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Giacomo Bergamini

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Giacomo Bergamini got his laurea (cum laude) in chemistry at the University of Bologna in 2003, defending a thesis on photophysical and electrochemical characterization of dendrimers, advisor Prof. Vincenzo Balzani. In the 2007 he got the PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Bologna, working under the supervision of Prof. Vincenzo Balzani in the field of design and characterization of supramolecular systems.

He was a visiting scientist, for six months, in the laboratory “Photochemistry and Spectroscopy” of Prof. Frans De Schryver at the Katolieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium), financially supported by a grant from “Marco Polo” programme.

Jan. 2007- Oct 2011 he got research fellowships to work at the Photochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry group, directed by Prof. Vincenzo Balzani, in the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”.

November 2011 - March 2019 “Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato” and since April 2019 is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”.

He has published more than 100 research papers published on international journal, 6 of which are review articles, and 3 book chapters.

He has attended more than 40 international conferences over the past 10 years, the majority of which he provided oral contributions, including 10 as invited speaker (keynote and plenary).

National and international awards

  • “Premio tesi 2004, radiazioni ionizzanti e non ionizzanti” della Società Italiana per le Ricerche sulle Radiazioni (S.I.R.R.).
  • Finalista al 2010 European Young Chemist Award, la cui fase finale si è tenuta al 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress di Norimberga (Germania)
  • nominated by European Research Council for participation in the 63rd Meeting of Nobel Laureates and then selected by scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (500 under 35 years old chemist from all around the world).
  • Premio Internazionale “Vincenzo Caglioti” in Chemistry 2013, honoured by Accademia dei Lincei
  • Premio Raffaello Nasini 2018, byte Italian Chemical Society


Coordinator of the PHOTOTRAIN project (3,6 million, 2016-2020), ITN-Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the European H2020 programme


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