Roberto Centore was born in Naples on August 1, 1961. He graduated in chemistry from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, 1986. He received a one-year grant from Italian Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and obtained the Ph.D. degree in 1990. He served as a Researcher at the University of Naples Federico II from 1990 to 2002. From 2002 till now, he has been an Associate Professor of general and inorganic chemistry at the University of Naples Federico II. He has taught several university undergraduate- and graduate-level courses including general and inorganic chemistry, advanced inorganic chemistry, inorganic chemistry laboratory, X-ray crystallography, and experimental chemistry of materials. The research activity of professor Centore is in the following two areas: chemistry of materials and X-ray crystallography. The topics which he has most studied include liquid crystals (synthesis, phase transitions, and mean field theories), crystal engineering (crystal structures driven by H bonding, new H bonding synthons, acentric and polar crystals, and packing theory), advanced materials (polymers for optoelectronics and photonics, piezoelectric polymers, and organic transistors), metallorganic catalysis (Ziegler-Natta catalysis and selective oxidation catalysis), and structural chemistry (molecular structure and conjugation in charge-transfer compounds, molecular structure of metal complexes with new sulphur containing ligands). Professor Centore is working (and has worked) with several research groups in the world, publishing papers with coauthors from France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Switzerland, Russia, and USA. He is the Author/Coauthor of more than 90 papers on international referred journals and of several contributions to national and international congresses.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2013