Antonio Marcomini is Full Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice.
Graduated from the University of Padua, he was post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Lash Miller Chemical Institute, Canada (1982-83), and then research associate at the Polytechnic of Zuerich, ETH-EAWAG, Switzerland (1985-86).
Coordinator/partner of several international and national research projects, he is author/coauthor of more than 160 papers published by international peer reviewed journals, editor and coauthor of two books, one in Italian and one in English.According to the ISI web of science, the h-index over the 1985-2010 period is 33.
The teaching activity included the delivery of courses on Pollution Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Environmental Risk Analysis to undergraduated and graduated students of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. Current list of delivered courses: 1) Courses for undergraduated and graduated students in Chemistry: Environmental Impact Assessment of Industrial Productions; Procedures of Environmental Impact Assessment; Pollution Chemistry; 2) Courses for undergraduated and graduated students in Environmental Sciences: Procedures of Environmental Impact Assessment; Assessment and Management Systems of Environmental Impacts; Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry; 3) Courses for Ph.D. students in Science and management of Climate Change: Analysis of Climate Change Impacts, Risks, and Vulnerability; Climate Change and Environmental Contamination.
In addition to the research and teaching activities, he has been the dean of the Consortium Venezia Ricerche (since 2000, on), dean of the Science & Technology Park of Venice (2003-2006), provost for Research policy and management at the Ca’ Foscari University (2007-2009), member of the Steering Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (since 2006, on).
As far as the research activity is concerned, he developed a highly interdisciplinary research using methodological approaches and tools borrowed from Chemistry, Ecology, and Environmental Science. Main current research subjects: investigation on the environmental behavior (structural identification, quantification, degradation, transport and final fate) of priority and emerging chemical contaminants; modelling fate and transport of chemicals, especially persistent organic chemicals, including the effect of climate change; development and application of environmental risk assessment procedures and risk-based decision support systems.
He is/has been coordinator/scientific responsible of several international and national projects. Recent European projects (NanoParticle Risk, NanoTest, ENPRA) included in-depth investigation of: a) engineered nanoparticles with the aim of using physic-chemical characterization descriptors to explain the observed toxicological effects and to predict the environmental behavior; b) assessment of environmental impacts of climate change; c) remediation of contaminated sites. The list of most relevant projects, acquired over the last 10 years, is the following. More information on the recent and current research activity can be found in the project websites. He is member of the Italian Chemistry Society (SCI), the international Society of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (SETAC), and of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Environmental Chemistry Division.
Over the title period, Antonio Marcomini organized at Ca’ Foscari, together with Napier University (UK) and, Karolinska Institute (SE), the first and second edition of the International Autumn School on Nanosafety.