Lucia Flamigni received her higher education at the University of Bologna where she got her “Laurea” in Chemistry cum Laude in 1973. After post-doctoral experiences at the University of Manchester (Prof. J. H. Baxendale) and at the FRAE-CNR Institute in Bologna she was appointed Researcher at the University of Bologna in 1981. The following year she moved to the FRAE-CNR Institute in Bologna as a Researcher. In 1983, during a sabbatical leave, she stayed at the Center for Fast Kinetic Research, University of Texas at Austin (Dr. M.A.J. Rodgers). She was promoted Senior Researcher in 1999 and Research Director in 2001 at the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity (ISOF), CNR in Bologna. In 2002 and 2008 she was appointed Visiting Professor at the University L. Pasteur (Strasbourg) in the laboratory of J.-P. Sauvage. Retired in 2015, she has been Research Associate to ISOF-CNR (2015-2017).
Her scientific interests are in the field of photoinduced processes. In collaboration with qualified international synthetic groups, she is active in the design and study of multicomponent arrays able to perform predetermined functions under the stimulus of light. She has contributed to the fields of conversion of light energy into chemical energy, luminescent materials and molecular photonics.
She is author of more than 170 papers in qualified journals, of more than 130 communications to congresses and of 3 patents. Her papers have more than 10000 citations in the scientific literature and her h-index is 52 (ISI WoS). She has led a CNR research unit, Commessa MACOL (2007-2013) and the ISOF based research unit of the Marie Curie ITN TOPBIO (2010-2014).