Featured speaker and symposium chair
Luisa De Cola, Université de Strasbourg, France
Luisa De Cola is since September 2013 Professor Exceptionnelle at the University of Strasbourg (ISIS) as chair of Supramolecular and Bio-Material Chemistry, and part time scientist at the INT-KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.
She was born in Messina, Italy, where she studied chemistry. After a post-doc in USA she was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna (1990). In 1998 she was appointed Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2004 she moved to the University of Muenster, Germany.
She is recipient of several awards, the most recent being the IUPAC award as one of the Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2011). She was elected as member of the Academia Europeae in 2012 and in 2014 member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2014 she has been Nominated “Chevalier de la Légion d' Honneur” by the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. In 2015 she received the International Prize for Chemistry “L. Tartufari” from Accademia dei Lincei and the Catalan -Sabatier prize from the Spanish Royal Academy of Science.
Her main interests are luminescent and electroluminescent systems and their assemblies and nano- and porous and degradable structures for bio-applications. She has published 320 articles in international peer reviewed journals and filed 36 patents.