Luisa Torsi is professor of chemistry at the University of Bari (I) and adjunct professor at the Abo Academy University (FI).
In 2010 Torsi was awarded the H.E. Merck by the renown multinational and is the first woman to have received this international recognition.
This year she is the winner of the Wilhelm Exner Medal 2021, awarded since 1921 by the Austrian Trade Association to 240 laureates including 23 Nobel Prize winners.
She is also committed as a role model for young female scientists.