Andrea Baglieri

Associate Professor of Agricultural chemistry [AGR/13]
Office: Via Santa Sofia, 98 - Piano primo - corpo a - stanza n°1 - Sezione di Chimica Agraria
Email: abaglie@unict.it
Phone: 095 7580241
Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00



updated on 12/05/2020

 

Associate Professor (since 1 November 2017) in Agricultural Chemistry (S.S.D. AGR / 13) at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A) of the University of Catania; he has been assistant Professor since 1 November 2006, PhD in Agricultural Chemistry (2004) and graduated in Agricultural Science (1999).

ACADEMIC ROLES

President of the degree course in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (L-25) of University of Catania (September 2019 – present).

Scientific responsible of the Agricultural Chemistry Laboratory in the ChiMiTec Section of the University of Catania (2009 - present).

Member of the Quality Commission of the Didactic Laboratories of the Department (2018-2019).

Member of the Board of Department of Agricultural and Food Production Sciences of the University of Catania (2011 - 2014).

Member of the Research Commission of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A) of the University of Catania (2014 - present).

Member of the Quality Management Group of the degree course of Science in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (LM69) of the University of Catania (academic years: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017).

Responsable of the Agricultural Chemistry Section of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the University of Catania (2017 - 2018).

Member of the PhD Councile:

  • AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY AND ECOCOMPATIBILITY, University of Catania, XXIV cycle (2008 - 2010).
  • PRODUCTIVITY OF PLANTS CULTIVATED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENT, University of Catania, XXVI, XXVII and XXVIII cycles (2010 - 2012).
  • AGRICULTURAL, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, University of Catania, XXIX, XXX and XXXI cycles (2013 - present).

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIP

  • Best Poster of the session II "Properties and processes" at the National Conference of the Italian Soil Science Society: "BAGLIERI A., Ioppolo A., Gennari M. (2005). Influence of the vegetation cover, of the nature and age of the pedogenetic substrate on the composition of the umine extracted from four Andisuoli of Etna ". Poster. National Conference of the Italian Soil Science Society (SISS); Bari 21-24 June 2005.
  • Fellowship for participation in the VI National Congress - Italian Section - of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS). Perugia 15-16 December 2005.
  • "Training Award - International Humic Substances Society (IHSS)". The award was used to finance the period spent at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of South Dakota State University, in Brookings, SD (USA) (2009).
  • "Training Courses - Mediterranean Group of Pesticide Research (MGPR)". The award was used to finance the period spent at the Institute of Earth Systems Division of Rural Sciences and Food Systems, University of Malta in Msida (Malta) (June 2013).
  • "Contribution for study visits" of the structured staff of the University of Catania. The contribution was used to finance the period spent at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of South Dakota State University, in Brookings, SD (USA) (September 2009).

 

CONGRESS ORGANIZATION AND WORKSHOP

  • VII National Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS), Catania 31 May- 1 June 2007.
  • International Workshop Mediterranean Group Pesticide Research (MGPR), “Pesticides in the mediterranean area”, Catania 11 and 12 November 2010.
  • Summer school of Italian Pesticides and Environment Research Group (GRIFA), title: "Phytosanitary defense techniques at Low environmental impact: natural agrochemicals", Catania, 4-6 June 2013.
  • Workshop " Algae as a raw material for the biofuel production ". Catania, 20 March 2014.
  • Winter school of Italian Pesticides and Environment Research Group (GRIFA), title: "Strategies for a good management of plant protection products " Bardonecchia (To), 28-30 January 2015.
  • Summer School GRIFA and XI National Meeting IHSS, title: " Role of organic matter and humic substances in plant nutrition processes and environmental pollution control: state of art". Siracusa, 6-8 June 2017.
  • 10th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment - 16th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides - 10th MGPR International Symposium of Pesticides in Food and the Environment in Mediterranean Countries”. Bologna dal 12-14 September 2018.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the international journal “Agronomy”; MDPI journal. Link:  https://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/editors#editorialboard (February 2020 - present).
  • Guest Editor with S.A. Bufo and M. Gennari to the Special Issue "Pesticides in the Mediterranean" of “Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes”. Volume 46, Issue 6 (2011).
  • Member of the Editorial Board della rivista internazionale Earth Sciences; Science Publishing Group: ISSN: 2328-5974 (Print) ISSN: 2328-5982 (Online) (2012 - 2016).
  • Member of Editorial Board of the International “Journal of Food Biotechnology Research”; iMedPub Journals. Link: http://www.imedpub.com/journal-food-biotechnology research/editors.php (01-10-2017 - present).
  • Nègre M., Abbate C., BAGLIERI A. 2008. Laboratory investigation methods on the behavior of pesticides in soil and water. In: Pesticides: Knowledge for a sustainable use. Gennari M. and Trevisan M. (eds). Oasi Alberto Perdisa Editor, Bologna. Pp. 611-622, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION - EDITION DIRECTED BY M. FERRARI.

