Brando Adranno

Brando Adranno

Research Topic:

Luminescent Ionic Liquids

Contact: brando.adranno(at)



Adranno’s main work revolves around the synthesis and characterization of ionic compounds, with special focus on light-emitting materials for application in light-emitting devices of new generation, such as OLED and LECs. For this, he combines his knowledge of organic and organometallic chemistry with ILs chemistry to obtain materials with tailored thermal and photochemical properties. X-ray diffraction, vibrational and optical spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and cyclic voltammetry are the main means of the characterization of those materials.


G. Bousrez, O. Renier, S.P. Kelley, B. Adranno, E. Tahavori, H.M. Titi, V. Smetana, S.-F. Tang, A.-V. Mudring, R. D. Rogers,Ready Access to Anhydrous Anionic Lanthanide Acetates by Using Imidazolium Acetate Ionic Liquids as the  Reaction Medium, Chem. Eur. J.. 202127, 13181.

G. Bousrez, O. Renier, B. Adranno, V. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, Ionic Liquid-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells—Insights into Electrolyte and Redox Mediator Design, ACS Sus. Chem. Eng., 20219, 8107-8114.

O. RenierG. BousrezK. StappertM. Wilk-KozubekB. AdrannoH. PeiE.T. SpielbergV. Smetana, A.-V. Mudring, Photoisomerization and Mesophase Formation in Azo-Ionic Liquids, Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 1, 214–225