Massimiliano Lamberto, Postdoctoral Associate, NSF-NIRT Project


Current projects


        Synthesis of functionalized molecular tripods for ultrafast interfacial electron transfer studies


Education and experience

2003                    Ph.D. in Chemistry, Combinatorial Centre of Excellence,  University of Southampton, U.K.

                             Thiol-Mediated Radical Cyclisations of Isocyanides: Synthesis of N-Heterocycles.

                             Supervisor: Prof. Jeremy D. Kilburn


1992                    Laurea (M.S.) in Chemistry, First Class Honors,  University of Messina, Messina, Italy.

                              Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry of Triacylglycerols in commercial edible oils.

                             Supervisor: Prof. M. Saitta


2003-2004          Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, New York University, New York, U.S.A.

                             Stabilization of peptide secondary structures employing a novel intramolecular Wittig and Horner-Wadsworth-

                             Emmons strategy.  Synthesis of novel 1,2,4 and 1,2,3-Triazole based oligomers.


2002                    Industrial Internship, GlaxoSmithKline, High Throughput Chemistry Laboratory,  Harlow, UK.

                             Application of microwave flash-heating technology to heterocyclic chemistry.  Synthesis of a library of pyrrolines

                             and pyroglutamates.





Selected publications:


Lamberto, M.; Corbett, D. F.; Kilburn J. D. Thiol Mediated Free Radical Cyclisations of Isocyanides on Solid Support. Tetrahedron Letters, 2004, submitted.


Lamberto, M.; Corbett, D. F.; Kilburn J. D. Microwave assisted free radical cyclisation of alkenyl and alkynyl isocyanides with thiols. Tet. Lett., 2003, 44, 7, 1347-1349.


Lamberto, M.; Ackman, R. G. Positional isomerization of trans-3-hexadecenoic acid employing 2-amino-2-propanol as a derivatizing agent for ethylenic bond location by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Anal. Biochem., 1995, 230, 2, 224-228.


Lamberto, M.; Saitta, M. Principal component analysis in fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry of triacylglycerols in edible oils. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 1995, 72, 8, 867-871.


Lamberto, M.; Ackman, R. G. Confirmation by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry of two unusual trans-3-monoethylenic fatty acids from the Nova Scotian seaweeds Palmaria palmata and Chondrus crispus. Lipids, 1994, 29, 6, 441-444.