Francesco Paolucci is an Associate Professor of electrochemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Bologna, Italy, since 2001. He studied electrochemistry in Bologna under the supervision of Professor Sergio Roffia, working on the electrochemical characterization of cobalt complexes and moved in 1987 to Padua, Italy, where he took a Research Scientist position at the National Research Council. There he worked on themes of materials electrochemistry, principally on the electrosynthesis of III-V semiconductors. In 1991, on a Royal Society (Accademia dei Lincei) grant, he studied the photoelectrochemistry of silicon with Professor Laurie Peter in Southampton, UK, and in 1992 he became Lecturer in physical chemistry at the University of Bologna. In 1995, he worked with Professor Christian Amatore at ENS, Paris, on a NATO-funded project involving the use of ultramicroelectrodes in supramolecular electrochemical studies. Since 1992, he has worked on themes of molecular and supramolecular electrochemistry and materials chemistry, focussing on the mechanism of electrochemically induced reactions involving metal complexes, mechanically interlocked systems, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, biosensors, and biologically active systems. He is author of over 110 peer-reviewed papers and chapters and 3 patents.
Biography Updated on 24 April 2007