Foto del docente

Lucia Casali

Research fellow

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Teaching tutor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

The research activity is based on the synthesis and characterization of crystalline materials for environmental and pharmaceutical application by exploiting green synthetic methods, like mechanochemistry, and common diffraction techniques. The main investigated compounds are urea based co-crystals to use as non-polluting fertilizers and β-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes with urease and AMO inhibitors.


January 2021 - present: post-doc at the University of Bologna in the research group MCE (Molecular Crystal Engineering). 

October 2020 - January 2021: internship at the research center BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing), Berlin, Germany. Supervisor: Dr. Franziska Emmerling.

November 2017 - December 2020: PhD in Nanoscience for Medicine and Environment at the University of Bologna. Thesis: crystal engineering strategies for a heltier environment: solid-state syntheses and characterization of organic/inorganic co-crystals and host-guest systems with improved stability and performance activities. Supervisor: Prof. Fabrizia Grepioni.

October 2017: master’s degree in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Bologna.
Thesis: luminescent chemosensors based on silica nanoparticles. Supervisor: Professor Luca Prodi.

September 2015: bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Materials Chemistry at the University of Bologna.
Thesis: synthesis of bimodal silica nanoparticles for imaging. Supervisor: Professor Luca Prodi.

Scientific activity

6-17 July 2020: Rigaku School for Practical Crystallography (virtual school).

19-20 June 2020: 2nd International Conference on Crystal Engineering: From Molecule to Crystal (virtual meeting).

9-11 June 2019: Convention ‘CF@BO2019’. Bologna, Italia (poster contribution).

2-6 June 2019: 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019). Lecce, Italia (poster contribution).

27-31 May 2019: School ‘ 3.0: Total Scattering for Nanotechnology on the Como Lake’. Como, Italia.

20-22 February 2019: School ‘Thermomicroscopy and Polymorphism in Theory and Practice’. Innsbruck, Austria.

17 Dicembre 2018: XVIII giornata della Chimica dell'Emilia Romagna (oral contribution).

29 August- 2 September 2018: Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC) International Crystallography School (AICS2018) "Powder Diffraction: Theory, Software and Applications". Bari, Italia.

21-25 Maggio 2018: International School of Crystallization: Drugs, Foods, Agrochemicals, Minerals, New Materials. Granada, Spagna (poster contribution).

Altre attività

Member of the scientific committee Conoscere la Chimica (January 2018-present)

Student representative of the PhD students of the chemistry department Giacomo Ciamician (May 2019-present)

Latest news

At the moment no news are available.