Gianfranco Pacchioni#

Gianfranco Pacchioni
Email:gianfranco.pacchioni 'at'
Membership Number:3310
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • Appointments:
    • 2000-now Full Professor, Department of Material Science, University of Milano-Bicocca
    • 1988-1999 Associate Professor, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Milano
    • 1984-1987 Assistant Professor Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Milano
    • 1981-1984 Research contract, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, FU Berlin, West Germany
    • 1979-1980 Italian CNR fellowship;
  • Visiting scientist and visiting Professor:
    • 1993 Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie, TU München, Germany (Humboldt fellow)
    • 1987 Post-doc fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center

Fields of Scholarship

  • Theory of surfaces and material science, with particular emphasis on the properties of oxides (keywords: theory, electronic structure, oxide materials)
  • Defects in oxides and their spectroscopic properties (keyword: defects)
  • Small metal clusters and nanoparticles supported on oxide surfaces, their chemical activity, diffusion and nucleation processes, catalytic properties (keywords: metal clusters, oxide surfaces, chemisorption, catalysis)
  • Oxide ultrathin films on metals (Keyword: ultrathin films)
  • Semiconducting oxides for photocatalysis (Keyword: photoactive oxides)
  • Analysis and interpretation of optical, vibrational, and magnetic resonances spectroscopies (keywords: theoretical spectroscopy)

Honours and Awards
  • 1993 Alexander von Humboldt fellow
  • 1994 Gold Medal "Raffaello Nasini", Italian Chemical Society
  • 1996 National Price “Federchimica”
  • 1998-1999 Professor Visitant Invitat, University of Barcelona
  • 2005 Humboldt Research Award
  • 2009 Member of European Academy of Sciences

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