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Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor of the section Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics of the peer-reviewed open access journals Frontiers in Chemistry (IF=5.545) and Frontiers in Physics (IF=3.560) since the 21st of March 2022.

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  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Dyes and Pigments”, a peer-reviewed Elsevier journal (Impact Factor=5.122). Starting date: the 1st of April 2020.

  • Member of the Editorial Board of "Fractal and Fractional", which is a peer-reviewed open access journal of MDPI (Impact Factor=3.577) since the 8th of March 2023.

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  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Molecules” (section "Physical Chemistry") that is a peer-reviewed open access journal of MPDI (Impact Factor=4.927). Area: Physical Chemistry. Since the 15th of March 2018.

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  • Member of the Editorial Board of “International Journal of Unconventional Computing” that is a peer-reviewed journal of Old City Publishing (Impact Factor=1.17). Since the 21st of April 2021.

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  • Guest Editor, along with Prof. Jerzy Górecki (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland), David Magri (University of Malta), and Pasquale Stano (University of Salento, Italy), of a Research Topic entitled “Recent Advances in Chemical Artificial Intelligence” for the journals Molecules, Biomimetics, Chemosensors, Life, AI, and Sci of MDPI. Period: 29 April 2024 – 1 March 2025.

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  • Guest Editor of a special issue entitled “Advances in Pattern Recognition - Image and Time Series Analyses - through Fractal Geometry and Complexity Theory" for the journal Fractal and Fractional (MDPI). Period: November 2023-May 2024.

  • Guest Editor of the Research Topic entitled "Reviews and Perspectives in Neuromorphic Engineering: Novel Neuromorphic Computing Approaches" for the journals Frontiers in Neuroscience (within “Neuromorphic Engineering” section), Frontiers in Chemistry (within “Theoretical and Computational Chemistry” and “Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics” sections), Frontiers in Physics (within “Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics” section), Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience and in Frontiers in Neurorobotics. Period: May 2023 - February 2024.

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  • Guest Editor of the Research Topic entitled "Approaching human intelligence through chemical systems: development of Unconventional Chemical Artificial Intelligence" for the journals Frontiers in Chemistry, in Physics, in Robotics and AI, and in Bioengineering and Biotechnology from the 15th of November 2021 until the October 2023.

  • Guest Editor of a Special Issue entitled "Cutting-Edge Physical Chemistry Research in Europe" for the journal “Molecules” of MDPI from the 22nd of May 2020 until the 28th of February 2023.

  • Guest Editor of a Special Issue entitled “The Fuzziness in Molecular, Supramolecular, and Systems Chemistry” for the journal “Molecules” of MDPI in 2019.

  • Member of the Editorial Board of “AI” that is a peer-reviewed open access journal of MPDI. Editor-in-chief of the section “Chemical Artificial Intelligence.”

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  • Guest Editor of a Special Issue entitled “AI in Drug Design” for the journal “AI” of MDPI from October 2019 until May 2020.

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the journal “Sci” that is an international open access journal of MDPI since September 2018.

  • Member of the Editorial Board for the area "Physical Chemistry" of the “Journal of Chemistry”, which is a peer-reviewed open-access journal of Wiley with Impact Factor=2.8 (2023), since the 27th of November 2017.

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal "Religious Sciences and Education", Journal of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences "Ecclesia Mater" - Rome, starting from June 2023. 

  • 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. Since the 1st July 2014, ISRN Physical Chemistry has become part of “International Scholarly Research Notices”. The publication of “International Scholarly Research Notices” has been interrupted the 20th of November 2017.

  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Physics and Materials Chemistry” (peer-reviewed open access journal of Science and Education Publishing, Newark, DE, USA) since the 1st December 2012.

  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Journal of Solar Energy Research Updates” (peer-reviewed open access journal of Avanti Publishers), from January 2016 up to January 2018.

Chairman

  • Chairman for a session entitled "The Contribution of Complexity Science to a Renaissance in Economics" as part of the international conference entitled "Manifesto and Research Frontiers for a Renaissance in Economics" held in Perugia from the 20th to the 21st of June 2024.

