Pellegrino Conte studied chemistry and graduated in 1992 with the highest grade. From 1992 to 1994, he joined the Italian National Council (CNR) in Pozzuoli (Naples, Italy) to work on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of natural substances. From 1994 to 2006, he worked at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) first as a Ph.D. Student (Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Chemistry concluded in 1999), then as a Post Doc Fellow, and finally as a Researcher. In Naples, he worked on the characterization of humic substances with many different analytical techniques. NMR both in liquid and solid states was his main focus. Since 2006, he has been working as an Associate Professor in Agricultural Chemistry at the Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy). He has joined many foreign institutions such as the Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany), the Wageningen NMR Centre (The Netherlands), and the Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany). His main research activity deals with the development of applications for fast field cycling NMR relaxometry in agro-food science, and with the development of the technology for biomass transformation to energy production.
Biography Updated on 3 November 2011