You are here: American University Profiles Students Stefano Costanzi

Back to top

Photograph of Stefano Costanzi

Stefano Costanzi MIS.INSV

Laurea in Chemistry, University of Camerino, Italy.
Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Camerino, Italy.
Master of International Service, School of International Service, American University.

Dr. Stefano Costanzi is a Professor of Chemistry at American University, in Washington DC, with an educational background in both the chemical sciences and international affairs. Dr. Costanzi's teaching interests focus on two areas: biochemistry and the countering of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), chiefly chemical weapons.

His scholarly work is based on two research lines. The first line revolves around the application and development of computational chemistry strategies to study the interactions between chemicals and living of organisms. Importantly, Dr. Costanzi’s research significantly contributed to defining and expanding the scope of applicability of computational modeling to the study of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), key targets for many of the chemicals that modulate the functions of the human body.

The second one revolves around the analysis of gaps in current policies and practices that allow the proliferation of chemical weapons and the conceptualization of solutions and tools to narrow them. Additionally, he is interested in raising awareness on CBRN issues.

For more information, visit the Costanzi Research website at

For a list of Dr. Costanzi's publications, see Google Scholar


Spring 2024

  • CHEM-479 Countering Chemical Weapons