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Graduated in Chemical Engineering with honours (1989) and PhD in Materials Engineering (1993), since 2002 professor of materials science and engineering with a special interest in environmental implications of materials and chemical industrial production processes. In charge of many university courses focussed on sustainable materials and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. Head of Mat4En2 lab, LCA practitioner collaborating with leading industrial companies. Member of the Materials Engineering PhD board since 2015. In 2009 co-founder of the university spin-off GENPORT whose mission is the development of alternative energy devices. In 2020 winner with three university colleagues of the StartCup Lombardia with a project for sustainable building retrofitting (SSiS Second Skin insulation System).
- ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
- FUEL CELLS
- WATER TREATMENT
- SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
As young researcher his attention was on the interplay between materials and energy:
- preparation and characterization of functional ceramic materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) and advanced electronic applications (especially perovskites and related ceramics);
- characterization by impedance spectroscopy of ionic conductors, both ceramic and polymeric;
Later, the perspective has widened and the attention has been mainly attracted by the role of materials in sustainable development, with such topics as:
- sorbent materials for wastewater treatment and recycling processes
- natural materials for sustainable buildings and bio-architecture
- materials in archaeology
- alternative materials for mature technologies
Today, a relevant share of his researches is in the field of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA). As LCA expert, he is also supporting companies to develop environmental labels for their products and processes, such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), and has been instructor in training courses focussed on LCA.