European Academy of Sciences
Member Profile

Marcella Bonchio


Marcella Bonchio
Year of Election
Materials Science Division
Country/Region of working/living
Università degli Studi di Padova

Marcella Bonchio is Full Professor of Advanced Organic Chemistry at the University of Padova, where she is actually serving as the Vice-Rector for Research Strategies and as Delegate Director and Scientific Coordinator of the National Council of Research, Institute of Membrane Technology, (ITM-CNR), section of PADOVA. She started her career at the University of Padova where, in 1993, she received the PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry. During PhD, she worked with Prof. J. O. Edwards at Brown University (RI,USA), followed by a post-doctoral appointment at Princeton University (NJ, USA) with Prof. John T. Groves. In 2001 she joined the Italian National Research Council (CNR), as First Researcher. Since 2013 she is Full Professor at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova. Bonchio’s team has established a highly interdisciplinary research program, where synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, materials science and physical organic methods are applied to the design of functional  molecular materials. Recent achievements deal with bio-inspired photosystems for water splitting and artificial photosynthesis (