Renzo Luisi is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bari “A. Moro” – Italy. He graduated summa cum laude in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Bari (Italy) in 1996 and got the PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2000. He was appointed Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2005 and Full Professor in 2019. The main research interests rely on organometallic chemistry (mainly organolithium chemistry), Boron, Fluorine and Sulfur chemistry, synthesis and reactivity of small heterocycles, asymmetric synthesis, dynamic NMR spectroscopy. Recently, his research interests shifted towards sustainability in modern synthesis by using flow chemistry and enabling technologies. He published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters, reviews. He holds several international collaborations with academic institutions and pharma companies.
2012 – Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester – England (host professor, Jonathan Clayden).
2012 – Visiting Professor, at Brown University – USA (host professor, Paul Williard).
2011 – Visiting Professor at the University of Charlotte – USA (host professor, Craig Ogle).
2009 – Visiting scientist at the Institute de Recherche en Chimie Organiche Fine (IRCOF) Rouen –France (Host Dr. J. F. Briere)
2001-2005 – Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bari “A. Moro”.
2000 – Research fellow at the University of Bari with consortium CINMPIS.
1998-1999 – Visiting Scholar at the Roger Adams Lab (School of Chemical Sciences) University of Illinois at
Urbana – Champaign (Advisor Prof. P. Beak).
1996-1997 – Instructor Officer at the National School of Artillery in Bracciano (Rome).
1990-1994 – Employed as analytical chemist in wine quality assurance.
- Italian Chemical Society (since 1996);
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (since 2011)
- American chemical Society (2018)
- 2014 Interuniversity Consortium CINMPIS Prize on Innovation in Synthetic Chemistry.
- 2010 Future in Research Young Investigators Project FIRB-08 funded by Italian Ministry of Education.
- 2003 Young investigator Lecture, Centenary Reale Società di Chimica Spagnola RSEQ (Madrid).