Born in 1957 inCremona (Italy),
Marco Bettinelli received his doctoral degree in Chemistry "maxima cum
laude" at the University
of Parma in July 1981. He
has been RicercatoreUniversitario
(Assistant Professor) at the University
(1983-1992) and ProfessoreAssociato
(Associate Professor) at the University
of Salerno (1992-1993).
In October 1993 he has moved to the University
of Verona, where is
currently Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of
Biotechnology, Faculty of Science. He has worked in numerous foreign
Universities and Institutions; in particular, in the years 1987-1988 he has
been a National Research Council and NATO Post-Doc Fellow in the Department of
Chemistry, BirkbeckCollege, University of London,
in the laboratory of Prof. C. D. Flint. He has been teaching numerous courses
in the fields of Inorganic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry and has been
invited as a teacher in various Schools in Italy and abroad. In May 2008 he
has received a doctorate honoriscausa
Clermont-Ferrand, France. In November 2011 he has
received the Marco Polo award for the scientific and technological
collaboration between Italy
in the field of Nanotechnology.
He has been associate researcher with CNR-IFAC (group of Prof. G. C. Righini) and has been a member of the Board of Directors of
INSTM (Consortium on Materials Science and Technology involving more than 40
Italian Universities) and of the Scientific Committee of CIVEN (CoordinamentoInteruniversitarioVeneto per le Nanotecnologie). He has been a member for six years of the
Academic Senate of the University
of Verona, and has been
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science (2003-2006). He has also been Deputy Head
of the Department of Science and Technology of University of Verona. He has
been President of the Council for the degree course in Biotechnology and
Coordinator of the Doctorate Course in Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
for Biomedical Applications.
He has published more than 350 papers in the fields of Chemistry,
Physics and Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Materials. He is the leader of a
research team that collaborates with Departments of many Italian (Padova, Parma, Venezia, Trento, Cagliari, Catania, Trieste, Pavia, Sassari) and foreign
(Caen, Concordia-Montreal, London,
TU-Graz, Kent-Canterbury, Lyon, Autonoma-Madrid,
Cantabria) Universities. He has been the Italian principal investigator of two
Italy-Spain Integrated Actions (years 2001-2002 and 2004-2005) with Universidad
(Prof. Garcia Sole and Dr. Jaque). He has also been
and is responsible for various executive programmes
of scientific and technological co-operation between the Italy and Poland
(Polish Academy of Science, Wroclaw),
between Italy and Japan (Kyoto Institute of Technology) and
between Italy and Mexico
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC CChem) and a reviewer for numerous international journals.
He has been Visiting Professor in various Universities abroad (among them
University of Caen, University Blaise Pascal,
Clermont-Ferrand, France and Kyoto University, Japan) and has acted as invited
speaker at many International Conferences, such as the International Conference
on Luminescence, Beijing 2005 and the 6th International Conference on
f-elements, Wroclaw, Poland, September 2006 (plenary speaker).
He has been a member of the Organizing Committees of various
International Conferences, and he has been Chair of the Session Nano-Technology and New Applications of the 6th
International Conference on f-elements (ICFE6), Wroclaw, Poland,
September 2006. He has also been the Chairman of the
Organizing Committee of the Conference IV KIMIC (Fourth Italian-Korean Joint
Meeting on Inorganic Chemistry) which has taken place in October 2006. He has
been the main organizer and chair of Symposium K Rare earth doped materials for
optical based technologies, EMRS Spring Meeting 2010, Strasbourg, France
7-11 June 2010. He has been Co-chair of the Conference ICFE8, August 2012, Udine, Italy.
Prof. Bettinelli has also been Co-Director with Prof. B. Di Bartolo
of two Workshops held in Erice (Italy) in the
framework of the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
(2010 and 2012).
He is a member of the Review College of EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council), UK Government's leading funding agency. He has been funded
by MIUR (Italian Ministry for Education and Research) and CNR (Italian National
Research Council) for numerous projects in the field of optical materials.
Marco Bettinelli is a member of the Editorial Board and Associate Editor
of the Journal of Luminescence (Elsevier). He has been Guest Editor of a
Special Issue of the journal Optical Materials (Volume 33, Issue 7 pp. 979-1142
(May 2011), Rare earth doped materials for optical based technologies Symposium
K of the 2010 EMRS Spring Meeting).
His scientific interests deal with numerous aspects of luminescent
materials, and in particular with the synthesis, characterization and
spectroscopic properties of crystalline, nanocrystalline
and amorphous systems containing lanthanide and transition metal ions.
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