Curriculum Docente

Raffaele Cucciniello (Avellino, September 5,1986), from January 2023, is Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry (SSD-CHIM/12) at the Department of Chemistry and Biology at University of Salerno.
From May 2021, he is a founding member and member of the administrative board (CdA) of the Academic Spin-off and Innovative Start-up company named AOP4WATER s.r.l.

In June 2022, he obtained the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) as Full Professor (SC 03/A1- Analytical Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry).


2010 - MSc in Chemistry (Thesis: Atmospheric CO2 determination using passive sampling devices)

2011 - R&D for Aquaria Research srl (Research of new materials for atmospheric pollutants sampling.)

2012-2015 PhD in Chemistry at University of Salerno (Thesis: Environmental and catalytic applications of alkaline oxides).

2015-2018 Post-doc researcher at University of Salerno (2015-2017 Project "Synthesis of high value chemicals through catalytic glycerol conversion"; 2018 Project"Synthesis and isotopic characterization of bio-based chemicals")

2018-2019 Chemistry Professor (High School, Italy. In 2016 he won a selection for a permanent role as Chemistry Professor).

2020-2022 Assistant Professor (RTD-B SSD CHIM/12), University of Salerno

Research interests

His research activity is mainly oriented in the the Green Chemistry research field with particular enphasis on:

- valorization of bio based feedstocks and waste to value added chemicals (VHC)

- benign-by-design preparation of new active environmental catalysts for wastewater treatment through Fenton process

- green analytical chemistry: application of green chemistry principles in the field of environmental and analytical chemistry both at laboratory and industrial scale.

- sampling and catalytic elimination of the main atmospheric pollutants

- life cycle assessment (LCA)

He is author of 68 publications in peer-reviewed journals (, 2 patent, 1 book chapter and over 100 participations to national and international congress.

Main collaborations

prof. Fabrizio Passarini and Dr. Daniele Cespi (Dep. of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari" - University of Bologna)

prof. Federico Bella (DISAT - Politecnico di Torino)

prof. Fabrizio Cavani and Dr. Tommaso Tabanelli (Dep. of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari" - University of Bologna)

Dr. Joel Barrault (Valagro Recherche, France)

prof.ssa Alessandra Genga (DiSTeBA - University of Salento)

prof. Luigi Rizzo (DICIV - University of Salerno)


- Società Chimica Italiana (SCI) - Division of Environmental Chemistry and Cultural Heritage (Board Member 2022-2024; Chairman of the Young Group 2016-2018); - Green and Sustainable Chemistry Interidivisional Group).

- American Chemical Society (ACS).

- CIRCC - Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Reattività Chimiche e la Catalisi.

- INSTM - Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali.