Alessandro Piccolo Università di Napoli Federico II Alessandro Piccolo was born in Rome, Italy, in 1951. Received the Doctorate in Physical Organic Chemistry in 1975 “cum laude” at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. He had been a Fulbright-Hays fellow at the University of Illinois (USA), where he also received the degree of Master of Science in Agronomy. He had been visiting scientist and professor at the University of Stockholm (Sweden), “von Helmholtz” Centre of Munich, Technical University of Braunschweig, and University of Dortmund (Germany). From 2000, he is Full Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry at the Università di Napoli Federico II. From 1995, he is permanent Honorary Professor at the Department of Soil Science and Geology of the Agricultural University of Prague (Czech Republic). In 1998. he was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Prize for Chemistry from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). In 2009, he received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Life Sciences of Prague. He was elected Vice-President and President (1993-1997) of the scientific society “Mediterranean Scientific Association for Environmental Protection” (MESAEP), and elected Vice-President and President (1998-2006) of Commission II (Soil Chemistry) of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). He is Associate Editor of European Journal of Soil Science and Co-Editor of Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. He was Editor of “Humic Substances in Terrestrial Ecosystems” (1996), by Elsevier and authored more than 170 peer-reviewed research papers.
Biography Updated on 11 March 2010