Short Curriculum Vitae
Born in Italy, 1940. Ph.D. Keele University, UK, 1965. Research and Teaching in Polymer Chemistry, Photochemistry and Physical Chemistry, in Switzerland, Canada, USA, Cuba, France, Brazil and Portugal plus invited professorships in the UK, Italy, Tunisia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, China, Argentina, Mexico and Spain. Major research interests: Polymers from Renewable Resources and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces. More than 440 publications and 470 communications at scientific symposia, including some 150 invited or plenary lectures. More than 20 Patents. Some 80 Doctorate Theses directed or co-directed. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the International Academy of Wood Science. Member of the International Expert Council on the Chemistry of Vegetable Resources of UNESCO. Honorary Doctor of St. Petertsbourg Forestry Academy and of Havana University.