Emo Chiellini obtained his Laurea degree in chemistry from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1963. Then he performed his academic career at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa and at European and extra-European universities as a Visiting Scientist (Liverpool (UK), Massachusetts at Amherst (USA), and Nagasaki (Japan)). In 1980, he has been appointed as a Full Professor of chemistry at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pisa, where he still teaches chemical fundaments of technologies. His main research interests in polymer chemistry include bioactive polymers for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, biodegradable polymeric materials, and liquid crystals. He authored over 450 publications and 25 patents. He has presented over 300 invited talks. He is the editor of 20 books and is a Member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Bioactive Compatible Polymers, Polymer Degradation and Stability, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Journal of Polymer Research , and the Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics. He also served in such position for Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Reactive Polymers, and the Korean Polymer Journal (Macromolocular Research). He has organized many international meetings including World Conferences on Liquid Crystals (1992), Biodegradable Polymers and Plastics (2002), Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on biodegradable polymers, and ACS on bioactive polymers. He has been and is responsible for research contracts funded by industrial companies and within the European Community Programs. He is the President of the Doctorate Research Course in Biomaterials belonging to Doctarate School in Biomolecular Science (BIOS). He is the Founder and presently the Director of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Bioactive Polymeric Materials for biomedical and environmental application, where there are operative researchers with backgrounds in polymer science and technology, organic chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, pharmaceutical technology, microbiology, and environmental chemistry.
Biography Updated on 22 April 2009