Res. Chem. Intermed.
, Vol. 33, No. 3–5, p. 203 (2007)
Also available online - www.brill.nl/rci
Life and works of Prof. Mario Schiavello
and LEONARDO PALMISANO
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei Materiali, Università di Palermo,
Viale delle Scienze, I-90128 Palermo, Italy
Prof. Mario Schiavello was born on 1 August 1935 at Soriano Calabro (CZ), Italy.
He received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry at Messina University in June 1961.
Since 1961, Prof. Schiavello worked in various positions, at the Universities of
Rome, Perugia and Palermo. He is currently Full Professor of Chemistry at the
Engineering Faculty of the University of Palermo, a position he took at the start
of the academic year 1980/1981. He is an expert in Catalysis and Photocatalysis,
and during his research he has published more than 100 papers in various interna-
tional journals. Also, he was editor of several (series of) books on Photocatalysis.
He organised two international NATO ASI Schools, in 1985 and 1988, where Envi-
ronmental Photocatalysis was the main topic. After these Schools two books were
published: Photoelectrochemistry, Photocatalysis and Photoreactor. Fundamentals
and Developments (Riedel, Dordrecht, 1985) and Photocatalysis and Environment.
Trends and Applications (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1988). He was co-President of the
Eighth International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar
Energy, held in Palermo in July 1990. The main items of the Conference were pub-
lished in E. Pelizzetti, M. Schiavello (Eds.), Photochemical Conversion and Storage
of Solar Energy (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1990).
He also published a book in Wiley’s Series in Photoscience and Photoengineer-
ing: Heterogeneous Photocatalyis (Wiley, Chichester, 1997).
Prof. Schiavello visited several Universities in the world as Visiting Researcher or
Visiting Professor to do experimental research work or for lecturing. He is active at
Palermo University and also currently involved in several national and international
research projects, and he is author of didactic books on General Chemistry.