Giacomo Cao earned his M.A. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cagliari in 1986 and his Ph.D. degree also in chemical engineering from the University of Bologna in 1990. He became an Assistant Professor in 1990, an Associate Professor in 1992, and a Full Professor in 2001. He has been serving as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, USA, in 1988, 1991, and 1992, respectively, and as a Research Associate at the same University in 1993. Since 1992, he has been teaching a course named Principles of Environmental Chemical Engineering at the University of Cagliari. He taught Applied Chemical Kinetics during 1994-1995, and since 1996, he teaches Industrial Chemistry. He currently teaches Transport phenomena in biomedical systems since 2004. He has represented the University of Cagliari in the National Interuniversity Consortium titled The Chemistry for the Environment from 1994 to 2009 and became the Chairman of the Interdepartmental Center for Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Cagliari in 1996. His principal research interests are chemical reaction and reactor engineering, synthesis of advanced materials, separation technology via ion-exchange resins, environmental chemical engineering, and new technologies for human space exploration and tissue engineering. He currently serves as a Referee for various national and international journals. He coauthored over 140 papers in refereed journals, over 120 papers in conference proceedings, 4 books, 11 patents, and over 240 presentations at conferences, symposia, and seminars.
Biography Updated on 18 December 2011