Born in Ferrara (1949). Degree in Chemistry magna cum laude (University of Ferrara, 1973). Stage at the “Laboratoire de Minéralogie-Cristallographie”, Université P. et M. Curie, Paris VI, supervisor Prof. J.P. Mornon (1980).
Assistant Professor (1975-1978); Lecturer of Chemistry with Computers (1978-1984); Associate Professor of Laboratory of General and Inorganic Chemistry (1983-2009); Lecturer of Chemistry for Engineers (1985-1989); Lecturer of Structural Chemistry (since 1990); Lecturer of General and Inorganic Chemistry for faculty of Pharmacy (since 2010).
1988-1993 Member of the Teaching Commission of the Italian Association of Crystallography
At University of Ferrara:
2008-2009 Member of the scientific Commission FAR for the Research 03 Chemical Sciences
2009- President of the teaching commission of Faculty of Chemistry.
2010- Director of the Centre of Structural Chemistry of University of Ferrara
Research:
Crystal Structures of Organic and Inorganic Compounds by X-ray Diffraction.
Themes of research:
Molecular interactions, Strong Hydrogen Bonds and Solid State Tautomerism, Crystal Engineering, Structural Correlations, Structural chemistry of Inorganic and organometallic compounds with catalitic and magnetic properties.
More than 300 scientific papers and 5 reviews published on international scientific journals.
Scientific co-operations:
Proff. Stefano Milione, Fabia Grisi, Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Salerno.
Proff. Gino Paolucci, Marco Bortoluzzi, Fabiano Visentin Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari e Nanosistemi, Università Cà Foscari, Venice.
Prof. Keith Vaughan, Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada.
Prof. Debashis Ray, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Prof. Joydev Dinda, School of Applied Science, Haldia Institute of Technology, India.
Proff. Vladimir Machacek, Petr Simunek, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Prof. Antonin Lycka, Research Institute of Organic Syntheses (VUOS), Pardubice, Czech Republic
Prof. Liudmil Antonov, National Forestry University, Sofia, Bulgaria.