Associate Professor of [CHIM/03]
Office: V.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania. Edificio 1 corpo B piano 1 Stanza 13 (B1/13)
Phone: +39 095 738 5068
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00


  • Laurea with honors in Chemistry (1982), University of Catania
  • Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry (1987), University of Catania
  • Postdoc CNR Fellow (1991-1992), Northwestern University (Prof. T. J. Marks), Department of Chemistry (Illinois-USA)


  • Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (1992-1998), University of Catania       
  • Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (1998- ), University of Catania    
  • National Scientific Habilitation (since 2013) for Full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry           

Teaching Activity

  • General and Inorganic Chemistry (BSc course in Industrial Chemistry – University of Catania)
  • Organometallic Chemistry (MSc course in Materials Chemistry – University of Catania)
  • Member of the Teaching Board of the PhD course “Materials and Nanotechnology Science” - University of Catania 

Research and Professional Experience

  • Postdoc CNR Fellow (1991-1992), Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry (Illinois-USA)
  • Visiting Scientist (June-Sept. 1993), Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry (Illinois-USA)
  • Invited Professor (June-July 2001), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Cachan,France)
  • Research actvity: metal complexes and functional molecular materials

Publications (ResearcherID: A-5592-2008)

  • Author of 98 publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Number of citations (Web of Science): 4250+
  • h-index (Web of Science): 35 
  • The most cited review article: 570+ citations in WoS
  • The most cited article: 280+ citations in WoS
  • Among 100,000 top scientists based on “A standardized citation metrics” (since 2017) in 22 scientific fields. Updated 2019: ranked #58,890 over 7,924,604 scientists (Table-S6-career-2019); In the subfield Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry: ranked #386 over 57,598 inorganic chemists (Table-S6-career-2019

Editorial Activity

Referee for International Journals (Publons-1246877)

Current Research Interests


Academic Year