DIPARTIMENTO DI CHIMICA, MATERIALI E INGEGNERIA CHIMICA "GIULIO NATTA"

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person PIERO MACCHI
label ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
share SECTION CHEMISTRY
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email piero.macchi@polimi.it
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PROFILE

Education

M.Sc. (1994): laurea cum laude, University of Milan with a thesis on applications of Extended Huckel calculations for predicting site preferences in metal carbonyl clusters
PhD (1999): University of Milan with a thesis on Electron Density Studies and Low Temperature Crystallography of Organometallic Compounds (supervisor: Prof. A. Sironi)
Habilitation (2009): Venia docendi in Chemical Crystallography, University of Bern, defending a thesis on Structural Investigations on soft Bonds

Professional career

1998-1999: Technical Assistant at Structural Chemistry Department, University of Milan
1999-2000: Adjunkt (temporary position) at University of Aarhus (Department of Chemistry), member of prof. F. K. Larsen's research group
2002-2008: Researcher and Aggregate professor (permanent position) at Structural Chemistry Department, University of Milan
2009-2018: Dozent (permanent position) at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern (since Nov 2009, privatdozent; since April 2018 Associate Professor)
2012: selected for associate professorship in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Rome, declined
2018-: part-time Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Bern
2018-: part-time Associate Professor of Material Science, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Roles in Scientific Societies

2009-2014: Board member and Treasurer (2009-2011) of the Italian Crystallographic Association
2011-2018: Treasurer (2011-2015), Vice-President (2012-2015) and President (2015-2018) of the Swiss Crystallographic Association
2011-2014: Chair of the Charge Spin and momentum density special interest group (SIG2), the European Crystallographic Association (ECA)
2011-2017: Member and chair (2014-2017) of the Commission for Charge Spin and Momentum Density (now quantum crystallography), the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
2017-: co-editor of Acta Crystallographica B

Publication records

  • > 140 papers and book chapters (including 1 Nature Comm.; 10 JACS, 7 Angew. Chem.; 8 Chem Comm.; 5 Chemistry; 1 PRL); Editor of one Book, Author of one book (Quantum crystallography) in publication
  • ca. 70 lectures at conferences
  • 10 conferences and school organized

Awards

  • 1990 and 1992: Student Grant from Istituto Donegani (Montedison)
  • 1991: Student Grant from Enichem
  • 2002: Italian Crystallographic Association prize for young researchers

Fundraising

  • 8 projects principal investigator, Swiss National Science Foundation ( > 1’800’000 CHF)
  • 1 project principal investigator, Swiss Conference of Rectors ( 105’000 CHF)
  • 1 project leader within the Swiss National Center for competence in research on materials (overall 18'000'000 CHF)
  • 1 project co-investigator, Paul Scherrer Institute (105’000 CHF)
  • 1 project partner, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 6 project investigator, Italian Ministry of Research