Maurizio Prato, Dipartimento Scienze Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Università di Trieste, Italy; CIC biomaGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Maurizio Prato graduated in Padova, where he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1983. He moved to Trieste in 1992, to become Full Professor in 2000. Since the end of 2015, he has been appointed Research Professor at CIC BiomaGUNE in San Sebastián, Spain.
His research focuses on all aspects of organic chemistry, synthetic and mechanistic, applied to build functional materials. In particular, he keeps studying the functionalization chemistry of carbon nanostructures for applications in materials and medical sciences.
He was the recipient of an ERC Advanced Research Grant, European Research Council, 2008 and has become a Member of the National Academy of Sciences (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) in 2010.