Marco Bettinelli


 Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

 Laboratory of Solid State Chemistry, DB, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, I-37134 Verona, Italy

 Phone +39-045-8027902; Fax +39-045-8027929 or +39-045-8027928; e-mail





Short CV - Marco Bettinelli


Born in 1957 in Cremona (Italy), Marco Bettinelli received his doctoral degree in Chemistry "maxima cum laude" at the University of Parma in July 1981. He has been Ricercatore Universitario (Assistant Professor) at the University of Padova (1983-1992) and Professore Associato (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, Birkbeck College, 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 honoris causa from Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France. In November 2011 he has received the Marco Polo award for the scientific and technological collaboration between Italy and Japan 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 (Coordinamento Interuniversitario Veneto 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, Wroclaw, Clermont-Ferrand, Cantabria) Universities. He has been the Italian principal investigator of two Italy-Spain Integrated Actions (years 2001-2002 and 2004-2005) with Universidad Autonoma Madrid (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 (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa).


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.


Publications and citations can be found at the web page:


His Hirsch index is currently h=40.


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 Last updated 14 September 2012