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    Name                          Lidia Vera Giovanna De Luca

    Title                            Researcher of Organic Chemistry

    Date of birth               April 22, 1976

    Nationality                 Italian

    Degree                        Chemistry “summa cum laude” (1999, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy)

    PhD                            Chemistry (2003, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy)

    Work Address            Dipartimento di Chimica e Farmacia, Università di Sassari,

    Via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari

    Phone numbers:         +39 079229495; +39 3204296472

    Taxcode                      DLCLVR76D62G203Q

    ORCID identifier       orcid.org/0000-0001-7211-9076

     

    Positions

     

     2004                          Researcher of Organic Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Sassari

     2004                          Participant of various local, regional and national research projects.

     2007                          Coordinator of her Research Group

     2008-12                     Representative of Researchers on the Board of Directors of the University of Sassari.

    2010                          Member of the Editorial Board of “ISRN Organic Chemistry” ISSN: 2090-5149 eISSN: 2090-5157.

     

    11/12/2013                She has obtained the National Qualification for the Associate Professor Position in Organic Chemistry SSD 03C1 (Tornata 2012), surpassing all three medians reference:

    Normalized number of articles: 33

    Normalized number of citations: 42.47

    Contemporary h-index: 10

    The following were the values of the candidate:

    Normalized number of articles: 33.13

    Normalized number of citations: 89.47

    Contemporary h-index: 14

     

    14/11/2014                She has obtained the National Qualification for the Associate Professor Position in Organic Chemistry SSD 03C1 (Tornata 2013), surpassing all three medians reference (the same of Tornata 2012).

    The following were the values of the candidate:

    Normalized number of articles: 34.203

    Normalized number of citations: 101.352

    Contemporary h-index: 16

     

     01/03/2016                Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Sassari

     

    06/04/2018                She has obtained the National Qualification for the Full Professor Position in Organic Chemistry SSD 03C1 (Tornata 2016), surpassing all three medians reference.

    Normalized number of articles: 31

    Normalized number of citations: 816

    Contemporary h-index: 24

    The following were the values of the candidate:

    Normalized number of articles: 43

    Normalized number of citations: 1916

    Contemporary h-index: 24

     

    The following were the values of the candidate:

    Normalized number of articles: 34.203

    Normalized number of citations: 101.352

    Contemporary h-index: 16

     

     

     

    Grants as Principal Investigator or Coordinator of unit of Research Projects funded after the peer revision:

     

               

    Ø  2018 Call: Legge Regionale 7 agosto 2007, n.7: INVITO A PRESENTARE PROGETTI DI RICERCA DI BASE. Principal Investigator of a project ““Green Chemistry” in “Drug Discovery”: sintesi sostenibili di nuovi inibitori di telomerasi” (RASSR81788). the project was funded with 110,000.00 euro by Regione Sardegna.

     

    Ø  2018 she is Project Partner for the project “Graphene-loaded molecularly imprinted porous films as Raman-based sensors for water pollutants” founded in “Bando competitivo Fondazione di Sardegna-2016 per progetti di ricerca con revisione tra pari” by Fondazione Banco di Sardegna.

     

    Ø   2017 Call: Legge Regionale 7 agosto 2007, n.7: Bando Capitale umano ad alta qualificazione. Principal Investigator of a project “Valorizzazione di biomasse d’interesse regionale attraverso processi chimici a basso impatto ambientale”. the project was funded with 75,000.00 euro by Regione Sardegna.

     

    Ø  2011 –Call: Legge Regionale 7 agosto 2007, n.7: "Promozione della Ricerca Scientifica e dell'Innovazione Tecnologica in Sardegna". Title of the Project: "High-throughput screening (HTS) per l'identificazione di nuove molecole per il trattamento della Sclerosi Laterale Amiotrofica e della Malattia di Parkinson". She was Coordinator of Unit, the project was funded with 210.000,00 euro and her unit was founded with 80.000,00 euro ”(duration of 24 months)

     

     

    Ø  2011- Principal Investigator of a Project “Sviluppo di nuove Metoldologie di Sintesi Organica in condizioni blande” by Università degli di Studi di Sassari-Call: “Far 2011 (MURST 60%) ”-(duration of 26 months)

     

    Ø  2001 - Principal Investigator of a Project “Metoldologie di Sintesi Organica in condizioni blande” by Università degli di Studi di Sassari- Call: “Giovani ricercatori 2000”-(duration of 12 months)

     

     

     

     

    Participation in Research Projects funded after the peer revision:

    As a "Participant in the project" she was involved in:

     

    2001-03 PRIN " Sintesi, struttura e attività biologica di acidi peptidonucleici" (coordinator Prof. Luciano Mayol- University of Naples "Federico II") funded by MIUR.

