- Dr. Elvira Maria Bauer began reading chemistry at the University of and then at the University of Rome ‘‘La Sapienza” where she obtained the first degree in Chemistry in 1997 and the PhD in Material Science in 2000 under the supervision of Prof. C. Ercolani.
- Since 2001 she works at the Istituto di Struttura della Materia of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Roma, as a member of the Dr. C. Bellitto research group. In 2001 she was appointed researcher at the CNR.
- She is author and co-author of numerous papers, published on renowned journals of inorganic and solid state chemistry. Her current research interests are focused on molecule-based magnets, transition metal oxides as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells, multifunctional hybrid organic–inorganic and phthalocyanine or phthalocyanine-like materials.