BACCHI Alessia

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Alessia Bacchi is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Parma, and she served as the President of the European Crystallographic Association (2015-2018). She authored more than 170 publications on international scientific journals, 5 book chapters, and presented more than 150 communications to national and international scientific meetings, among which more than 50 invited lectures. Her present main research interests are focused on crystal engineering of polymorphs, solvates, co-crystals, and of responsive hybrid organic/inorganic materials. Within this broad theme she developed crystalline molecular materials capable to reversibly capture and release volatile solvents in a solid/gas exchange, and proposed structural models to map the process of molecular recognition between the crystalline receptor and the volatile substrate. Recently she has focused on the design and control of crystal forms of molecular compounds, and on the stabilization inside crystalline structures (MOF and cocrystals) of liquid and volatile compounds related to human health, environment and nutrition. Along with scientific production, Alessia Bacchi is actively committed to activities of outreach and divulgation towards schools and general public, having been involved in the organization of several events and public lectures. She was the national coordinator for the activities of the International Year of Crystallography in 2014, and in the same year she curated the exhibition CRISTALLI! in Parma, scoring 12500 visitors in 7 weeks. In 2015 she established the Museum of Crystallography at the University of Parma, of which she is currently the Director. She has been appointed Trustee of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center in 2018.

EDUCATION Born in Parma on August 21st 1966 1991. Graduated summa cum laude in 1991 at the University of Parma 1995 PhD in Chemical Sciences 1995-1996 Post-doctoral scientist at the EMBL in Hamburg. 1996-1998 Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Parma 1998-2001 Researcher at the University of Parma Since 2001 Associate Professor at the University of Parma.

SCIENTIFIC AWARDS National award for young scientists in the field of crystallography: Prize for Young Crystallographers', assigned by the Italian Crystallographic Association (2000).


Member of the Scientific Committee of XXX Congresso AIC, Martina Franca, 2000

2002-2005 Member of the Commission on Structural Chemistry of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)

2002-2004 Member of the Executive Committee of Gruppo Interdivisionale di Chimica Strutturale of the Societ Chimica Italiana 

2003-2006 member of the AIC Teaching Commission -

Member of the International Program Committee of the XXI World Congress IUCr Osaka 23-31 agosto 2008

2005-2011 Member of the Executove Committee of the AIC

2005-2011 Chair of the Commission on Structural Chemistry of the IUCr

2006-2011 Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal CrystEngComm (Royal Society of Chemistry) 2009-2011 Member of the Executive Committee of the European Crystallographic Association - 

2011-2014 Vice-President of the European Crystallographic Association

Manager of the Italian activities for the International Year of Crystallography (

2015-2018 President of the ECA

2018-2021 Past President of the ECA

Since 2018 she is member of the Steering Commitee for the foundation of the African Crystallographic Association

2018 – Trustee of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center

She has chaired several microsymposia in international and national congresses, she has been member of scientific committees of several international conferences and she is referee for several international Journals.

PUBLICATIONS More than 170 papers on intrenational journals, 5 chapters of books, more than 150 communication at national and international meetings, more than 50 invited lectures. (March2020)

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014




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Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale
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