Curriculum

Address

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry

University of Pisa

Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 13; 56124 Pisa (Italy)

Tel: +39 050 2219 270

E-mail: andrea.pucci@unipi.it

ResearcherID: E-7453-2010

ORCID: 0000-0003-1278-5004

Background

Birthdate: March 23th, 1973

Place of Birth: Livorno (Italy)

Nationality: Italian

Marital Status: Married (2 sons)

Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry (March 2003)

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Italy

Academic advisor: Prof. Francesco Ciardelli (University of Pisa)

External examiner: Prof. Gerhard Wegner (Max Plank Institute, Mainz, Germany)

Master in Chemistry (July 1999)

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Italy

1998-1999 Thesis in Chemistry: “Structure and optical properties of polyethylene films and terthiophene based chromophores”. Final evaluation: 110/110 summa cum laude

Academic advisors: Prof. Francesco Ciardelli and Prof. Giancarlo Galli (University of Pisa)

Positions & Experience

Chair of the patent technical committee of the University of Pisa

Delegate of the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa for the Research

Member of the Advisory Board of the CISUP – Center for Instrument Sharing of the University of Pisa

National Academic Qualification as Full Professor in Industrial Chemistry

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Associate Professor in Industrial Chemistry (November 2015)

Researcher (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa (December 2011-October 2015)

From 2002 to 2011 he carried out research activity at University of Pisa as post-doc fellow and as research assistant at international research centres such as the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Science, Lodz, Poland, the ETH and University of Zurich (Switzerland) the University of Manchester.

Field of specialisation and research activity

His scientific interests are expressed in the field of polymer science with particular attention to the preparation, modification and characterization of mono-or multiphase polymer (nano)systems with functional properties for applications such as chromogenic materials responsive to external stimuli of various kinds, or for applications in the energy field.

Honours, Awards, Affiliations and Membership of Professional Societies

  • Recipient of the BIHO-UNIPI action 2 (2017)
  • Journal Grant Award for International Authors of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013);
  • Journal Grant Award for International Authors of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2007);
  • Recipient of the SABIC’s Innovation Challenge on Smart Materials (2013);
  • Member of the Società Chimica Italiana;
  • Affiliated to the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM);
  • Affiliated to the Institute for the Chemical and Physical Processes of the National Research Council (CNR-IPCF).
  • Member of the management board of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy joint program of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA-PV).

Scientific Coordination of research projects

  • Unit leader of the Italian “Progetti di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (PRIN)” – ERC field PE5 – “Functional supramolecular polymers for self-diagnostic composites”;
  • Leader of the UNIPI “Bando Dimostratori Tecnologici” project “SOLARFILM” for the exploitation of research products in the field of photovoltaics
  • Unit leader of the EU project 745766 – BIOMOTIVE “Advanced BIObased polyurethanes and fibres for the autoMOTIVE industry with increased environmental sustainability;
  • Leader of the MIT-UNIPI joint project for the development of nanocomposites for energy and sensor applications (collaboration with Prof. Tim Swager);
  • Unit leader of the MIUR-FIRB project: “Design of nano-heterogeneous materials for solar energy conversion”;
  • Member of the research unit of Pisa of the PRIN-MIUR project: “Materiali polimerici nanostrutturati con strutture molecolari e cristalline mirate, per tecnologie avanzate e per l’ambiente”;
  • Member of the research unit of Pisa of the EU Project – SWAN-iCare;
  • Leader of the Industry-Research-project with ENI Refining&Marketing.

Reviewer and Editor

Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Chemical Communication, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Reactive and Functional Polymers, Chemical Physics Letters, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Langmuir, Macromolecules, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nature Chemistry.

Associate Editor of RSC Advances. Member of the Editorial Board of Dyes and Pigments, Polymers and

Teaching Experience

Responsible of the Course “Chemistry of Nanomaterials” for the Master degree in Industrial Chemistry.

Responsible of the Course “Chemistry of Soft matter” for the Master degree in Materials And Nanotechnology .

Responsible of the Course “Polymer Technology” for the Bachelor degree in Industrial and Environmental Chemistry

Teaching at the Course “Fundamentals of Chemistry” for the Bachelor degree in Industrial and Environmental Chemistry

Publications

He is co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers with total citations > 3400 and H-index = 31 (Scopus, https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004718018), of 1 book, 6 book chapters and 5 patents. He is co-author of more than 100 communications at national and international conference among which about 15 as invited lectures.