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Senior Researcher


giacomo.saielli@unipd.it giacomo.saielli@cnr.it

Tel: +39 049 8275279

Institute on Membrane Technology (CNR-ITM)
Padova Section
c/o University of Padova 
Via Marzolo 1 
35131 Padova PD


Biographical Sketch: 

Abilitation as Full Professor (D.D.1532/2016) in:

    • Physical Chemistry 03/A2, validity until 10/04/2023

    • Organic Chemistry 03/C1, validity until 04/04/2023.


    • Post-doc AIST, Tsukuba, 11/2003 – 02/2004.

    • Post-doc, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK – 11/1998 – 10/2000.

    • Ph.D. Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, 02/1998.

    • Degree with Honours in Chemistry, University of Florence, 02/1994.

Visiting Scientist:

  • PIFI fellowship ITP-CAS, Beijing, 06-07/2017

  • JGA RSC grant, Osaka Sangyo University, 04/2015

  • STM fellowship Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 07/2013

  • JGA RSC grant, University of Chicago, IL, - 07/2012

  • STM fellowship SCRIPPS Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, 07/2010.

Main fields of research:

  • QM calculations of NMR properties of organic and organometallic systems;

  • MD simulations of ionic liquid crystals; synthesis of ILCs.

Most representive publication:

  • G. Saielli, K. Satoh; A coarse-grained model of ionic liquid crystals: the effect of stoichiometry on the stability of the ionic nematic phase. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 21, 20327-20337. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP03296G Outstanding Article
  • I. Pibiri, A. Beneduci, M. Carraro, V. Causin, G. Casella, G. Chidichimo, G.A. Corrente, A. Pace, A. Riccobono, G. Saielli; Mesomorphic and electrooptical properties of viologens based on non-symmetric alkyl/polyfluoroalkyl functionalization and on oxadiazolyl-extended bent core. J. Mater. Chem. C 2019, 7, 7974-7983. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C9TC01697J
  • G. Saielli; Computational spectroscopy of ionic liquids for bulk structure elucidation. Adv. Theory Simul. 2018, 1, 1800084.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adts.201800084
  • G. Casella, A. Bagno, S. Komorovsky, M. Repisky, G. Saielli; Four-component relativistic DFT calculations of 13C chemical shifts of halogenated natural substances.Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18834-18840. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201502252
  • G. Casella, V. Causin, F. Rastrelli, G. Saielli; Viologen-based ionic liquid crystals: induction of a smectic A phase by dimerisation.Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 5048-5051 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3CP54628d
  • G. Saielli, G. A. Voth, Y. Wang; Diffusion mechanisms in smectic ionic liquid crystals: insights from coarse-grained MD simulations. Soft Matter 2013, 9, 5716-5725 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3SM50375E
  • M. Ledbetter, G. Saielli, A. Bagno, N. Tran, M. Romalis; Observation of scalar nuclear spin-spin coupling in van der Waals molecules.Proc. Natl. Ac. Sci. USA 2012, 109, 12393-12397. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1203108109.


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