Angelo Albini (b. 1946) is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Pavia, Italy. A native of Milan, he completed his studies in Chemistry at Pavia in 1972. After postdoctoral work at the Max-Plank Institute for Radiation Chemistry in Mülheim, Germany (1973-74), he joined the Faculty at Pavia in 1975 as an assistant and then associate (since 1981) professor. He accepted a Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Torino in 1990 and then moved again to Pavia in 1993, where he has been Head of the Department until December 2012. He has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Western Ontario (Canada, 1977-78) and Odense (Denmark, 1983). He is active in the field of organic photochemistry, organic synthesis via radical and ions, photoinitiated reactions, mild synthetic procedure in the frame of the increasing interest for sustainable/green chemistry, applied photochemistry (photostability of dyes, drugs, photoinduced degradation of pollutants). He has been responsible of several research projects sponsored by national and international institutions and devoted to the above topics. He has founded and been the first coordinator both of the ‘Green Chemistry’ group (2007-2012) and the Photochemistry group (1982-1987) of the Italian Chemical Society. He is coauthor/editor of three books (Heterocyclic N-Oxides, CRC, Orlando, 1990, Drugs: Photochemistry and Photostability, RSC, Cambridge, 1998, and Handbook of Synthetic Photochemistry, Wiley-VCH, 2010), and the editor of the yearly Specialist Periodic Reports on Photochemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry) since 2008, as well as coauthor ca. 320 research articles and of 40 review articles or chapter of books.
Biography Updated on 13 October 2015