Starting from April 1, 2018, until the appointment of the Director of the Institute, the role of Interim Director has been assigned to Dr. Marco Musiani.
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Marco Musiani was born in Bologna on September 10, 1953. He obtained the degree of Dottore in Chimica, cum laude, “Giacomo Ciamician Prize”, at Bologna University on July 27, 1977. He is married and has two children.
After working, as FIAT temporary research fellow (1978-79) and as researcher in the Centro Ricerche Giulio Natta, Ferrara (1979-80), he joined the CNR on January 1981. He has worked at CNR Padova ever since, initially as Researcher, then as Senior Researcher (1996-2001) and finally as Research Director. In the Eighties, in the frame of a collaboration between the CNR and the Chemistry Department of Southampton University, he spent 7 months in the group of Prof. M. Fleischmann. From October 1987 to August 1988 he worked at CNRS, Paris, as Chercheur Associé. He haas been Visiting Professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI (2000), Chercheur Invité CNRS (2009) and Boursier de la Ville de Paris (2010).
Marco Musiani has served in the Italian Chemical Society, Electrochemistry Division as member of the National Board (1993-95), Secretary-Treasurer (1996-98), President (2014-16), and is now serving as Past President (2017-2019). He is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) since 1990 and has been the ISE National Secretary of Italy (1998-2003). Since 2004 he is serving as Executive Secretary of the ISE. He is Co-chair of the Organizing Committee of the ISE Annual Meeting 2018, Bologna, September 2018.
The research of Marco Musiani has been focussed on the electrochemical synthesis and characterization of thin-film materials, especially in the following areas: Corrosion protection of metals by electropolymerised films, In-situ spectroscopic studies on the action of corrosion inhibitors, Transport properties and electrochemical reactivity of conducting polymer films, Electrodeposition of metals, alloys and composites, Electrodissolution and passivation of metals, New materials for catalysis and electrocatalysis, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Marco Musiani is author of over 190 peer-reviewed papers and 4 patents. His H-index is 47 (Google Scholar).