Carmine GAETA Curriculum

  • prof. CARMINE GAETA, PhD
  • Full Professor in Organic Chemistry

Carmine Gaeta studied chemistry at the University of Salerno where he received his master degree in 2001. He continued research in supramolecular and macrocyclic chemistry at the University of Salerno and finished his Ph.D. in 2004. In the period June-September 2004 he was visiting researcher at the University Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz (Germany). From 2004 to 2014 he was assitant professor in organic chemistry. From December 2023 he is full professor in organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Salerno. In 2017, He is currently responsible for the course of "Advanced Methods for Structural Characterization", for the master degree in Chemistry, and "Green Chemistry" for the master degree in Environmental Sciences. The research activity of prof. Carmine Gaeta is focused in the area of supramolecular and organic chemistry and in the study of host/guest interactions with multidimensional NMR spectroscopy, high-resolution mass spectrometry and molecular modeling by DFT and molecular mechanics calculations, paying particular attention for the supramolecular catalysis in nanoconfined space, stereoselective synthesis of mechanomolecules and synthesis of new macrocyclcic structures. He is involved in various collaborations with several laboratories and institutes in Italy and abroad.

Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemsitry, Department of Chemistry and Biology, “A. Zambelli”, University of Salerno
Via Giovanni Paolo II, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Tel.: (+39) 089969556 • Cell.: (+39) 3475828905;
Date and Place of Birth: 24/04/1975, Siano (Salerno), Italy
Nationality: Italian

  • Professional career.

Full Professor in Organic Chemistry

  • Education.

2004 Ph.D. in Chemistry (3 years) from the University of Salerno, discussing a thesis entitled “Synthesis, Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly Properties of New Calixarene Derivatives”.
2001 Degree in Chemistry (master degree, 5 years) from the University of Salerno on July 21, with the score of 110/110, discussing a thesis entitled “Supramolecular Catalysis: Combinatorial Procedure on Calixarene Scaffold ”.

  • Publications and conferences.

Author of 140 articles (Source: ISI WoS Core Collection 16-04-18) published in international peerreviewed journals like: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Eur. J., Chem. Commun., Org. Lett., JOC. H-index = 32; Journal Covers: 1; Chapters in international books: 5; International patent applications: 1; Invited oral presentations at meetings: 7. Invited seminars at universities and research institutes: 3.

Selected Pubblications

  • (co-corresponding author) First demonstration of the use of very large Stokes shift cycloparaphenylenes as promising organic luminophores for transparent luminescent solar concentrators. Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 3160
  • (corresponding author) Synthesis, Optoelectronic, and Supramolecular Properties of a Calix[4]arene–Cycloparaphenylene Hybrid Hosts. Organic Letters 2018, 20, 23, 7415

  • Invited articles in thematic collection and highlight.

  • Highlight on Synfacts: Exo-Functionalization of Calixarene via a p-Bromodienone. SYNFACTS contributors: T. M. Swager, R. M. Moslin, Synfacts 2009, 4, 0387.
  • Highlight on Nanotoday 2007, 2, 9.
  • Highlight on Synfacts. Mild Friedel–Crafts Alkylation Inside a Hexameric Resorcinarene Capsule. SYNFACTS Contributors: Benjamin List, Mathias Turberg, Synfacts 2018, 14, 0642.
  • ACS-Slideshow for the following pubblications: Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 5382; Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2098; Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2650; J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 10285.
  • The article Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 827−837 is part of the themed collections:

  1. Organic Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles for 2018
  2. Organic Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles for 2017

  • Seminars in academic and research institutions.

CNR-Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare- UOS di Catania, (Progetto PON02_00355_2964193 "Sviluppo di micro e nano-tecnologie e sistemi avanzati per la salute dell'uomo"). " Molecular modeling as useful tool for the design of calixarene hosts for biomolecular recognition".

10/11/2019. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Function, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China. Invited talk. Seminar of department.

12/11/2019. Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. Invited talk. Seminar of Department.

02/12/2019. Seminar. 1st HR MS School. 2-3 December 2019. Dipartimento di Chimica e Biologia Università di salerno (Italy).

