Researchers

Riccardo SALVIO

Ricercatore TDb SSD: CHIM/06 Chimica OrganicaStanza: G1 – 8
Telefono: (+39) 06 7259 4385
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Biographical Info

Riccardo Salvio was born and grew up in Rome. His formation and work experiences are summarized as follows:

10/1991-07/1996 Maturità Classica (High School about humanities studies) at “Liceo Ginnasio Dante Alighieri”, Rome grade 60/60 (full marks).
10/1996-07/2001 Master Degree in Organic Chemistry at University of Rome La Sapienza” (average grade 29.1/30). Graduated with full marks (110/110 cum laude) with a thesis titled “Cleavage of Carboxylic and Phosphoric Esters catalyzed by mono-, di- and trinuclear metallic complexes”. Thesis supervisor: Prof. Luigi Mandolini.
10/2001-02/2005 PhD in Organic Chemistry at University of Rome La Sapienza under the supervision of Prof. Luigi Mandolini. Thesis title “Polymetallic Complexes Based on Calix[4]arenes as Artifcial Esterases and Nucleases”.
10/2003-12/2003 Visiting Scientist during the PhD period at University of Parma, Italy in Prof. Rocco Ungaro research group.
03/2005-01/2007 Postdoc at the Scripps Research Institute”, La Jolla, California, United States. Supervisor: Prof Julius Rebek Jr.
02/2007-02/2009 Postdoc at University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, Supervisor: Prof. David N. Reinhoudt.
04/2009-08/2009 Research Fellow (“assegno di ricerca”) at University of Rome La Sapienza
09/2009-09/2013 Researcher with a 4 year contract (fellowship ”Rientro dei cervelli”) at University of Rome La Sapienza
03/2015-06-2019 Ricercatore TDA (“Research Staff Member” at University of Rome La Sapienza)
Since 06/2019 Ricercatore TDB (“Research Staff Member” with Tenure Track at University of Rome Tor Vergata)

Research Interests: Organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry, study of reaction mechanisms and supramolecular chemistry. Synthesis and study of catalytic properties of artificial enzymes based on calix[4]arenes. Synthesis and study of concave-shaped organic molecule that are able to host and selectively recognize other molecules. Study of the properties of encapsulated molecules by NMR spectroscopy. Synthesis and study of the electric properties of graphene-like monolayers immobilized on surfaces. Study of the efficiency of catalytic species immobilized on microreactor inner walls. More recently the research activity was focused on the design and synthesis of enzyme mimics based on the guanidinium unit and in the development of new enantioselective organocatalytic processes for the formation of carbon-carbon bonds and the study of the mechanism involved in these transformations.