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De Cola, Luisa

Corresponding Fellows

Cat. III Fisica, Chimica e applicazioni

B: Chimica e applicazioni

Elected: 2022

Email: luisa.decola [@]


Luisa De Cola is, since end of 2020, Professor at the University of Milano and director of a unit at the Instituto Mario Negri. She is also part time scientist at the INT-KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.
She was born in Messina, Italy, where she studied chemistry. After a post-doc in USA she was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna (1990). In 1998 she joined the University of Amsterdam as full Professor and in 2004 she moved to the University of Muenster, Germany. In 2012 she accepted a call from University of Strasbourg as chair of Supramolecular and Bio-Material Chemistry. In 2022 she received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Santander, Spain. She is recipients of several awards, including the Izatt–Christensen prize in Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, the Natta Medal from the SCI. She was nominated “Chevalier de la Légion d' Honneur” and is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, and of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere. In 2021 she has been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021.
Her main interests are luminescent and electroluminescent systems and their assemblies,and nano-, porous and soft structures for biomedical applications.