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Luciano Cavani

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/13 Agricultural Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

Doctorate (Ph.D.), Agricultural Chemistry, University of Torino (Italy), 2003.

Laurea (graduate), Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy), 1997.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, 2019-

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, 2008-2019.

Research Associate, Dep. Agro-Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, 2003-2008.

 

RESEARCH KEYS

  • Analytical characterization of fertilizers: mineral, organic and innovative (not conventional) products.
  • Characterization, transformation and evaluation of agro-industrial by-products as resource for the soil fertility.
  • Effect of fertilizers on soil fertility and environment.

 

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

  • Italian Agricultural Chemistry Society (SICA)
  • International Humic Substances Society, Italian Chapter (IHSS)
  • Italian Soil Science Society (SISS)
  • International Union of Soil Science (IUSS)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)

 

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Soil chemistry and carbon cycle (5 ETC), 2nd cycle degree/two-year Master (Laurea magistrale) in Low carbon technologies and sustainable chemistry, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, fall 2019.

  • Soil quality indexes (6 ETC), 2nd cycle degree/two-year Master (Laurea magistrale) in Plannin and Management of Agro-Territorial, Forest and Landscape, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

  • Laboratory of soil quality indexes (3 ETC), 2nd cycle degree/two-year Master (Laurea magistrale) in Plannin and Management of Agro-Territorial, Forest and Landscape, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, fall 2014.

  • Agricultural Chemistry (6 ETC), 1st cycle degree/bachelor (Laurea) in Marketing and Economics of the Agro-Industrial System, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, fall 2012, 2013.

  • Laboratory of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Soil (1 ETC), 2nd cycle degree/two-year Master (Laurea magistrale) in Plannin and Management of Agro-Territorial, Forest and Landscape, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, fall 2006, 2007, 2008.

 

MAIN RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Assessment of biostimulant effect on rhizosphere and soil microbial acitivity from liquid products obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis or CO2 supercritial extraction. April 2019 – March 2020 (1 year),Italian, Research contract (ILSA S.p.A.), Principal Investigator.
  • Study of fertilizing properties of “Pellicino integrato” using an agro-chemical approach for agronomic valorization and environmental safety. January 2019 – December 2021 (3 years), Italian, Research contract (Consorzio Cuoiodepur S.p.A.), Co-Investigator.
  • Assessment of the effect of lime material from agro-industrial byproducts on soil quality. November 2017 – October 2018 (1 year), Italian, Research contract (Consorzio SGS S.p.A.), Co-Investigator.
  • Chemical and biochemical characterization of hydrolizates from vegetal or animal source (Project LIFE BIOPLO - LIFE 15 ENV/IT/000654. March 2017 – November 2017 (9 months), Italian, Subcontractor (ILSA S.p.a.), Co-Investigator.
  • Characterization and laboratory evaluation of efficacy of humic substances based products on soil and rhyzosphere. September 2014 – May 2017 (3 years), Italian, Research contract (SIPCAM S.p.A.), Co-Investigator.
  • Characterization and laboratory evaluation of efficacy of agroindustrial byproducts on soil and rhyzosphere. June 2014 – May 2015 (1 years), Italian, Research contract (ILSA S.p.A.), Co-Investigator.
  • Study, develop and experimentation of new N slow release organic-mineral fertilizers. January 2011 – 31 December 2012 (2 years), Italian, Veneto Region, Subcontractor (ILSA S.p.A.), Research scientist.
  • Agronomic valorization of urban and agroindustrial biosolid. January 2009 – December 2014 (6 years), Italian, Research contract (Hera Ambiente S.p.A.), Research scientist.
  • Chemical and biochemical evaluation of N tranformations in soils treated with protein hydrolisates. November 2008 – October 2010 (2 years), Italian, Research contract, Research scientist.
  • Soil and compost organic matter structural compounds to promote the photodegradation of pesticides in the environment: for a better knowledge of photoactive components (INTAS 05-1000008-8055). January 2007 – June 2009 (2.5 years), European, INTAS Project, Research scientist.
  • Humic substances from soils and waste-composts as natural photosensitizers to promote the degradation of pesticides in the environment (INTAS-2001-00186). May 2002 – April 2005 (3 years), European, INTAS Project, Research scientist.
  • Research, sperimentation, develop of new fertilizers based on natural organic biomasses with high nutritionals, vehiculants and biostimulants properties (BioVeNus). March 2002 – February 2005 (3 years), Italian, Italian Ministry of Industry (IMI), Research scientist.
  • Biotechnology for plants care and nutrition. March 1999 – February 2002 (3 years), Italian, Italian Ministry of Industry (IMI), (Law 46/82 FAR), Research scientist.

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