Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Luisa De Cola

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Luisa De Cola is since September 2013 Professor Exceptionnelle at the University of Strasbourg (ISIS) as chair of Supramolecular and Bio-Material Chemistry, and part time scientist at the INT-KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. Since 2016 she is also Professor of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), and since 2019 Honorary Professor at Tianjin University, China.

She was born in Messina, Italy, where she studied chemistry. After a post-doc in USA she was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna (1990). In 1998 she was appointed Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2004 she moved to the University of Muenster, Germany.

She is recipients of several awards, the most recent being the ERC advanced grant 2010,  IUPAC award as one of the Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2011). She was elected as member of the Academia Europeae in 2012 and in 2014 member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2014 she has been Nominated “Chevalier de la Légion d' Honneur” by the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. In 2015 she received the International Prize for Chemistry “L. Tartufari” from Accademia dei Lincei and the Catalan -Sabatier prize from the Spanish Royal Academy of Science. In 2016 she was elected member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften un der Literatur of Mainz.

In 2019 she has received the Izatt–Christensen Award in Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, elected member of the Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere and she is one of the 39 selected chemists, from all times, at the Science Museum of Valencia (Ciutat de les Arts y de les Ciencies), Spain.