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Dario Braga has been the Director of the ISA since 2016.
Dario Braga
Dario Braga

ISA is led by a Board of professors from the University of Bologna (Resident Fellows) and by a Scientific Director, who are appointed by the Rector.


The Director

Dario Braga is a Full Professor at Chemistry Department G. Ciamician of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna.

He has served as Director of the Collegio Superiore (2000-2006), as Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies (2006-2009) and as Prorector for Research of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (2009-2015).

He is a leading scientist in the field of solid state supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering and crystallography. His research activity is witnessed by more than 400 papers in international peer-reviewed journals by several review articles and contributions to scientific books. Dario Braga is co-author of several patents on the polymorphism of drugs. He has delivered about 200 lectures and seminars at international and national Schools, Industries, Meetings, Workshops, and University Departments. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Campinas (Brasil) and Strasbourg, and he has delivered seminars and lectures in India, Brasil, Portugal, Spain, China and USA.

His contribution has been recognized also with the award of the Raffaello Nasini Prize from the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Society of Chemistry in 1988, the “per un futuro intelligente” Prize for 1995 FEDERCHIMICA (Federation of italian chemical industries), and the 2011 Mario Mammi Gold Medal awarded by the Italian Crystallographic Association.

Braga has chaired many schools and meetings, as the international school of Erice (IT, 1999, 2007) and the international meeting at Bologna (2000), Bristol (2002) and Nottingham (2004); the Euroconference at Maratea (2003) and Helsinki (2005). He was scientific editor of CrystEngComm (RSC) and was member of the International Advisory Board of Chemical Commununication.

Dario Braga is member of the Istituto di Bologna della Accademia delle Scienze. He has been scientific coordinator of three PRIN research projects. In 2005 he was initiator of the spinoff initiative PolyCrystalLine: PCL is now a fully independent company with 15 employees and a wide range of industrial collaborations.


Resident Fellows
The governing board of the Institute


Dario Braga

Professor - Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" - CHIM

Via Selmi 2

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39.335.1359448