DFSSN

Dipartimento di
Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione
Dipartimento di Eccellenza L. 232/2016

  • Dipartimento di Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Donatella RESTUCCIA

 

education

11-11-1997: Degree in Chemistry, University of Messina (110/110 cum laude);

19-04-2002: PhD in Chemical Sciences (XIV Cycle) at the University of Messina in collaboration with “Sapienza” University of Rome;

01-01-2003/31-12-2004; 01-06-2005/31-05-2007: Post-Doc position, Faculty of Economics of “Sapienza” University of Rome (SSD SECS-P/13, Commodity Sciences);

22-12-2008/30-12-2018: Assistant Professor (SSD SECS-P/13, Commodity Sciences), Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, UNICAL;

27-07-2018: National Academic Qualification as Full Professor in Commodity Sciences (13/B5; SSD SECS-P/13);

31-12-2018 to date: Associate Professor (SSD SECS-P/13, Commodity Sciences) Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, UNICAL.

professional experience

Associate Editor: Heliyon (Elsevier), Food Science Section (Food Safety)

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis (Elsevier), EC Nutrition (EC Chronicon).

Fom 2011 to date VQR Referee;

From 2011 to date Referee for the Italian Ministry of University (REPRISE). ERC Sector: Food sciences; Analytical Chemistry; International Trade, Economic and Geography;

FFABR winner (2018).

managerial/department role

From 2012 to date: Representative for “Nutritional Sciences-Master’s Degree”, UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

From 2012 to date: Didactic Commission member “Nutritional Sciences-Master’s Degree”, UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

From 2016 to date: Reexamination Commission member “Nutritional Sciences-Master’s Degree”, UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

From 2010 to date: Admission Commission member Nutritional Sciences-Master’s Degree”, UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

From 2009 to 2013: Doctorate Board Member, Research Doctorate: "Cellular Biochemistry and Drug Activity in Oncology”, UNICAL.

research fields

Research activity, is focused on food quality and safety evaluation and in particular on the determination of natural and xenobiotic contaminants in foods. More recently, much attention has been devoted to aspects related to circular economy principles, mainly the evaluation of bioactive compounds in food and vegetable matrices and the valorisation of food industry by-products and wastes for nutraceutics and functional foods design and application. Other research interests deal with functional and molecular imprinted polymers for food packaging applications, food security, food regulation and sustainable development.

Analytical techniques usually exploited for research activities are LC-UV; LC-FD, LC-ELSD; NMR, IR and spectrophotometric assays.

Publications

https://iris.unical.it/simple-search?query=restuccia#.XkUVOm5FyF4

teaching activity

From 2008-2009 to date: Laboratory of Food Commodities (Nutritional Sciences-Master’s Degree), UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences

From 2012-2013 to date: Certification Systems of the Agri-Food Sector (Nutritional Sciences-Bachelor’s Degree) UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

From 2019-2020: Food Commodity Science (Nutritional Sciences-Bachelor’s Degree) UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

From 2005-2006 to date: Food Science and Technology (Prevention Techniques in the Enviroments and Working Places, Bachelor’s Degree), “Sapienza” University of Rome, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Dept. Public Health and Infectious Diseases;

2015-2016: Commodity Science, II Level Master in "Functional Cosmetics in Dermatology and Tricology ", UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

2014-2015: Management of Innovative Production Processes, II Level Master in “Expert in Food Control and Certification (ESCA)”, UNICAL, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences;

From 2013-2014 to 2014-2015: Courses of Food Packaging Materials and General Aspects of Commodity Science, High Education Course in Commodity Science and Applied Chemistry, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Fac. of Economics, Dept. of Managment;

 

Tutor of thesis for students attending all Courses active in the Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, UNICAL.

Teaching Unit

Laboratorio di Merceologia Alimentare/ Laboratory of Food Commodities

https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?66668&LANG=ITA&66668&LANG=ITA

Sistemi di Certificazione del Settore Agro-Alimentare/Certification Systems of the Agri-Food Sector

https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?60857&LANG=ITA&60857&LANG=ITA

Merceologia dei Prodotti Alimentari/Food Commodity Science

https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?71840&LANG=ITA&71840&LANG=ITA