Mario Pagliaro is a chemistry and energy scholar based at Italy's
Research Council in Palermo, Italy, where he leads a research Group
nanochemistry, sustainability and the bioeconomy. In recognition of his
"significant contributions to the chemical sciences" in 2014 he was
designed Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The achievements of his Group’s research developed in
co-operation with leading researchers based in 20 countries, including
Israel, Canada, China, Portugal and the US, include numerous important
advances reported in over 180 frequently
research papers and several book chapters. He ranks
scientists in nanotechnology and materials
chemistry. In 2016 he was selected
1st among the top five highly prolific authors of Organic Process Research and
Mario 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). He presented orally the
outcomes of the work, widely published, at "Gluportwo" in Porto,
Portugal, in late 1997.
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.
Frequently cited for his excellence in teaching, in 2001 he gave an
oral presentation at 6th FIGIPS Meeting in Inorganic Chemistry, and in
2005 he was
appointed “Maître de conférences
associé” at Montpellier’s Ecole
Nationale Superieure de Chimie. In 2008 he gave the "John van Geuns"
Lecture at the University of Amsterdam. In 2010 he was invited to give
a keynote lecture at the 8th Eurofedlipid Congress in Munich. In 2012
he gave an invited lecture at the 22nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis,
and an invited seminar on solar hydrogen at Zurich’s ETH.
organizes conferences and gives courses and seminars on the topics of
research. He co-chairs the “SuNEC
New Energy Energy
Conference” as well as
Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine
chemicals” - two
important meetings held annually in Sicily since 2011.
chaired the 10th
FIGIPAS Meeting in Inorganic
Chemistry held in
Palermo on July 2009 («A
»). Since 2004 he organizes the
whose 2011 edition was hosted by
Co-author of 20 books, in
co-edited (with Paolo Fornasiero) the "Pd Catalysis
, following the 2014
themed issue (guest-edited with Jean-Marie Nedelec) and the 2011
Catalysis for Fine Chemicals
" issue of Catalysis
Science & Technology
with Graham Hutchings).
is co-editing the "Supported Molecular Catalysts"
thematic issue of ChemCatChem
Bert Sels) due for publication in early 2018, and the "Catalysis and Biocatalysis" issue of Chimica
due for publication in late 2017.
most major journals in chemistry, energy and materials science, as
expert Dr Pagliaro regularly evaluates proposals for leading research
including French Research Agency, Royal Society, Israel Science Foundation, Pazi
Foundation, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Research Foundation - Flanders, Estonian Research Council,
National Science Centre, German
Exchange Service and ACS Petroleum Research Fund.
He sits frequently on international PhD evaluation committees, with
appointments so far from KU Leuven, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and
Lille University (Université Lille 1 Sciences et Technologie).
He is a
member of the Advisory Board of Chemical
, Energy Science
Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy
well as of the Editorial Board of Silicon
in Organic Chemistry
. Along with Vania Zuin, he co-edits
the Green and Sustainable Chemistry section of Chemistry
he introduced the term "Helionomics". Between September and December
2015 he was president of Palermo's energy utility AMG
In 2014 he was awarded one of the Cerisdi Awards.