Doctor of Industrial Chemistry, University of Milan, Milan-IT; PhD of Engineering Honoris Causa University of Bath, Bath-UK, 2016; Honorary Professor at the Chemical Engineering Faculty, University of Tianjin, China; CEO of “Innovative Catalysis for Carbon Recycling-IC2R Ltd; President of the Scientific Board of the Interuniversity Consortium on Chemical Reactivity and Catalysis, Italy.
Former Full Professor of Chemistry University of Bari, IT until 2012; IMM Professor-NUS-Singapore 2012-2016; David Parkin Professor at the University of Bath, UK 2016-2017; GIAN Professor at the ANNA University, Chennai-India, 2018; Professor of Carbon Cyclic Economy, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2019. Author of over 350 papers in peer reviewed international journals and of 12 books on CO2 and Biomass valorization; owner of several international and national patents. Founder and Honorary Chair of ICCDU-International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization. Awards: Italian Chemical Society for the “Pioneering work on Carbon Dioxide Activation (and Utilization)” 1990; Renoir Award for the dissemination of Science, 1990; Société Française de Chimie, 1995 for Inorganic Chemistry; Tianjin University, Tianjin China, for Green Chemistry 2002; Recognitions from the American Chemical Society for the dissemination of “CO2 Utilization”; Gold medal of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society, 2016; International award for the contribution to the development of the Chemistry of CO2 2017.