Gianluca M. Farinola(PhD 1997) is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bari from 2015. He was visiting professor at the University of Muenster (2009), Professeur Invitee at the University of Strasbourg (2013-2014), Invited Professor at the University of Angers (2015) and visiting professor at Tufts University Boston (2017). He is the presently the President of the Organic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society (2017-2019).
Gianluca Farinola was awarded the Ciamician Medal of the Italian Chemical Society in 2003 and the CINMPISAward for Innovation in Organic Synthesis in 2008. His research focuses on the synthesis of photo/electro active materials for(opto)electronics and biology.