Salvatore SCIRE'

Associate Professor of [CHIM/04]
Office: Cittadella Universitaria, V.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania. Edificio 1 corpo B piano 0 Stanza 6 (B0/6)
Phone: +39 095 738 5112
Fax: +39 095 580138
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Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry CHIM/04 (03/C2)

CoursesFundamentals of Industrial Chemistry at the B.D. course of Industrial Chemistry (II year); Industrial Chemical Processes and Plant Elements at the B.D. course of Industrial Chemistry (III year); Materials for Catalysis at the M.D. course of Materals Chemistry (I year)

Main research topics:

  1. Preparation, characterization and industrial applications of heterogeneous catalysts
  2. Catalysis and photocatalysis for environmental protection and energy production
  3. Chemiometry for applications in industrial and organic chemistry

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3060-0918

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Curriculum Salvatore Scirè (December 2019

He graduated in Chemistry in 1984 at Catania University and got the PhD in Chemistry in 1989. Since 1991 to 2010 he was Research Scientist in Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of Catania University. In 1993, with a grant from CNR, he worked for one year with Prof. Robbie Burch in the Catalysis Research Group Laboratories at Reading University (UK). Since November 2010 up to now he is Associate Professor in Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of Catania University. In 2017 he got the scientific qualification to be Full professor in Industrial Chemistry. Since 1995 he was lecturer of several university courses (Chemistry and Technology of Glass and Ceramics, Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Industrial Organic Chemistry, Fundamentals of Industrial Chemistry, Technologies for Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Chemical Processes and Plants, Catalytic materials. Since 2000 he is member of the teaching staff of the PhD course in Chemistry at Catania University. Since december 2012 to may 2019 he was the President of the Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry. Since may 2019 he is the deputy-director of the Department of Chemica Sciences. He is reviewer for leading international Journals of catalysis and material science (Applied Catalysis A and B, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Sensors & Actuators B, Catalysis Communications, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Catalysts, Environmental Engineering Science, ACS Catalysis, Journal of Catalysis, Catalysis Letters, Chemical Engineering Journal, etc.). Since 2015 is co-editor of Gold Catalysts, Topical Collection in Catalysts (MDPI). He was the scientific responsible of some research projects (PRIN 1999 and 2001, PON R&C 2007-2013 BIO4BIO) funded by the Italian Minister of University. He collaborates with petrochemical (Erg-Lukoil) and microelectronic (ST Microelectronics) industries and other university scientists all over the world.

His research activity is focused on heterogeneous catalysis and related fields. Special interest has been devoted to the study of supported mono and bimetallic catalysts and to the application of catalysis to the environment protection and the energy production, also adopting photocatalytic approaches. Specific interests are: synthesis, activity measurements and physico-chemical characterization of supported catalysts; catalysts for environmental protection and energy production; catalysts in the petrochemical industry and refinery; gold-based catalysts for sensors and pollution control devices; cerium oxide and iron oxide based catalysts for low temperature combustion of VOCs; photocatalytic oxidation and water splitting; hydrogen production and purification for fuel cell applications; chemometric applications in industrial chemistry and genomics. Research activity of Prof. Scirè is documented by 95 publications in international journals, 1 book, some book chapters, 1 patent and more than 110 contributions in scientific meetings.