ORCID: 0000-0002-8220-4597

Address: c/o Dipartimento di Chimica Università di Bari, Via Orabona, 4
70124, Bari, Italy
primo piano, stanza 138

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Massimo Trotta

Senior Researcher - Bari

IPCF Bari Division

Research interests

Massimo’s scientific interests focus on the understanding and exploitation of biological processes for the sustainable development of society. Massimo has in fact been involved in photosynthesis research for over two decades. He began to be interested in molecular mechanisms in photosynthesis to arrive to its technological applications in environmental protection, energy production and carbon dioxide capture. He also carries out basic physical chemistry research in the field of enzymes. He is involved in numerous scientific dissemination activities. He authored the book “The power of trees: how photosynthesis helps the planet”.

Keywords: Photosynthesis, Semi-artificial photosynthesis, Biophotovoltaic, BioHydrogen, PhotoBioremediation, Enzymes


  1. 1988

    Master's Degree in Chemistry

    Università degli Studi di Bari

Professional appointments

  1. 2021
    Senior Research Scientist
  2. 1998
    IPCF CNR formerly Center for Chemical Physical Studies of Light-Matter Interaction of CNR

Awards and Prizes

  • 2022
    Cozzarelli Prize
    National Academy of Science - USA
  • 2021
    Gold medal Marotta
    Società Chimica Italiana