Gabriele
Centi
Email: 
gabriele.centi@unime.it

ALTRE INFORMAZIONI

SSD: CHIM/04
Profilo: Professori Ordinari

CURRICULUM

Curriculum

<Date of birth 18 October 1955
Nationality Italian
Language Italian, English

Education & Career
EDUCATION
1979 "Laurea" degree (5 years) in Industrial Chemistry at the Univ. of Bologna (Italy)
CURRENT POSITION(S)
1996 – today Full professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy
2008 – today President of ERIC (European Research Institute of Catalysis), Bruxelles (Belgium)
PREVIOUS POSITIONS
1987 – 1995 Associate professor in Chemical Reactor Engineering at the Univ. Bologna, Italy
1983 – 1987 Researcher in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy
1981 Fellowship One year, Experimental Station for Fuels (Milan, Italy)

Career and Commissions of Trust
2001-2005: President of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS)
2001-2009: co-Director of the European Laboratory of Surface Science and Catalysis (ELCASS) created in 2001 by CNRS and University of Strasbourg (France), MPG and Fritz-Haber Institute of Berlin (Germany) and the University of Messina (Italy).
2008-today President of European Research Institute of Catalysis, coordinating the activities of 20 European Institutions on Catalysis.
2016-today President of IACS (International Association of Catalysis Societies)
2016-today vice-President of the InterUniversity Consortium INSTM (Science and Technology of Materials), Italy
2015-today vice-President of European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS)
2012-2016 vice-President of IACS (International Association of Catalysis Societies)
2005-2008: Director of the Section 3 (Catalysis and Interphases) of the InterUniversity Consortium INSTM (Science and Technology of Materials), Italy
2009-2012: Director of the Thematic Section 2 - Energy and Environment - of INSTM
2013-today: Member of the Executive Board of INSTM
2008-today: Director of INSTM centre CASPE (Catalysis for Sustainable Production and Energy)
2006-2012: Scientific responsible of the Italian Platform of Sustainable Chemistry
2007-2010: Member of the Mirror Group of the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Chemistry (ETP SusChem)
2005-2012: Member in several panels and international boards: CSIC (Spain), ICSC (Krakov, Poland), US DoE, ACENET ERA-NET, ERA-NET CAPITA, ANR (France), Academy of Finland, etc.
2013 Member of GEV panel (Area 3 – Chemical science) for VQR 2004-2010
2015 Member of GEV panel (Area 3 – Chemical science) for VQR 2011-2014
2007-today: Chair of the editorial board of Wiley-VCH journal ChemSusChem (Chemistry & Sustainability, Energy & Materials)
2015-today: Co-editor in chief Journal of Energy Chemistry (Elsevier)
2003-today: Chief Editor of the Book Series Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis published by Elsevier Science (Amsterdam) (178 Vol. published in the series)
2011-today: Chief Editor of the Book Series Green Energy published by De Gruyter (Berlin)
2012-today: Member of Advisory Board of Wiley journal Energy Technology, and of Elsevier journals Journal of CO2 Utilization, Chinese Journal of Catalysis
2009-today Member of the Scientific Committee of the Wiley journal ChemCatChem
2003-today: Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal "La Chimica e l'Industria"
1992-1996: Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Applied Catalysis.
1996-2004: Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Appl. Catal. B. Env.
2004-2010: Member of the Council of the International Zeolite Association (IZA)
2001-2005: Member of the Board of the Catalysis Group of the Italian Chemical Society

EUROPEAN ACTIVITIES
2005-2010 Coordinator of the Network of Excellence IDECAT (Integrated design of catalytic nano-materials for a sustainable production) - Eur. Comm. (5 years, 9.5 M€, started Apr. 2005)
2009-2014 Coordinator of EU Large collaborative project NEXT-GTL (budget about 12.5 M€)
2012-today Coordinator of CSA eCAMM (European structured research area for CAtalytic and Magnetic nanoMaterials), contract 290455
2015-today Coordinator of EU project TERRA “New adaptable catalytic reactor methodologies for Process Intensification” (start Sept. 2015)
2002-2005 Coordinator of the EU project NEOPS G5RD-CT2002-00678 Novel Eco-efficient Oxidation Processes based on H2O2 Synthesis on Catalytic Membranes
2002-2005 Coordinator of the EU project NANOSTRAP G3RD-CT2002-00793 "Nanostructured Sulphur Traps for the protection of high performance NOx storage/reduction catalysts"
1996-today Scientific responsible for Messina (Univ. or UdR INSTM / ERIC) in several EU projects on the development of sustainable industrial processes and technologies for energy and protection of the environment: ECO2CO2, HELMETH, NATAMA, CONCORDE, SMART, SUPER, COCON, STORECAT, DENITROCAT, H2O-RECYCAT, NEMCA, ALKYL, WAVES (ERA-NET CAPITA)

