Leonardo Palmisano was born in Termini, Imerese, Palermo, Italy, 1950. He received a degree in chemistry (110/110 and laude) on 5th December 1973 from the University of Palermo. He is a Full Professor of chemistry in a stable position in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Processes and Materials of the University of Palermo since November 2000. His scientific activity has been mainly focussed on the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis, and his papers or chapters of books or the presentations in various national and international conferences deal with various topics concerning preparation, characterisation with many bulk and surface techniques, and testing of various kinds of bare and doped polycrystalline photocatalysts. Professor Palmisano has been the coordinator of many national and international research projects. He has collaborated with many scientists all over the world producing many joint papers (180) and many papers in proceedings of national and international conferences (250). He has been invited to carry out research work in School of Studies in Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Bradford, UK, from the 1st of March 1986 till late August 1986, and in Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin, Germany, in August 1989, and several times in laboratories of Professor Salvatore Coluccia, Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica ed Inorganica, Italy. From 1st August 2001 to 31st October 2001, Professor Leonardo Palmisano worked as a Visiting Professor at Hokkaido University, Catalysis Research Center, Sapporo, Japan. Professor Palmisano has been recently included in a list of experts to consult for the preparation of a glossary of terms in photocatalysis and radiation catalysis by the commission on photochemistry and commission on colloid and surface chemistry including catalysis of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and he is a referee of many international journals.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2007