The Power List 2021
Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Messina, Italy
In another life… From a young age, I have been drawn to chemistry and physics, and I have relished tackling challenges and practical problems. However, my strong passions are linked to motors (motorcycles and super cars), sailing, and diving. I would like to work in one of these fields, as a mechanical engineer or as a marine biologist.
Heroes? Keith Bartle is for sure one of the most important people I met in my life. The period I spent in his lab at the University of Leeds (1992–1993) definitely changed my life. He trusted me and gave me the opportunity to network with many scientists working in my field all around the world. At the same time, he gave me the freedom to start working with natural products and essential oils in his lab, and to focus on really different topics.