Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry University of Milan
Sergio Trasatti, "Laureato" in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan in 1961, became Assistant Professor in the same University in 1967, and won the chair of Industrial Electrochemistry in 1980. In 1989 he was called to the chair of Electrochemistry. S. Trasatti's research interests are in the field of the electrical double layer, electrocatalysis, electrochemical surface science, single electrode potential, surface chemistry of oxides, metal and oxide single crystals. S. Trasatti is author of about 300 papers including 20 chapters in multi-authored books. Editor of a book in two volumes on "Electrodes of Conductive Metallic Oxides" and of several special issues of various Journals, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of major electrochemistry Journals and book series. Titular member of the IUPAC Commission on Electrochemistry since 1976, Chairman of the Commission in 1985-86, and elected member of the IUPAC Physical Chemistry Division Committee for the term 1987-90. The activity of S. Trasatti as an officer of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) started in 1981 as Chairman of the former Division I (Thermodynamics) and as National Secretary of Italy. He was elected Vice-President in 1985 and President Elect in 1987. He was President of ISE for the term 1989-1990. He was Chairman of the celebratory 50th ISE Meeting (Pavia, Italy, 5-10 September 1999). Besides a number of Award Committees, S. Trasatti chaired the Publication Committee of ISE in 1999-2001. He was one of the Editors of Electrochimica Acta, the official journal of ISE, in 2002 and is Editor-in-Chief as of 1 January 2003. Awards and Recognitions: "Miolati" Prize of the Italian Association of Physical Chemistry 1975; Honorary Member of the Polish Chemical Society (1985); Distinguished Lecturer at the Clarkson University, Potsdam NY (1988); Pergamon-Electrochimica Acta Gold Medal of ISE (1993); Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina (1994); Corresponding Member of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (1997); 75th Anniversary Medal of the Polish Chemical Society (1997); Honorary Medal of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2000); Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (2000); Frumkin Memorial Medal of ISE (2003); Honorary Member of ISE (2004); Gold Seal of the Italian Chemical Society (2007); Olin Palladium Medal of the Electrochemical Society (2007).