    2003-05 PRIN " Sintesi, struttura e attività biologica di acidi peptidonucleici " (coordinator Prof. Luciano Mayol- University of Naples "Federico II") funded by MIUR.

    2005-07 PRIN " Studi sulla struttura e l’attività biologica di quadruplex di DNA mediante l’utilizzo di acidi peptidonucleici " (coordinator Prof. Luciano Mayol- University of Naples "Federico II") funded by MIUR.

    2005-15 PRIN in the "Scientific Degrees" funded by MIUR.

    2009-11 PRIN " Sintesi di Hydrogels polisaccaridici e loro applicazioni come carrier per il rilascio comtrollato di molecule di PNA " (coordinator Prof. Picialli- University of Naples "Federico II") funded by MIUR.

    2018-2020 PON R&I 2014-2020 COMETA “COLTURE AUTOCTONE MEDITERRANEE E LOROVALORIZZAZIONE CON TECNOLOGIE AVANZATE DI CHIMICA VERDE” funded by MIUR.

     

    Participation in Research Projects

     

    As a "Participant in the project" she was involved in:

    -2004 "Innovative methods for green synthesis" former project 60% funded by Università degli Studi di Sassari with EUR 5,372.99;

    -2005 "Innovative methods for green synthesis” former project 60% funded by Università degli Studi di Sassari with EUR 5,144.80;

    -2006 "Synthesis of N and O heterocycles via combinatorial chemistry and their applications to nucleotides " former project 60% funded by Università degli Studi di Sassari with EUR 6,494.71;

    -2007 Title "Synthesis of N and O heterocycles via combinatorial chemistry and green processes " former project 60% funded by Università degli Studi di Sassari with EUR 9,495.00;

    -2008 Title "Combinatorial synthesis of N- and O-heterocycles " former project 60% funded by Università degli Studi di Sassari with EUR 4,375.00.

     

    Awards and Highlights in Current Synthetic Organic Chemistry:

     

    Ø  2012 ”Premio di produttività scientifica 2012” by Università degli di Studi di Sassari and Research Value srl.

     

    Ø  2012 “contributo premialità 2012 secondo criteri di merito accademico” by Università degli di Studi di Sassari pursuant to article 29 of Law 240 of 2012.

     

    Ø  She participated as Invited Speaker of the 2nd World Congress of the International Conference on Magic Bullets (Ehrlich II) held in Nuremberg Germany on 3-5 October 2008, for an oral presentation about her research on "Microwave-assisted synthesis of sulfonamides."

     

    Ø  2011 “Lubinu, M. C., De Luca L, Giacomelli, G., Porcheddu, A. Mono-N-Alkylation of Anilines with R3N Using Pd/C under Microwave Irradiation “

    SYNFACTS, vol. 4, p. 456, ISSN: 1861-1958, doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1259740.

     

    Ø  2012 “De Luca L, Porcheddu, A. Preparation of Benzimidazoles via Oxidation of Tertiary Amines”

    SYNFACTS, vol. 8, p. 112, ISSN: 1861-1958, doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1289486

     

    Ø  2013 “Iron-catalysed oxidative amidation of alcohols with amines” Organic and Biomoecular  Chemistry,   2013,  vol.11, pp.3803-3807, Outside Cover-Front Cover.

     

    Ø  Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3666-3669” has cited in Highlight column on "Oxidation in Organic Synthesis": Org. Chem. Highlights 2016, May 23.

     

    Ø  Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3666-3669” has cited in abstracts column on "Oxidative Esterifications": Abstracts (Organic Chemistry Portal) 2016, May.

     

     

    Ø   2017 “Anhydrides from aldehydes or alcohols via an oxidative cross coupling New Journal  Chemistry, 2017, 41, 931-939 (Inside Front Cover).

     

    Ø   2017 “Metal-free oxidative self-coupling of aldehydes or alcohols to symmetric carboxylic anhydrides” Tetrahedron Letters, 2017, 58, 2533-2536 (Front Cover).

     

    Ø  2017 “A Mechanochemical-Assisted Oxidation of Amines to Carbonyl Compounds and Nitriles” European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017, 37, 5519-5526 (Front Cover).

     

    Ø  2019 She was included in the list of “100000 best researchers in the world“A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field” doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000384”

     

     

     

    Reviewer Activity:

    From 2010 she is a Member of the Editorial Board of “ISRN Organic Chemistry” ISSN: 2090-5149 eISSN: 2090-5157.

    She was reviewer for

    Organic Letters;

    -Chemical Communications;

    -Advanced  Synthesis and Catalysis;

    -Bioorganic and Biomolecular Chemistry;

    -RSC Advances;

    -Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry;

    -Tetrahedron Letters;

    -ISRN Organic Chemistry;

    -Green Chemistry;

    -Journal of Catalysis Science and Technology;

    - Catalysis Science and Technology;

    -ACS Catalysis;

    -New Journal of Chemistry

    -Letters in Organic Chemistry

    -Journal of Organic Chemistry.

