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Giovanni Fontana Edit Profile

chemist , researcher

Giovanni Fontana, Italian chemist, researcher. Achievements include invention of radical reactions; research in novel organic highly conducting polymers; research in hydrofluoropolyethers a new generation of fluorinated fluids alternative to chlorofluorocarbons; fluorine chemistry: synthesis and development of new monomers and perfluoropolyether (PFPE) derivatives.

Background

Fontana, Giovanni was born on February 3, 1966 in Bussolengo, Verona, Italy. Son of Ettore Fontana and Annalisa Beghini.

Education

Degree in Chemistry, University Milan, 1991.

Career

Chemistry researcher University Milan, 1992. Research associate Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1993—1995. Senior researcher Glaxo-Wellcome, Verona, 1996, Ausimont S.p.A., Milan, 1996—2002, Solvay-Solexis, Milan, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of radical reactions. Research in novel organic highly conducting polymers. Research in hydrofluoropolyethers a new generation of fluorinated fluids alternative to chlorofluorocarbons.

    Fluorine chemistry: synthesis and development of new monomers and perfluoropolyether (PFPE) derivatives.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Classical music, soccer, tennis, swimming.

Connections

father:
Ettore Fontana

mother:
Annalisa Beghini