Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff

Email: alessia.bacchi@unipr.it

Phone: 0521-905421

Location: Parma


Fields of Interest and Expertise

- single crystal X-ray diffraction

- powder x-ray diffraction

- crystallography

- crystal engineering

Teaching

Chimica Generale e Inorganica – CdL in Chimica

Chimica Strutturale – CdLM in Chimica

The use of crystallographic databases in chemistry –Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche

Curriculum Vitae

CAREER

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

2001 -2019 Associate Professor at the University of Parma

Since 2019 Full Profesor 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).

SCIENTIFIC DUTIES

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 Società Chimica Italiana

Member of the Organizing Commitee of the 2004 Summer School of the AIC, International Centre

for Theoretical Physics, Trieste

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

- Member of the Programme Committee of the 27th European Crystallographic Meeting, Bergen,

2012

2011-2014 Vice-President of the European Crystallographic Association

Manager of the Italian activities for the International Year of Crystallography (www.iycr2014.it)

2015-2018 President of the ECA

2018-2021 Past President of the ECA

2018 – Trustee of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center

Alessia Bacchi is Full Professor of General and Inorganic 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. Since 2020 she coordinates the Doctoral School in

Science and Technology and the PhD Course in Chemical Sciences.

Awards

National award for young scientists in the field of crystallography: Prize for Young

Crystallographers', assigned by the Italian Crystallographic Association (2000

Unit

Publications

Unexpected Stereoselective Access to 2-Aminooxazolines from Propargyl Ureas by Silver Salts under Mild Conditions

- Voronov A. - Casnati A. - Mazzeo P.P. - Pelagatti P. - Alessia Bacchi - Mancuso R. - Gabriele B. - Motti E. - Maestri G. - Fehér P.P. - Stirling A. - Della Ca' N.
Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis

Bis-isonicotinoyl linkers containing polyaromatic scaffolds: synthesis, structure and spectroscopic properties

- Delledonne A. - Orlandini M. - Mazzeo P.P. - Sissa C. - Alessia Bacchi - Terenziani F. - Pelagatti P.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Salification Controls the In-Vitro Release of Theophylline

- Baraldi L. - Fornasari L. - Bassanetti I. - Amadei F. - Alessia Bacchi - Marchiò L.
Crystals

Dispensing Essential Oil Components through Cocrystallization: Sustainable and Smart Materials for Food Preservation and Agricultural Applications

- Montisci F. - Mazzeo P.P. - Carraro C. - Prencipe M. - Pelagatti P. - Fornari F. - Bianchi F. - Careri M. - Alessia Bacchi
ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

Chemometric-assisted cocrystallization: supervised pattern recognition for predicting the formation of new functional cocrystals

- Fornari F. - Montisci F. - Bianchi F. - Cocchi M. - Carraro C. - Cavaliere F. - Cozzini P. - Peccati F. - Mazzeo P.P. - Riboni N. - Careri M. - Alessia Bacchi
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems

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