Attilio Converti is an Associate Professor of chemistry and fermentation biotechnology at the University of Genoa and a teacher of biotechnological and environmental processes, industrial biotechnology, and industrial microbiology and fermentation biotechnology. He is a member of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering and of the Ph.D. in chemical, materials, and process engineering. He is responsible for the academic agreement between the Universities of Genoa and São Paulo (Brazil). He graduated in chemistry from the University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy (1982). He received his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain). His scientific fields include optimization of industrial fermentation from different agroindustrial residues, anaerobic digestion organic residues in suspended biomass reactors and anaerobic hybrid filter, biological removal of metals, bioesterifications/biooxidations by freeze-dried fungal cells and bacterial cells, production of xylitol by yeasts, microbial production of 2,3-butanediol, biofiltration of gaseous effluents polluted by organic substances, determination of kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of enzyme systems, cellular bioenergetic studies, production of microalgal biomass for food and environmental purposes, and liquid-liquid extraction of enzymes and antibiotics. He is the author and coauthor of about 200 scientific publications in international journals.
Biography Updated on 14 December 2011