Education and Training
MS degree in Chemistry from University of Milano 110/110 e lode (with honours) (1989). Ph.D. in Chemistry University of Milano (with Prof. G. A. Pagani, 1993), NSF post-doctoral fellow at UC-Berkeley, CA (US) (with Prof. A. Streitwieser, 1994-95), NATO fellow at the Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, D (with Prof. P. v. R. Schelyer, 1995).
Assistant Professor at University of Milano (1995) and University of Milano-Bicocca (1998), Associate Professor at University of Milano-Bicocca (2001), Full Professor at University of Milano-Bicocca (since 2010) in Organic Chemistry and Materials.
Main Present and Recent Duties
2018-present: Head (Chairman) of the Department of Materials Science
2017-18: Deputy-President of the Performance Evaluation Group of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Nucleo di Valutazione; its main duty is, by national law, to monitor all teaching and research activities, students’ opinion, assess correct use of public funding, and check productivity of administrative and faculty staff)
2013-18: National Coordinator of the Interdivisional Group for Renewable Energy of the Italian Society of Chemistry (EnerCHEM)
2014-present: Member of board of consultants of Italian Ministery of Research for EU framework programme Horizon 2020, societal challenge “Energy”.
2014-present: Member of the Editorial Board of La Chimica e L’Industria, official magazine of the Italian Chemical Society.
2013-present: Member of the International Advisory Board of EurJOC (Wiley)
2010-present: Member of the scientific committee of the Fondazione Tronchetti Provera (Pirelli).
2012-17: Dean of the education programs in Chemistry of the University of Milano-Bicocca.
2013-17: Director of the Solar Energy Research Center MIB-SOLAR of the University of Milano-Bicocca
2015-17: Deputy-Chairman of the Department of Materials Science, University of Milano Bicocca
Other. Application reviewer for MIUR-Italian Ministry of University and Research, University of Milano, University of Padova, NSF, INSTM-Italian University Consortium on Materials Science and Technology; peer-reviewer for many international scientific journals (ACS, RSC, Wiley, Elsevier).