Laurea: Bologna, IT,1972; PhD in Chemical Physics: Southampton, UK, 1975. Full Prof. of Physical Chemistry (1987-), Directs the Dept of Physical Chemistry (2004-2010) Bologna Univ. Directs International School of Liquid Crystals, Erice, IT (1998-). Board of ChemPhysChem (DE), Chem.Soc.Rev.(UK), MCLC(US), ChemCentral (UK) etc. Research: Modeling, Computer Simulations, ESR to study bulk and nano Liquid Crystals, proteins... Author of over 200 papers and has given more than 200 talks worldwide
Can off-centre mesogen dipoles extend the biaxial nematic range?