Giovanni Palmisano

Giovanni Palmisano graduated with a PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Palermo in 2009. He has been hired from Masdar Institute which later merged into Khalifa University and he is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, working mostly in the field of photocatalysis. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and advised graduate students regularly. He has been the recipient of the ADEK Award for Research Excellence multiple times, and of the 2018 Faculty Research Excellence Award granted by Khalifa University for the category “Associate Professor” of the College of Engineering. His research activities are focused on photocatalysis applied to water, environment, materials functionalization, and energy. He is the co-author of ca. 130 highly cited journal papers, seven patents, six books and nine book chapters. In 2020 he has been appointed as associate editor of the well renowned Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.

Most research interests for a scientist

Photocatalysis; reaction engineering; environmental remediation; H2 production; CO2 reduction


  • Chemical and Materials Engineering