Nicola Senesi received his Ph.D. degree (honoris causa) from the Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), France, in 2000. He has been a Full Professor of soil chemistry (since 1986) and served as the former Head of the Department of Agroforestal and Environmental Biology and Chemistry (2006–2011), the Chairman of the Ph.D. Programme Committee in Soil Chemistry (1991–2002), and the former Director of the Institute of Agricultural Chemistry (1992–1999), at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, where he has been actively involved in research and teaching since 1969. He has been serving as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA, since 1995) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA, since 1996). Dr. Senesi serves currently as the President of the Division VI-Chemistry and the Environment and the Chair of the Subcommittee Biophysico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Systems of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC), the President of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), and the President of the Italian Soil Science Society (SISS). He works currently as an Associate Editor of Geoderma, Soil Science, Pedosphere, and Pure and Applied Chemistry (PAC). His research is focused on fundamental and applied aspects of chemistry and biochemistry of organic matter from soils and other systems and materials, and its interactions with soil-applied organic chemicals and trace metals, by the use of advanced physicochemical techniques and biochemical tools. The results of his research are documented in about 350 scientific and technical papers and about 60 book chapters and invited reviews. Moreover, Dr. Senesi has also coedited 19 books, conference proceedings, and abstracts volumes.
Biography Updated on 23 February 2012