Academic
Papers Publications Author of about 400 scientific publications.
Communicat. Over 400 communications at scientific conferences (of which over 200 last 10 years)
Plenary Average 10 plenary and invited/keynote lectures at international scientific meetings and workshops per year in the last 5 years.
Special Issues Editor of 12 special issues of int. journals on thematics of catalysis and adv. mat.
Books Author/Editor of 10 books of catalysis (plus other 5 books/monographs)
Encyclopedia Author of 6th items in encyclopedias
Patents: Three international patents, one national

Bibliometric data
Google Scholar (to July 2016) http://scholar.google.it/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=it&user=FlqkRbYAAAAJ
Citations 16708(all) 7420 (last 5 years)
h-index 68(all) 44 (last 5 years)
i10-index 257(all) 147 (last 5 years)

Web of science (from 1996 to July 2016)
Sum of the Times Cited : 12082
Average Citations per Item : 33.84
h-index : 58

WoS Highly cited paper (in the top 1% of its academic) (July 2016): 6 papers

Su, Dang Sheng; Perathoner, Siglinda; Centi, Gabriele, Nanocarbons for the Development of Advanced Catalysts, CHEMICAL REVIEWS 2013, 113, 5782-5816
Centi, Gabriele; Quadrelli, Elsje Alessandra; Perathoner, Siglinda, Catalysis for CO2 conversion: a key technology for rapid introduction of renewable energy in the value chain of chemical industries, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2013, 6, 1711-1731
Cejka, Jiri; Centi, Gabriele; Perez-Pariente, Joaquin; et al., Zeolite-based materials for novel catalytic applications: Opportunities, perspectives and open problems, CATALYSIS TODAY 2012, 179, 2-15
Quadrelli, Elsje Alessandra; Centi, Gabriele; Duplan, Jean-Luc; et al., Carbon Dioxide Recycling: Emerging Large-Scale Technologies with Industrial Potential. CHEMSUSCHEM 2011, 4, 1194-1215
Centi, Gabriele; Perathoner, Siglinda, Opportunities and prospects in the chemical recycling of carbon dioxide to fuels, CATALYSIS TODAY 2009, 148, 191-205
Centi, Gabriele; Perathoner, Siglinda, Catalysis by layered materials: A review. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS 2008, 107, 3-15

Awards and honours (selection)
2009 Soc. Chim. de France French-Ital. Prize, distinguished works in ind. chem. and sustainable processes
2010 UOP 2010 lectureship
2010 finalist of the 2010 European Sustainable Chemistry Award (EuCheMS)
2013 MPG Award “Frontiers in Chemical Energy Science” (Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany)
2014 LEE HSUN Lecture Series award, Inst. of Metal Res., Chinese Acad. Sciences, Shenyang (China)
2015: Catalysis Forum Lectureship (State key Lab. of Catalysis, Dalian - China)
2015: Kekule lecture (Univ. Antwerpen)
2015: Fellow award of the European Chemical Societies - ChemPubSoc Europe (F CPSE)
2016: C5MPT Summit Speaker, Univ. of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada),

Sabbaticals and Fellowships:
1980: Fellowship (one year), Experimental Station for Fuels (Milan, Italy)
2001: Visiting professor: University of Oulu (Finland)
2003: Guest Professorship: Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France)
2005: Visiting professor: EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
2015: Academic Icon (Univ. Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
2016: visiting prof. Univ. of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), C5MPT Summit Speaker
2016: visiting professor (3 months) at Technische Univ. München (Germany)

Research fields
Research interests are in the areas of applied heterogeneous catalysis, chemical reaction engineering, and reaction mechanisms. Present research interests embrace the development of industrial heterogeneous catalysts for applications in the field of innovative selective oxidation processes, environment protection and sustainable energy.

