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David Cappelletti

Full Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Perugia. Coordinator of the Environmental Chemistry and Technology (ECT) research group. Member of the Italian Glaciological Committee (CGI) and Italian Aerosol Society (IAS). He participated in several Italian Arctic Expeditions (2011-2019). Italian delegate at the Arctic Science Forum Ministerial (Berlin, 2018).

Co-author of more than 150 scientific ISI publications, including well-renowned international journals of high impact factor (such as Nature, Angewandte Chemie, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Physical Review Letters, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics). He has contributed to important review papers (Accounts of Chemical Research, International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, Progress in Surface Science, Advances in Quantum Chemistry).

Lead Editor of the Special Issues "Environmental Changes in the Arctic: an Italian Perspective" appeared on Rendiconti Lincei (2016, Springer) and "Mineral Dust: Sources, Atmospheric Processing and Impacts" appeared on Atmosphere (2018, MDPI).

Research in the ECT group is based on the chemical and morphological characterization of atmospheric aerosols in the urban, remote and indoor environments, vertical profile measurements of aerosol properties by tethered balloon experiments and aerosol source apportionment methodologies, implementation and optimization of chemical transport models (Lagrangian and Eulerian).

Debabrata Goswami

Dr. Debabrata Goswami is the Prof. S. Sampath Endowed Chair Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Center for Lasers and Photonics, Center for Cognitive Science and the Design Program of IIT Kanpur. He is the elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Optical Society (OSA) and the SPIE. He is the winner of the 2018 Galileo Galilei Prize of the International Commission of Optics, the Thatachary Award, the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship, and the Swarnajayanti Fellow. He is the Vice President of the IEEE Photonics Society India, Past Chairman, Photonics-2016. He has written over 200 papers and was in the Editorial Board of the Rev of Scientific Reports (AIP).

Carlo Petrongolo

Quantum theories and calculations of molecular excitations and dynamics
Nonadiabatic effects in triatomics
About 110 papers in international referred journals and books

1987-present Professor of Physical Chemistry, Universita' di Sassari, Universita' di Siena, IPCF-CNR, Pisa, Italy
1980-86 Associated professor of Physical Chemistry, Universita' di Pisa
1980 von Humboldt Fellow, University of Bonn, Germany

2016 Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR, Roma, Italy.
2012, 2005 University of Barcelona, Spain.
2008 University of Besançon, France.
2000 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
1999 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.
1979-95 Universities of Bonn and Wuppertal, Germany
1975 J. Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA, USA

2008-11 ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2005-06 Integrated actions Italy-Spain
1987-2011 Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Universita', e della Ricerca, Sassari and Siena
1984-99 CNR, Pisa, Sassari, and Siena
1982-1983 NATO, Bonn

Societa' Chimica Italiana, European Photochemical Association, Royal Chemical Society, American Chemical Society.




Carlo Petrongolo


Douglas Pires

Douglas Pires is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Health in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Previously, he was a group leader and researcher in public health at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Brazil. He was also a postdoctoral researcher fellow at the University of Cambridge and University of Melbourne. He received a PhD in Bioinformatics from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/Brazil and a BSc in Computer Science, both with highest honours, by the same university. His research interests include: Computational Biology, Translational Bioinformtaics and Machine Learning.

Michael T Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Vermont in the United States. He received undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo, and his Master’s and Ph.D. from Syracuse University, both in New York State. His doctoral work, performed under the guidance of Professor Timothy Korter, focused on combining experimental terahertz time-domain spectroscopy with ab initio density functional theory simulations, where he pursued the electronic origins of intermolecular forces in molecular crystals. Following a successful defense, he took up an EPSRC-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, working with Professor Axel Zeitler in the Terahertz Applications Group. At Cambridge, his focus shifted to disordered molecular solids, with the goal of understanding the molecular dynamics responsible for solid-state crystallization of amorphous drugs. After almost three years in Cambridge, Ruggiero went back to America to take up a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont, where he is currently combining theoretical simulations with experimental spectroscopy. His work is highly interdisciplinary, sitting at the intersection of chemistry, physics, pharmacy, materials science, and computer science, and as such he is a heavy collaborator with groups from around the world.

Fu-Ming Tao

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Ph.D., Chemistry, 1991
Suzhou University, Suzhou, PRC, M.S., Chemistry, 1985
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, PRC B.S., Chemistry, 1982

Professor, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2005-present
Associate Professor, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2000-2005
Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 1995-2000
Research Associate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1992-1995
Research Associate, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1991-1992
Teaching Assistant, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1986-1991
Lecturer, Suzhou University, Suzhou, China, 1985-1986