Ferruccio Trifirò#


Ferruccio Trifirò
Email:ferruccio.trifiro 'at' unibo.it
Membership Number:5008
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:ftrifiro
Elected:2019
Homepage: http://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/ferruccio.trifiro/cv



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1976 - 2017 Lecturer of "Industrial Chemistry
  • 1979 - 1983 Director of the Institute of Chemical Technologies Special
  • 1983 - 1999 Coordinator of the PhDs in Industrial Chemistry
  • 1983 - 2008 Member of UNIDO (to achieve a sustainable chemistry in developing countries
  • 1995 - 2000 Director of the Department of Industrial Chemistry
  • 1996 - 2019 Director La Chimica e l' Industriia "
  • 2003 - 2009 Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry in Bologna
  • 2006 - 2008 Member of the Committee for the prevention and forecasting of risks
  • 2007 - 2009 Scientific consultant of incinerators in Emilia- Romagna region
  • 2013 - now Professor emeritus University of Bologna

Fields of Scholarship
  • Methanol oxidation to fomaldehyde
  • Ammoximation, of cyclohexanone
  • Beckmann rearrangements of cyclohexanonoxime to caprolactame
  • Biomass gasification to syngas
  • Photoxidation with oxides
  • N- butane oxidation to maleic anhydride
  • Isobutane oxidation to methacrylic acid
  • Propane ammoxidation to acrylonitrile
  • Synthesis of methanol and higher alcohols
  • Hydrotalcites s as catalysts of hydrogenation
  • Catalysis of Destruction of pollutants
  • Production of CO and H2 from alkanes
  • Oxidative dehydrogenavtion of alkanes

Honours and Awards
  • 1997 Honorary degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bratislava in order to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the degree course in technology.
  • 2001 Prize in Berlin for "Scientific achievements in oxidation catalysis" by the International Committee of oxidation catalysis during the World Congress of LVO catalysis together with Robert Grasselli
  • 2012 - 2017 Scientific member of Organization of prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW)
  • 2014 - 2017 President of the Academy of Science of Bologna
  • He received several prizes from the Italian Chemical Society (PINO, MAROTTA, PATERNO' medals)

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