Professor Adriana Bigi is Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bologna, where previously she covered the positions
of Researcher, and of Associate Professor since 1992.
At present, Prof. Bigi teaches Chemistry for the Bachelor Course of
Geological Science and Structural Chemistry for the Bachelor Course of
Chemistry and Chemistry of Materials.
Prof. Adriana Bigi carries out her research activity at the
Department of Chemistry “Ciamician”, where she coordinates the
Biomimetics and Materials Chemistry group.
She studied for long time the chemical and structural aspects of
the biomineralization processes, which can be regarded as model
systems for the design and development of new materials.
At present, the research interests include the design and
development of innovative inorganic, polymeric and composite
materials with tailored functional properties: synthesis and
characterization of functionalized calcium phosphates through
biomimetic methods; oriented growth of inorganic phases on
functionalized matrices; design and development of new biomaterials
for orthopaedics; chemical, structural and morphological
characterization of inorganic materials.
Author and co-author of more than 230 international
scientific publications, and of 2 international patents, she has
presented invited lectures or was member of the Scientific
Committee in several Italian and International Conferences.
Prof. Bigi is a reviewer of numerous scientific journals, and
collaborates with many Italian and foreign groups.
Recently, she has been the scientific responsible for the
University of Bologna of one European project, 3 PRIN projects, one
FIRB project, one project in the framework of the Bilateral
Scientific and Technological Cooperation Between Italy and Romania, one project in the framework of the exchange program
Vigoni, one FARB project.