Elio Santacesaria

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Elio Santacesaria has obtained the Chemistry degree at the University of Pavia, Pavia, Lombardy, Italy, in 1966 with a thesis developed under the guidance of the Nobel Prize recipient Giulio Natta. He worked as Researcher at the SNAM Progetti Co. in 1967. Then he obtained a fellowship at the Polytechnic of Milan where he worked until 1970. In 1970 he became Researcher at the National Research Council (CNR) while continues working at the Polytechnic of Milan until 1986. In this period he conducted researches on the following fields: chemistry of propellants, catalysis, kinetics, reactor design and simulation, and separation science. In 1986 he was the Chair of industrial chemistry of Science Faculty of the University of Naples “Federico II.” He continued the research in almost all the mentioned research themes. He has been the Founder of the Italian Group of Colloid and Interface Science of the Italian Chemical Society (GICI), and he has been serving as the Coordinator of this group for more than ten years (1985–1995). Santacesaria was then elected President of the Industrial Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society for the periods 2004–2006 and 2007–2009 and is now a Member of the Council for which he was a Past President. He has collaborated with many Italian chemical industries. Santacesaria has published more than 250 papers in qualified journals and is coauthor of more than 20 patents. In 2011 has been awarded by the Italian Chemical Society with the Gold Medal entitled “Emanuele Paternò.”

Biography Updated on 9 January 2012

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