  • Chairman for a session of orals at the international conference “New Perspectives in Science Education”, held online the 13th of March 2024.

  • Chairman for a session of orals at the “XLIX Congress of the Physical Chemistry Division of the Società Chimica Italiana”, Turin 4-7 Settembre 2023.

  • Chairman for a session of orals at the 5th International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive Materials held in Lisbon (Portugal), 3-7 July 2022.

  • Chairman of the “Open Day” event titled “Complexity from Physics to Biology” held within the 8th Edition of the Winter School in Biotechnology for the PhD students in Biotechnology of the Perugia University, on the 21st of January 2022.

  • Chairman for a session of lectures at the Winter School in Biotechnology organized for the PhD students in Biotechnology of the Perugia University, on the 18th of January 2022.

  • Chairman of a session of the Winter School of Biotechnology dedicated to the presentation of the European Strategic Partnership Erasmus+ "CoSy Thinking" on the 17th of January 2022.

  • Organizer and Chairman of a lecture titled “Supramolecular Medicine: Crossing the gap between fundamental research and biomedical applications,” Dr Veronica Dodero of the Bielefeld University (Faculty of Chemistry/Organic Chemistry) delivered online on the 2nd of July 2021.

  • Chairman for a session of lectures at the Winter School in Biotechnology 2021 for the PhD students of the Università Degli Studi di Perugia (Italy), held online on the 20th of January 2021.

  • Chairman for a session of orals at the International Conference “Thermodynamics 2.0” organized by the International Association for the Integration of Science and Engineering and held online from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2020.

  • Chairman for a session of orals at the International Conference “New Perspectives in Science Education” in Florence (Italy), 21-22 March 2019.

  • Chairman for a session of orals at the WIVACE/BIONAM conferences held in Salerno (Italy), 4-7 October 2016.

  • Chairman for a session of orals at the "2nd International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive Materials" held in Lisbon (Portugal), 5-8 September 2016.

  • 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.

Member of Scientific Committee

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 16th International Conference on Fuzzy Computation and Applications (FCTA 2024). Porto 20-22 November 2024. Link: https://fcta.scitevents.org/ProgramCommittee.aspx

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 9th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk” - COMPLEXIS 2024. Angers (France), 28-29 April 2024. Link: https://complexis.scitevents.org/ProgramCommittee.aspx

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 15th International Conference on Fuzzy Computation and Applications (FCTA 2023). Rome 13-15 November 2023. Link: https://fcta.scitevents.org/ProgramCommittee.aspx

  • Italian Representative and member of the International Association for the Integration of Science and Engineering Honour Committee during the international conference “Thermodynamics 2.0” held in hybrid form in North Carolina, 18 - 20 July 2022.

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Fifth International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive Materials” held in Lisbon (Portugal), 3-7 July 2022.

  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the 8th Winter School in Biotechnology held online from the 17th to 21st January 2022 at the University of Perugia.

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Fourth International Caparica Christmas Conference on Translational Chemistry held in Lisbon (Portugal), 6-8 December 2021.

  • Italian Representative and member of the International Association for the Integration of Science and Engineering Honour Committee during the international conference “Thermodynamics 2.0” held online from the 22nd up to the 24th of June 2020.

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Third International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive Materials held in Lisbon (Portugal), 3-6 September 2018.

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Complexity Education Project from October 2018 until June 2020.

Activity as Reviewer of projects and papers for Scientific Journals

  • Expert Peer Reviewer for Italian Scientific Evaluation (REPRISE list organized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca) since October 2015.

  • Expert Peer Reviewer for the "Dutch Research Council" in 2021.

  • Expert Peer Reviewer for the French “Agence Nationale de la Recherche” (ANR) in 2020.

  •  Expert Peer Reviewer for the Polish “National Science Centre” in 2016.

  • Official Reviewer of the “American Journal of Physical Chemistry” (Science Publishing Group), from the 4th May 2014 up to the 1st January 2018.

  • Reviewer for the conference ISCAS 2017: IEEE International Symposium on circuits and systems.

