Full Professors

Gianfranco ERCOLANI

Professore Ordinario SSD: CHIM/06 Chimica OrganicaStanza: G1 – 6
Telefono: (+39) 06 7259 4383
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Biographical Info

Gianfranco Ercolani was born in Rome, Italy, in 1955. He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Chemistry from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1979. In the period 81-83, he held a non-permanent position of research associate at the CNR Center for the Study of Reaction Mechanisms, in Rome. In the period 83-92, he held a position of research associate of organic chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Rome La Sapienza. In 1992, he was appointed associate professor of organic chemistry at the Agriculture Faculty, University of Catania. In 1994, he moved to the Faculty of Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata, maintaining his position of associate professor of organic chemistry. Since 2004, he is full professor of organic chemistry at the same Faculty. He authored about a hundred papers in international journals; he has been an invited speaker at several conferences and international schools, and has delivered seminars at foreign universities and research centers. Prof. Ercolani’ s scientific activity is in the field of physical organic chemistry and mostly regards the development and/or application of quantitative (kinetic, thermodynamic, computational) models and methods aimed at clarifying structure-reactivity relationships both in problems of organic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. His actual work is focused on self-assembly, mechanisms of cooperativity, asymmetric catalysis, amplification of chirality, and, in collaboration with Prof. M. L. Di Vona, synthesis of novel polymers for fuel cells.