Alberto Credi is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bologna and Associate Research Director at the National Research Council (CNR). He is the Director of the Center for Light Activated Nanostructures (CLAN), a University-CNR joint laboratory for research in the areas of supramolecular chemistry and photochemistry, materials science and nano science. His interests are focused on the development of molecular systems and materials controlled by light; in particular, his contribution to the realization of logic devices, machines and motors of nanometer size is internationally recognized. He is involved in several research projects and he collaborates with laboratories and institutes in Italy and abroad. He has authored books and over 260 scientific publications (h-index = 65), he received several prestigious awards, including an ERC Advanced Grant, and he has been invited to speak at more than 100 national and international conferences.