MG is working as Full Professor in Physical-Chemistry at the Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanarari”, University of Bologna.
His research work ranges from development of methods to applications in Computational (Photo)Chemistry and Spectroscopy. Particular focus has been devoted to the simulation of the reactivity and dynamics of large molecules and their interaction with external stimuli (e.g., photons). The aim is not to simply obtain a reproduction/interpretation of experimental data but to build predictive models and provide a deeper understanding of the phenomena that are investigated. Concurrently, the development of new tools for exploring electronic potential energy surfaces and surface crossings in complex photoresponsive molecular architectures, and deciphering their non-adiabatic molecular dynamics, has been (and is still) pursued. To this aim, he has developed a new software (called COBRAMM)  allowing hybrid QM/MM computations and accurate non-adiabatic dynamics in the excited state. Recently, he has integrated this software to the Molcas suite of programs  that is also co-authoring by developing approaches to speed-up multi-reference perturbative calculations  to allow optimizations and non-adiabatic on-the-fly excited states dynamics at a full correlated level. Very recently, he started developing an arsenal of computational tools, that are currently being integrated in the COBRAMM software , for accurate modelling of non-linear and bidimensional electronic spectroscopy in multichromophoric (bio)organic systems (e.g., DNA, proteins) .
Supervisor of ESR2