Vincenzo Balzani#


Vincenzo Balzani
Membership Number:464
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Elected:1989
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Homepage(s):http://www.ciam.unibo.it/photochem/balzani.html




Present and Previous Positions

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

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

Honours and Awards
  • 1960 Miriam Borsari Medal, University of Bologna
  • 1985 Pacific West Coast Inorganic Lectureship, USA and Canada
  • 1988 Gold Medal "S. Cannizzaro", Italian Chemical Society
  • 1989 Doctorate "Honoris Causa", Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg (CH)
  • 1991 Franqui Chair, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1992 Accademia dei Lincei Award in Chemistry, Italy
  • 1993 Wenner Gren Distinguished Lectureship, Sweden
  • 1994 Ziegler-Natta Lecturer, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Germany
  • 1994 Italgas European Prize for Research and Innovation
  • 1995 - 1996 Centenary Lecturer, The Royal Chemical Society (U.K.)
  • 1995 - 1996 Lee Lecture, University of Chicago
  • 1998 Blacet Lecture, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
  • 1999 Sacconi Lecture, University of Florence, Italy
  • 2000 Porter Medal for Photochemistry
  • 2002 Prix Franco-Italien de la Société Française de Chimie
  • 2002 Upper Rhine Lectureship, France and Germany
  • 2003 Premio al Merito, Camera di Commercio, Industria e Agricoltura della Provincia di Forlì-Cesena
  • 2005 Ungaretti Lecture, University of Pavia (Italy)
  • 2006 Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
  • 2006 Werdelmann Lecture, University of Essen (Germany)
  • 2008 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


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