Rinaldo Psaro

Psaro

Expertise:  catalysis, metal oxides.

1979: Postdoctor with Prof. J. M. Basset, Institute des Recherches sur la Catalyse (France)

1982 à present: Researcher of the CNR (Milano). Since 1993 Research Director

1983: Postdoctor with Prof. F. S. Stone, University of Bath, UK

1989-2005: Contract Professor at the University of Milano

2011-2013: Contract Professor at the University of Milano

1993-2000: Director of the CNR Reserch Centre “Centro di studio sulla sintesi e la  struttura dei composti dei metalli di transizione nei bassi stati di ossidazione”, University of Milano

1996-1999: President of CNR National Coordination Institute “Metodologie e Tecnologie Chimiche Innovative”.

2008-2013: Director of the CNR Institute of Molecular Science and Technology, Milano

2014-2017: Director of the CNR Institute of Molecular Science and Technology, Milano

Winner of the 1990 award “Per un futuro intelligente ” sponsored by FEDERCHIMICA

2014 Memorial Chini Lecture sponsored by Italian Chemical Society, Divisions of Industrial Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry

1999-2001 President of the Italian Chemical Society, Sezione Lombardia.

Member Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on the Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis.

2006-2008 Coordinator of the Council of Italian Chemical Society Interdivisional Group in Catalysis

2003-2006: Managing Committee of Nanotec IT (Italian Center for Nanotecnlogy)

2005: co-Chairman of the International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC12), 18th to 22nd July 2005, Florence, Italy

2005: Chairman of the VIII Italian Seminar on Catalysis. Catalysis for Fine Chemistry. A challenge for researchers, a competitive advantage for enterprises, 19-24 June 2005, Verbania-Pallanza, Italy

2007: Chairman VIII International Symposium on Catalysis Applied to Fine Chemicals, Pallanza 16-20 September.

2005-2009: Sixth Framework Programme, Network of Eccellence: IDECAT (Integrated Design of Catalytic Nanomaterials for a Sustainable Production), Responsible WP n.8: “Eco-processes and sustainable energy and production”

2006-2008 Coordinator of the Council of Italian Chemical Society Interdivisional Group in Catalysis

2012-2014 Coordinator of the Council of Italian Chemical Society Interdivisional Group in Catalysis

2009-20013: National Coordinator FIRB Project Technological Platform: National Research Network on Nanosciences ItalNanoNet

2012-2015  Responsible of Research Unit FIRB Project “Oxides at the nanoscale: multifunctionality and applications”.

2012 Chairman EFCATS Summer School and 1st Italian-Spanish School on Catalysis

2012 Chairman of the CNR Research Area Milano 4

2013 Member of the international scientific committee 10th Congress on Catalysis Applied to Fine Chemicals in Turku, Finland

2013-2017 Member of the advisory board of the International Association of Catalysis Societies.

Author or co-author of 4 international patents and 210 papers on international journals on the field of surface organometallic chemistry, catalyst characterisation and heterogeneous catalysis. Most of the scientific activity has been devoted to nanoscience applied in some sectors of catalysis.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

1. V. Bambagioni, C. Bianchini, J Filippi, W. Oberhauser, A. Marchionni, F. Vizza,. R.  Psaro, L. Sordelli, M. L. Foresti, M. Innocenti,Ethanol Oxidation on Electrocatalysts Obtained by Spontaneous Deposition of Palladium onto Nickel-Zinc Materials, ChemSusChem 2 (2009) 99–112.

2. V. Bambagioni, C. Bianchini, J. Filippi, A. Lavacchi, W. Oberhauser, A.  Marchionni, S. Moneti, F.Vizza, R. Psaro, V. Dal Santo, Single-site and nanosized Fe-Co electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic performance, Journal of Power Sources, 196 (2011) 2519-2529.

3. A.Gallo, M. Marelli, R. Psaro, V. Gombac, T. Montini, P. Fornasiero, R. Pievo, V. Dal Santo, Bimetallic Au-Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts active under UV-A and simulated sunlight for H2 production from ethanol, Green Chemistry 14 (2012) 330-333.

4. A. Gallo, T. Montini, M. Marelli, A. Minguzzi, V. Gombac, R. Psaro, P. Fornasiero, V. Dal Santo, H2 production by renewables photoreforming on Pt-Au/TiO2 catalysts activated by reduction, ChemSusChem, 5 (2012) 1800-1811. LINEA 3

5. A. Naldoni, M. Allieta, S. Santangelo, M. Marelli, F. Fabbri, S. Cappelli, C. L. Bianchi, R. Psaro, V. Dal Santo, Effect of nature and location of defects on bandgap narrowing in black TiO2 nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (2012) 7600-7603.

6. M. Marelli, A., Naldoni, A. Minguzzi, M. Allieta, Mattia; T. Virgili, G. Scavia, S. Recchia, R. Psaro,V. Dal Santo, Hierarchical Hematite Nanoplatelets for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6 (2014), 11997-12004.

7. F. Zaccheria, N. I Shaikh,.; N. Scotti, R. Psaro, N. Ravasio New Concepts in Solid Acid Catalysis: Some Opportunities Offered by Dispersed Copper Oxide,  Topics in Catalysis, 57((2014) 1085-1093.

8. V. Dal Santo, A. Gallo, A. Naldoni, M. Guidotti, R. Psaro, Bimetallic heterogeneous catalysts for hydrogen production, Catalysis Today 197(2012) 190-205.

9. V. Dal Santo, A. Gallo, M. Gatti, V. De Grandi, R.Psaro, L. Sordelli, S.Recchia, Tailored supported metal nanoparticles by CVD: an easy and efficient scale-up by a rotary bed OMCVD device, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19 (2009) 9030-9037.

10. M. Marelli, L. Ostinelli, V. Dal Santo, P. Milani, R. Psaro, S. Recchia, High-throughput spatial resolved tests over planar model catalyst libraries: A novel reactor approach, Catalysis Today 147 (2009) S170-S175.