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Nicola Armaroli (born 2 September 1966 in Bentivoglio) is an Italian chemist, FRSC. His main research fields are photochemistry and photophysics of materials and molecules for solar energy conversion and advanced lighting devices.[1]

Nicola Armaroli
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Born (1966-09-02) 2 September 1966 (age 52)
Alma materUniversity of Bologna
Scientific career
FieldsPhotochemistry, photophysics
InstitutionsItalian National Research Counsil


Life and research activityEdit

Armaroli studied chemistry at the University of Bologna and got his laurea in 1990. In 1994 he got his PhD under supervision of Vincenzo Balzani. After that he was a post-doc at Bowling Green State University and the Italian National Research Counsil. There he started his own research project in 1997 and consequently became a Senior Research Scientist in 2002. Since 2007 he is Research Director.

As of October 2014 he had published 168 papers in refereed scientific journals. Furthermore he is the author of five books and several book chapters. His H-index is 54, making him one of the leading Italian scientists.[2] Besides his research activity he is member of the Editorial Boards of Chemistry - A European Journal, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, Polyhedron, Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry and director of SAPERE, the oldest Italian scientific journal, which was founded in 1935.



  • With Vincenzo Balzani: Energia oggi e domani. Prospettive, sfide, speranze, Bononia University Press, 2004, ISBN 88-7395-093-0.
  • With Vincenzo Balzani: Energia per l’Astronave Terra- Quanta ne usiamo, come la produciamo, che cosa ci riserva il futuro, Zanichelli 2008, ISBN 978-88-08-06391-5.
  • With Vincenzo Balzani: Energy for a Sustainable World – From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future, Wiley-VCH 2011, ISBN 978-3-527-32540-5.
  • With Vincenzo Balzani and Nick Serpone: Powering Planet Earth – Energy Solutions for the Future, Wiley-VCH 2013, ISBN 978-3-527-33409-4.

Selected Papers in scientific journalsEdit


  1. ^ Nicola Armaroli, Vincenzo Balzani, Towards an electricity-powered world. In: Energy and Environmental Science 4, (2011), 3193-3222, p. 3194, doi:10.1039/c1ee01249e.
  2. ^ Nicola Armaroli Curriculum vitae. National Research Council

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