Main field: Heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic technologies, chemical processes with low environmental impact, development of nanomaterials for applications in the field of the treatment and control of gaseous and liquid emissions, catalysis for sustainable processes and energy, development of electrocatalysts for fuel cells and electrochemical devices, nanostructured photocatalysts for water splitting, membranes for H2 separation

Other fields: Cleanup technologies (gas & liquid emissions), environmental catalysis, industrial catalytic processes, solid catalysts (mixed oxides and zeolites, especially containing transition metals, mesoporous materials, nanostructured oxides and carbon), greenhouse gas reduction, use of solar energy, fuel cells and (photo)electrocatalytic devices

Systems based on nanotubes and nano-structures. Based on metal nanoclusters deposited over carbon or metal-oxides organized 1D-type nanostructures, for applications ranging from electrodes in PEM and PEC devices, to photoactive thin films, sensors, advanced microreactors, and catalysts for novel energy and chemical processes.
Materials for solar fuels & renewable energy. Synthesis, characterization and testing for applications ranging from advanced coating and photoactive materials, to novel catalysts and devices in sustainable chemical processes, and for energy (biomass conversion, renewable H2, solar fuels from CO2).
Catalytic membranes. Based on Pd-alloy supported thin films for applications from environment protection (reduction of nitrate in water) to chemical synthesis (H2O2 direct synthesis) and energy. Recent focus is on the new energy-efficient membrane-based processes for the production of H2 by CH4 steam reforming and syngas by catalytic partial oxidation.
Chemo-catalytic processes for ligno-cellulosic biorefineries. Development of novel catalysts for the conversion of ligno-cellulosic biomass (in particular waste materials) to novel platform molecules (furfurals) and the catalytic upgrading of the latter to biofuels (gasoline and diesel) or chemicals

Web site
http://ww2.unime.it/catalysis/

    Curriculum

    Academic Activities
    1979: "Laurea" degree (5 years) in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy (prof. F. Trifirò)
    1983-1987: Researcher in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna (Italy)
    1987:1995: Associate professor in Chemical Reactor Eng. at the Univ. Bologna
    1996- today: Full professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy
    1998- 2001: President of the "Laurea" Degree (5 years) in Industrial Chemistry, at the University of Messina, Italy
    1994-oggi : Member of the Doctorate School Industrial Chemistry (Univ. Bologna) and then of the Doctorate School in Engineering and Chemistry of Materials (Univ. of Messina, Italy)
    2000-2003: Prof. at the Master Degree in "Technologies and Quality of Water", "Risk Management" and "Production of H2 and fuel cells for vehicles"
    2001-2005: Visiting professor at the Universities of Oulu (Finland), UPL (Strasbourg, France) and EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)

    International Scientific Activities
    2001-2005: President of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS)
    2001-2009: co-Director of the European Laboratory of Surface Science and Catalysis (ELCASS) created in 2001 by CNRS and University of Strasbourg (France), MPG and Fritz-Haber Institute of Berlin (Germany) and the University of Messina (Italy).
    2008- today: President of the European Research Institute for Catalysis (ERIC), with hold in Belgium to coordinate the activities in catalysis of main organizations in the field
    2005-2010: Coordinator of the Network of Excellence IDECAT (Integrated Design of Catalytic Nanomaterials for a Sustainable Production), financed by EU (9.5M€)
    2009-2013: Coordinator of the "Large Collaborative Project "NEXT-GTL (Innovative Catalytic Technologies & Materials for Next Gas to Liquid Processes), 12.6M€
    20010-1014: Coordinator of the "Large Collaborative Project" INCAS (Integration of Nanoreactor and multisite catalysis for a sustainable chemical production), 8.8M€
    1995- today: Coordinator of 4 European research projects and participant to other European research projects financed by EU
    2012-today Coordinator of CSA eCAMM (European structured research area for CAtalytic and Magnetic nanoMaterials)

    Other Scientific Activities
    2005-2008: Director of the Section 3 (Catalysis and Interphases) of the InterUniversity Consortium INSTM (Science and Technology of Materials), Italy
    2009-today Director of the Thematic Section 2 - Energy and Environment - of INSTM
    2008-today: Director of INSTM reference centre CASPE (Catalysis for Sustainable Production and Energy)

    2006-today: Scientific responsible of the Italian Platform of Sustainable Chemistry
    2004- 2010: Member of the Council of the International Zeolite Association (IZA)
    2001-2005: Member of the Board of the Catalysis Group of the Italian Chemical Society
    2001-2010: Scientific Consultant for ICS-UNIDO (Trieste, Italy)
    2005- today: member of the Review Panel and/or International Scientific Council of CSIC (Spain) and ICSC (Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Krakov - Poland)

    Awards
    1993: Award from Federchimica (Italian Society of Chemical Industries) for the innovative research on environmental catalysis
    2007: Eminent Visitor Award, Catalysis Society of South Africa
    2009: 2009 Societé Chimique de France French-Italian Prize, in recognition of distinguished works in industrial chemistry and sustainable processes
    2010: UOP 2010 lectureship
    2010: Finalist at the "European Sustainable Chemistry Award" of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS)
    2010: award F. Durante on nanotechnology


