Giovanni Bottari obtained the bachelor’s degree (1999) in Chemistry from the University of Messina (Italy). In 2000, he joined the group of Prof. David A. Leigh at the University of Edinburgh (UK) where he obtained his PhD in 2003. The same year, he joined the group of Prof. Tomás Torres at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) benefiting from a two-year Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship (2004) and a five-year Ramón y Cajal contract (2006). He is currently “Profesor Contratado Doctor” at UAM (2011) and associate scientist at IMDEA Nanociencia (2014). Recently, he has received the “John Shelnutt Young Investigator Award” from the “Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (SPP)” and the “Young Investigator Award” from the “Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ)”, awards which recognize the outstanding contribu- tion of young researchers in the field of porphyrinoids and general chemistry, respectively.
Dr.Bottari ́scurrentresearchinterestsinclude,butarenotlimitedto,i)thesynthesisandstudyofdonor- acceptor covalent and supramolecular ensembles based on porphyrinoids and electroactive moieties such as carbon nanostructures, tetracyanobutadiene, or cyclopenta[hi]aceanthrylene, among others, ii) the use of supramolecular interactions (hydrogen and halogen bonding, p-stacking, etc.) as a tool to promote the self-assembly of porphyrinoid derivatives both in solution and on surfaces, and iii) the preparation and study of fluorescent molecular rotors to be used as polarity and viscosity sensors both in organic and biologically-relevant media.
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