Luigi Vaccaro, email@example.com
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Perugia; Via Elce di Sotto, 8, 06123 - Perugia - Italia; Tel +390755855541; Fax +390755855560
Academic Career1996: Degree in chemistry at the “Università degli Studi di Napoli – Federico II”, summa cum laude.1999: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the “Università degli Studi di Perugia”.1999-2005: Research Fellow and Research Associate at Dipartimento di Chimica at the “Università degli Studi di Perugia”.2012 – present : Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the “Università degli Studi di Perugia”.2013 - Full Professor of Organic Chemistry qualification.2014 - present : Guest Professor (Bijzonder Gastdocent) at the University of KU Leuven Belgium.2015 - present : Associate Editor of RSC Advances a multidisciplinary journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.2016 - present : Associate Editor of Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, a journal of the Beilstein Institut.
Honours2001: Society of Chemical Industry - London (SCI) Award - “First Europa Medal for Europe’s Best Younger Chemist” for the innovative synthesis of norstatines in water (J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 7041-7045).2001 Award for Excellence in the field of innovative research in Green Chemistry – Fourth School on Green Chemistry, Venezia, I, September, 10-15.2006 and 2007 Academic Development Program (ADP) Award from Merck’s Chemistry Council for “Creative work in organic chemistry”.2007G. Ciamician Medal of the Società Chimica Italiana – Divisione di Chimica Organica (prize given to young emerging researchers with age below 35 for outstanding contributions to the field of Organic Chemistry).2010 Nominated by the Italian Chemical Society representative member for the EUCHEM Organic Division Young Investigator's Workshop in Regensburg, D, 27-29th/08/2010.2012 Nominated Member of the "Ad Hoc Working Group on Tools and Approaches to Support Decision-Making on the Substitution of Harmful Chemicals” a joining action of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) that holds the presidency.2013 Elected in the board of the Green Chemistry Interdivision of the Società Chimica Italiana (SCI).2013 Nominated in the Scientific Board of the journal "GREEN" a publication of the Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale "La Chimica per l'Ambiente" (INCA) http://www.incaweb.org/green/.2013 Appointed member of the Belgian FWO-Expertpanel W&T4: Chemistry, 2014-2016.2014 Awarded the Vigevani Visiting Professorship.
Teaching- Lecturer of Organic Chemistry and of Green Chemistryat the Università degli Studi di Perugia- Lecturer (Bijzonder Gastdocent) of Sustainable Chemistry at the University of KU Leuven Belgium.
Scientific productionLuigi Vaccaro is Co-Author of 115 scientific publications (including reviews and books) and 7 papers published in SynfactsIn the last 5 years (2011-2015) he has published 60 scientific contributions (among which 51 in ISI scientific journals and 5 as chapters of books. In 2015, has been selected to contribute to the book on Enabling Innovative Technologies edited by the Italian Association of Industrial Research. In addition in 2015, is acting as Editor of a book published by Wiley-VCH dedicated to Flow Chemistry and Sustainability.
H-index: 34, Contemporary H-index (Hc-index): 23 with 2766 total citations (WoS); N. publications in the last 10 years (2016-2015): 83; N. citations in the last 10 years (2006-2015): 1973 (WoS); IF of the publications of the last 10 years (2006-2015): 5.04.
Luigi Vaccaro frequently serves as reviewer for International scientific journals and for National and International financing agencies such as ANVUR, Israel Science Foundation, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), US National Science Foundation.
1996: University of East Anglia (UK), attending the first year PhD courses and taking a practical course under the supervision of Prof. A. McKillop.1999: University of Groningen (NL) as visiting fellow in the Prof. J.B.F.N. Engberts research group.
Research InterestsCatalysis: Multifunctional heterogeneous catalysts designed for flow reactors operating in safer reaction media for the development of waste-minimized syntheses of fine chemicals. Bio-based chemicals.
Collaborations (selected):Dr. Antonio Facchetti, Polyera Inc (IL, USA), organic semiconductors; Prof. Wim De Borggraeve, K.U. Leuven (BE), solid catalysts and flow; Peter Adriansens and Prof. Robert Carleer, Hasselt University (BE), polymer characterization; Prof. Andrew J. Weller, Oxford University (UK), organometallic catalysis; Prof. Lutz Ackermann, Goettingen University (D), C-H activation.