Research Interests

​Prof. Cavallo’s research interests include unravelling the mechanisms of catalysts at work; understanding of structure-function relationship in organometallic compounds, olefin polymerization reactions and biological systems             

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Visiting Scientist, University of Calgary, Canada, 1992, 1995, 1998
  • Ph.D, Chemistry, University of Napoli, Italy, 1991
  • Laurea, Chemistry, University of Napoli, 1987

Professional Profile

  • 2012-Present: Associate Professor of Chemistry, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2002-2012: Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry, University of Salerno, Italy
  • 1994-2002: Assistant Professor of Industrial Chemistry, University of Napoli, Italy


  • 2016 Ziegler-Natta award

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​