Palermo Vincenzo
Palermo Vincenzo

Palermo Vincenzo

Vincenzo Palermo is the director of the CNR Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity (ISOF) in Bologna, Italy, and associated professor of Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). He uses nanotechnology and supramolecular chemistry to create new materials for electronics, aerospace and biomedical applications, collaborating with key industrial partners in Europe (Airbus, FCA, Leonardo, BASF, Nokia, STMicroelectronics etc.). He has been awarded the Lecturer Award for Excellence of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), the Research Award of the Italian Society of Chemistry (SCI) and the Science dissemination awards of the Italian Book Association. He writes as a columnist for the science magazine SAPERE and has published two books on the life and science of Albert Einstein (Hoepli, Milano, 2015) and of Isaac Newton (Hoepli, Milano, 2016).

Scientific interests

  • Supramolecular chemistry.
  • Surface Science.
  • Materials science.
  • Composites.
  • Nanotechnology.
  • Carbon-based electronics.
  • Aerospace.
  • Water purification.

Recent Publications


Surface chemistry and structure manipulation of graphene-related materials to address the challenges of electrochemical energy storage

Chem. Commun., 2023, Accepted Manuscript. This article is part of the themed collection: Celebrating 10 years of ChemComm Emerging Investigators.


Continuous capillary-flow sensing of glucose and lactate in sweat with an electrochemical sensor based on functionalized graphene oxide

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical – Volume 344, 1 October 2021, 130253


Graphene-Paper-Based Electrodes on Plastic and Textile Supports as New Platforms for Amperometric Biosensing

Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 2107941


All-Electrochemical Nanofabrication of Stacked Ternary Metal Sulfide/Graphene Electrodes for High-Performance Alkaline Batteries

Small 2022, 2106403


Tuneable conductivity at extreme electric fields in ZnO tetrapod-silicone composites for high-voltage power cable insulation

Scientific Reports volume 12, Article number: 6035 (2022)


Electrophoretic coating of LiFePO4/Graphene oxide on carbon fibers as cathode electrodes for structural lithium ion batteries

Composites Science and Technology, Volume 208, 26 May 2021, 108768

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Research Track record

•    >190 articles published. Cited >12000 times, h-index=57.
•    Awards from the Italian Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, Federation of the European Material Societies.
•    Editor for Wiley of a book on Flexible Carbon-based Electronics.
•    >70 invited talks at scientific conferences.

Dissemination track record

•    Lecturer for science festivals, university and high-school programs, television programs.
•    >60 public lectures on science, chemistry, history and nanotechnology, given to general public and to >40 classes of high-school students.
•    Columnist since 2014 for the scientific magazine “Sapere”.
•    Author of two biographies on A. Einstein and I. Newton.
•    Scientific dissemination awards received in 2015-2016-2017.

Leadership track record

•    Director of research institute ISOF.
•    Coordinator of several European and national research projects (ESF, Marie-Curie actions).
•    Supervisor of postdoc, Ph.D. and master students.
•    Vice-director and work package leader of the Graphene Flagship project (>150 partners, 10 years duration, 1B€ budget).

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Books by Vincenzo Palermo

Newton, la mela e Dio. La nascita della fisica moderna
di Vincenzo Palermo  | 14 ott. 2016
La versione di Albert. Perché Einstein è un genio
di Vincenzo Palermo | 30 ott. 2015
Chemistry of 2-dimensional materials: beyond graphene
Vincenzo Palermo (editor)
Royal Society of Chemistry, 01 April 2021, Volume 227.

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