Awards and other

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento dei Sistemi Agro-Ambientali,

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Honorary Professor at the Albert Schweitzer University of Geneve (Switzerland)

Award from the International Humic Substance Society to attend the IHSS Meeting in Adelaide (Australia) (1998).

A poster titled “Evaluation of hydrophobic interactions between HPSEC humic fractions and a labelled 2-decanol by 13C and 1H-NMR spectroscopy” was awarded by the International Consortium “The Chemistry for the Environment” (INCA) during the 4th National Meeting of such Association.


                                                                    Editorial Board Membership

Member of the editorial board of The Open Magnetic Resonance Journal, The Open Chemical Physics Journal, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin . Editorial advisor  in appled spectroscopy for Science and Technology Group Publishers 

                                                       Scientific Coordination of National Projects

2007 - Responsible for an Internation Cooperation Project (CoRI) between University of Palermo and Forschungszentrum Juelich, funded by the University of Palermo, for exchange activity of internationally qualified scientists

2006 -  Responsible for a project titled "New sustainable processes for soil remediation" funded by University of Palermo

2004 – Responsible of a project funded by the Ministry of the Italian Research for the “Characterization of different organic carbon and nitrogen forms by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and pyrolisis gas-chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (PYR-GC-MS)”

2002 – Responsible of a project funded by the Università di Napoli Federico II to study the “Effect of chemical physical properties of soils surrounding Naples on the environmental availability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons”

                                                                Scientific Committees Membership

2012 to present Member of the scientific commettee of Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale Chimica e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente (INCA; Venezia, Veneto, Italy)

2009 to present - Member of the scientific commettee of  Consorzio per la ricerca Lattiero-Casearia (CoRFiLaC; Ragusa, Sicily, Italy)