Placido MINEO

Associate Professor of [CHIM/04]
Office: Cittadella Universitaria, V.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania. Edificio 1 corpo A piano 1 Stanza 6 (A1/6)
Email: gmineo@unict.it gmineo@unict.it
Phone: +39 095 738 5033
Mobile: +39 095 3935801635
Fax: +39 095 580138
Web Site: www.placidogiuseppemineo.it


Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry (CHIM04)

CoursesFundamentals of Polymers Sciences at the B.D. course of Industrial Chemistry; Macromolecular Chemistry at the B.D. course of Industrial Chemistry; Functional Polymers at the M.D. course of Materials Chemistry                        

Main research topics:

  1. Synthesis and characterization, structural and thermal, of synthetic polymers and for special uses, containing: fullerenes; porphyrins; metal complexes for application in the field of nonlinear optics
  2. Synthesis and characterization, structural, physicochemical and functional of metallic complexes of water-soluble porphyrins as biomolecular sensors
  3. Synthesis and characterization of inorganic / organic hybrid systems for VOC sensors
  4. Evaluation of analytical problems related to mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF and ESI-MS.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3382-9272

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University Education: Degree in Chemistry, University of Messina; Ph.D. in “Polymeric Materials for Special Uses”,  University of Catania

Current appointment: Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry - Department of Chemical Science, University of Catania; Responsible of the Polymer Laboratory of the Department of Chemistry, University of Catania; Steering Committee member of the PhD course in Science of the Materials and Nanotechnologies, University of Catania.

Research activity in other Institutions: Researcher in the  Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes - CNR; Researcher in the  Institute for Polymers, Composities and Biomaterial, CNR.

Teaching activity: Fundamentals of Polymer Chemistry; Macromolecular Chemistry; Functional polymers.

Bibliometric indicators (Web of Science):  97 research papers; Hirsch Index (H-Index): 27; Citations: 1880

Other output: 2 patents; 2 Chapter of Book.

Meeting communications: 78 oral and poster communications.

Research Projects (member of unit): PLAST-Ics – Catania Ricerche and ST-Microelectronics; NATO Project “Organic Optical and Electronic Sensors: Sniffing Out Chemicals”; “New Porphyrins as Chirogenetic Probes to Recognition of Peptides and Proteins of Biological Interest” - PRIN 2008

Coordination of research projects: Project DIATEME (PON01_00074) "High technology devices for biomedical applications" - Operative National Program " Research and Competitiveness",  Ministry of Education, Universities and Research; vice-responsible of research unit - Project “New Porphyrins as Chirogenetic Probes to Recognition of Peptides and Proteins of Biological Interest” - PRIN 2008.

Research interests: Synthesis of synthetic polymers for special uses; Structural characterization of polymers by MALDI-TOF and NMR techniques; Thermal characterization of polymers;  Synthesis and functional characterization of water-soluble porphyrins and its metal complexes as bio-molecular sensors; Fabrication of organic/inorganic hybrids systems as sensors

Professional Society Memberships: Associazione Italiana Macromolecole (AIM); American Chemical Society (ACS); Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM); Società Chimica Italiana (SCI); American Nano Society (ANS)

Refereeing Activities for University and Research Institutes: Referee of projects “Futuro in Ricerca 2013”  - Ministry of Education, Universities and Research; Referee for tenure track ,  Al-Hussein Bin Talal University , Amman, Jordan; Referee research project,  National Research Council - Romanian Government.

Refereeing Activities for international journals: Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS); Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley Ed.); Chemistry - A European Journal (Wiley Ed.); Polymer International (Wiley Ed.); Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (Wiley Ed.); Macromolecules (ACS); Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer ed.); Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS); Dyes and Pigments (Elsevier); Journal of Molecular Structure (Elsevier); Journal of Polymer Engineering (De Gruiter Ed.);  Letters in Organic Chemistry (Bentham Science Ed.); Journal of Luminescence (Elsevier).

Academic Year  

• Synthesis of  polymers for special uses (containing  fullerene, porphyrin, metal complexes, etc.)

• Structural characterization of polymers by MALDI-TOF and NMR techniques

• Thermal characterization of polymers

• Synthesis and structural characterization of water-soluble porphyrins and its metal complexes

• Functional characterization of water-soluble porphyrins and its metal complexes as bio-molecular sensors

• Fabrication of organic/inorganic hybrids systems as sensors