Paolo Carniti, born in Oggiono (Lecco) (20/05/1943), is a Doctor in chemistry (1967) and an Associate Professor in physical chemistry (since 1983) at the University of Milan. His scientific activity is devoted since 1968 to experimental physical chemistry (chemical kinetics and catalysis) and to the studies of reactions of applied interest: reactions catalyzed by solid catalysts; biodegradation of pollutants; catalytic hydrolysis and transformations of carbohydrates; thermal and catalytic degradation of polymers; mathematical models for interpretation of complex reactions; thermodynamics studies for characterization of catalytic surfaces; study of new materials of catalytic interest. The results have been collected in more than 100 papers, mainly in international journals, and in numerous communications to congresses. He was Coordinator of the Class A013 (chemistry and chemical technology) at the School for Teachers SILSIS-MI (2002/2009). For many years, he was Member of the Council of Teachers of the Ph.D. Course in Industrial Chemistry (University of Milan). He is Associate of the Italian Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society. He has been Reviewer for various scientific journals of ACS, Elsevier, and Springer. He was scientifically responsible for various research contracts with private or public institutions such as Progetto Finalizzato Energetica; Eniricerche; Henkel; Bracco Imaging; the Italian Project PRIN 2008.
Biography Updated on 1 August 2012