The Team

Bruna Matturro
Founding Partner | Board member
Bruna Matturro is graduated in "Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology" (University Sapienza of Rome) with a thesis titled "Application of biomolecular methods for the characterization and monitoring of sites contaminated by chlorinated solvents". In 2014 she got the PhD in "Chemical and Industrial Processes" at the Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on the "Reductive dechlorination processes: correlation between biodegradation kinetics and dechlorinating biomass activity". She is a Researcher at the Water Research Institute of the National Research Council (IRSA-CNR) carrying out research in the field of bioremediation of contaminated environmental matrices. The research activities concern: the study of microorganisms involved in the biodegradation processes of pollutants in contaminated environmental matrices using advanced biomolecular tools; the development of specialized and / or isolated microbial cultures of interest for environmental remediation and for the development of innovative technologies for in situ bioremediation; the study of the metabolic and functional potentials of microorganisms of interest for remediation using -omic approaches. She is the author of scientific publications in international journals and books and of communications at national/international conferences. She has been involved in several research projects both national (Ritmare, SusBioRem) and international (Model Probe, Kill Spill, Electra) in the field of environmental bioremediation.
Marco Petrangeli Papini
Founding Partner | CEO
Graduated with honors in Industrial Chemistry in 1990 and PhD in "Chemical Sciences" in 1994. Full Professor of Chemical Plants at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Rome "Sapienza" where he holds the course of "Chemical Processes and Plants" and "Dynamics of Pollutants and Remediation of Contaminated Sites ". He carries out research activities mainly in the field of the study and development of processes and technologies for the remediation of contaminated soils and aquifers. In this context, he is the author of over 80 scientific publications in international journals and books and over 80 communications at national / international conferences.
He is co-inventor of 5 patents concerning water purification and remediation of contaminated sites. He is Director, from the 2010/2011 academic year, of the II level Master Course in "Characterization and Technologies for the Remediation of Polluted Sites" of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". From February 2010 to December 2015 he was a member of the Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of the Environment as an expert in the remediation of sites for the evaluation of the remediation project at national priority sites. He has also participated in the Working Group for the Reorganization and Codification of the Environmental Regulations and for the revision of Annexes to Part IV, Title V of Legislative Decree 152/2006 (Italian regulation for the remediation of contaminated sites) . He is currently a member of the Scientific Technical Council established by the Non-Governmental Center and independent body for the assessment of the environmental impact of oil and gas "Oil & Gas IVF Center" in Moscow. Since 2017 he is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences of Moscow as a "foreign member" in the "Oil and Gas" section, with specific reference to the expertise in the management of contaminated sites. Prof. Marco Petrangeli Papini is and has been the coordinator of numerous national and international research projects and operative units for remediation of polluted sites through innovative chemical / physical and biological processes.
Mauro Majone
Founding Partner
Mauro Majone is full professor of Chemical Plants at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Rome "La Sapienza and lecturer of the courses of Treatment Processes of Waste, Emissions and Waste (Master's Degree in Industrial Chemistry), Industrial Chemical Processes and Plants II course (Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Chemistry) and Biotechnological Processes for Energy and the Environment (Master's Degree in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology). From 2017 to 2020, he was Coordinator of the Doctorate in Chemical Processes for Industry and the Environment. For more than 30 years, it has been carrying out research in the study and development of chemical and biological processes and plants, for the production of energy, chemicals and biopolymers from renewable resources, for the treatment of wastewater and waste and for the rehabilitation of contaminated soils and groundwater. In these fields he is the author of over 200 scientific publications in international journals with “peer review” and “impact factor (IF)”, 16 chapters of international books, more than 150 communications at conferences and other publications and 4 patents. Journal publications with IF received more than 6500 citations, with a Hirsch index (HI) of 47 (Scopus).
He coordinated numerous research projects with the financial support of MIUR, the Ministry of the Environment, CNR-Civil Protection, ISPRA, INAIL, the Province of Milan and various companies (Technip, Unilever, EDF Fenice, Metro C, ItalFerr, DirectaPlus). He was coordinator of the European project H2020 "RES URBIS" and responsible for research units in other 9 European projects (ECOBIOCAP, MINOTAURUS, ROUTES, WATER4CROPS, NoAW, SMART-Plant, WeMet, Electra, USABLE). He was the fprmer Director of the multidisciplinary research center for the protection of the environment and cultural heritage (CIABC) of Sapienza. He was a technical consultant for the Ministry of the Environment from 1999 to 2015, in particular as a member of the Technical Secretariat of the Quality of Life service, mainly dealing with the remediation of contaminated sites.
Simona Rossetti
Founding Partner
Graduated with honors in Biological Sciences in 1987 and PhD in Sanitary Engineering in 1992, she is currently Research Director at the CNR Institute for Research on Waters (IRSA-CNR). Her research activity concerns the study of biological processes for environmental protection, for the treatment and enhancement of wastewater and sewage sludge and the remediation of contaminated groundwater, soils and sediments. He is the author of 143 scientific publications in international journals with "peer review" and "impact factor", 12 chapters of international books and a university textbook of environmental and applied microbiology, more than 100 communications at conferences and other publications.
Responsible and / or coordinator of various research projects and operational units with the financial support of public and private entities (including 9 European projects, 2 projects of Relevant National Interest, a CNR Flag Project and a CARIPLO project). Italian Responsible of Project or Activity in 4 research projects within the framework of Scientific Cooperation Agreements between CNR and International Research Bodies (Chinese Academy of Science, China; University of Lisbon, Portugal; CSIRO, Australia; CSIR, India). Since 2005 she has been a member of the Management Committee of the Specialist Group "Activated Sludge Population Dynamics" (ASPD) and subsequently "Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering" (MEWE) of the International Water Association (IWA). Member of the Italian Society of General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMGBM) and member of the Environmental Biotechnology Division of the EFB (European Federation of Biotechnology). Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals Journal of Applied Microbiology (Wiley), Letters in Applied Microbiology (Wiley), Biofilm (Elsevier), Annals of Microbiology (Springer), Frontiers in Microbiology and Microorganisms (MDPI).