Pierangelo Metrangolo

Pierangelo Metrangolo (born 16 April 1972) is an Italian chemist with interests in supramolecular chemistry[2] and functional materials.[3] He also has an interest in crystal engineering,[4] in particular by using the halogen bond.[5][6]

Pierangelo Metrangolo
Born (1972-04-16) 16 April 1972 (age 47)
Lecce, Italy
Spouse(s)Rauni Hannele Primetta[citation needed]
Alma materUniversity of Milan
Known forHalogen Bonding
  • ERC Grantee (2012)[1]
Scientific career
ThesisHalogen Bonding in Supramolecular Chemistry (2001)

Education and professional positionsEdit

Metrangolo was born in Lecce, Italy. He obtained his PhD in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan in 2001 with a thesis on halogen bonding in supramolecular chemistry.[7] He became assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano in 2002, where he was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and to full professor of chemistry for technologies in 2011. He is also affiliated to the National Research Council of Italy and holds a visiting professorship at the Aalto University (Finland, since 2015) and at the VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland (since 2011).

Research interestsEdit

His research interests have covered the following topics:

Honors and awardsEdit


  1. ^ "ERC project FOLDHALO Folding with Halogen Bonding".
  2. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. Halogen Bonding: A Paradigm in Supramolecular Chemistry Chemistry – A European Journal 2001, 7, 2511–2519 (DOI: 10.1002/1521-3765(20010618)7:12<2511::AID-CHEM25110>3.0.CO;2-T)
  3. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. The Halogen Bond in the Design of Functional Supramolecular Materials: Recent Advances Accounts of Chemical Research 2013, 46, 2686–2695 (DOI: 10.1021/ar400103r)
  4. ^ Halogen Bonding,also called "legame aloggieno". – Fundamentals and Applications Metrangolo P. and Resnati G. Eds.; 2018; Springer; Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. ISBN 978-3-540-74330-9
  5. ^ "Metrangolo chaired an IUPAC project on the definition of the halogen bond".
  6. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. Halogen versus hydrogen Science 2008, 321, 918–919 (DOI: 10.1126/science.1162215)
  7. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. Halogen Bonding in Supramolecular Chemistry Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2008, 47, 6114–6127 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.200800128)
  8. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. Halogen-bonded Mesogens Direct Polymer Self-assemblies up to Millimetre Length Scale Nature Communications 2014, 5:4043 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5043)
  9. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. Transmembrane anion transport mediated by halogen-bond donors Nature Communications 2012, 3:905 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1902)
  10. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. A Superfluorinated Molecular Probe for Highly Sensitive in Vivo 19F‑MRI Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 8524–8527 (DOI: 10.1021/ja503270n)
  11. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. Supramolecular Amplification of Amyloid Self-assembly by Iodination Nature Communications 2015, 6:7574 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8574)
  12. ^ "Metrangolo chaired an ICSU-IUPAC project on the terminology of crystal engineering".
  13. ^ P. Metrangolo et al. 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): From Design of Materials to Clinical Applications Chemical Reviews 2015, 115, 1106–1129 (DOI: org/10.1021/cr500286d)
  14. ^ "ERC project FOLDHALO Folding with Halogen Bonding".
  15. ^ "G. Ciamician Medal to Pierangelo Metrangolo" (PDF).
  16. ^ "IUPAC's Division 1: Titular Members".
  17. ^ "Acta Crystallographica B: Editorial Board".
  18. ^ "CrystEngComm: Editorial Board". 22 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Crystal Growth & Design: Editors".