Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica
Prof. Leonardo Marchese


Ultimo aggiornamento:
3 Aprile, 2014

Prof. Leonardo Marchese
Professore Ordinario in Scienze Chimiche

Leonardo Marchese was born in Italy (Stigliano, MT) on 01.08.1960. He graduated with top marks (110/110 with laude) at the University of Turin on July, 1985 and obtained, in the same University, the PhD degree in Chemistry (September 1990), followed by the positions of Research Assistant (February 1992), Researcher (November 1994) and Associate Professor (November 1998). Since 2005, he is Full Professor in Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science MFN of the "Università del Piemonte Orientale - Amedeo Avogadro ".

His research interests concern the development of innovative layered or porous inorganic and organic/inorganic hybrids and multifunctional polyhedral silsesquioxanes (POSS), which have been used in several applications as: i) polymeric composite materials with enhanced flame retardant properties; ii) acid and/or redox catalysts for sustainable chemistry; iii) light emitting materials for optoelectronics; iv) magnetic materials for biomedicine. These research activities have been published on high impact factor journals, including, Angew. Chem., Chem. Commun., Chem. Phys. Phys. Chem., Langmuir, J. Phys. Chem., Chem. Eur. J., Chem. Mat. J. Mater. Chem., Green Chem.. One of the most recent work on innovative hybrid inorganic-organic materials has been published on Angew. Chem. as VIP (Very important Paper) article. L. Marchese has been Guest Editor of two themed issues of J. Mater. Chem. and Microporous and Mesoporous Materials dedicated to layered materials and their applications in Catalysis and Nanotechnology and one of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, dedicated to physical chemistry at the cross-road of advanced oxide materials.

He is (or has been) Coordinator of several European and National Projects, among which the most prestigious are:

- European STREP project of the VI FP titled: "Novel Inorganic Nanostructured Materials and Devices with Enhanced Photoemission Activity and Thermal Stability" (2005-2008), STABILIGHT; among others, Fiat Research Centre and Nanoscience Centre of the University of Cambridge were involved in this project;

- European Project of the VII FP (joint call NMP-ENERGY) titled "Innovative Materials for Future Generation Excitonic Solar Cells" (2009-2012), INNOVASOL; among others, Fiat Research Centre, Nanoscience Centre of the University of Cambridge (Prof. M. Welland) and Laboratory of Photonic and Interfaces of the Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne (Prof. M. Graetzel) are involved in this project.

- European Project of the VII FP titled: “Global solar spectrum harvesting through highly efficient photovoltaic and thermoelectric integrated cells” (2013-2016), GLOBASOL; among others, Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Fraunhofer – Gesellschaft, Cardiff University, NLAB Solar AB are involved in this project.

The research activities in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have allowed the constitution in the Università del Piemonte Orientale of an Interdisciplinary Centre, Nano-SiSTeMI, where the most advanced, top level equipments are present included a very recent solid state NMR spectrometer.

L. Marchese covers the following Academic positions:

- Vice-Director of the Department of Science and Technological Innovation of the Università del Piemonte Orientale;

- Director of the Master Course of "Materials for Energy and Environment";

- Representative of the University of Eastern Piedmont in the scientific board of PROPLAST a consortium of 15 Italian Universities and over 200 small and medium enterprises and multinational companies involved in the research/production of plastic materials.

- Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Centre, Nano-SiSTeMI, which includes over 40 young and senior researchers.

He has co-authored over 213 original publications on international scientific journals and 3 international patents.

CV Prof. Leonardo Marchese