October he was invited by Zurich's ETH to lecture on
solar hydrogen. In 2008 the University of Amsterdam invited him to give
the "John van Geuns Lecture". In 2010 he was invited to give
a keynote lecture at the 8th Eurofedlipid Congress in Munich.
he was appointed “Maître de conférences
associé” at Montpellier’s Ecole
In 2009 he chaired the 10th FIGIPAS Meeting in Inorganic Chemistry held
in Palermo with over 300 scientists originating from more than 50
different countries («A
Between 2011 and 2017 he co-chaired the “SuNEC - Sun New Energy Energy
” and the “FineCat - Symposium on
heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals
both held yearly in Sicily. The meetings saw the lectures of scientists
of international standing in chemistry, solar energy and new energy science and technology.
Since 2004 he organizes the
whose 2011 edition was hosted by
Currently he co-edits the special issues «Solar Energy in Africa
» of Sustainability
, and «The Systems Thinking Approach to Materials Science Education
» of Education Sciences
In 2018 he co-edited with
Bert Sels the "Supported
thematic issue of ChemCatChem
following the 2017 "Catalysis
" theme issue of Chimica
2015 he guest-edited with Paolo Fornasiero the "Pd Catalysis
, following the 2014
themed issue with Jean-Marie Nedelec. In 2011 he co-edited
with with Graham Hutchings the "Heterogeneous
Catalysis for Fine Chemicals
" issue of Catalysis
Science & Technology
which later on led to the
inauguration of the FineCat symposia in Sicily.
Dr Pagliaro is a
member of the Advisory Board of Chemical
, Journal of
Physics: Energy, Energy Science
Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy
. He is a member of the Editorial
Board of ChemistrySelect, 4Open, Silicon
Central Journal, Coatings
in Organic Chemistry
Reviewer for Nature
and most major journals in chemistry, energy and materials science, he also sits on the steering committee of
FrenXiv, a French server for preprints.
In 2016, along with Vania Zuin, he was appointed co-Editor
of the new "Green and Sustainable Chemistry" section of Chemistry
. Since 2017, he writes the
Nanomaterials” column of Chimica
Oggi - Chemistry Today
In 2008, in his book Flexible
introduced the term "Helionomics" to identify the forthcoming solar
economy when most scholars and analysts did not believe that solar
energy could ever play any significant role as energy source.
September and December
2015 he was president of Palermo's energy utility AMG
Energia. In 2014 he was awarded one of the Cerisdi Awards.
In 2013 Professor Rossi published in Silicon
an account of his early chievements
in science and in education
. In early 2019, ChemistryOpen
dedicated to him its first Meet the Board editorial