Prof Valerio Matozzo - University of Padova  -Environmental sciences

Prof Valerio Matozzo : Environmental sciences

Professional profile:

Early Academic Pursuits:

Prof. Valerio Matozzo began his academic journey by earning a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Padova (Italy) in 1998. Following this, he pursued postgraduate research, receiving a European Union grant in 2000.

In 2003, he completed his PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Padova, focusing on the physiological responses of bivalves to pollutants.

Professional Endeavors:

From 2002 to 2005, Prof. Matozzo held a postdoctoral position at the University of Padova. During this period, he contributed significantly to the field, earning the "Sebastiano Geraci" Award in 2004 for the best paper written by a young researcher and published in an international journal.

He became a permanent Researcher in Ecology at the Department of Biology, University of Padova, from January 2006 to August 2017. Currently, he holds a permanent position as an Associate Professor of Ecology at the University of Padova.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Prof. Matozzo's primary scientific interest lies in the use of marine invertebrates, particularly bivalves and crustaceans, as bioindicators in both laboratory and field conditions. His research focuses on studying the effects of various contaminants on aquatic invertebrates, with a particular emphasis on immunotoxic effects of emerging contaminants such as nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals, and herbicides. He also investigates the interaction of these contaminants with other environmental factors like temperature and pH.

He oversees the Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Ecotoxicology of Marine Invertebrates and has participated in several national and international research projects.

Accolades and Recognition:

In 2014, Prof. Matozzo received the Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from Elsevier and the journal Marine Environmental Research, recognizing his outstanding contribution to the quality of the journal.

He has been actively involved in academic committees, serving as the President of the Degree Course in Natural Science and the Degree Course in Science of Nature at the University of Padova.

Impact and Influence:

Prof. Matozzo has left a significant impact on the field of marine biology and ecotoxicology. He has authored or coauthored 121 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to a book chapter. His research has contributed valuable insights into the understanding of the effects of contaminants on marine invertebrates.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Prof. Matozzo's legacy includes his extensive body of research, leadership roles in academic programs, and contributions to the scientific community. As President of academic degree courses and a faculty member of the PhD program in Biosciences, he continues to shape the future of aspiring scientists. His commitment to research and education ensures a lasting impact on the field of marine biology and ecotoxicology. Future contributions from Prof. Matozzo are anticipated as he maintains collaborations with national and international institutions and continues his involvement in editorial boards and research projects.

Notable Publications:


A total of  5828 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations     5828
  • h-index        45
  • i10-index     97




Valerio Matozzo | Environmental sciences | Best Researcher Award

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