Curriculum vitae

Guido Busca


Name                                         Busca, Guido
Sex:                                            Male   
Date and place of birth:             August 13, 1953, Milano, Italy.

Present occupation:

 Full Professor of Industrial and Technological Chemistry,

 Director of the Department of Civil, Chemical and 

 Environmental Engineering (DICCA)      

 The University of Genova


 Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 

 DICCA, The University, Via Opera Pia 15, I-16145, GENOVA Italy  

e-mail address: 

Education and Career

M. Sc. (Laurea)                        

 7.7.1977, University of Milano, Chemistry,                                           110/110 cum laude  

Assistant Professor                    1982, University of Bologna, Engineering Faculty, Organic Chemistry   
Associated Professor                 1988, University of Genova, Engineering Faculty, Chemistry  
Full Professor        2000, University of Genova, Engineering Faculty, Chemistry  

2004, University of Genova, Engineering Faculty,

 Industrial and Technological Chemistry

Professional Experience

1977-1982                                Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Genova.  


 Researcher, Stazione Sperimentale per I Combustibili, Milano


 Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, 

 The University of Bologna  


 Associated Professor of Chemistry, The University of Genova


 Full Professor of Chemistry,The University of Genova  


 Full Professor of Industrial and Technological Chemistry, 

 The University of Genova


 Coordinator of the Ph.D. School in Chemistry for Engineering, 

  The University of Genova  

2000-2002      Coordinator of the Italian Catalysis Group  
2004            Chairman of the Italian Catalysis Congress  

 Member of the board of the  Doctorate School in 

 Science and Technology  of Chemistry and Materials,

 The University of Genova  


Chairman of the 6th World Congress on Acid and Base Catalysis


Chairman of Teaching Courses in Chemical Engineering

The University of Genova  


Co-chairman VII International Symposium on Group Five Elements

2017 Co-chairman Scientific Commettee Europacat7
2016-2018 Member of the jury for National Scientific Habilitation - Chemical plants and processes 

Coordinator of the Ph.D. School in Civil, Chemical and 

Environmental Engineering,   The University of Genova

2018-2021 Director of DICCA
Publications  (see full lists here)


ResearcherID A-1095-2008

Scopus Author ID 7102925791


Heterogeneous Catalytic Materials, Elsevier, 2014, 478 pages

ISBN 9780444595249; e-book ISBN 9780444595218

edited books chapters  3
published full papers 440 
citations  27247; 23306 excluding self-citations
copus 9.01.2019
h index (Hirsch index), 05.01.2019

85 Scopus databank, see most cited papers here

74 Scopus selfcitations of all authors excluded 

Scientific disciplines 

Scopus databank 05.01.2019

Chermical Engineering  268 papers, h index 66
Chemistry 310 papers, h index 69
Physics and astronomy 108 papers, h index 39
Materials Science 132 papers, h index 39,
i10 (number of publications  receiving more than 10 citations) 371 overall, 233 from 2014
(Google scholar
Indicatori Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2016 (Scopus)

Articoli pubblicati 2006-2016: 134

Citazioni dal 2001: 6200

h index 2001-2016: 43

Indicatori ricerca scientifica (ASN) da Scopus al 31.12.2015

numero pubblicazioni ultimi 10 anni: 124

numero citazioni normalizzate 19667/38:  517,6

contemporary h index: 31.0 vedi pubblicazioni

published communications to international congresses   ca 45

Tutor of 17 Ph.D. theses and of 70  Laurea theses since 1996.


English, French, Spanish and Italian  

Professional Interests

Heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption, solid state chemistry, industrial organic chemistry, spectroscopy.