Professor of Chemical Science
Luigi Cavallo earned is Ph.D. in 1991 at the University of Naples (Italy) and completed his education on DFT working with Prof. Tom Ziegler at the University of Calgary, where he contributed to the development of combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics techniques. He joined the University of Naples in 1994 as assistant professor, and he moved to the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2002 as associate professor.
He joined the Catalysis Center at KAUST (Saudi Arabia), where he serves as Professor of Chemistry. His research interests focus on understanding (and possibly solving) problems in catalysis using the armory of tools known as computational chemistry.