Diffusion in polymers and membrane separations

Diffusion in polymers and membrane processes

Development of new materials and processes for separations in the chemical, biochemical, food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, packaging and sensors fields, for the purification of liquid and gaseous streams and CO2 capture.

Fabrication, modification and experimental characterization of the performance of highly selective materials like membranes, thin films, composites, adsorbents and chromatographic supports, and of their behavior in the corresponding processes.

Modeling of thermodynamic properties, fundamental analysis and simulation of adsorption, sorption and diffusion phenomena in solid materials and development of macroscopic and molecular models, as well as simulation and design of the whole membrane separation process for the specific application.

People

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Serena Bandini

Associate Professor

keywords: nanofiltration, food industry, ultrafiltration, dielectric exclusion, amphoteric membranes, electrochemical phenomena,
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Cristiana Boi

Associate Professor

keywords: membranes, membrane processes, chromatography, mathematical modelling, affinity, synthetic ligands, biomolecules,

Sara Casalini

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: nanocellulose, active packaging, essential oils, PLA
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Maria Grazia De Angelis

Associate Professor

keywords: Mass transport, Thermodynamic models, Diffusion, Molecular simulation, Equations of state, Glassy polymers, CO2
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Marco Giacinti Baschetti

Associate Professor

keywords: Membranes for gas separation, Modeling of Permeability, Solubility and Diffusivity, Glassy polymers, Nanocomposites,
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Zubin Kunhi Mahin

Research fellow

keywords: membrane processes, downstream, mathematical modelling, chromatography
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Matteo Minelli

Associate Professor

keywords: Glassy polymers, Diffusion, Membranes for gas separation, Transport properties, Thermodyanamic modelling
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Riccardo Onesti

PhD Student

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

keywords: Liquid Chromatography, Membranes, Materials for surgical face masks, ventilation systems, 3D printing
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Virginia Signorini

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: membranes, gas separation, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
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Alba Storione

PhD Student

Teaching tutor