Curriculum Vitae  

  • 1987: Laurea in Chemistry (110/110 e Lode) at the Università degli Studi di Firenze with a thesis on magnetic properties of low dimensional materials based on nitronyl-nitroxide radicals and transition metal ions
  • 1992: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Firenze discussing a thesis on Molecular Magnetic Materials, supervisor Prof. D. Gatteschi
Academic career
  • 1997-2000: Ricercatore SSD CHIM03 presso la Facoltà di Farmacia, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • since 2000: Associate Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry in the Faculty of Pharamacy, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Dipartimento di Chimica dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Consorzio Interuniversitario per La Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Teaching Activity
  • since 2004: “Magnetic Molecules” in the Faculty of Science of the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Corso di Laurea Specialistica in Fisica ed Astrofisica
  • dal 2007: “Molecular and Supramolecula Materials” Classe di Scienze della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Other Activities
  • 2002-2005: Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Dalton Transaction of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • since 2007: Member of the International Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal Chemistry of Material of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • since 2007: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society
Experiences abroad
  • Lab. Electronique Fondamentale, Universitè Paris Sud, France
  • Dep. Rech. Fondamentale, Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires, Grenoble, France
  • Frequent visitor of the High Magnetic Field Laboratory, CNRS-Max Plank Inst., Grenoble, France
  • May 2001, Visiting Professor at the Universitè Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, France
  • 2000: Medaglia Nasini (2000) for the best young inorganic chemist of the year
  • 2002: Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize
  • 2002: Gonfalone d’argento del Consiglio Regionale della Toscana
  • >200 in peer-reviewed international journals
    h-index: 54.0 (al 31/10/2008 da fonte ISI apps.isiknowledge.com)
  • one book “Molecular Nanomagnets” published by Oxford University Press in 2006 (ISBN:0-19-856753-7) with coauthors Dante Gatteschi & Jacques Villain
Coordination & managment
  • 2002-2008: Recipient of a grant funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2002 -2008) on Molecular Magnetism
  • since 2005: Activity Leader for the “ROADMAP for research in Molecular Magnetism” in the Network of Excellence “Magmanet” funded by the EC (VI FP)
  • since 2008: Member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the l European Institute of Molecular Magnetism (EIMM)
  • since 2008:Senior Scientist of the EC project “4FNANOMAG: Theoretical basis for the of Lanthanide - based molecular nanomagnets”, in the frame of FP7- PEOPLE-2007-2-1-IEF, Intra European Fellowships
  • since 2007: Coordinator of an Industrial Collaboration with Eni S.p.A. on “Magnetometry for the characterization of Co/Al2O3 catalist for Fisher Tropsch synthesis”
Referee acrivities
  • Referee for most important journals in Chemistry, Physics and Material Science like Nature Materials, Journal American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Physical Review Letters, etc.
  • Referee for the American National Science Foundation (http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov)
  • Referee for the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/)
  • Invited expert evaluator by the Scientific Advisory Board del Leibniz Institute for Solid State Research, IFW, Dresda (Germania)
  • Member since 2005 of Programme Committee of the Large Scale Facility Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, C.N.R.S., Grenoble, Francia. (http://ghmfl.grenoble.cnrs.fr)
  • Referee for Prisma Projects of the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM) (http://www.instm.it)
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Main Research Interests  

Magnetic Interactions in Inorganic Compounds and Organic Radicals -  Electronic Structure of Metal Complexes -  EPR Spectroscopy -  Low Dimensional Magnetism -  Magnetic Molecular Materials -  Magnetic Phase Transitions -  Spin dynamics in nanostructured materials -  Single molecule magnets -  Organization and characterization of molecules on surfaces

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