SOS Author Spotlight: Elena Villani and Shinsuke Inagi
Fundamentals and applications of bipolar electrochemistry for synthesis described in Science of Synthesis
Georg-August-University Göttingen)basic principles and practicalities, particular techniques, and reviews of the types of reactivity that can be achieved in electrosynthesis.
Elena Villani studied Chemistry at the University of Bologna, where she obtained her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Paolucci in 2017. After postdoctoral experience at the University of Bordeaux in the group of Prof. Alexander Kuhn, she joined the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2019 as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) overseas research fellow in the group of Prof. Shinsuke Inagi. Since October 2021, she is a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor in the same group. Her current research interests include electrogenerated chemiluminescence, bipolar electrochemistry, and the combination of these technologies with polymeric materials.
Shinsuke Inagi received his PhD at Kyoto University under the supervision of Prof. Yoshiki Chujo in 2007. After postdoctoral research at Kyoto University, he joined the group of Prof. Toshio Fuchigami at Tokyo Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2007. He was later promoted to Lecturer in 2011, and became Associate Professor in 2015. Since April 2022, he is Full Professor in the same institute. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2019 Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). His current research interests include the electrosynthesis of novel polymeric and functional materials obtained with the aid of Bipolar Electrochemistry.
Find out more about the research activities of the Inagi Group here.