Evelina Colacino

(University of Montpellier, France)

Evelina Colacino received her double Ph.D. (with European Label) in 2002 at the University of Montpellier II (France), and at the University of Calabria (Italy). She was appointed Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium, 2003), Research Scientist at Sigma- Tau Pharmaceuticals (Italy, 2004), Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Montpellier II, (France, until 2007), where she was hired in 2008. Associate Professor since 2013, at the University of Montpellier (France), her main research activities concern the development of eco-friendly methodologies for the preparation of biomolecules, heterocyclic compounds and hybrid materials by mechanochemistry with a main focus on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (medicinal mechanochemistry). She also investigates sustainable approaches to homogeneous or heterogeneous metal-catalyzed processes by combining enabling technologies with non-conventional media.

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the International Mechanochemical Association (IMA), Société Française de Chimie (SFC, French Chemical Society) and Società Chimica Italiana (SCI, Italian Chemical Society) and in the Advisory Board of the Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC,, she is also promoter of sustainability in Higher Education by integrating green chemistry at undergraduate level in organic chemistry courses, teaching laboratories and across the sub-disciplines of chemistry, with a special focus on the fundamentals and the practice of mechanochemistry.

Since 2019, she leads the European Programme COST Action CA18112 (MechSustInd) – ‘Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry ( and