Prof. Luisa De Cola
Position: since 1 September 2013 Full Professor (Class Exceptionnelle), and AXA chair of Supramolecular and Biomaterial Chemistry, at Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France. Adjunct scientist at Adjunct Scientist at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
1978 - 1983 Laurea in Chemistry summa cum laude, University of Messina (Italy), supervisor Prof. Raffaello Romeo.
1984 -1986 Postdoctoral fellow (NIH) at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA (supervisor: Prof. Lidia M. Vallarino).
1986-1990 Researcher National Research Council, CNR, Instituto F.R.A.E, Bologna (group leader Prof. Vincenzo Balzani).
1987-1988 Visiting researcher, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Prof. Alex von Zelewsky).
1990-1998 Assistant Professori University of Bologna (Italy).
1998-2004 Full Professor, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), chair of Molecular Photonic Materials.
since 2005 Full Professor (C4) in Physics and Chemistry, University of Münster (Germany) chair of Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics.
2005- 2006 Adjunct Professor, HIMS, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006-2012 Part-time Professor Department of Chemistry University of Twente, The Netherlands
2012- University of Strasbourg/ISIS AXA chair in Supramolecular and Biomaterials Chemistry and Adjunct Scientist at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Some relevant Awards and Professional Appointments
1986 Prize for chemistry "Fondazione U. Bonino e M.S. Pulejo”
1993 Prize for Chemistry of the "Accademia di Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche di Napoli".
1995 Federchimica National Prize " per un futuro intelligente (for a smart future)".
1995 International Prize of the European Photochemistry Association "Grammaticakis-Neumann"
2004 Finalist of the Descartes Prize 2004
2003-2007 Member of the Advisory Board for the Chemistry Department, Imperial College of London
2009 European Research Council, ERC Advanced Grant Award
2011 IUPAC prize for the most distinguished women in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering
2012 Gutenberg Chair Award
2013 Member of the Academia Europeae
2013- Member of the International Advisory Board of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, Italy
2013- Member of the Scientific Board of the Department of Chemistry of Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, ENS
2014 Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur appointed by the President of the Republic of France, François Hollande
2014 Member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
2014 International Prize for Chemistry from the Academia dei Lincei (Tartufari Prize) given by the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano
2014 Luigi Sacconi lecture award, Firenze, Italy
2014 Sigma Aldrich material science lecture award, EPFL, Switzerland
2015 International Prize Catala?n -Sabatier given by the Real Sociedad Espan?ola de Qui?mica
2015 Sir Jesse Boot lecture award, Nottingham, UK
2016 Weber Prize from Rotary Club, Messina, Italy
2016 Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften un der Literatur of Mainz
1987/88 University of Fribourg, Switzerland
1999 University of Leuven, Belgium.
2001 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
2002 University of Bordeaux, France.
2007 University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2007 Harvard University, Boston, USA
2008 University of Malaga, Spain
2009 ISIS and ULP, Strasbourg, France
2009 University of Sassari, Italy
2010 University of Tokyo, Japan
2011 MIT, Boston, USA
2014 University and CNR of Florence, Italy
Member of the editorial board of Chemistry of Materials (ACS), ChemPhysChem (Wiley), ChemPlusChem (Wiley) and Material Horizons (RSC).
Prof. Luisa De Cola is working in 2 main research areas: a) luminescent and electro-luminescent materials for optical and electroluminescent devices; b) nanomaterials and soft matrices for imaging, diagnostics and therapy.
She has published 330 papers and filed 36 international patents. She has been invited to more than 200 conferences as plenary (Gordon Conferences, ESF, Solvay Conference 2011, Accademia dei Lincei, Bürgenstock Conference 2012, E-MRS 2012…) or invited speaker and she has delivered more than 300 seminars/talks all over the world. She has a H index of 58 and more than 12000 citations (see profile from the web of science).
She has completed 38 PhD thesis, supervised more that 60 post-docs and several Master students. She has a team of 1 permanent staff, 12 PhD students, 8 post-docs and 1-3 master students. Her group is very international comprising at the moment 7 nationalities.
Prof. De Cola is a member of the board of the Physical Chemistry, section photochemistry and photophysics, of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Royal Chemical Society, the Italian Chemical Society, the French Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society.
She is also a member of several international boards and evaluation committee including the ERC starting grants.
She enjoys giving talks on chocolate.