Mario is a chemistry, solar energy and management scholar who leads a research group whose work focusses on the overlap of organic chemistry and materials science, for which he has been frequently cited. He is the co-founder of Sicily’s Photovoltaics Research Pole. His research interests are in the broad area of nanochemistry, and span from sol-gel materials to biomass valorization and solar energy. He has also had a long-term interest in sustainability and management topics.
His research group works in close partnership with researchers based in 11 countries at the development of new functional materials and chemical processes for a multiplicity of applications, ranging from synthetic organic chemistry to foul release coatings through solar energy and photocatalysis. Their studies have a strong theoretical input and are aimed at producing devices as well as new chemical processes based on the understanding of the relations between structure and activity of materials and reactants involved.
Read more about Mario’s research in his latest Chem Soc Rev article:
Sol–gel microencapsulation of odorants and flavors: opening the route to sustainable fragrances and aromas
Rosaria Ciriminna and Mario Pagliaro
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 9243-9250
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60286A, Tutorial Review