Welcome to the

Alberto Credi Research Group Website

The group is based at the Center for Light Activated Nanostructures (CLAN), a Joint Research Laboratory set up by the University of Bologna and the National Research Council (CNR). Our personnel belongs to the Department of Agro-food Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" of the University. We are also part of the Interuniversity Center for the Chemical Conversion of Solar Energy (SolarChem). Our laboratories are located in the premises of the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity (ISOF) of CNR in the Navile Campus.


July 2017
Alberto Credi is elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences

June 2017
Alberto Credi and Massimo Baroncini highlight Nobel laureate Ben Feringa's work on Science

June 2017
Alberto Credi is appointed member of the SCI International Relations Committee

May 2017
Metal-free active template rotaxane synthesis published in ChemComm

1 October 2016
The LEAPS project funded by an ERC Advanced Grant has started. More information at site.unibo.it/leaps.

January 2017
Alberto Credi is among the top 20 most cited Italian chemists, and the 1st most cited active researcher in Chemistry at the University of Bologna (www.topitalianscientists.org).

We are a young and dynamic team that addresses problems of frontier research in the nanoscience field by following a chemical bottom-up approach. Our background has its roots in the long-standing tradition of inorganic photochemistry, started in the 1960-70s by professor Vincenzo Balzani and his coworkers (Roberto Ballardini, Fabrizio Bolletta, Teresa Gandolfi, Alberto Juris, Mauro Maestri, Luca Moggi, and Margherita Venturi, who is still an essential collaborator), and expanded to organic and supramolecular photochemistry and electrochemistry in the 1980s-90s. Our core discipline is Chemistry, but we like the interaction with other fields such as theoretical and experimental physics, materials science, pharmaceutical science, biochemistry, and computer science.

Our experimental activity is focused on the synthesis, photophysics, photochemistry, and electrochemistry of molecular species, inorganic nanocrystals, and supramolecular assemblies.

The main objective of our research is the development and investigation of nanoscale devices, that is, chemical systems that exhibit functionalities arising from the structural and/or functional integration of components at the nanometer scale. More information is available in the Research page. An introduction to our research interests for non-specialists can be found in the Tutorial page. Please visit the Lab tour page to have a look at the infrastructures, equipment and techniques of the Photochemical Nanosciences Laboratory that we employ in our research.

Thank you for your visit. I hope you will enjoy it.

Last update: March 2017