Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: +39 080 5442068

Location: Bari

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Synthesis and reactivity of organic and inorganic peroxides. Selective oxyfunctionalization of hydrocarbons, olefins, alkynes, non-natural (adamantane, binor-S, cubane), and natural target compounds (peptides). Direct oxy-functionalization and spectroscopic characterization of macrocycles from natural sources for the development of new targeted anticancer drugs. Oxy-functionalizations of SWCNT and MWCNT for smart materials.

Synthesis and application of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis for selective oxidation reactions, and for reduction of pollutants in air and water.
Application of photocatalytic methods in the reduction of carbon dioxide.

Synthesis of bioplastics, Circular Economy.


Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (C.d.L. Chemistry, from 2001 to 2017)

Reaction Mechanisms in organic chemistry (C.d.L. Chemistry, from 2000 to 2006)

Special Techniques and Organic Synthesis (C.d.L. Chemistry, 1998/99)

Organic Chemistry (C.d.L. Materials Science, from 2000 to 2002)

Physical methods in organic chemistry (C.d.L. Materials Sciences, 2006/07)

Organic Chemistry (C.d.S. in Conservation And Restoration Of Cultural Heritage from 2014 to date)

Physical organic chemistry (C.d.S. Chemistry Sciences 2017/2018)

Reaction Mechanisms in organic chemistry (C.d.S. Chemistry Sciences from 2018 to date)

Curriculum Vitae

Enrolled at University of Bari, November 1983; Chemistry Curriculum. Doctorate Degree (equivalent to Master) in Chemistry Sciences, 1990. Thesis in Organic Chemistry, University of Bari (Italy). 

Ausimont (Milan, Italy) Fellow (May 1990-May 1992) and Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.) Fellow (1993) at Chemistry Department, University of Bari.

Visiting Scholar, Chemistry Department, Brown University, June 2, 1993 to May 28, 1994. Supervisor prof. J. O. Edwards

Tenured Research Scientist, University of Bari-Chemistry Department. June 1994 to 2019.

Visiting research, Chemistry Department, UCLA University June 1999-September 2000 and September 2001- November 2001.

Visiting Professor Department of Chemistry at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) September 2019

Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry University of Bari-Chemistry Department 2019 to present

Member of Doctoral School of Chemical Sciences-University of Bari from to 2007

Member of the Editorial Board for the journal The Scientific World JOURNAL (IF 1,529) and Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering

Guest Editor for Molecules (MDPI)

85 publications on major journals (h-index 22)

43 Congress Communications: 3 as Oral and 4 as Invited speaker





Pollutants abatement in aqueous solutions with geopolymer catalysts: A photo fenton case

- Clausi M. - Savino S. - Cangialosi F. - Eramo G. - Fornaro A. - Quatraro L. - Pinto D. - Lucia D'Accolti

Multifunctional halloysite and hectorite catalysts for effective transformation of biomass to biodiesel

- Casiello M. - Savino S. - Massaro M. - Liotta L.F. - Nicotra G. - Pastore C. - Fusco C. - Monopoli A. - Lucia D'Accolti - Angelo Nacci - Riela S.
Applied Clay Science

Eco-Friendly Catalytic Synthesis of Top Value Chemicals from Valorization of Cellulose Waste

- Losito O. - Casiello M. - Fusco C. - Mateos Cuadrado H. - Monopoli A. - Angelo Nacci - Lucia D'Accolti

The Role of 3D Printing in the Development of a Catalytic System for the Heterogeneous Fenton Process

- Lucia D'Accolti - De Cataldo A. - Montagna F. - Esposito Corcione C. - Maffezzoli A.

Catalysts From Non-critical Raw Material

- Lucia D'Accolti
Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering

Steel slag as low-cost catalyst for artificial photosynthesis to convert CO2 and water into hydrogen and methanol

- Fusco C. - Casiello M. - Pisani P. - Monopoli A. - Fanelli F. - Oberhauser W. - Attrotto R. - Angelo Nacci - Lucia D'Accolti
Scientific Reports

Biobased Approach for Synthesis of Polymers and Sustainable Formulation of Industrial Hardeners

- Veronico L. - Andriani M. - Casiello M. - Cotugno P. - Fusco C. - Luigi Gentile - Monopoli A. - Lucia D'Accolti

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