Carlo Lamberti from the University of Turin, Italy, passed away on February 1, 2019. Professor Lamberti’s research covered the fields of physics, chemistry, and materials science. He was an expert in techniques for the characterization of materials based on synchrotron radiation and neutrons beams.
Carlo Lamberti, born in 1964, studied physics at the University of Turin, Italy. From 1988 to 1993, he worked in the CSELT laboratories, Turin, Italy, (at that time Telecom Italia, then Avago Technologies) on the characterization of the interfaces of III-V semiconductor heterostructures with 4K photoluminescence, high-resolution XRD and X-ray absorption spectroscopies (XAS at synchrotron radiation sources). He obtained his Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Rome, Italy, in 1993. Since 2006, he had been a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Turin.
He and his team performed more than 200 experiments approved by international committees on large scale facilities: ADONE (Frascati, Italy), LURE DCI and SuperACO (Orasay, Paris, France), ESRF (Grenoble, France), Elettra (Trieste, Italy), SRS (Daresbury, UK), SLS (Villigen, Switzerland), APS (Argonne, IL, USA), SOLEIL (Orsay, France), MAX II, (Lund, Sweden), Diamond and ISIS (Didcot, UK), ILL (Grenoble, France), SINQ (Villigen, Switzerland), FRM-II (München, Germany), among these were two long-time projects at the ESRF.
Carlo Lamberti was the Principal Investigator of the Mega-Grant No. 14.Y26.31.0001 of the Russian Federation Government to support scientific research at the Southern Federal University, Rostov Oblast, Russia (MaMaSELF partner). From 2014 to 2016, he was a Full Professor of Solid-State Physics and Scientific Director of the Smart Materials Research Institute at the Southern Federal University.
- Understanding and Optimizing the Performance of Cu‐FER for The Direct CH4 to CH3OH Conversion,
Dimitrios K. Pappas, Elisa Borfecchia, Michael Dyballa, Kirill A. Lomachenko, Andrea Martini, Gloria Berlier, Bjørnar Arstad, Carlo Lamberti, Silvia Bordiga, Unni Olsbye, Stian Svelle, Pablo Beato,
- Reactivity of Surface Species in Heterogeneous Catalysts Probed by In Situ X-ray Absorption Techniques,
Silvia Bordiga, Elena Groppo, Giovanni Agostini, Jeroen A. van Bokhoven, Carlo Lamberti,
Chem. Rev. 2013, 113(3), 1736–1850.
- H2 storage in isostructural UiO-67 and UiO-66 MOFs,
Sachin Chavan, Jenny G. Vitillo, Diego Gianolio, Olena Zavorotynska, Bartolomeo Civalleri, Søren Jakobsen, Merete H. Nilsen, Loredana Valenzano, Carlo Lamberti, Karl Petter Lillerud, Silvia Bordiga,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 1614–1626.
- Disclosing the Complex Structure of UiO-66 Metal Organic Framework: A Synergic Combination of Experiment and Theory,
Loredana Valenzano, Bartolomeo Civalleri, Sachin Chavan, Silvia Bordiga, Merete H. Nilsen, Søren Jakobsen, Karl Petter Lillerud, Carlo Lamberti,
Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 1700–1718.
- Probing the surfaces of heterogeneous catalysts by in situ IR spectroscopy,
Carlo Lamberti, Adriano Zecchina, Elena Groppo, Silvia Bordiga,
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 4951.
- A New Zirconium Inorganic Building Brick Forming Metal Organic Frameworks with Exceptional Stability,
Jasmina Hafizovic Cavka, Søren Jakobsen, Unni Olsbye, Nathalie Guillou, Carlo Lamberti, Silvia Bordiga, Karl Petter Lillerud,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 13850–13851.
- The Inconsistency in Adsorption Properties and Powder XRD Data of MOF-5 Is Rationalized by Framework Interpenetration and the Presence of Organic and Inorganic Species in the Nanocavities,
Jasmina Hafizovic, Morten Bjørgen, Unni Olsbye, Pascal D. C. Dietzel, Silvia Bordiga, Carmelo Prestipino, Carlo Lamberti, Karl Petter Lillerud,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 3612–3620.