Prof. Paolo Samorì is Distinguished Professor at the Université de Strasbourg, Director of the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) and Director of the Nanochemistry Laboratory. He is also Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB), 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 340+ 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 optoelectronics, 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), the RSC Surfaces and Interfaces Award (2018), the Blaise Pascal Medal in Materials Science of EURASC (2018), the Pierre Süe Prize of the French Chemical Society (2018) and the ERC Advanced Grant (2019). He is Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances (RSC) and Member of the Advisory Boards of Advanced Materials, Small, ChemPhysChem, ChemNanoMat, ChemPlusChem and ChemSystemsChem (Wiley-VCH), Chemical Society Reviews, Chemical Communications, Nanoscale Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry (RSC), ACS Nano and ACS Omega (ACS).

Key Figures:

  • 340+ publications
  • 40+ cover pages
  • 14,000+ citations
  • h-index = 67