Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

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List of Lecturers


Alessandro Abbotto, University of Milano-Bicocca 

Molecular design for solar production of electricity and fuels

Nicola Armaroli, CNR-ISOF, Bologna 

Energy for the 21st century. Where we are, where we should go

Vincenzo Barone, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Virtual Tools for Molecular Sciences:the Virtual Multifrequency Spectrometer 


Riccardo Basosi, University of Siena

Energy from the laws of Thermodynamics to Horizon 2020


Amerigo Beneduci, University of Calabria, Cosenza

Basic concepts and applications of thin organic films for

solar control and light switch


Carlo Alberto Bignozzi, University of Ferrara

Functionalized Semiconductor Nanomaterials
 in Solar Energy Conversion Processes


Simona Binetti, University of Milano-Bicocca

Inorganic Photovoltaic devices: from silicon
tonew hybrid tandem cells

Marcella Bonchio, University of Padua

Water Oxidation: the key step of Artificial Photosynthesis

Silvia Bordiga, University of Turin

Capture and storage of gases of interest in the energy sector

Sebastiano Campagna, University of Messina

Photoinduced energy migration and charge separation.

Their role in natural photosynthesis and basic

requirements for the design of artificial systems


Elisabetta Collini, University of Padua

Coherent electronic energy transfer in light harvesting:

from the biological process to photovoltaic applications


Maurizio Cossi, Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont

Gas Adsorption in Porous Solids: Models, Specific Surfaces and Pore Distributions

Theoretical Simulation of Gas Adsorption


Maria Lucia Curri, Institute for Physical and Chemical Processes, CNR, Bari

Soft chemistry tools for functional nanomaterials: new opportunities for photocatalytic applications 


Gabriele Giancane, University of Salento, Lecce

Humid techniques of immobilization of the active layers: methods,

characterization and applications in photoinduced phenomena


Renè J. A. Janssen, Eindhoven University of Technology

Converting Solar Energy with Organic Materials


Leonardo Marchese, Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont

Physico-Chemical Characterization of Porous Solids

Francesco Paolucci, University of Bologna

NanoCarbon-based Electrocatalytic Composites

for the Artificial Leaf


Michele Pavone, University of Naples Federico II

Ab initio simulation of charge and mass transport
in energy conversion devices


Bruno Pignataro, University of Palermo

Molecular thin films self-organized in 3D for photovoltaics

Maurizio Prato, University of Trieste

Integration of carbon nanostructures for energy production

Bruno Scrosati, Italian Institut of Technology, Genoa, and Helmholtz-Institute-Ulm

Challenges in lithium-ion and beyond lithium ion batteries 

Elena Selli, University of Milan

Photocatalytic Production of Solar Fuels: Materials and Reaction Paths


Massimo Trotta,CNR IPCF Bari

Hybrid photosynthetic Proteins