Riccardo Leardi graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology in 1983.
Since then he has been working in the section of Analytic Chemistry of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Food Chemistry and Technology of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Genova, and his research field is Chemometrics.
His interests are mainly devoted to problems related to food, environmental and clinical data, and to experimental design and process optimization.
In the last years his research focused mainly on genetic algorithms and on three-way methods.
He developed a software for the application of genetic algorithms in variable selection and, in collaboration with Lars N?rgaard of the Department of Food Science of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen, a software for the application of backward interval PLS to remove non-relevant spectral regions. Both softwares are freely downloadable from the KVL site.
He is author of about 90 papers and 90 communications in national and international meetings; he has been an invited speaker in 15 international meetings and in several industries and research centers.
He is Review Editor of Journal of Chemometrics and Editorial Adviser of Analytica Chimica Acta, and a regular reviewer for several Journals.
Since November 2002 he started his activity of chemometric consultancy.