Salvatore Lorusso, former full Professor in “Chemistry of the Environment and Cultural Heritage” in the Department of Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus), continues his academic activities in various ?elds. His scienti?c activity continues as a member of the Scienti? c Committee of the project “Joint Research Laboratory for Cultural Heritage Diagnosis and Conservation”, within the Agreement of Cooperation between the University of Bologna, Italy, and Zhejiang University, China. He is the founder and Director of two book series: the ?rst, I beni culturali e l’ambiente consisting of 11 volumes (Pitagora Editrice, Bologna), and the second, La formazione e la ricerca nel settore dei beni culturali e ambientali, of two volumes (Mimesis Edizioni, Milano-Udine). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the historical-technical Journal Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage (Mimesis Edizioni, Milano-Udine).
He is the author of more than 400 publications in national and international scienti?c journals and congress proceedings, and of 22 volumes covering subjects such as commodity science and the system: artifact-environment-biota. He is a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; the former Vice-president, he is now a Councilor of the Presidency of the Società Italiana per il Progresso delle Scienze (SIPS - founded in 1839); Director General of the Academy of Food and Wine Culture; member of the Scienti?c Committee of the network “Gardens of Babylon - Green Hub”; Emeritus Professor and Visiting Professor of the Cultural Heritage Institute of Zhejiang University (China); President of the Academic Committee of National Cultural Heritage Preservation (Cultural Relics Bureau of Zhejiang Province).