Maurizio Volpe

Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy


Maurizio Volpe works as a Research Fellow at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering at University of Trento, Italy. In 1998 he received the University Degree (final mark 110/110 cum laude) in chemical engineering at University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy. In 2003 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemical technology and new materials at University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, in collaboration with University of California at Santa Barbara UCSB, California, USA, with a thesis entitled “Chemistry of Industrial Relevant Metal Carbonyl Compounds.” In 2004 was appointed as postdoctoral fellow at University of California at Santa Barbara, UCSB, California, USA, where he carried out a research on the homogeneous reaction mechanism of the Cativa™ process. Between 2004 and 2010 he carried out research at the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Palermo where his main research topics were “Electroless Deposition of Nobel Metals onto Alumina Membranes for Gas Separation and Catalysis” and “Lead Recovery from Exhausted Lead Acid Batteries.” In 2012 his research focused onto waste biomass pyrolysis and gasification at University of Enna, Italy, where in 2015 he obtained his second Ph.D. with a thesis entitled “Study and Development of Pyrolysis and Gasification of Residual Biomass for Production of Alternative Renewable Fuels.” His current research topic at University of Trento deals with "High Pressure Technologies for Biomass and Bioproducts valorisation” and in particular the production of upgraded renewable biofuels via hydrothermal carbonization of agricultural and agroindustrial wastes and CO2 supercritical fluid fractionation and concentration of Omega-3 (EPA and DHA) fatty acids from fish wastes.

Biography Updated on 2 April 2017

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