Academic career and teaching activities

2012 to present: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Industrial Engineering (DII), University of Trento

2002 - 2012: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento

1988 - 2002 : Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento (Italy)

 

1990:  Chercheur Associé - CNRS, internship at Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée, collaboration with Dr. Florence Babonneau, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 

2003: Visiting professor Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée (Prof. C. Sanchez), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

2007: Visiting professor INSA – Lyon (France), IPC - LMM ,Prof. J-F. Gérard, Dr J. Galy.

 

Teaching activity (last 3 years)

Chemistry (LT Environmental and Land Engineering, 1st year, 1st semester, 9 Italian credits, 150 students/class)

Chemistry Laboratory (LT Industrial Engineering, 3rd year, 2nd semester, 4 Italian credits, 10 students/class)

Properties and Characterization of Materials - Module 2 (until 2014: Materials Characterization - module 2; LM Materials Engineering, 1st year, 2nd semester, 6 Italian credits, 60 students/class)

Research interests
-Sol-gel chemistry
-Polysilsesquioxanes, polysiloxanes and silsesquioxane-metal oxide functional coatings (materials protection, optics, photonics, catalysis)
-Organosilica and silsesquioxane fillers for polymer-matrix nanocomposites 
-Metal oxides, phosphates and dichalcogenides particles and films
-Spectroscopic characterization (Infrared, solid state NMR) of polymers, glasses, ceramics, composites and natural materials.
-Study of interface and structure-properties relations in hybrid organic/inorganic nanocomposites