Chemical sciences and materials technology

Director

Prof.ssa LIDIA ARMELAO

Email: direttore.dsctm@cnr.it
Phone number: 0649937765

Profile

Degree in Chemistry cum laude (1990), Master in Glass Engineering (1991), PhD in Chemical Sciences (1994) from the University of Padova. Post-doc fellow in Paris (UPMC, 1995), and visiting scientist in Canada (University of Western Ontario, 2005 - 2008, 2011). Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) from 1996 to 2015, she is currently Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Padova. Director of the CNR Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Energy Technologies (2014 - 2020), President of the Padova CNR Research Area (2015 - 2017), Director of the CNR Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies of Materials (since 10/2020). Member of the Scientific Commission of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI). Vice President of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Governmental expert in the CapTech Materials & Structures at the European Defence Agency (EDA). The scientific activity concerns the area of chemistry and materials, with focus on the self-assembly of innovative metallo-supramolecular systems, the design and soft chemical synthesis of functional nanostructures and smart surfaces. Applicative fields include sustainable energy technologies, environmental remediation, host-guest chemical processes. She was awarded the EniChem Thesis Prize (1990) and the Ugo Croatto Prize (1993). Publications include over 210 papers on international peer-reviewed scientific journals and over 40 invited lectures at national and international conferences.