Mario Malinconico in 1979 graduated in Industrial Chemistry at University of Naples Federico II. From 1979 to 1981 was appointed as Research Assistant at University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry. Since 1983 he is Researcher at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) and since 2001 Research Director at Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, IPCB - CNR in Naples (Italy). Responsible of Laboratory of Polymer Synthesis and Chemical modification, in 2013 he was awarded by IUPAC of the Distinguished Chemistry Award for Novel Materials and their Synthesis. He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute for international journals.