Invited Reviewer for the following journals:

American Chemical Society

Chemical Reviews; Journal of American Chemical Society; Journal of Physical Chemistry; Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters; ACS Nano; ACS Omega; Journal of Chemical Education; Inorganic Chemistry; Langmuir.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Chemical Communications; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; New Journal of Chemistry; Analyst; RSC Advances; Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry; Dalton Transactions.

Royal Society

Royal Society Open Science.

Wiley

Advanced Functional Materials; Advanced Materials; ChemPhysChem; ChemPhotoChem; Systems Research and Behavioral Science; European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; Chemistry-An Asian Journal; Cognitive Computation and Systems; ChemSystemsChem.

Elsevier

Sensors and Actuators; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis; Chemical Physics Letters; Journal of Molecular Structure; Chemistry and Physics of Lipids; Chemical Engineering Journal; J. Photochem. Photobiol.: A Chem. e B Biol.; Inorganica Chimica Acta; Dyes and Pigments; Scientia Iranica; J. Luminescence; Arabian Journal of Chemistry; Ultrasonics Sonochemistry; Catalysis Today; Colloids and Surfaces A; Biosystems Engineering; Coordination Chemistry Reviews; Obesity Medicine; Egyptian Informatics Journal; Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.

Nature

Scientific Reports

American Institute of Physics

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy; Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science

MDPI

Life, Molecules; Symmetry; Electronics; Applied Sciences; Mathematics; Sensors; International Journal Molecular Sciences; Nanomaterials; Axioms; Fractal and Fractional; Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications.

Springer

The Protein Journal; Molecular Biology Reports; Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry; Journal of Fluorescence; Rendiconti Lincei Scienze Fisiche e Naturali; Brazilian Journal of Physics; Topics in Current Chemistry.

The Optical Society

Optics Express

Frontiers

Frontiers in Chemistry; Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience; Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Frontiers in Psychology; Frontiers in Physics; Frontiers in Pharmacology; Frontiers in Nanotechnology.

Taylor & Francis Online

Desalination and Water Treatment; Molecular Simulation.

Bentham

Current Nanoscience; The Open Automation and Control Systems Journal

Hindawi

International Journal of Photoenergy; ISRN Physical Chemistry; Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience; Advances in Mathematical Physics; Complexity.

Science and Education Publishing

Physics and Materials Chemistry; World Journal of Chemical Education; American Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics; Journal of Computer Network

Chemistry Central

Chemistry Central Journal

Old City Publishing

International Journal of Unconventional Computing

de Gruyter

Journal of Time Series Econometrics

Intelektual Pustaka Media Utama

Journal of Education and Learning

Kerman University of Medical Sciences

International Journal of Health Policy and Management

Frontiers Scientific Publishing

Journal of Autonomous Intelligence

Administrative roles and responsibilities

  • Coordinator of the Erasmus agreement between the University of Perugia and the Bielefeld University (Germany) since December 2019.

  • Quality Manager of the Chemistry Degrees (since December 2019).

Memberships

  • Italian Chemical Society (since 2000)

  • American Chemical Society (since 2018)

  • Italian Society of Chaos and Complexity, SICC (2018)

  • Complexity Institute (since 2018)

  • CIRIAF: Inter-university Centre for the Research on the Pollution by Physical Agents (since 2008)

  • INSTM: National Consortium on Science and Technology of Materials (since 2004).

  • Italian Association of Book (December 2013-December 2014).

  • Complex Systems Society (2014)

  • Italian Photochemistry Group (2001-2010; 2021-...)

  • European Photochemistry Association (2001-2010; 2021-...)

  • Member of the Chemistry, Biology, and Biotechnology Department of the University of Perugia (Italy) since the 1st January 2014.

  • Member of the Chemistry Department of the University of Perugia (Italy) from the 2nd of May 2008 up to the 31st of December 2013.

  • Member of the Committee of the Chemistry Courses since the 2nd of May 2008.

  • Member of the Committee of Professors for the PhD Courses in Chemistry since the 25th of June 2012.

  • Member of the Committee of the Biological Sciences Courses from the 2nd of May 2008 up to the 31st of December 2011.

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