Vincenzo Balzani#


Vincenzo Balzani
Email:vincenzo.balzani 'at' unibo.it
Membership Number:464
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:vbalzani
Homepage: http://www.ciam.unibo.it/photochem/balzani.html









Present and Previous Positions

  • Professor of Chemistry, University of Bologna (Italy), since 1973
  • Assistant Professor, University of Bologna, 1963-1968
  • Assistant Professor, University of Ferrara, 1968-1969
  • Associate Professor, University of Bologna, 1969-1973

Fields of Scholarship

  • hotochemistry
  • photophysics
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • electron transfer reactions
  • molecular-level devices and machines
  • molecular nanotechnology
  • photochemical solar energy conversion

Honours and Awards

  • Miriam Borsari Medal, University of Bologna, 1960
  • Pacific West Coast Inorganic Lectureship, USA and Canada, 1985
  • Gold Medal "S. Cannizzaro", Italian Chemical Society, 1988
  • Doctorate "Honoris Causa", Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg (CH), 1989
  • Franqui Chair, University of Leuven, Belgium, 1991
  • Accademia dei Lincei Award in Chemistry, Italy, 1992
  • Wenner Gren Distinguished Lectureship, Sweden, 1993
  • Ziegler-Natta Lecturer, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Germany, 1994
  • Italgas European Prize for Research and Innovation, 1994
  • Centenary Lecturer, The Royal Chemical Society (U.K.), 1995-96
  • Lee Lecture, University of Chicago, USA, 1995-96
  • Blacet Lecture, University of California at Los Angeles, USA, 1998
  • Sacconi Lecture, University of Florence, Italy, 1999
  • Porter Medal for Photochemistry, 2000
  • Prix Franco-Italien de la Société Française de Chimie, 2002
  • Upper Rhine Lectureship, France and Germany, 2002
  • Premio al Merito, Camera di Commercio, Industria e Agricoltura della Provincia di Forlì-Cesena, 2003 *Ungaretti Lecture, University of Pavia (Italy), 2005
  • Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, 2006
  • Werdelmann Lecture, University of Essen (Germany), 2006
  • Quilico Gold Metal, Organic Division, Italian Chemical Society, 2008
  • Premio Alta Qualità delle Città, Bologna, 2008
  • Premio Galileo per la letteratura scientifica, 2009
  • Honor Professor, East China University of Science and Technology of Shanghai, 2009
  • Blaise Pascal Medal , European Academy of Sciences, 2009


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