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Alberto Credi

Full Professor

Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari"

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry

Vice Rector for Research

Short Bio

Alberto Credi is professor of general and inorganic chemistry at the Università di Bologna and associate research director at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). He is the founder and scientific director of the Center for Light Activated Nanostructures (CLAN), a University-CNR joint laboratory for research in the areas of supramolecular chemistry and photochemistry, materials science and nano science. His interests are focused on the development of molecular systems and materials controlled by light; in particular, his contribution to the realization of logic devices, machines and motors of nanometer size is internationally recognized. He is involved in various research projects and he collaborates with several laboratories and institutes in Italy and abroad. He has authored books and over 320 scientific publications, he received several awards, including an ERC Advanced Grant, and he has delivered more than 180 invited talks at national and international conferences and seminars. Since the beginning of his career he is engaged in the popularization of chemistry disciplines and scientific culture in general.

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+39 051 6398320

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Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale "Toso Montanari"
Viale del Risorgimento 4, Bologna - Go to map

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Office hours

Students may meet Prof. Credi mon-fri 9-17, only by appointment; send an email to from the institutional e-mail address (

Consulting will take place either online (Teams) or in Prof. Credi's office, at one of the following venues:

1) ISOF-CNR Institute, via Gobetti 101, Bologna (building 12, 1st floor, room 313)
2) Rectorate, Palazzo Poggi, via Zamboni 33, Bologna (office of the Vice Rector for Research)
3) CHIM "Ciamician" Department, via Selmi 2, Bologna (1st floor)

The specific venue will be communicated upon request of appointment.

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