Laurea in Chemistry - University of Bologna
Ph.D. in Chemistry - University of Miami
PDF - University of Ottawa

Stefania Impellizzeri was born in Mantova, Italy. She received a Laurea in Chemistry, cum laude, from the Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician” at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Alberto Credi and in collaboration with 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Sir Fraser Stoddart. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry, with Award of Academic Merit, in the group of Françisco M. Raymo at the University of Miami, and later joined the research group of renowned organic photochemist Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano at the University of Ottawa as postdoctoral fellow and later as one of the winners of the Banting PDF competition. 

   Impellizzeri’s contributions have been highlighted in journals of the caliber of Journal of the American Chemical SocietyChemical Science, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Nanoscale and Nature Communications. She has received national and international awards such as a Banting PDF (Canada), a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (EU) and a Sam and Clara Schreiber Research Award (USA). She was awarded the 2021 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, which recognises emerging scientists who are making outstanding contributions to physical chemistry, chemical physics or biophysical chemistry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Nano Ontario. Since 2022, she holds the position of Jet Ice Research Chair in Sustainable Materials Chemistry.

Her interests in equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) focus on inclusive mentorship and excellence. She has served as an invited speaker and volunteer for a number of organizations that foster EDI in chemical sciences and was recently appointed to the Canadian Society for Chemistry Committee Working for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE) national executive committee.

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Fun Fact: She played professional contract bridge (Standard American, Acol and "Quinta Italiana") and participated in national and international tournaments. She retired in 2006.