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 >280 papers on nanochemistry, supramolecular sciences, materials chemistry, and Scanning Probe Microscopies with a specific focus on graphene and other 2D materials as well as functional organic/polymeric and hybrid nanomaterials for application in opto-electronics, energy and sensing. His work 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), the German-French “Georg Wittig - Victor Grignard” Prize (2017) and the RSC Surfaces and Interfaces Award (2018). He is Associate Editor of Nanoscale (RSC) and Member of the Advisory Boards of Advanced Materials, Small, ChemPhysChem and ChemPlusChem (Wiley-VCH), Chemical Society Reviews, Chemical Communications and Journal of Materials Chemistry (RSC), ACS Nano and ACS Omega (ACS).


  • >280 publications
  • >40 cover pages
  • >10,000 citations
  • h-index = 58