    Editorial Activities
    2007-today: Chair of editorial board of Wiley-VCH journal ChemSusChem (Chemistry & Sustainability, Energy & Materials) (Impact Factor: 6.325)
    2003-today: Chief Editor of the Book Series Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis published by Elsevier Science (Amsterdam) (175 Vol. published in the series)
    2011-today: Chief Editor of the Book Series Green Energy published by De Gruyter (Berlin)
    2003- today: Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal "La Chimica e l'Industria"
    1992-2004: Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Applied Catalysis. and then of "Appl. Catal. B. Environmental" (Elsevier Science, Olanda)
    2010 Chairperson of the International Zeolite and Mesoporous Materials conference (IZC16 & IMMS7), Sorrento July 4-9, 2010

    Scientific Activity
    - Publications Author of over 300 scientific publications (of which > 30 reviews).
    - Communic. Over 300 communications at scientific conferences (of which 180 to conferences in the period 2003-2010) > 90% at international congresses
    - Plenary/keynotes: Over 50 plenary and invited/keynote lectures at international scientific meetings and workshops (over 30 in the period 2005-2010)
    - Books: Author/Editor of 9 books of catalysis (between which "Selective oxidation by heterogeneous catalysis: Recent Developments" - 2001, "Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy ; Production" - 2007, "Survey of Future Biofuels and Bio-Based Chemicals" - 2008, “Sustainable Industrial Chemistry”, 2009; "Nanoporous Materials for Energy and the Environment", 2011)
    - Special Issues: Editor of 10 special issues of international journals on thematics of catalysis, selective oxidation and nanomaterials
    - Encyclopedia: Author of several items in encyclopediates (between which "ABC of Catalysis: a concise enciclopedia", "Encyclopedia of Catalysis", Enciclopedia Treccani del Novecento, Enciclopedia Treccani della Scienza e della tecnica, Enciclopedia ENI-Treccani degli Idrocaruri, " Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation")
    - Patents: Three international patents


    Bibliometric Data
    - ISI Web of Sciences (Thomson Reuters )(March 1, 2012): h-index 48, nr. citations 7832, average citat. per item: 28.38, average citations in 2010-2011: 534
    - "Publish or Perish" - Google Scholar (March 1, 2012): Hirsch's h-index: 49; Egghe's g-index: 80; citations: 8100; AWCR - Age-weighted citation rate: 686,55, hI,norm: 25, e-index: 52.59


    Research Activities
    Research interests are in the areas of applied heterogeneous catalysis, chemical reaction engineering, and reaction mechanisms. Present research interests embrace the development of industrial heterogeneous catalysts for applications in the field of innovative selective oxidation processes, environment protection and sustainable energy.

    - Main field: Heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic technologies, chemical processes with low environmental impact, development of nanomaterials for applications in the field of the treatment and control of gaseous and liquid emissions, catalysis for sustainable processes and energy, development of electrocatalysts for fuel cells and electrochemical devices, nanostructured photocatalysts for water splitting, membranes for H2 separation
    - Other fields: Cleanup technologies (gas & liquid emissions), environmental catalysis, industrial catalytic processes, solid catalysts (mixed oxides and zeolites, especially containing transition metals, mesoporous materials, nanostructured oxides and carbon), greenhouse gas reduction, use of solar energy, fuel cells and (photo)electrocatalytic devices

    Systems based on nanotubes and nano-structures. Based on metal nanoclusters deposited over carbon or metal-oxides organized 1D-type nanostructures, for applications ranging from electrodes in PEM and PEC devices, to photoactive thin films, sensors, advanced microreactors, and catalysts for novel energy and chemical processes.

    Materials for solar fuels & renewable energy. Synthesis, characterization and testing for applications ranging from advanced coating and photoactive materials, to novel catalysts and devices in sustainable chemical processes, and for energy (biomass conversion, renewable H2, solar fuels from CO2).

    Catalytic membranes. Based on Pd-alloy supported thin films for applications from environment protection (reduction of nitrate in water) to chemical synthesis (H2O2 direct synthesis) and energy. Recent focus is on the new energy-efficient membrane-based processes for the production of H2 by CH4 steam reforming and syngas by catalytic partial oxidation.

    Chemo-catalytic processes for ligno-cellulosic biorefineries. Development of novel catalysts for the conversion of ligno-cellulosic biomass (in particular waste materials) to novel platform molecules (furfurals) and the catalytic upgrading of the latter to biofuels (gasoline and diesel) or chemicals

    Web site http://ww2.unime.it/catalysis/

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