Prof. Dr. Paolo Fornasiero
of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor Fornasiero is an associate researcher of the National Council of Research (CNR) and from 2008 he is the scientific responsible of the CNR Research Unit located at the University of Trieste - Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, associated with the Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds (ICCOM) of Florence.
His scientific interests are the technological applications of material science and heterogeneous catalysis directed to the solution of environmental problems, such as the design of innovative materials for catalytic converters, the development of catalysts for the reduction of nitrogen oxides under oxidizing conditions, the combustion of diesel particulate, and the design of new catalysts for the production and purification of hydrogen to be used in fuel cells. He is co-author of 140 publications on international journals, ten book chapters, three patents and a number of communications to national and international meetings, in many cases as invited lecturer. He was awarded in 1994 the Stampacchia Prize (a national Prize to young chemist for his first scientific publication) and received the Nasini Gold Medal in 2005, awarded by the Italian Chemical Society, for his contribution to the research in the field of inorganic chemistry.
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of the times cited: 6795
Source: ISI Web of Science, May 2013.
1. M. Cargnello, J.J. Delgado Jaén, J.C. Hernández Garrido, K. Bakhmutsky, T. Montini, J.J. Calvino Gámez, R.J. Gorte, P. Fornasiero, "Exceptional Activity for Methane Combustion over Modular Pd@CeO2 Subunits on Functionalized Al2O3.", Science 337 (2012), 713-717, doi:10.1126/science.1222887.
2. T.R. Gordon, M. Cargnello, T. Paik, F. Mangolini, R.T. Weber, P. Fornasiero, C.B. Murray, "Nonaqueous Synthesis of TiO2 nanocrystals Using TiF4 to Engineer Morphology, Oxygen Vacancy Concentration, and Photocatalytic Activity.", Journal of the American Chemical Society 134 (2012), 6751-6761, doi:10.1021/ja300823a.
3. A. Gasparotto, D. Barreca, D. Bekermann, A. Devi, R.A.; Fischer, P. Fornasiero, V. Gombac, O.I. Lebedev, C. Maccato, T. Montini, G. Van Tendeloo, E. Tondello, " F-Doped Co3O4 Photocatalysts for Sustainable H2 Generation from Water/Ethanol.", Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (2011), 19362-19365, doi:10.1021/ja210078d.
4. M. Cargnello, N. L. Wieder, T. Montini, R. J. Gorte and P. Fornasiero, "Synthesis of dispersible Pd@CeO2 nanostructures by self-assembly.", Journal of the American Chemical Society 132 (2010), 1402-1409, doi:10.1021/ja909131k.
5. T. Montini, A. Speghini, L. De Rogatis, B. Lorenzut, M. Bettinelli, M. Graziani and P. Fornasiero, The identification of the structural phases of CexZr1-xO2 by Eu(III) luminescence studies., Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (2009), 13155-13160, doi:10.1021/ja905158p.
6. A. Hameed, T. Montini, V. Gombac and P. Fornasiero, Surface Phases and Photocatalytic Activity Correlation of Bi2O3/Bi2O4-x Nanocomposite., Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (2008), 9658-9659.
7. F. Esch, S. Fabris, L. Zhou, T. Montini, C. Africh, P. Fornasiero, G. Comelli and R. Rosei, "Electron localization determines defect formation on ceria substrates.", Science 309 (2005) 752-755.