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Matteo Guidotti

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Born in Milano, ITA, 04/12/1972

Research Scientist - permanent position at Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technology (ISTM), CNR, Milan since 01/10/2001

Degree in Chemistry at the University of Milan, Feb 1997. Mark: 110/110 cum laude

PhD in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan, Dec 2000

- Post-doc position at CSSCMTBSO (Centre for Studies on Synthesis of Complexes of Transition Metals in Low Oxidation States) of CNR in Milan (ITA) Jan-Sept 2001

- Visiting researcher at LACCO, Univ. Poitiers (FRA) Nov 2003 - July 2004

- Visiting researcher at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk (RUS), Oct 2005

- Visiting researcher at ICMA, Univ. Zaragoza (ESP) Jan-Apr 2010

- Visiting researcher at Technical University Delft (NL), Jul-Aug 2012

- President of the Governing Board of FOIST (Foundation for Scientific and Technical Education and Culture), Milan, Italy (2010-2014)

- Deputy President of the Governing Board of the Lombardy Section of the Italian Chemical Society (2014-2016); Treasurer (2002-2004, 2005-2007); Secretary (2011-2013)

- Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna (est. 1691)

Author or co-author of 92 scientific publications on journals and books and of some 120 communications at international congresses.

Current research topics

- Design of porous heterogeneous catalysts for the selective transformation of fine chemicals

- Use of nanostructured catalysts for the selective oxidation of fatty acids and terpenes derived from vegetable sources

- Synthesis of metal nanoparticles and deposition onto inorganic oxides for oxidation in the presence of sustainable oxidants

Collaborations: Univ. Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, (ITA); Univ. of Poitiers, (FRA); Boreskov Inst. Catalysis, Novosibirsk, (RUS); Univ. Zaragoza, (SPA); Academy of Sciences, Kiev (UKR); TUD, Delft (NL)


- IX National Prize Federchimica, 2nd section 1996

- “ENMIX 2011 Paper Award Vatnahalsen, Norway 2011

- Italian Society of Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry Division, “Chiusoli” Gold Medal 2014

- Italian Society of Chemistry, "Marotta" Gold Medal 2017 for dissemination and awareness-raising on chemistry and Ethics


CNR - Italian National Research Council

Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technologies


University of Milan, Dept. of Inorganic, Metalorganic and Analytical Chemistry

University of Milan