Associate Professors

Massimo BIETTI

Professore Associato SSD: CHIM/06 Chimica OrganicaStanza: G1 – 7
Telefono: (+39) 06 7259 4384 / 4354 / 4387
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Biographical Info

Massimo Bietti was born in Rome in 1966. He obtained his PhD in chemistry in 1995 at the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, working on the reactivity of aromatic radical cations, under the supervision of Enrico Baciocchi. He carried out doctoral work at the Department of Organic and Molecular Inorganic Chemistry (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), working on solvent effects on electron transfer reactions, under the supervision of Jan B. F. N. Engberts, and postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institut für Strahlenchemie (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany), working on the role of structural and medium effects on the reactivity of alkylaromatic radical cations and alkoxyl radicals generated by pulse radiolysis and laser flash photolysis, under the supervision of Steen Steenken. He then joined the Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche of the Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, where he became Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry in 2002. In 2010-2011 he has been a visiting Professor in the research group of Prof. Nicholas J. Turro at the Department of Chemistry, Columbia University (New York, USA). During this period he has been the recipient of a Fulbright Research Scholar Grant.
His scientific activity is focused on the role of reactive intermediates such as radical ions and free radicals in organic processes and on the kinetic study of electron and hydrogen atom transfer reactions of these species by means of time resolved techniques. Current interest is mostly devoted to the study of aliphatic C-H bond functionalization reactions promoted by oxygen centered radicals (alkoxyl and aminoxyl), metal-oxo complexes and dioxiranes, dealing in particular with the role of structural and medium effects on these processes.
The results of these studies led to 100 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and more than 50 communications at conferences and meetings.
He is a member of the Società Chimica Italiana and of the American Chemical Society, and serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Accounts of Chemical Research.