Federico Rosei (MSc and PhD degrees from University of Rome “La Sapienza”) is Professor at the Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Varennes (QC) Canada. He held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003–2013) and since May 2016 holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials. Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage.

Dr. Rosei’s research focuses on studying structure/property relationships in nanomaterials. His work has been supported by multiple funding sources from Quebec, Canada and internationally (over M$17). He has published more than 390 articles (greater than 17,000 citations, H=70), has been invited to speak at more than 335 international conferences, has given over 240 seminars and colloquia, over 60 professional development lectures and 40 public lectures in 48 countries on all continents.

He is Fellow of numerous societies and academies, including: the Royal Society of Canada, the European Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the African Academy of Sciences, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ASM International, APS, AAAS, OSA, SPIE, Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society, Foreign Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering and of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.

He has received several awards, including a Bessel Award (von Humboldt foundation), the José Vasconcelos Award for Education (World Cultural Council), ChangJiang Scholar (China), the Khwarizmi International Award (Iran), the Selby Fellowship (Australian Academy of Sciences), the Changbai Mountain Friendship Award, the APS John Wheatley Award, the Blaise Pascal Medal (European Academy of Sciences), IEEE Distinguished Lectureships (NTC and Photonics Society), the Guangxi Golden Silkball Friendship Award and the TMS Brimacombe Medal.