University seeking top visiting Professor?

Mario Pagliaro presenting Helionomics, his latest book, at Bocconi's University Festival of Corporate Social Responsibility on Oct 201828-Sept-2021 - Top University seeking top visiting Professor in chemistry, renewable energy and bioeconomy may wish to contact Academia Europaea's ordinary member Mario Pagliaro.

Elected ordinary member of Academia Europaea in the chemical sciences class, Dr Pagliaro is also Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry having been designated Fellow in 2014 in recognition of his "significant contributions to the chemical sciences". He ranks in the top 2% World Ranking list of Scientists in all fields of science drawn up by Stanford University scholars, and is amid Italy's most cited scientists in nanotechnology and materials chemistry.

Developed in co-operation with leading researchers based in 20 countries, his Group's research is reported in over 300 frequently cited research papers, 26 of which feature on the cover of journals such as ChemSusChem, Nanoscale, Catalysis Science & Technology and ChemCatChem.

Frequently cited for his excellence in teaching and writing, Dr Pagliaro has authored 22 books.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of Chemical Society Reviews (world's #1 chemistry journal in Google Scholar rank) and of several internationally recognized scientific journals.


Research in nanochemistry focuses on sol-gel materials and metal-organic alloys (MORALs) for green chemistry applications. Joint achievements include new SiliaSun, TitaniaSun, SiliaCat TEMPO catalysts for synthetic organic chemistry and enhanced polysaccharide nanofibers production; new AquaSun antifouling coating; and new bionanomaterials such as Omeg@Silica based on new bioproducts obtained using jointly developed novel extraction methods.


Development of new, green bioproduct extraction methods and development of new green technology for old biobased processes. Joint achievements include the introduction of several new bioproducts including new AnchoisOil fish oil, new IntegroPectin citrus pectin, new CytroCell micronized citrus cellulose, new beer making process, and new olive biophenol extraction process at three phase olive mills.

Chemistry and energy education research

Joint achievements include a number of highly read research papers in chemistry and energy education research widely used across the world to improve education in chemistry, nanochemistry and catalysis. How to advance nanochemistry education was proposed by Dr Pagliaro in a seminal study appeared in Chem. Eur. J. wherein, among three distinctive features, he suggested an approach to innovating in environmentally responsible ways.

I read with great interest your recent paper entitled Advancing Nanochemistry Education” wrote him Professor João Rodrigues, Director of the Master in Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials  at the University of Madeira. “I would like to inform you that most of the strategies and textbooks cited in your paper, are also currently under use, with great success, in our Master in Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials”.

The studies in energy management and solar energy education, for example, fulfill a global need for better energy education in the context of the energy transition.

Driven by the need for a better and quicker adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency across the world, his team  published in Energy Res. Soc. Sci. a seminal study describing the contents and the educational approach of a new course (“Lean and green”) aimed to shape today’s energy managers.

At about the same time, the group published in Renew. Sust. Energy Rev. another study focusing on how to effectively rethink solar energy education on the dawn of the solar economy 

Combining different approaches, the resulting multidisciplinary "Solar Master" graduate course  is targeted at science, engineering, economics and management students with the aim to shape professionals capable to understand, develop and disseminate solar energy seen as a strategic and critical resource for each world’s country.

By the end of 2017, Pagliaro and Meneguzzo published in Chem. Eur. J. a research policy study describing the need, role and the activities of a new bioeconomy and solar energy research and educational centre whose outcomes are of general interest, because the transition to a solar economy is of intrinsic global nature and the challenges involved are similar in many countries.

Open science and scholarship evaluation

Our studies in the field today are widely read worldwide to teach and purposefully  use open science tools. Research started in 2017 with a study on preprints in chemistry. We have explained why chemistry is the basic science with the lowest uptake of open science (preprints, green self-archiving, OA papers).

Yet, the benefits of open science are too many for the chemistry community to continue in this delay. Key to increase open science uptake is PhD student education in open science. Hence, we are publishing a number of new studies to inform said new education, spanning from publishing scientific articles in the open science era to preprint citations.

With over 11,000 views, his jointly co-authored 2013 study on the use of the h-index in evaluating chemical research in Chem. Cent. J. is amongst the most accessed articles on the SpringerNature website. Our study on expanded evaluation of scholarship in the open science age is currently used by academic and research institutions across the world to renew evaluation of researchers based on esearch, teaching and mentoring, and service to society.

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