Submission Deadline:  September 30th, 2020

This year, the 13th edition of the Fernando Pulidori (1928-2007) Prize will take place in a simple telematic form, due to the Covid-19 emergency.
The prize will be awarded to a young coordination chemist, preferably an expert in thermodynamics and/or kinetics of complexation phenomena in solution, and author of an original paper published in the period 2018-2020 or accepted for publication at the deadline of application (the acceptance letter should be produced).
Eligible candidates should be not more than 30 years old on December 31th, 2020 (i.e. they should be born on or after January 1st, 1990), PhD students or grantees at a University or Research Centre.
Candidates should present the following documents:

  • a copy of the paper in PDF format;
  • their curriculum vitae in the EU format and a summary of their scientific activity;
  • a cover letter, by their supervisor or by the corresponding author of the presented paper, explaining the role of the candidate in the work described in the paper;
  • a copy of a valid ID.
The deadline for application is september 30th, 2020.
All the documents should be sent in pdf format to Pulidori Prize Coordinator, Prof. Maurizio Remelli, University of Ferrara (
The winner will be awarded with a metal plaque with the logo of ISMEC and the description of the prize.
An extended abstract of the winner’s scientific activity will be published in “La Chimica e l’Industria”, the official journal of the Italian Chemical Society.
Submitted applications will be evaluated by the International Scientific Committee of ISMEC 2020.
The scientific level of the paper, its originality and innovative character in the field of thermodynamics and/or kinetics of complexes in solution, the curriculum of the applicant and her/his contribution to the research will be taken into account.