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Marco Garavelli

Full Professor

Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari"

Academic discipline: CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Personal Data
• First name and family name: MARCO GARAVELLI
• Place and date of birth: CESENA (Italy), 19/09/1969
• Academic titles: Ph.D (in Theoretical Chemistry), Full Professor
• Present position: Full Professor in Physlca-Chemistry, Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale “T. Montanari”, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento, 4, 40136 BOLOGNA (Tel: 051-2093693; mobile: 328-0431272; E-mail:

Education, key qualifications and professional experience
Marco Garavelli (MG) was born in 1969 and received his Laurea in Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude) in 1994 from the University of Bologna, where he also attended his Ph.D. project in Chemical Sciences. Doctorate was awarded in 1998 (26/05/1998). He spent two years (1998-1999) at King's College London as Research Associate (TMR Postdoctoral position for the “Quantum Chemistry for the Excited State – QUCEX” project), and in 1999 he started his activity as Assistante Professor at the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician” of the University of Bologna, where he worked until June 2016 as Associate Professor. From September 2012 to August 2016 he has hold a position at the l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon as "Professeur des Universités", where he was leading a research group and teaching Computational (Photo)chemistry classes at the Bachelor and Master degree level. Since June 2016 MG is working as full professor in Physical-Chemistry at the Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanarari”, University of Bologna, where he is leading a group of several people (Master students, PhDs, PostDocs).

Institutional and academic activities

From 2017 to 2021 he has belonged to the GTA group in Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Processes.

In 2017 he has belonged, as Chemical Sciences representative, to the evaluation committee board of ALMAIDEA projects.

He has belonged to the PhD board in Nanoscience for Medecine and Environment and he now belongs to the PhD board in Industrial Chemistry.

Scientific and relevant achievements
The results of his researches have been documented in more than 200 scientific papers, most of them published on renowned international journals of high impact factor (including Nature, PNAS, Angewandte, JACS). He has also contributed to reviews (e.g. Rev. Com. Chem. 2000, 15, 87-146; Theor. Chem. Acc. 2006, 116, 87-105) and books (e.g. COMPUTATIONAL PHOTOCHEMISTRY -Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Vol. 16 - 2005; M. Olivucci, Ed.; Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 191-223) in computational photochemistry. Recently (2005) his scientific achievements have been of impact in the public audience, being the matter of interest for national (non-specialized) newspapers and radio/TV broadcasts (see:

His papers have received more than 8000 citations, his h-factor is 48 (Source: ISI Web of Knowledge).

Referee and editorial activity
He is a regular referee of ACS journals (e.g. JACS, JPC, JCTC), RCS journals (e.g. PCCP, ChemComm, Dalton Transactions, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry) and Wiley-VCH journals (e.g. Eur. J. Org. Chem., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Eur. J.). He is guest editor of the Theoretical Chemistry Accounts special memorial issue in honour of Prof. Fernando Bernardi, scheduled to appear at the end 2007.

International experience
The results of his researches have been presented in more than 70 International Congresses, Meetings and Workshops to which he has contributed with oral communications or invited key lectures (10 invited lectures only in the last five years). He has been invited to present lecture courses and seminar lessons in International Summer Schools (e.g. European School of Computational Chemistry –ESCC– 1999, Perugia, Italy; SMART, Pisa, Italy, 2016; WISPOC School 2017) and Universities (e.g. Paderborn University, Germany, 2003) as visiting Professor.

Congress organization
MG has organized the international symposium "Modeling Complex Molecular and Biomaterial Systems: Simulation of Reactive Processes, Methodological Advances and Interplay with the Experiments" at the ICCMSE-2007 congress (25-30 September, Corfu, Greece). The proceedings have been published by the American Institute of Physics: AIP Conf. Proc. 2007, 963 (Vol. 1 e 2).

For his activity he received several awards, including the prestigious PRIMO LEVI Prize 2004 by the Italian Chemical Society, and the 2004 Younger European Chemists commendation award honoured in Turin at “The 2004 Younger European Chemists' Conference”. In 2012 MG has been honoured by a JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science) award

International Grants

• Ricerca Fondamentale Orientata, RFO 2006-20011, Bologna University (Grant 30 k€).

• Progetti Strategici d'Ateneo 2005, “Compositional and Executable Representation of Nano Devices”, Bologna University (Grant 80 k€).

• Progetti di Ricerca Nazionale, “PRIN-Synthesis and stereo-control in organic molecules”, 2005-2006 (Grant: 15 k€).

• Progetti di Ricerca Nazionale, “PRIN-Tracking ultrafast photoinduced intra- and inter-molecular processes in natural and artificial photosensors”, 2008-2009 (Grant: 53 k€).

• ERC Advanced Grant 2011 (Multidisciplinary-CoInvestigator Grant) “Structure and dynamics of biomolecules by two-dimensional ultraviolet spectroscopy”, 2012-2016, Grant agreement no. 291198 (PI + Co-PI Grant: 2.5 M€)

• ENS-Lyon start-up package, 2012, (130 k€)

• ANR Project “Femto2DNA. Spectroscopie 2DUV: un nouvel outil pour l'étude de biomolécules”, 2015, (160 k€, research unit coordinator)

• H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 “LightDyNAmics”, 2018-2022, Marie-Curie ITN-ETN grant (grant n. 765266) as UNIBO-unit partner leader (start on April 2018, 3.8 M€, 258k€ for UNIBO unit)

• H2020-NMPB-2018 "SIMDOME" project, 2019-2022, (grant n. 814492) as UNIBO-CHIMIND subunit partner leader (start on January 2018, 500k€ for UNIBO-CHIMIND subunit)

• Progetti di Ricerca Nazionale 2017, “PRIN-PHANTOMS”, 2019-2022, (Grant n. 2017A4XRCA), as UNIBO-unit partner leader (200k€ for UNIBO unit).

• DOE project "Theory and Simulation of Ultrafast Multidimensional Nonlinear X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecules", 2018-2021, (grant n. DE-FOA0001904) as UNIBO-unit partner leader (start on September 2018, 180k$ for UNIBO unit).

• DOE project "Modeling of Multidimensional X-ray Probes of Chemical Processes and Dynamics in Molecular Systems", 2021-2024, (grant n. DE-SC0022225) as UNIBO-unit partner leader (start on September 2021, 333k$ for UNIBO unit).