Via Golgi, 19 20133 MILANO (MI), room R73, Dipartimento di Chimica

Contact Information

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Research Interests

  • Aziridines
  • Carbene Transfer
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Catalysis
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Cyclopropanes
  • Nitrene Transfer
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Oxazolidinones
  • Porphyrin Complexes
  • Porphyrins
  • Sensors

Emma Gallo

Full Professor

Università degli studi di Milano,

Emma Gallo – Academic Biography

Emma Gallo ( was born in Naples (Italy) in 1964; she is married with two sons. She received her master degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies “cum Laude” from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1989.

After the master degree, Emma Gallo worked as industrial researcher at Sigma Tau S.p.A. – Pomezia (Rome) for one year before moving in 1990 to the University of Milan as visiting researcher (supervisor: Prof. C. Scolastico).

Emma Gallo received her PhD in Chemistry “avec les fèlicitations du jury” in 1996 at the University of Lausanne (CH) under the supervision of Prof. C. Floriani.

She spent one year as “Maître assistant” at University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and then she came back to the University of Milan where she joined the research group of Prof. S. Cenini first as a post-doc and then as assistant professor.

In 2005 she started her independent career in the same university as associate professor and in 2007 she spent a period as visiting professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI, Paris (France).

She is Erasmus coordinator for the Chemistry Department at University of Milan and coordinator of ‘Organometallic catalysis and catalysts for sensors’ area of Laboratory of Homogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis ( of the same Department.

Emma Gallo was Vice-president of the Inorganic Division of the Italian Chemical Society from 2015 to 2020.

She was involved in several MIUR and FIRB financed projects, in -ESF-COST CM1203/2012-, Polyoxometalate Chemistry for Molecular Nanoscience (PoCheMoN) and she was the principle Investigator in a Galileo Grant financed by the Italian-French University.

Emma Gallo is a member of the International Advisory Board of European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Editorial Board of Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, International Advisory Board of Molecules and Editorial Board di Heteroatom Chemistry.

Teaching Activities: 1998-present: Supervisor of Post-doc, PhD and undergraduate students, University of Milan. 2008-present: Lecturer ‘General and Inorganic Chemistry’ (Bachelor in Biotechnology). 2012-present: Lecturer ‘Inorganic Chemistry A’ (Master in Chemical Science). 2008-2012: Lecturer ‘Laboratorio Interdisciplinare di Biotecnologie di Base’ (Bachelor in Biotechnology). 2000-2012: Lecturer, ‘Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry A’, (Master in Chemical Science). 2003-2006 Teaching Assistant, ‘Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Materials’ (Bachelor in Chemistry). 1992-1996 Laboratory assistant to 1st and 3rd year undergraduate chemistry students, University of Lausanne. Emma Gallo ( is the author of more than 100 publications.



  1. 1995

    PhD in chemistry

    University of Losanna
  2. 1989

    Master Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology

    University of Roma Roma "La Sapienza"
  3. 1982

    Diploma Liceo Scientifico

    Liceo Scientifico G. B. Scorza

Professional Appointments

  1. 2020
    Full Professor
    University of Milan
  2. 2007
    Invited Professor
    Universiy of Paris IV, Pierre et Marie Curie
  3. 2005-2020
    Associate Professor
    University of Milan
  4. 2001-2005
    Senior Researcher
    University of Milan
  5. 1998-2001
    University of Milan
  6. 1997-1998
    Post-doctoral researcher
    University of Milan
  7. 1996-1997
    University of Losanna
  8. 1991-1995
    PhD student
    University of Losanna
  9. 1990
    Vocational Training
    University of Milan
  10. 1989
    Laboratory Researcher
    Sigma Tau S.p.A. - Pomezia (Roma)