Ferdinando Costantino

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    • 2013: Scientific qualification as associate professor in chim/03  at ASN-MIUR 
    • 2012: Three months visiting scholar at the chemistry department of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), under the supervision of Prof. S. M. Cohen
    • 2011-present: Associate researcher at the ICCOM-CNR institute in Florence
    • 2009-present: Assistant professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Perugia
    • 2005-2006: Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Rennes 1, France, laboratory of Sciences Chimique et Materiaux

    • 2005: PhD in Chemistry, University of Perugia

    • 2003: One year stage at the laboratory of molecular magnetism (LAMM)

    • 2001: M. Sc. Earth Science, University of Perugia

Member of the Italian Crystallographic association (AIC)

Member of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) (inorganic chemistry division)

Member of INSTM (Consorzio InterUniversitario Scienza e Tecnologia dei  Materiali)

Member of the editorial board of ISRN Inorganic Chemistry and of Recent Patent on Material Sciences


2015- winner of Nardelli Medal from AIC for young researchers under 40 working in the field of Crystallography 



-Hybrid layered materials based on metal phosphonates and phosphinates.Structure analysis and reactivity of hybrid coordination polymers for catalysis, molecular recognition and gas sorption properties

-Nanomaterials based on HTlc (hydrotalcite like-compounds) and layered metal phosphonates: structure, microstructure, intercalation and photophysical properties

-Advanced structural characterization by X-Ray Diffraction techniques

-Metal-organic Frameworks based on phosphonate ligands




 Cristallochimica @ Chemistry Master II course

Chimica generale @ Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali, I anno (Faculty of Agronomy)

Italian supervisor of several Stage Master I and II  students from University of Rennes, France (Ecole Superiore d' ingenieurs de Rennes exchange project)



- 73 research articles on international journals, many of which as corresponding author

 -3 book chapters (edited from RSC, Wiley and Elsevier)

- h- index = 21

- Co-author of more than 50 scientific communications at national and international congresses

Complete list of publications

Link to google citations: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=it&user=qOYh3KAAAAAJ


FIRB 2010 "Multidisciplinar Modelling of Materials with layered Structure"- local coordinator of PG Research Units

Fondazione Cassa Risparmio 2013 "Sintesi di nuovi sorbenti solidi per l'assorbimento di CO2- CRP2013021260"



  • Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei materiali, Università di Trento
  • Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, A. Avogadro del Piemonte Orientale
  • Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale, Università di Pisa
  • ICCOM-CNR, Firenze
  • LAMM, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Firenze
  • Dipartimento Scienza Materiali Milano Bicocca



  • University of California San Diego (USA)
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (ES)
  • Ecole d'ingenieurs de Rennes (FR)
  • University of Zurich (CH)
  • University of Leipzig (DE)


Invited speaker

-Invited speaker at the international workshop on layered materials, Prague 11-14 September 2013


-University of Zurich 20/2/2013. Invited Seminar "Hybrid multifunctional materials based on phosphonates and LDH for sustainable processes"

-University of Rennes 16/5/2013. Invited Seminar "Rigid and flexible coordination polymers based on phosphonates and phosphinates for proton conductivity and CO2 storage"