Pier Luigi Gentili
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
Photophysics and Photochemistry Group
University of Perugia
Via Elce di sotto, 8
Tel.: +39 0755855576
Fax: +39 0755855598
Education and Professional experiences
- Laurea summa cum laude in Chemistry, University of Perugia, Italy (2000)
- Visiting PhD Student, Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Photochemistry headed by Prof. Olivucci, University of Siena, Italy, (November-December 2001)
- Visiting PhD Student, Center
for Photochemical Sciences, Ohio Laboratory for Kinetic Spectrometry
headed by Prof. M. A. J. Rodgers and Laboratory headed by Prof. F.
Castellano, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA, (from April to July 2003)
- PhD in Chemistry, University of Perugia, Italy (2004)
- Post Doctoral fellow, LENS,
Ultrafast Spectroscopy Group headed by Prof. R. Righini and P. Foggi,
University of Florence, Florence, Italy (from January 2004 up to May
- Post Doctoral fellow, Laboratory of Photochemistry and Photophysics headed by F. Elisei, University of Perugia, Italy, (from May 2005 up to May 2008)
- Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Perugia, (since May 2008)
- Visiting Scientist, Nonlinear Dynamics Group headed by Prof. I. Epstein, Chemistry Department, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA, (from June up to October 2011)
- Visiting Scientist, Nonlinear Dynamics Group headed by Prof. I. Epstein, Chemistry Department, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA, (January-February 2013)
FUZZY LOGIC AT THE
Natural Computing offers great opportunities to cope with Computational and Natural Complexity.
According to the theory of Natural Computing every natural phenomenon is a kind of computation wherein information is processed. My main contribution to Natural Computing consists in proposing new materials to implement the fundamental Fuzzy logic operators.
Publications and collaborations (1)
The energy coming from the sun is relevant and essential for our planet. I contribute to the exploitation of solar energy by producing hydrogen through sonophotolysis of water assisted by heterogeneous catalysts. Moreover, I perform up-conversion of incoherent light in order to reduce the waste of solar light.
Publications and collaborations (2)
The photophysics, photochemistry of organic, inorganic, metallorganic, and coordination compounds may be extremely sensitive on the surrounding microenvironments.
This is particularly true for chromogenic compounds, which can also affect their surrounding. To understand the effect of the environment, I exploit the Maximum Entropy method. To model the interaction of light with solid samples, I use the Kubelka-Munk theory.
Publications and collaborations (3)
After photo-excitation, a molecule can undertake different relaxation pathways which are in kinetic competition among them. The absorption and emission ultrafast techniques allow the relaxation dynamics to be traced. In particular, I investigate the dependence of the relaxation dynamics on excitation wavelength.
Publications and collaborations (4)
- 41 papers in journals covering multidisciplinary aspects of Physical Chemistry: 38 in International Scientific Journals and 3 in National Scientific Journals;
- 5 chapters in International Books (as invited author) edited by Nova Science Publishers;
- 44 Communications at National and International Congresses.
- H index = 12 (by ISI).
- ResearcherID: F-3958-2012
3. Seminar titled “The Challenges of Complexity and Molecular Computation”, taken at the Electrical and Information Engineering Department, University of Perugia, Perugia (PG), the 19th December 2012.
2. Seminar titled “Small steps towards a Chemical Artificial Intelligence”, taken at the Insitute of Complex Systems (CNR), Sesto Fiorentino (FI), the 18th October 2012.
1. Seminar titled “Hydrogen production from water through solar energy”, taken for “The Day of Renewable Energies.”. Sala dei Notari, Perugia, the 10th October 2009.
- Semerano Prize for the best PhD thesis in Physical Chemistry (2004)
- Member of the Editorial Board of ISRN Physical Chemistry (peer-reviewed open access journal of Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, USA) since July 2011.
- Member of the Editorial Board of "Physics and Materials Chemistry" (peer-reviewed open access journal of Science and Education Publishing, Newark, DE, USA) since December 2012.
Activity as Reviewer for International Scientific Journals
- Chemical Reviews; Journal of Physical Chemistry (American Chemical Society)
- Chemical Communications; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; New Journal of Chemistry; Analyst; RSC Advances (Royal Society of Chemistry)
- Sensors and Actuators; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis; Chemical Physics Letters; Journal of Molecular Structure; Chemistry and Physics of Lipids; Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
- International Journal of Photoenergy (Hindawi)
- The Protein Journal; Molecular Biology Reports(Springer)
- ISRN Physical Chemistry
- Optics Express (The Optical Society)
- Desalination and Water Treatment
- Molecules (Open Access Journal)
- Current Nanoscience (Bentham)
- Physics and Materials Chemistry (Science and Education Publishing)
· Chairman for a session devoted to the Artificial Intelligence in ICAART 2011, 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, held in Rome from the 28th up to the 30th of January 2011.
- “Survey on Complex Systems” belonging to the “Advanced Physical Chemistry” course for the master’s degree in Chemical Sciences (since AY 2010/2011)
- Lecture titled “Complexity: new challenges for science”: PhD course in Chemistry (June 2012)
- “Photobiology” for the master’s degree in Applied Biomolecular Sciences (AY 2010/2011)
- “Survey on Fast Processes” belonging to the “Physical Chemistry IV” course for the master’s degree in Chemical Sciences (AY 2009/2010)
- “Photochemistry and Photobiology” for the master’s degree in Biomedical Molecular Sciences (AY 2008/2009 – 2009/2010)
- Supervisor of several bachelor’s and mater’s degree thesis and one PhD thesis in the field of Physical Chemistry (since 2008)
- Italian Chemical Society (since 2000)
- CIRIAF: Inter-universities Center for the Research on the Pollution by Physical Agents (since 2008)
- INSTM: National Consortium on Science and Technology of Materials (since 2004)
- Italian Photochemistry Group (since 2001)
- European Photochemistry Association (since 2001)
Last update: the 26th of March 2013