• 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
• 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: email@example.com).
Education, key qualifications and professional
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
Since 20/4/2017 he belongs to the GTA group in Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Processes.
Since 18/5/2017 he belong, as Chemical Sciences representative, to the evaluation committee board of ALMAIDEA projects.
He belongs to the PhD board in Nanoscience for Medecine and Environment.
Scientific and relevant achievements
The results of his researches have been documented in more than 140
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 5000 citations, his h-factor is
40 (Source: ISI Web of
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
The results of his researches have been presented in more than 60
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.
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
In 2012 MG has been awarded an ERC Adv Grant (GA. 291198) for the
project “Structure and dynamics of biomolecules by two-dimensional
ITN Marie-Curie – H2020. In 2017 he has been awarded a Marie-Curie ITN (ITN-ETN 765266-LightDyNAmics) as UNIBO-unit partner leader. The project will start officially on April 2018 (3.8 M€, 258k€ for UNIBO unit).