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Dr. Nicola Senesi

professor 
Recycling & Waste management
Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition
Italy

Biography

Nicola Senesi is Full Professor of Soil Chemistry (since 1986) at the Dept. Of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences of the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”. Head of the Department of Agroforestal and Environmental Biology and Chemistry (2006-2011), Chairman of PhD Programme Committee in Soil Chemistry (1991-2002) and Director of the Institute of Agricultural Chemistry (1992-1999), at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, where he has been actively involved in research and teaching since 1969. In his 44-yers-long academic career, he has taught courses in Soil Chemistry, Soil Science, Agricultural Chemistry, Wood Chemistry and Technology, Organic Chemistry, and General and Inorganic Chemistry. He has been a visiting professor and/or scientist for various periods at universities in Canada, USA, Somalia, Indonesia, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.Dr. Senesi has been conferred a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), France, in 2000. Honors and Awards: Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) (since 1995) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) (since 1996), Honorary Member of the Int. Humic Substances Society (IHSS) (2009) and International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) (2012), Golden Medal (1994) and Honorary Member (2011) of the Polish Soil Science Society, Honorary Scientist of Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Korea (2005). Dr. Senesi is currently President of the Italian Soil Science Society (SISS) and and Past- President of Division VI and Chair of the Subcommittee Biophysico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Systems of the Int. Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC), and was President of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), President of the Division VI-Chemistry and the Environment of IUPAC, President of the Mediterranean Scientific Assoc. for Environ. Protection (MESAEP), President of the Int. Humic Substances Society (IHSS) and Chairman of Division II-Soil Properties and Processes of the Int. Union of Soil Science (IUSS). He has also held various offices of Vice-President or Board Member of other Scientific Societies. He is currently Associate Editor of Geoderma, Soil Science, Pedosphere, Pure Applied Chemistry (PAC), CLEAN-Soil,Air, Water, and other technical and scientific journals. Dr. Senesi’s research is focused on fundamental and applied aspects of chemistry and biochemistry of organic matter from soils and other systems and materials, and its interactions with soil-applied organic chemicals and trace metals, by the use of advanced physico-chemical techniques and biochemical tools. 

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Recycling & Waste management

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