Vincenzo Balzani is a professor of general and inorganic chemistry at the University of Bologna since 1972, is one of the most cited chemist of the world.
He studied in most prestigious university abroad (Vancouver, Strasbourg, Bordeaux...).
His scientific activity is testified by more than 500 articles, most of publicised in important international scientific review. In the past ten years he has publicised 148 articles with an average of 47 citations for articles and his research have been highlighted in scientific review such as Nature, Science, Chemistry.
For his scientific works has won numerous awards. He was president of European Photochemistry Association. In the period 1988-1992 was president of the European Association of photochemistry, and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Sciences and the Accademia dei Lincei.
His main research topics concern the photochemistry, supramolecular chemistry, molecular machines and devices, and chemical aspects of nanotechnology.
He has done research at various universities abroad, in the chemistry of coordination compounds of electron transfer reactions. He is also interested in the topic of energy, is doing research in artificial photosynthesis is to draw attention to the need to urgently address the looming energy crisis and ecological.
And 'member of the editorial boards of major international chemical journals.
He has given over 300 lectures in national and international conferences and at academic institutions in various parts of the world.
As coordinator of a group of professors and researchers in Italian Universities has called on the government to:
Le scelte energetiche per il futuro dell'Italia" (www.energiaperilfuturo.it)
By Nicola Armaroli won the third edition of the literary prize for science "Galileo" with the text: "Energy for spaceship earth.