Alessandro Abbotto


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Born 1963, MS degree in Chemistry from Univ. Milano with honours (1989). Prize for the best student in Chemistry of the Univ. Milano (1990). Ph.D. in Chemistry (1993), NSF post-doctoral fellow at UC-Berkeley, CA (US) (1994-95), NATO fellow at the Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, D (1995). Assistant Professor (1995), Associate Professor (2001), Full Professor (2010) in Organic Chemistry and Materials. Dean of the undegraduate programs in Chemistry of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Co-author of a university textbook in Heterocyclic Chemistry, more than 135 publications in peer- and editor-reviewed international scientific journals (H index of 27 and more than 2500 citations) including 20 patents (11 international) and 4 book chapters, and ca. 40 invited talks. National Coordinator of the Interdivisional Group for Renewable Energy of the Italian Society of Chemistry and Director of the Solar Energy Research Center MIB-SOLAR of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Member of the International Advisory Board di EurJOC (Wiley), member of the Editorial Board of La Chimica e L’Industria, official magazine of the Italian Chemical Society. Member of the board of consultants of Italian Ministery of Research for EU framework programme Horizon 2020, societal challenge “Energy”. Member of the scientific committee of the Fondazione Tronchetti Provera (Pirelli). Application reviewer for MIUR-Italian Ministry of University and Research, University of Milano, NSF, INSTM-Italian University Consortium on Materials Science and Technology and Universities; peer-reviewer for many international scientific journals (ACS, RSC, Wiley, Elsevier). At the present he is P.I. of a MIUR-PRIN 2013-16 and of MIUR-Regione Lombardia 2012-15 on organic and hybrid photovoltaics and participates to a FP7-EU project “Cheetah” 2014-2017. He has participated in the past 5 years to a number of projects from MIUR-FIRB, MIUR-PRIN, INSTM, CNR, Fondazione Cariplo, EU-FP6, EU-FP7 and with companies (eni, Pirelli). Main current scientific interests include materials and devices for organic and hybrid photovoltaics (DSSC, perovskites, OPV) and solar fuels (water splitting).