Renzo Luisi is currently an Associate Professor of organic chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Bari holding the chair of “Physical Methods in Organic Chemistry.” He is Active Member of the academic spin-off “Synchimia, Materials and Nanomaterials,” Member of the regulatory and safety commissions of the Department “Farmaco–Chimico” and serves the committee of the doctoral school in “Applied Chemical and Enzymatic Synthesis” at the University of Bari. Luisi started his career working as an Analytical Chemist in a wine company from 1990 until 1994, in 1996 got the degree in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology “summa cum laude” and, after the National service, accomplished as Officer in 1997, and started the Ph.D. degree in chemical sciences in 1998. In 1999, Luisi was a Visiting Scholar at the Roger Adams Laboratories of the School of Chemical Sciences of the University of Illinois (USA) under the supervision of Professor Peter Beak. In 2001, he became an Assistant Professor of organic chemistry at the University of Bari and in 2005 was appointed an Associate Professor at the same University. During these years Luisi has been involved in private-funded research projects, aimed at developing new drugs, with the Italian pharmaceutical companies “Dompè Pharma” (L’Aquila) and “ACRAF–Angelini” (Rome). His research activity is mainly aimed at developing new organometallic-mediated stereoselective synthetic methodologies, useful in fine chemistry and material sciences. Recently, his research interests shifted to the field of molecular nanotechnology and microstructured devices in order to deeply understand the structure and dynamics at molecular level and develop devices and methodologies for a sustainable production of target molecules.
Biography Updated on 27 January 2011