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,

Carmine D'Agostino

Associate Professor

keywords: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), porous materials, diffusion, surface science, catalysis
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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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Ferruccio Doghieri

Full Professor

keywords: gas solubility in polymers, thermodynamics of glassy polymers, gas permeability, diffusion kinetics in polymeric

Giacomo Foli

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Materials Chemistry, 2D Materials, Membrane Separation
keywords: Membranes for gas separation, Modeling of Permeability, Solubility and Diffusivity, Glassy polymers, Nanocomposites,
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Camilla Luni

Associate Professor

keywords: Biological engineering, Data analysis, Biological big data, Computational biology, Transcriptomics, Proteomics,

Lorenzo Merlonghi

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

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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

Adjunct professor

Research fellow

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

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: membranes, membranes characterization, membrane processes, process development, nanofiltration, dairy industry, sugars,
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Virginia Signorini

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

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