Danilo Scordia

Researcher of Agronomy and field crops [AGR/02]
Office: Via Valdisavoia 5, II piano
Email: dscordia@unict.it danilo.scordia@tiscali.it
Phone: 095 4783459
Fax: 095 4783449
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 13:00

He graduated in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies in July 2006. From May 2008 to August 2009 he was a "research scholar" at the "United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA ", developing a research on the bioconversion of herbaceous, perennial, lignocellulosic species for the production of second-generation bioethanol. In March 2010 he obtained the Ph.D. in "Agricultural Chemistry and Ecocompatibility" of the University of Catania.
His scientific activity has mainly focused on the study of food and biomass crops for energy and biofuels, analyzing aspects such as crop physiology, low input agricultural techniques, production and bioconversion technologies. Since 2007 he has been involved in several national and international research projects, also as a "work package leader", member of the "steering commitee" and "project manager".

Currently he is a researcher of the scientific sector AGR/02 at the section of Agronomy and Crop Science and teacher of the subject "Biomass crops for energy", at the master's degree course in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment ( Di3A) of the University of Catania.

He has obtained the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for the functions of associate professor for the field of competition 07/B1 - 07/B1 - Agronomia e Sistemi Colturali Erbacei ed Ortofloricoli, (art. 16, comma 1, Legge 240/10)  with validity from 4 April 2017 to 4 April 2023.

Author of more than 100 scientific contributions, including 43 peer-review articles (WoS / SCOPUS), H-index 17 and 812 citations (as of 22/10/2019).

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Low-input agronomic techniques for annual and perennial herbaceous crops (fiber, oil, sugar and lignocellulosic). Raw material conversion techniques for energy production and first and second generation biofuels. Physiological, productive and qualitative aspects of biomass and food crops.

Member of the Editorial board of "Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472; CODEN: ABSGFK)", an international scientific journal.

Editor of the special issue Advanced Research of Perennial Grasses: Resilient Crops in a Multifunctional Agriculture", in Agriculture MDPI.

Reviewer of international scientific journals: European Journal of Agronomy; Global Change Biology and Bioenergy; Industrial Crops and Products; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology; Italian Journal of Agronomy; Frontiers in Plant Science; Bioenergy Research; Biomass and Bioenergy; Bioresource Technology; Journal of Plant Physiology; Applied Biochemestry and Biotechnology; Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology; BioResources.

Evaluator of international PhD thesis: PhD Programme in Plant Biology, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spagna.

Evaluator of international projects: Council for Earth and Life Sciences of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW). 

Evaluator of national projects: Piani dei Gruppi Operativi per l’innovazione della Regione Emilia Romagna.

Evaluator of national projects: PRIN-2017.