Research Director at the Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organo Metallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze. PhD in chemistry at the University of Firenze. One-year post-doctorate researcher at ETH Zurich and two-year at the University of Firenze. Member of the Network of Excellence IDECAT and Coordinator of the Initial Training Network NANO-HOST (EC VIIĀ° FP). Member of the Board of Directors of the European Research Institute of Catalysis. Coordinator of two European Projects, two National Projects and eleven research contracts. Author of > 100 ISI research papers. Activities in the field of sustainable chemistry, catalysis, biomass valorisation and chemical recycling.