Materials chemistry

Preparation of new materials or materials with specific properties and to understanding the correlations existing between chemical structure and final properties.

The Macromolecular Chemistry Research group conducts activities in the framework of polymer science. Main works concern:

  1. the synthesis and the dispersion in polymer matrices of inorganic fillers;
  2. the study of advanced polymeric materials for sport equipment, in particular for winter sports;
  3. biomedical engineering aspects (i.e.: tissue engineering, controlled drug release and polymers with antibacterial properties);
  4. the exploitation of biomass and agro-food wastes for the preparation of bifunctional monomers and the synthesis and characterization of novel bio-based polymers and copolymers;
  5. the investigation of polymer crystallization processes.

People

Sara Casalini

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: nanocellulose, active packaging, essential oils, PLA
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Annamaria Celli

Associate Professor

keywords: bio-based biopolymers, thermal and mechanical characterization, nanocomposites, composites with vegetal fibers,
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Fabio Fava

Full Professor

keywords: Biotech production of flavors, Biotech production of biochemicals and biofuels, Bioremediation of contaminated soils
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Lucia Ferrari

Research fellow

keywords: porosity, rheology, materials durability, material science, thermal characterisation (TGA and DSC)
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Maurizio Fiorini

Associate Professor

keywords: Raman spectroscopy, Bio-based polymers, Additive manufacturing, Eco-compatible packaging, Halogen-free flame retardants
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Claudio Gioia

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: biobased monomers, polymers from renewable resources, chemical modification of lignocellulosic compounds, lignin based
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Nadia Lotti

Full Professor

keywords: Biodegradation, Polyesters, Polymer synthesis, Crystallization kinetics, Polymer characterization, Biobased polymers,
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Davide Morselli

Research fellow

keywords: Polymer-Based Nanocomposites, Metal and Oxide Nanoparticles, In situ synthesis of nanoparticles in polymeric matrices,
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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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Laura Sisti

Associate Professor

keywords: Polymeric materials, Layered double hydroxides, Biopolymers, Natural fibers, Composites and nanocomposites,
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Michelina Soccio

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Polyesters, Novel S-S containing polyesters, Polymers synthesis, Copolymerization, Solid state properties in polymers,
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Grazia Totaro

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: polymers and biopolymers, composites and nanocomposites, synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials, layered
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Micaela Vannini

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

PhD Student

keywords: synthesis, polyesters, polyamides, NMR characterization, renewable sources, barrier properties, biocomposites, waste