Ruggero Sala


Born in Como (CO), February 10th 1999.

I am currently working on my M.Sc. thesis under the supervision of prof. Grancini. I am interested in energy-related functional materials both from a physical and a chemical perspective.


Enrolled in the Materials Chemistry Master’s degree course at the University of Pavia and in second-level Master’s course at IUSS Pavia since 2021.

First-level IUSS diploma attained in May 2022 (thesis title: “Leveraging radicals philicity in Hydrogen Atom Transfer: a preliminary computational study”; supervisor: Prof. Davide Ravelli).

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Pavia attained in October 2021 (thesis title: “The stability of perovskite solar cells: from issues to solutions”; supervisor: Prof. Giulia Grancini).

Alumnus of IUSS Pavia University School for Advanced Studies and Collegio Ghislieri since 2018.

High school diploma attained in 2018.


Mother tongue: Italian

Additional language 1: English (C1)

Additional language 2: Spanish (A2)


Microsoft Office, Latex, Origin; Gaussian16, GaussView, VESTA


Ambientalism, playing the drums, writing poetry