Lorenzo Zani

Primo Ricercatore



Telefono: +39 055 522 5245

Sede: Firenze

Indirizzo: Area della Ricerca CNR di Firenze, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

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Education: Laurea (M. Sc.) in Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy (2002); Dr. Rer. Nat. with a thesis on organometallic chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2003-2006).

Work experience: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stockholm University, Sweden (2007-2008); Postdoctoral Fellow, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK (2009-2010); Postdoctoral Fellow, CNR-ICCOM (2010-2011); Researcher, CNR-ISOF, Bologna, Italy (then relocated at CNR-ICCOM, since 11/2011). Senior Researcher, CNR-ICCOM Sesto Fiorentino (since Jan 2023).

Awards: Borchers Medal of the RWTH Aachen University (2007); postdoctoral fellowship of the Wenner-Gren foundation (2007-2008).

Management: Coordinator of project “SUNNYSIDE” (2020-2022), funded by “Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze” Foundation; Co-coordinator of CNR-NRF bilateral research project “Dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells for sustainable artificial photosynthetic processes” (2022-2023) funded by CNR.

Conference Organization: Member of the organizing or scientific committee of >10 national and international scientific conferences in the field of synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry, and chemistry for renewable energy.

Publications: 65 publications on international, peer-reviewed scientific journals (indexed by WoS and Scopus), 2 book chapters, 12 oral and invited presentations at national and international conferences.

Bibliometric Data: (WoS, 30/12/2023) results: 76; sum of times cited: 4025; citing articles: 3626; h-index: 26.

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis; Organometallic Chemistry; Heterocyclic Chemistry; Organic Functional Materials; Solar Energy; Hydrogen production.

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