Gabriele CENTI

President ERIC aisbl
ERIC aisbl and University Messina - Belgium


Gabriele Centi is full professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy, and President of the European Research Institute of Catalysis (ERIC). Research interests are in the areas of applied heterogeneous catalysis, sustainable energy and chemical processes, biomass conversion and environment protection.
He was coordinator of the EU Network of Excellence IDECAT, is the current President of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, and vice-President of the InterUniversity Consortium on the Science and Technology of Materials (INSTM). He was coordinator or PI in over 20 EU projects, besides many other national and industrial projects. He recently started and coordinated an ERC Synergy grant on plasma-catalysis. He has received several awards, and is involved in various editorial activities, as well as chairing the editorial board of ChemSusChem and is co-editor in chief of the Journal of Energy Chemistry. He was chairperson of many international conferences, including Europacat 2017 in Florence and the 16th International Zeolite Conference joint with the 7th International Mesostructured Materials Symposium (Sorrento, Italy, 2010).
He is author of over 450 scientific publications, 12 books and editor of various special issues. Current h-index is 79 with about 24,000 citations.