• Controlled olefin polymerization catalysts (Macromolecules 2004, 37, 8201)

  • Molecular kinetics of olefin polymerization (JACS 2010, 132, 13651)

  • Structure-activity relationships in molecular catalysis (Macromolecules 2012, 45, 4046)

  • Computational modeling of industrial Ziegler-Natta catalysts (J. Catal. 2012, 286, 103)

  • Microstructural study of PP ‘chain shuttling’ (Macromolecules 2007, 40, 7736)


Group Members (as of January 2016)


Name (click to e-mail)


Permanent Institution

Expertise (click to access BIO)

Vincenzo Busico

Full Professor, Head


- Inorganic chemistry

- Macromolecular chemistry

- HTE tools and methods

Roberta Cipullo

Associate Professor


- NMR spectroscopy

- Macromolecular chemistry

Andrea Correa

PhD, Research Associate


- Computational Chemistry

Peter H. M. Budzelaar


Visiting Professor

Winnipeg (Canada)

- Organometallic chemistry

- HTC and computational chemistry

Emanuele Breuza


PhD Student


- Experimental and computational Ziegler-Natta Catalysis

Giuseppe Antinucci

PhD Student


- Experimental and computational Ziegler-Natta Catalysis

Francesco Zaccaria

PhD Student


- Experimental and computational molecular catalysis

Marina Trinchillo

PhD Student


- Gold-based molecular catalysis

Antonio Vittoria

PhD Student


- Advanced HTE tools and methods

Fu Ting

Visiting PhD Student

ECUST, Shanghai
(P.R. China)

- Experimental Ziegler-Natta Catalysis

Alessio Lamagna

Master Student


- Quenched-Flow kinetic methods

Vittoria Chiari

Master Student


- Microstructural polymer analysis and catalyst fingerprinting

Miriana Passaro

Master Student


- Experimental molecular catalysis

Alessio Mingione

MSc, HTE Technologist


- Chemical engineering and HTE Tools

Enrica Villano

MSc, HTE Technician


- PPR and Rapid-GPC platforms

Alessia Napolitano

MSc, HTE Technician


- CEF and NMR tools

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