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Silvia Alessandrini

Research fellow

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Teaching tutor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Curriculum vitae

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Currently, I am a research fellow in the Rotational and Computational Spectroscopy group of the Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician", University of Bologna. My research is in between theoretical and computational chemistry, with my research interests being focused on astrochemistry and the modelling of stable and unstable species in the gas phase.


Master's degree received in 2017 from the School of Sciences of the University of Bologna (Chemistry) followed by a PhD in Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore (May 2022). My research continued at Scuola Normale Superiore for another year as research fellow in the group of Prof. Vincenzo Barone (January 2022-January 2023).

Teaching activities

Since 2017, I have regularly carried out supporting activities for bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Bologna. In particular, I have been a tutor for the laboratory of Spectroscopic Methods (LT in Chemistry and Materials Chemistry), for the laboratory of Thermodynamics and Molecular Modelling (LM in Chemistry) and for the laboratory of Spectroscopic Properties from High Resolution Spectroscopy (LM in Chemistry).

Scientific activities

I serve as referee for international journals in the field of physical/computational chemistry. I have participated in several national and international congresses, including 4 by invitation.

I was Guest editor for the special issue "Spectroscopic and Theoretical Methods to Investigate Interstellar Medium" in Molecules (2023).

Awards and prizes

Winner of the best poster award at the workshop "AstrochemII - 2nd Italian Workshop on Astrochemistry - Chemical Evolution in our Galaxy: Spectroscopy, Observations and Reactivity", Follonica, 13th-16th June 2018.

Winner of the prize "Best Paper in Computational Chemistry 2020" in the field of methodological development. The prize was awarded by the division of theoretical and computational chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society in October 2020 for the paper "Extension of the "Cheap" Composite Approach to Noncovalent Interactions: The jun-ChS Scheme" published in J. Chem. Theory Comput., 16, 988 (2020) of the ACS.

Winner of the "Giuseppe del Re" prize for the best PhD thesis in the field of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. The prize is awarded by the Division of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (DCTC) of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI).

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