Paolo Melchiorre is a Tenured Senior Researcher at IIT since October, 2018.
Paolo, born in 1973, studied Chemistry at the University of Bologna (Italy) where he graduated in 1999. Then he began his doctoral studies in Chemistry working in the area of enantioselective catalysis. Before obtaining his PhD in 2003, he spent a research period in Denmark working with Prof. Karl Anker Jørgensen, Århus University, where his studies centered on asymmetric organocatalysis. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Industrial Chemistry Faculty of the Bologna University. There, he began his independent studies on the development of novel organocatalytic asymmetric transformations. In October 2007, he took a permanent position as an Assistant Professor at Bologna University. In September 2009, Paolo moved to Catalonia as ICREA Research Professor and ICIQ Senior Group Leader. Presently, he is a Group Leader at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ, Tarragona – Spain), and an IIT Senior Researcher.
Researcher ID: K-9301-2014
Paolo Melchiorre has authored more than 110 publications in international journals (e.g. 2 × Nature, 3 × Nature Chemistry, 35 × Angewandte Chemie, 7 × the Journal of American Chemical Society, 1 × PNAS, 1 × Nature Protocols, 2 × Chemical Science, 8 × Organic Letters, 4 × Chemistry European Journal and 5 × Chemical Communication), 2 patent applications, and five book chapters.
His papers have attracted more than 8500 citations (source: ISI-Web of Science as of October 1, 2018)
h factor = 57
PM has delivered more than 150 invited lectures and seminars at the international level.
Paolo has served as referee for the following international journals: Nature, Nature Chemistry, Nature Comm., Nature Protocols, Nature Chem. Biol., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc.; Chem. Sci. etc.
ERC Consolidator Grant, grant agreement no. 681840 - CATA-LUX - Light-Driven Asymmetric Organocatalysis
Funding agency: ERC (European Research Council); Period: from 1-Nov-2016 till 30-Oct-2021
Awards and Distinctions