Professor. Roberto Sebastiano was graduated in Chemistry at University of Milan in 1986 with a chemistry thesis, titled "Selective hydroxylation of phenols and oxidation of primary alcohols by means of reactions assisted by Copper Complexes." In 1992 he got his PhD in Industrial Chemistry at University of Milan with a thesis titled "Selective Oxidation of Organic Compounds by Metals in High Valence". He has spent his third PhD year at Houston University (Houston - Texas - USA), studying the synthesis and the characterization of radical aromatic cations. In 1993 he became Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he worked in the field of radical induced metal reactions and in analytical chemistry, biomolecular analysis. In particular in capillary electrophoresis, he developed new products applied like melted silicon capillary coating, useful for analysis of proteins. In 2003 he was invited as a visiting professor, for 6 months, at the Departamento de Quimica Analitica of the University of Valencia (Spain) , analyzing proteins from food flours.
Since 2006 he has been associate professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta" of Politecnico di Milano where he continues his research activity in capillary proteomics and electrophoresis as well as in the recovery and characterization of protein derived from biomass and industrial processes for biofuels production.
From 2012 he exploitated secondary products,derived from production of renewable energy sources such as lignin and saccharide derivatives, transforming them into polyfunctional organic molecules as additives in composite materials of different nature or as synonyms for the chemical synthesis industry.