Valerio GIUSO

Valerio GIUSO

PhD student, Organic Materials (DMO)
Phone: /Office: 2050

Academic background

I was born in 1996 in Verona, Italy.

I obtained my BSc in Industrial Chemistry in 2018 from the University of Padova, Italy with a research project under the supervision of Prof. Cristina Tubaro at the Department of Chemical Sciences (DiSC) on Au(I)-Au(I) and Au(III)-Au(III) binuclear di-NHC compounds.

I followed my studies in Padova with a MSc in Chemistry with a focus on applied and industrial chemistry and graduated in 2021 after completing a research project under Prof. Andrea Biffis on the synthesis, characterization and acid-base behaviour of theophylline-based Ir(I) and Ir(III) protic NHC coordination compounds.

Current role at IPCMS

In late I 2021 joined the Department of Organic Materials (DMO), in the research equipe Metals and their functions under the supervision of Dr. Matteo Mauro. I am currently focused on the photochemistry of organometallic (supra)molecular metal-ligand architectures and Si, Zn, Au, Pt and Re coordination compounds and organic fluorophores for OLED applications.

My work at the IPCMS is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz, Prof. Stefan Haacke and Dr. Jérémie Leonard.

I will hold this position until late 2025.

Other websites


  1. A stable and true-blue emissive hexacoordinate Si(IV) N- heterocyclic carbene complex and its use in organic light-emitting diodes
    Dalton Transactions – DOI: 10.1039/D4DT00420E
  2. Chiroptical activity of benzannulated N-heterocyclic carbene rhenium(i) tricarbonyl halide complexes: towards efficient circularly polarized luminescence emitters
    PhysChemChemPhys – DOI: 10.1039/D3CP04300B
  3. Binuclear Biphenyl Organogold(III) Complexes: Synthesis, Photophysical and Theoretical Investigation, and Anticancer Activity
    ChemPlusChem – DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202300303
  4. Cubane Copper(I) Iodide Clusters with Remotely Functionalized Phosphine Ligands: Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Optical Properties
    Symmetry – DOI: 10.3390/sym15061210
  5. Symmetry‐Broken Charge Transfer Excited‐State in Homoleptic ZincII Imidazo[1,2‐a]pyridine Complexes
    ChemPhotoChem – DOI: 10.1002/cptc.202300092
  6. True- to Sky-Blue Emitters Bearing the Thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole Electron Acceptor for Single and Tandem Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
    ACS Applied Electronic Materials – DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.3c00234
  7. Exploring the coordination properties of phosphonium‐functionalized N‐heterocyclic carbenes towards gold
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry – DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202300184
  8. Biphenyl Au(III) Complexes with Phosphine Ancillary Ligands: Synthesis, Optical Properties, and Electroluminescence in Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells
    Inorganic Chemistry – DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c04293
  9. Bright V‐shaped bis‐imidazo[1,2‐a]pyridine fluorophores with near‐UV to deep‐blue emission
    Chemistry – An Asian Journal – DOI: 10.1002/asia.202200903
  10. Coordination chemistry of Ir with chelating ligands containing a xanthine‐derived, protic N‐heterocyclic carbene (NHC) moiety
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry – DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202200484
  11. Linear, two- and four-armed pyridine-decorated thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole fluorophores: Synthesis, photophysical study and computational investigation
    Dyes and Pigments – DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2022.110780