31 ago 2022
Euchems Chemistry Congress 2022
The FarinolaGroup is present in Lisbon for participating in the EuChemS Chemistry Congres with four oral communication! Prof. Gianluca Farinola showed all the powerful opportunities of functional biohybrid nanomaterials from diatoms microalgae recently developed in our group, our Post-Doc Gianluigi Albano presented his last results on the IR irradiation-promoted Pd-catalyzed cross-dehydrogenative coupling, our PhD student Gianfranco Decandia presented our recent work on IR-assisted direct arylation reactions during the "Green Chemistry" session and the last oral communication of the group: our Post-Doc Giorgio Rizzo showed our recent results on the synthesis, characterization and polymerization of fluorinated dopamine in the "Supramolecular Chemistry" session.
30 ago 2022
Flavio Bonati Prize 2022
Our Post-Doc Gianluigi Albano received the "Flavio Bonati Prize 2022" of Italian Chemical Society at the Internationale Conference of Coordination Chemistry in Rimini, as the best Italian under-35 researcher in the field of Organometallic Chemistry!
24 giu 2022
CIMTEC 2022 - Symposium FP
Our research group is currently present at #CIMTEC2022 in Perugia! Prof. Farinola is the chair of the symposium FP "Biological, Biohybrid and Bioinspired Materials: From Electronics and Photonics to Medicine", where the wide community of researchers involved in materials science will be enlarged with high quality lectures of biologists and biotechnologists.
Moreover, our Associated Professor Roberta Ragni held an invited lecture on bio-hybrid materials based on photosynthetic organisms for energy conversion. We are very glad that our results gained much interest from the audience!
For more info please visit: http://2022.cimtec-congress.org/symposium-fp
8 giu 2022
School of Nanomedicine 2022
This morning Prof. Farinola held a lecture on functional materials from living organisms at the School of Nanomedicine 2022 in Rome. The school was also attended by our PostDoc Rossella Labarile and our PhD student Annarita Flemma.
More info at https://www.ba.ic.cnr.it/nanomedicine2022/
7 giu 2022
New book chapter!
Happy to share a new book chapter titled "New insights in luminescent fluorinated transition metal compounds" by our group.
This chapter aims to provide new insights about organometallic compounds having at least one organic ligand substituted with a fluorine atom.
3 giu 2022
Luigi Lopez award 2022
Our PhD student Davide Mesto and reaseacher assistant Erica Colaprico received the Luigi Lopez award for the 2021 best master thesis in organic chemistry in the field of biopolymers among the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacy and CTF of University of Bari.
The event was organised by Opera Pia Monte di Pietà e Confidenze at the Piccinni Theatre in Bari.
2 giu 2022
New research article!
3 mag 2022
Plenary lecture on photosynthetic microorganism.
Today Prof. Farinola will hold a plenary lecture on photosynthetic microorganisms as functional materials at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology!
13 apr 2022
New front cover!
The Front Cover shows a vortex of silk threads: From Bombyx mori cocoons, the silk fibroin-supported Palladium catalyst is prepared and successfully applied in the Suzuki-Miyaura and Ullmann coupling reactions of aryl chlorides for the synthesis of biaryl products. Cover design by Gianfranco Decandia and Antonio Guaiana.
30 mar 2022
Maratona di giovani idee per lo sviluppo sostenibile #TheFutureIsYours
Three PhD students of our research group are participating to the event "Maratona di giovani idee per lo sviluppo sostenibile #TheFutureIsYours" winner of the CRUI call "University 4 EU - Il tuo futuro, la nostra Europa" organized by the University of Bari "Aldo Moro", BSc in Environmental Sciences.
Mariella Marangi, Annarita Flemma and Valeria Sini, together with Prof. Roberta Ragni and Dr. Pietro Cotugno, presented their doctoral research and supported high school students in drafting projects on biodiversity and circular economy.
22 mar 2022
The “Flavio Bonati Prize” 2022 to Gianluigi!
The Interdivisional Group of Organometallic Chemistry (GICO) of the Italian Chemical Society assigned to our Post-Doc Gianluigi Albano the “Flavio Bonati Prize” 2022, as the best under 35 Italian researcher working in the field of Organometallic Chemistry. The awards ceremony will be held during the next congress of GICO, which this year will be hosted in the International Conference on Coordination Chemistry 2022 (ICCC2022) scheduled in Rimini from 28 August to 2 September 2022, where Gianluigi will also hold an Invited Lecture on his current research activity. Huge congratulations to Gianluigi from all of us!
17 feb 2022
Check out our latest article, published on Green Chemistry: a critical review showcasing all the sustainable protocols for direct C-H bond arylation of (hetero)arenes. A massive literature effort of our research group!
13 feb 2022
New research article!
Happy to share our new publication: We developed a biocompatible polydopamine coatings onto Diatom microalgae cells, used to increase the resistance of these biological species to external stresses (such as pH, dyes and detergents), in order to obtain functional hybrid materials based on living cells.
11 feb 2022
New front cover!
Our new cover is out! Chlorophyll, shown as a racket, is the photochemical core of photosynthesis and its applications in organic electronics are raising large interest. The cover depicts an electron exchanged between an artificial player and its natural counterpart on a court of chlorophylls layered on a transistor. The dazzling sun underlines the light-triggered nature of the chlorophyll-based hybrid devices.
24 gen 2022
New research article!
Happy to share our first publication of 2022: a great collaboration with The_SilkLab, recently accepted on
EurJOC! We used a silk fibroin-supported Palladium catalyst in the Suzuki-Miyaura and Ullmann coupling of aryl chlorides.
9 gen 2022
New visiting PhD student!
A very warm welcome to Michele Pompilio, PhD student from the University College London as part of BEEP ITN network!
For more information about BEEP please visit: https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/beep/home
20 dic 2021
Election of the Italian Chemical Society
Prof. Gianluca Maria Farinola has been elected President of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) for the three-year period 2023-2025!
19 dic 2021
Chimica sotto l'albero
Today, our research group is present with 6 oral contributions at the scientific workshop "Chimica Sotto l'Albero" organized by SCIPuglia: an important event for gathering and showcasing the value and excellence of young chemists!
24 nov 2021
Young Investigator Workshop 2020
Professor Gianluca Farinola joined the 12th Young Investigator Workshop, started today in Barcelona, as President of the EuChemS Organic Chemistry Division.
22 nov 2021
Gianluigi awarded for the best video of "Primo Levi Award 2020"
Our Post-Doc Gianluigi Albano has been awarded by the Young Group of Italian Chemical Society (SCI Giovani) for the best video of "Primo Levi Award 2020", one of the most important national prize dedicated to under-35 young chemists. The awards ceremony has been held in Rimini during the Merck Young Chemists' Symposium 2021 (22-24 November 2021). Many congratulations to Gianluigi from all of us!