Mariano Venanzi was born in Rome, Italy, in 1957. He received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. He worked at the University of Newcastle and at the Max Planck Institut fur Stromungforschung of Gottingen. Since 1989, he has been in the permanent staff of the Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies at the University of Rome Tor Vergata as a Senior Researcher and, since 1998, as an Associate Professor of physical chemistry. He studied electron and energy transfer processes in peptides functionalized with donor-acceptor pairs and applied time-resolved spectroscopy techniques, mainly fluorescence, to the study of the structure and dynamics of biomolecules. His recent scientific activity focuses on the study of the formation of mesoscopic aggregates of chiral porphyrins and to the development of peptide-based materials. He is the author of more than 145 publications. Since 2007, he has been the Chairman of the School of Chemistry at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
Biography Updated on 3 January 2012