Chemical Research Handbook

Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DSF)

General Information

Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DSF)
Largo Donegani 2/3 – 28100 Novara (NO)
Web site:
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Prof. Armando GENAZZANI
+39 0321375827

Detailed information

8 Full Professors
21 Associate Professors
19 Researchers
8 Structured Technicians
14 Administrative Technicians
Registered students
1,307 (Academic year 2021/2022)
Post Lauream Training
14 enrolled in Doctorates in "Chemistry and Biology" and in "Drug Innovation"
16 Research fellows


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Water conservation research
Wastewater treatment research
CO2 emission reduction research
Chemistry from renewable sources research
Circular economy research
Biotechnological research
Research for digitization

R&D activities detail

Development of luminescent nanomaterials. Investigation of surface and interface properties of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Heterogeneous Catalysis.
Ivana Miletto (+39 0321375747)  download business card

Synthesis of new bioactive compounds from secondary metabolites deriving from industrial wastes
Alberto Minassi (+39 0321375843)  download business card

Synthesis of bioactive molecules with low-impact chemo-enzymatic methods. Synthesis of high added value chemicals from natural sources
Luigi Panza (+39 0321375845)  download business card

Plant-derived added-value products for pharmaceutical, nutritional, cosmetic and agricultural use
Diego Caprioglio (+39 0321375843)  download business card

Isolation and characterization of natural products from plant for pharmaceutical, nutritional, agricultural and cosmetic applications

Isolation, characterisation and formulation of pigments and dyes from agri-food byproducts and alternative sources
Marco Arlorio (+39 0321375772)  download business card

Formulation of food ingredients rich in fibres from plant materials and food byproducts

Isolation and valorisation of prebiotic oligosaccharides from food industry byproducts
Matteo Bordiga (+39 0321375873)  download business card

Production and characterization of innovative food ingredient using enzymatic processes and concentration systems
Fabiano Travaglia (+39 0321375876)  download business card

Extraction and formulation of polyphenols with antioxidant properties from agri-food byproducts
Monica Locatelli (+39 0321375774)  download business card

Accelerated drug discovery and development relying on click chemistry and multicomponent reactions
Tracey Pirali (+39 0321375853)  download business card

Multicomponent reactions (MCRs) and micellar catalysis for the synthesis of fine chemicals and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)
Gian Cesare Tron (+39 0321375857)  download business card

Chelating agents and complexes. Contrast agents. Fine chemicals and APIs form renewable sources. Development of green processes. Electrochemistry
Giovanni Battista Giovenzana (+39 0321375846)  download business card

Other R&D organizations

Interdepartmental Center

Director: Enrico Boccaleri.
Contact person for the Department:
Giovanni Battista Giovenzana (+39 0321375846) -

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