Lapo Bogani



URF and ERC group leader


Department of Materials and Keble College, University of Oxford

16 Parks Road, OX1 3PH,

Oxford, United Kingdom

e-mail: lapo.bogani|at|

Tel: +44 (0)1865-283341 (Room 195.40.03)

Tel: +44 (0)1865 273700 (switchboard)

Fax: +44 (0)1865 273789 (general fax)


I’m the product of a typical, though confusing, Italian education path: a mishmash of Classical Humanities, Chemistry and Physics. When I discovered that I could make a living in Europe by writing my own grants, I proceeded to turn into a deluxe migrant. I worked at CNRS and at the University of Stuttgart, where I was exposed to many of the subtle nuances of harshness that academic life can offer. My Group relocated to Oxford’s Department of Materials in January 2015, tempted by friendly colleagues, free college food and the English weather. In addition to blacker-than-pitch coffee, my passions include coordination chemistry, nanomagnetism and nanoelecronics.

Ah!…and I read. About everything. A lot.


Prizes and distinctions:

2019 ERC Consolidator Grant (ERC_CoG-773048-“MMGNRs”)
2015    Olivier Kahn International Research Prize
2015    University Research Fellow of the Royal Society
2014    ERC Starting Grant (ERC_StG-338258-“OptoQMol”)
2013    Nicholas Kurti European science prize, by Oxford Instruments
2012    Raffaello Nasini national prize of the Italian Chemical Society
2011    Sofja Kovalevskaja Preis of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
2009    Burghen prize of the European Academy of Sciences
2006    Individual Marie Curie Fellowship (MC_EIF-041565-“MoST”)
2006    Giovanni Semerano national prize for the best Italian Ph.D. thesis in Physical Chemistry