     

    On March 2018 she was elected International Referee by Universität Wien for PhD Thesis.

     

    Member of organizing committees:

    • 2012 she has served on the organizing committee of the conference “La Parola ai Giovani” (Società Chimica Italiana-Sezione Sardegna, Università degli studi di Sassari e Università degli Studi di Cagliari)-Sassari-Edificio aule Scienze.

     

    • 2013 she has served on the organizing committee of the conference “XXXV° Congresso della divisione di Chimica Organica” (Società Chimica Italiana, Università degli studi di Sassari and CNR)-Sassari-Edificio aule Scienze dal 9 al 13 Settembre 2013.

     

    • 2016 she has served on the organizing committee of the conference “La Parola ai Giovani 2016” (Società Chimica Italiana-Sezione Sardegna, Università degli studi di Sassari e Università degli Studi di Cagliari)-Sassari-Dipartimento di Chimica e Farmacia.

     

    • 2018 she has served as Coordinator of the organizing committee of the conference “La Parola ai Giovani 2018” (Società Chimica Italiana-Sezione Sardegna, Università degli studi di Sassari e Università degli Studi di Cagliari)-Sassari-Dipartimento di Chimica e Farmacia.

     

    • 2019 she has served as Coordinator of the organizing committee of the conference “SardiniaChem2019” (Società Chimica Italiana-Sezione Sardegna, Università degli studi di Sassari e Università degli Studi di Cagliari)-Sassari-Dipartimento di Chimica e Farmacia.

     

     

     

    Teaching Activity:

     

    Ø  2003-2006 Teacher of Organic Chemistry: Advanced Course, School of Chemistry, UniSS.

    Ø  2004-2013 Teacher of Organic Chemistry Laboratory, School of Chemistry, UniSS.

    Ø  2006-2006 Teacher of Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, UniSS.

    Ø  2008-2008 Teacher of Organic Chemistry of Natural Substances, School of Pharmacy, UniSS.

    Ø  2013-2019 Teacher of Organic Chemistry II with Lab., School of Chemistry, UniSS.

    Ø  2013-2019 Teacher of Advanced Organic Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, UniSS.

    Ø  Supervisor and tutor of 21 Degree Thesis at the degree course in Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, UniSS.

     

    Ø  2011-2014  She was Supervisor of PhD student Roberta Cadoni, XXVII cycle of the Doctoral School in Chemical Science and Technology-Università degli Studi di Sassari. Ph.D. Thesis: "Synthesis of amides from aldehydes and amines via CH bond activation and discovery and development of novel and selective carbonic anhydrase inhibitors".

    Ø   2012-15 She was Supervisor of PhD student Suvi Henna Maria Rajamaki, XXVIII cycle of the Doctoral School in Chemical Science and Technology- Università degli Studi di Sassari. Ph.D. Thesis: "Synthesis of Heterocycles for OLED Applications".

    Ø  2012-14 She was Scientific Director of a research assistant (duration of the 15 months, from November 2, 2012 to February 1, 2014) for the area 03 "Chemistry", SSD 03 / C1, for a project entitled "Synthesis of libraries of novel molecules for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's disease."

    Ø  2014-18 She was Supervisor of PhD student Silvia Gaspa, XXX cycle of the Doctoral School in Chemical Science and Technology- Università degli Studi di Sassari and Università degli Studi di Cagliari.

     

    Main Research Activities:

     

    She is author or co-author of 65 scientific publications on refereed international journals, of 3 book chapters and 43 communications at national and international congress.

    ·      New organic methodologies mediated by visible-light

    ·      Microwave Assisted Organic Chemistry applied to the preparation of heterocyclic compounds;

     

    ·      Development of new methodologies for friendly oxidations and chlorination;

     

    ·      Development of new metal free cross-coupling reaction for unconventional transformations of alcohols and aldehydes into esters and amides;

     

    ·      Novel Borrowing Hydrogen strategies for making C-N bonds using tertiary amines or alcohols;

     

    ·      C-H bond activation catalysed by novel and highly efficient non-conventional catalysts (mainly Fe and Cu);

     

    ·      Combinatorial Organic Chemistry mainly focused on solid phase synthesis of heterocyclic compounds.

     

    Metrics of Lidia De Luca:

    65 articles (surveyed on ISI-Web of Science and Scopus) + 3 book chapters

    h-index = 29

    Citations = 2671 (source: Scopus, 10/2019, Scopus Author ID: 7201912382)

    Average citation per article: 41.09