 

ACTIVITIES IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • Member of the Study Commission of the Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry (2018 - present).
  • Vice-president of Italian Pesticides and Environment Research Group (GRIFA) (2018 - present).
  • Auditor of the Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry (SICA) (2013 - 2016).

TEACHING ACTIVITY

Contract professor for  "Genesis and Classification of Soils" (CFU 5) in the degree course "Design and Management of Green Areas, Parks and Gardens" - Caltagirone,  Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Catania (academic years: 2004/2005 and 2005/2006).

Professor for the following disciplines related to the degree courses of the University of Catania:

  • "Principles of Chemistry and Ecotoxicology" (CFU 3) in the degree course Technologies and Planning for the Territory and the Environment (academic year: 2006/2007).
  • "Genesis and Classification of Soils" (CFU 5) in the degree course "Design and Management of Green Areas, Parks and Gardens" - (academic years: 2006/2007; 2007/2008; 2008/2009).
  • “Soil Biochemistry” (CFU 3) in the degree course Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (academic years:  2007/2008; 2008/2009; 2009/2010).
  • “Soil chemistry” (CFU 6) in the degree course Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Sciences (academic year: 2009/2010).
  • "Biomass recycling in agriculture" (CFU 3) in the degree course Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (academic year: 2009/2010).
  • "Principles of chemistry and agrochemistry" (CFU 8) in the degree course Planning, Design and Management of the Territory and the Environment (academic years: 2011/2012; 2012/2013).
  • “Analytical chemistry of pollutants” (CFU 6), module of the integrated course of Environmental Remediation in the degree course Territorial, Environmental and Landscape Protection (academic years: 2014/2015 and 2015/2016).
  • "Management of the soil organic substance" (CFU 6) module of the integrated course of Sustainable Management of the Agroecosystem in the degree course in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (LM69) (academic years: 2011/2012; 2012/2013; 2013/2014; 2014/2015; 2015/2016; 2016/2017; 2017/2018; 2018/2019 and 2019/2020).
  • "Soil fertility and plant nutrition" (CFU 7) in the degree course Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (L25) (academic years: 2013/2014; 2016/2017; 2017/2018; 2018/2019 and 2019/2020).
  • "Biochemistry and physiology of the soil-plant system" (6 CFU) in the degree course Biotechnology (L2) (academic year: 2019/2020).

 


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  1. Reuse of waste biomass in agriculture. Chemical aspects and agronomic effects of organic materials undergoing humification and/or humo-like present in composted and non-composted biomass, such as waste from agro-food industries and vegetable biomass.
  2. Studies about the organic matter and humic fractions of the soil. Main chemical and chemical-physical properties of soils; isolation, fractionation and purification of organic matter. Study of the chemical, structural and functional properties of different organic fractions, humic acids and humins, related to the main chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the soil itself and to the environmental impact. Finally, development of analytical methods of extraction, alternative and innovative, of humic components from the soil.
  3. Studies about the phenomena of interaction and adsorption between pesticides and their degradation products, and natural organic and inorganic fractions of the soil. Influences and changes in the properties of humus. Degradation, photo-decomposition, transport, adsorption processes, which pesticides undergo in the agricultural ecosystem and in the surrounding environmental sectors, such as surface and deep waters. Degradation processes of pesticides in soil and in controlled systems.
  4. Studies about the interaction between xenobiotics and synthetic materials. Adsorption and desorption processes of pesticides on organ-clays and nanosponges of different nature and on their environmental fate. Studies about the influence of natural and synthetic surfactants on the behavior of pesticides in aqueous solutions. Studies about the decontamination of polluted water by pesticides with organ-clays.