Matteo Guidotti

Matteo Guidotti

Researcher Scientist
ISTM-CNR, Via Venezian, 21
20133 Milano (Italy)
Phone: (+39) 0250314428; 


Born in Milano (Italy), 04/12/1972

Research Scientist - permanent position at Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technology (ISTM) of CNR in Milan (ITA) since 01/10/2001

Degree in Chemistry at the University of Milan, Feb 1997.

Doctorate in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan, Dec 2000.

- Post-doctoral position at CSSCMTBSO (Centre for Studies on Synthesis of Complexes of Transition Metals in Low Oxidation States) of CNR in Milan (ITA) Jan-Sept 2001.

- Visiting researcher at LACCO, University of Poitiers (FRA) Nov 2003 - July 2004.
- Visiting researcher at BIC (Boreskov Institute of Catalysis) in Novosibirsk (RUS), Oct 2005.
- Visiting researcher at ICMA, Univ. Zaragoza (ESP) Jan-Apr 2010.
- Visiting researcher at the Technical University of Delft (NL), Jul-Aug 2012.

Author or co-author of 86 scientific publications on journals and books and of some 100 communications at international congresses.

- President of the Governing Board of FOIST (Foundation for Scientific and Technical Education and Culture), Milan, Italy (years 2010-2014)
- Deputy President of the Governing Board of the Lombardy Section of the Italian Chemical Society (years 2013-2015); Treasurer (years 2002-2004, 2005-2007); Secretary (years 2011-2013)
- Member of the Editorial Board of “La Chimica e l’Industria”, official journal of the Italian Chemical Society, since 2011.
- Officer (selected reserve) of the Military Corps of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Auxiliary of the Italian Army. Chief of the emergency team for operation in areas with CBRN contamination. fo the 1st Field Unit, Milan.
- President of the Association for Local History and Culture “Societas Tintinnani”, Rocca d’Orcia (Siena), Italy (years 2006-2014).


IX National Prize Federchimica, 2nd section, 1996.
“ENMIX 2011 Paper Award”, Vatnahalsen (Norway), 2011.
“Chiusoli” Gold Medal of the Industrial Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society, 2014.


- Design of porous heterogeneous catalysts for the chemo-, regio- and stereo-selective transformation of fine chemicals

- Use of nanostructured catalysts for the selective oxidation of fatty acids and terpenes derived from vegetable raw materials.

- Synthesis of metal nanoparticles and nanostructured inorganic oxides for oxidation processes in the presence of sustainable oxidants

- Design and preparation of nanosized heterogeneous catalysts for the catalytic abatement of chemical and biological (CBRN) hazardous agents.


Univ. of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, (ITA); Univ. of Turin, (ITA); Univ. of Insubria, Como (ITA); Univ. of Poitiers, (FRA); Boreskov Inst. Catalysis, Novosibirsk, (RUS); Univ. Zaragoza, (SPA); Inst. "C.Gerhardt", CNRS, Montpellier (FRA); Academy of Sciences, Kiev (UKR); TUD, Delft (NL).




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