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Stefania Rapino

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Stefania Rapino is an Associate Professor at the University of Bologna since the 8th October 2018.

Dr. Stefania Rapino received her Master degree in Chemistry from the University of Bologna in 2002, summa cum laude. She spent her doctoral studies at the same University in the computational group of the Chemistry Department, reaching the PhD in chemical Sciences in 2006. 

She spent research periods as visiting scientist at the Interdisciplinary Electronic Spectroscopy Laboratory of University of Namur (group of Prof. P. Rudolf); in the laboratory of "Activation Moléculaire et Réactivités Electrochimiques" at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, under the supervision of Prof. C. Amatore and at the ‘Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal – CNRS Université Bordeaux-I' Pessac,  France under the supervision of Dr. Pénicaud. She has taken part in a number of European research project collaborating actively with international research groups.

During her academic career, she has gained and consolidated her expertise in several theoretical and experimental fields concerning surface chemistry, electrochemistry, scanning probe techniques and scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrochemistry for biological applications, development and application of innovative methods in cancer research.

Dr. Rapino Stefania, has played a pivotal role in developing the scientific cooperation between European Institute of Oncology (IEO) and the Chemistry Department of Bologna University, involved in projects concerning some of the most advanced topics of oncology. Over the years she acquired competences and expertise at the cutting edge between biology/medicine and physical chemistry/surface chemistry.


June 2003       Italian Chemical Society, division of Electrochemistry, “Solartron-Dataline Corporation prize” Prize for the Master degree research (Premio di Laurea).

November 2011 Special Mention for young researcher in bio and nanotech fields. Women&Technologies international conference, 7 November 2011.

Prof. rapino coauthored more than 60 papers in international journals, including: Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, JACS, Chemical Science, Small, Journal of Physical Chemistry B e C, Langmuir, Carbon, J. Mater. Chem., ACS Nano, Analytical Chemistry, Nanomedicine.



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