Gianfranco Pacchioni


Gianfranco Pacchioni received the degree in Chemistry at the University of Milano (1978) and the Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Freie Universität of Berlin (1984). He has been working at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California (1987) and at the Technical University of Munich (1993). In his career he received several awards: Nasini Medal of the Italian Chemical Society (1994), National Price “Federchimica” (1996), Alexander von Humbold Award (2005); Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (2009). He has been Visiting Professor at: University of Barcelona (1998-1999), Fritz-Haber Institut of the Max Planck Society, Berlin (2005), University of Paris VI (2003, 2009, 2011), University of North Texas at Denton (2009). He has been Chairman of the COST Action “Inorganic oxide surfaces and interfaces”, member of the scientific council of various foundations and consortia, and is Chairman of the Panel PE5 of the European Research Council for the Advanced Grants. He is coordinator of the PhD programme in Nanoscture and nanotechnology. His main interest are the electronic structure and the theoretical description of oxides (bulk, surface, thin films), of supported metal clusters and their role in surface chemistry, catalysis, photocatalysis and energy production.
Gianfranco Pacchioni is author of about 400 papers with about 12000 citations (h-index: 60) and has given more than 250 invited talks at international conferences and research institutions.

  1. C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, A. Selloni, S. Livraghi, E. Giamello, “Characterization of paramagnetic species in N-doped TiO2 powders by EPR spectroscopy and DFT calculations”, J. of Physical Chemistry B, 109, 11414-11419 (2005).
  2. C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, A. Selloni, “Theory of carbon-doping of titanium dioxide”, Chemistry of Materials, 17, 6656-6665 (2005).
  3. C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, A. Selloni, “Electronic structure of defect states in hydroxylated and reduced rutile TiO2 (110) surfaces”, Physical Review Letters, 97, 166803-4 (2006).
  4. S. Livraghi, M. C. Paganini, E. Giamello, A. Selloni, C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, “Origin of photo-activity of nitrogen-doped titanium-dioxide under visibile light”, J. American Chemical Society, 128, 15666-15671 (2006).
  5. A. M. Czoska, S. Livraghi, M. Chiesa, E. Giamello, S. Agnoli, G. Granozzi, E. Finazzi, C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, “The nature of defects in Fluorine-doped TiO2”, J. of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 8951-8956 (2008).
  6. C. Di Valentin, E. Finazzi, G. Pacchioni, A. Selloni, S. Livraghi, A. M. Czoska, M. C. Paganini, E. Giamello, “Density functional theory and electron paramagnetic resonance study of the effect of N-F codoping of TiO2”, Chemistry of Materials, 20, 3706-3714 (2008).
  7. C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, H. Onishi, A. Kudo, “Cr-Sb co-doped TiO2 from first principle calculations”, Chemical Physics Letters, 469, 166-171 (2009).
  8. C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, A. Selloni, “Reduced and n-type doped TiO2: nature of Ti3+ species” (feature article), J. of Physical Chemistry C, 113, 20543-20552 (2009).
  9. F. Gallino, C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, “Transition levels of defect centers in ZnO by hybrid functionals and localized basis set approach”, J. of Chemical Physics, 133, 144512/1-10 (2010).
  10. A. Czoska, S. Livraghi, M. C. Paganini, E. Giamello, C. Di Valentin, G. Pacchioni, “The nitrogen-boron paramagnetic center in visible light sensitized N-B co-doped TiO2. Experimental and theoretical character-rization”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13, 136-143 (2011).