  • Invited
  1. Invited speaker. Supramolecular Material Meeting, Berlin, 16-20 August 2016.
  2. Invited speaker. V International Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2017, (, Costa de Caparica, Portugal, 3-6 July 2017.
  3. Keynote speaker, national meeting on Supramolcular Chemistry ( Santa Margherita di Pula (CA), 18-21 June 2017.
  4. Invited speaker, 11th International Symposium on Nano & Supramolecular Chemistry. ISNSC. 12-16 October 2019. CHINZHOU, Hanui. CHINA
  5. Invited Speaker. 16th International Conference on Calixarenes (Calix2022), New Orleans (USA) dal 10 al 14 Luglio 2022.
  6. Invited Speaker. The Joint Conference on Calixarenes and Cucurbiturils”,, Tel Aviv dal 16 al 21 Luglio 2023.
  7. Invited Speaker. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Cina, il 10/11/2019.
  8. Invited Speaker. Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. 12/11/2019.

  • Organized international and national meetings.
  1. Organizer of the 13th International Conference on Calixarenes (Calix2015), Giardini Naxos (Messina) 5-9 July 2015.
  2. Organizer of the 1st HR MS School. 2-3 December 2019. Dipartimento di Chimica e Biologia Università di salerno (Italy)

  • Other professional activities.

Reviewer for International Funding Agencies: -GRANT France-Romania: "DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND FUNCTIONALISED BIOPOLYMERS TO ELIMINATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (HEAVY, RADIOACTIVE METALS, AROMATICS)" N° PN–II–ID–JRP–2011–1. Ministry of Education, Research,Youth and Sport The National Authority for Scientific Research.

Referee for international ISI journals: around 10 papers per year; Chem. Eur. J., Chem. CommunJ. Org. Chem., Org. Lett, Cryst. Growth Des., CrystEngComm, Tetrahedron Lett., Tetrahedron, Supramol. Chem.

Member of: - The Italian Chemical Society (Division of Organic Chemistry);

Consultant activity: 1) Phisiopharma (Palomonte, province of Salerno, Italy), Research Advisor; 2) C.E.R.I.S. (Solofra, province of Avellino, Italy) Research Advisor; 3) Bi-QEM (Buccino, province of
Salerno, Italy) Research Advisor. Pastificio Graziano s.r.l. Manocalzati (Avellino).

  • PhD supervisor activity.
  1. "Synthesis of calixarene derivatives active towards proteic targets involved in tumor pathologies", 2014-2017 . PhD student: Dr. Stefano Tommasone.
  2. “Synthesis and properties of new macrocyclic derivatives” 2015-2018. PhD student: Dr. Paolo della Sala.
  3. "Synthesis of multivalent macrocyclic inhbitors for the targeted therapy of cancer" 2018-. PhD student: Rocco del Regno.
  4. "Synthesis of New Water Reducer Superplasticizers for Concrete, Gypsum and Clay" Industrial PhD in Chemistry - XXXIII Cycle, 2018-. PhD student: Clotilde Capacchione
  5. "Novel Synthetic Comounds For Eco-Sustainable Tanning (ChemSusLeather)." Industrial PhD in Chemistry-XXXVI Cycle, 2021-. PhD student: Vittoria Ferrara. Industrial Partner BiQEM di Buccino (SA)
  6. PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate change (PhD-SDC), Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS PAVIA. “Synthesis of bio-based products and study of their applications”. L1 4.1-PNRR. Claudia Argenio
  7. New stimuli-responsive pharmacological chaperones based on prismarenes (PH-PRISM). XXXIX CYCLE. Anna Palmieri.

  • Research projects.

Partecipation at national research programs
MIUR (Italian Ministry of Research and University) . PRIN-2010/2011. (807.517 euro, 36 months ).
Ministry of Economic Development (90.000 euro, 1 year).
Ministry of Economic Development (156.000 euro, 2 year).
MIUR (Italian Ministry of Research and University). PhD funding “Dottorati innovativi con caratterizzazione
industriale del PON RI 2014-2010 2017/2018 Ciclo XXXIII. “

PRIN 2022: New stimuli-responsive pharmacological chaperones based on prismarenes (PH-PRISM).


MIUR. FFABR 2017. 3000 Euro.

PON RINASCIMENTO (RIdiamo Nuova vitA a riSorse preCedentemente non
rIciclabili MEdiante una Nuova Tecnologia di processO), 30 months. (decreto MIUR n 1735 del 13 luglio 2017)

Partecipation at local research programs
Coordiantor of project FARB University of Salerno (10.000 euro, 2017-2020).