Prof. Paolo Samorì (Imola, Italy, 1971) is Distinguished Professor (PRCE) at the Université de Strasbourg (UNISTRA), Director of the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) and Director of the Nanochemistry Laboratory. He is also Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), Member of the Academia Europaea and Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). He obtained a Laurea (master’s degree) in Industrial Chemistry at University of Bologna in 1995. In 2000 he received his PhD in Chemistry from the Humboldt University of Berlin (Prof. J. P. Rabe). He was permanent research scientist at Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche of Bologna from 2001 to 2008 and Visiting Professor at ISIS from 2003 to 2008. He has published more than 270 papers on applications of scanning probe microscopies beyond imaging, hierarchical self-assembly of hybrid architectures at surfaces, supramolecular electronics and fabrication of organic-based nanodevices. He has been awarded various prizes, including the E-MRS Young Scientist Award (1998), the MRS Young Scientist Award (2000), the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists (2001), the “Vincenzo Caglioti” Award (2006), the “Nicolò Copernico” Award (2009), the “Guy Ourisson” Prize (2010), the ERC Starting Grant (2010), the CNRS Silver Medal (2012), the Spanish-French “Catalán-Sabatier” Prize (2017) and the German-French “Georg Wittig - Victor Grignard” Prize (2017). He is Member of the Advisory Boards of Advanced Materials, Small, ChemPhysChem and ChemPlusChem (Wiley-VCH), Chemical Society Reviews, Nanoscale, Chemical Communications and Journal of Materials Chemistry (RSC), ACS Nano and ACS Omega (ACS).


  • >270 publications
  • >40 cover pages
  • >10,000 citations
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