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Title: Professoressa

Affiliation: Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (I.S.I.S.) Université de Strasbourg and Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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Luisa De Cola is since September 2013 Professor Exceptionnelle at the University of Strasbourg (ISIS) as chair of Supramolecular and Bio-Material Chemistry, and part time scientist at the INT-KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. Since 2016 she is also Professor of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), and since 2019 Honorary Professor at Tianjin University, China.
She was born in Messina, Italy, where she studied chemistry. After a post-doc in USA she was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna (1990). In 1998 she was appointed Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2004 she moved to the University of Muenster, Germany.
She is recipients of several awards, the most recent being the ERC advanced grant 2010, IUPAC award as one of the Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2011). She was elected as member of the Academia Europeae in 2012 and in 2014 member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2014 she has been Nominated "Chevalier de la Légion d' Honneur" by the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. In 2015 she received the International Prize for Chemistry "L. Tartufari" from Accademia dei Lincei and the Catalan -Sabatier prize from the Spanish Royal Academy of Science. In 2016 she was elected member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften un der Literatur of Mainz.
In 2019 she received the Izatt-Christensen Award in Macrocyclic and Supramole-
cular Chemistry, the Anassilaos Prize and she was elected member of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere. She is one of the 39 selected women chemists, from all times, at the Science Museum of Valencia (Ciutat de les Arts y de les Ciencies), Spain.
Her main interests are luminescent and electroluminescent systems and their assemblies and nano- and porous structures for biomedical applications.
She has published more than 360 papers, and filed 38 patents (H-index = 73).


Title: Professore

Affiliation: Dipartimento di Chimica Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"

Specialization: -

Gianluca M. Farinola completed his PhD in 1996 at the University of Bari. He was Assistant Professor from 1996, Associate Professor from 2003 and from 2015 he is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bari Aldo Moro.
He has been visiting researcher at the University of Muenster (2009), invited visiting professor at the University of Strasbourg (Institut de Science et d'Ingégnerie Supramoléculaire - ISIS) (2013 and 2014) and at the University of Angers (2015) and visiting scholar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University, Boston (2017 and 2018).
From 2017 to 2019 he is serving as the President of the Organic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society and from 2018 to 2021 as the President of the Division of organic Chemistry of EuChemS.
In 2003 he was awarded the "Medaglia Ciamician" of the Italian Chemical Society and in 2008 the "Innovation in Organic Synthesis Award" of Interuniversitary Consortium CINMPIS.
From 2016 to 2018 he has been Consultant of the Italian Parliamentary Commettee - Commissione Parlamentare Bicamerale Camera dei Deputati / Senato della Repubblica Italiana di Inchiesta sulle Attività Illecite Connesse al Ciclo dei Rifiuti e su Illeciti Ambientali ad esse Correlati.
He is co-founder of a spin-off company SYNCHIMIA s.r.l. of the University of Bari started in November 2008.
His research activity (more than 170 publications and about 110 invited lectures) focuses on the design and synthesis of multifunctional molecular and polymeric photo/electro-active organic materials for applications ranging from organic photonics and electronics to biology.


Title: Dottoressa

Affiliation: IC_CNR

Specialization: -

Ph.D. in Physics at the Physics Dep. of the University of Bari / Italy. Senior Researcher of the National Research Council, Institute of Crystallography Bari (Italy) where she leads the X-ray MicroImaging Laboratory (XMI-L@b). More than 25 years' experience in the structural characterization of (nano)materials, biomaterials, natural and bio-engineered tissues, interfaces and surfaces with X-ray based scattering techniques. Executive Committee of the Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society. She is author of about 240 publications in international journals.


Title: Dottore

Affiliation: IPCB CNR

Specialization: -

PhD in Polymer Engineering at the Loughborough University (UK), he is a researcher of Institute of Polymers, Composite and Biomaterials (IPCB) of National Research Council where he leads the Hybrid Materials Lab and the SAXSlab. He has been visiting associate professor to Loughborough University (2003-2004), and visiting researcher to State Key Laboratory of Polymer Engineering Materials of Sichuan University (from 2009-2017).
His main research interests include: a) the development of multifunctional hybrid and nanocomposite materials, b) the development of hybrid materials by sol-gel approach as coatings, films and foams, c) the morphological characterization of polymer nanocomposites by Small Angle X-ray Scattering analysis.
He published more than 130 papers in international scientific journals (H-Index 28 from Scopus and 30 from Google Scholar), seven chapters in books and he has the co-authorship in two international PCTs, one international patent and several national patents.


Title: Professore

Affiliation: Rettore Università di Camerino

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Claudio Pettinari, MSc in Chemistry cum laude. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the Camerino University. CNR associate, Doctor HC University of Galati, Bonati prize winner in 1998, Raffaello Nasini Medal in 2004, Camerte dell'anno in 2013, San Giacomo della Marca prize in 2018. Visiting Researcher at University of Zaragoza, Visiting Professor at Strasbourg, Sevilla, Lisbon. Rector of Camerino University from 2017, Vicerector of Camerino University from 2011 to 2017, Vicerector for International relation from 2007 ro 2017. Research Delegate from 2017. Author of more than 400 papers, 3 book, 4 patents. He has presented more than 100 oral communications and 30 Invited and plenary lectures. Coordinator of more than 20 research projects and 3 didactic projects.