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, and environment protection, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by catalytic technologies.
He was coordinator of the EU Network of Excellence IDECAT, Director of the section Energy and Environment of the University Consortium INSTM, and a former President of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS).
He received the Eminent Visitor Award 2007 from the Catalysis Society of South Africa, in 2009 the Société Chimique de France French-Italian Prize for distinguished works in industrial chemistry and sustainable processes, and in 2010 the UOP 2010 lectureship and International Award F. Durante for the activities on nanotechnology and catalysis. He is Chair of editorial board of Wiley-VCH journal ChemSusChem, Chief Editor of the Book Series Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (Elsevier) and Green Energy (De Gruyter). He is also member of the International Committee of various scientific journals and conferences
He published various reviews on CO2 conversion by catalytic routes, and is author of over 300 scientific publications, several communications in international conferences (over 30 plenary or invited/key-note lectures in the last 5 years), he is author/editor of 9 books of catalysis and 10 special issues of international journals.