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Associate Professor

Rector’s Advisor for the Biella campus

+39 0110904694 / 4694 (DISAT)

+39 015401407 (DISAT)

Scientific branch ING-IND/24 - PRINCIPI DI INGEGNERIA CHIMICA
(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-9413-4963
Scopus Author ID: 10044972200
Research topics
  • In the area of thermal comfort, research activity is concerned with the assessment of heat exchange between the body and the environment, focusing on the fundamental role of clothing in terms of thermal and evaporative resistance. In addition to the company-funded activities, the research is based on academic collaboration with colleagues from other scientific fields, from the chemistry and technology of materials and the medical field, making the research activity multidisciplinary and collaborative.
  • Development of dyeing and finishing processes for textile substrates using supercritical and/or liquid carbon dioxide as solvent. The analysis of the subject concerned thermodynamic aspects, such as measuring the solubility and partition coefficient of dyes between bath and fibre, the development of correlations for predicting the solubility of dyes, and more purely technical aspects, such as the design of equipment for dyeing and washing.
 Since 2018 this line of research has evolved thanks to international collaboration within the SMDTex international PhD project. The aim is to develop advanced functionalisations using photochromic dyes and multifunctional dyes with antibacterial properties.
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_2 - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SDG

Goal 3: Good health and well-being Goal 4: Quality education Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Keywords

Textiles
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Fellowships

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore Associato confermato at Ghent University ()

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

  • Adesione Dipartimentale AUTEX - Association of Universities for Textiles, (unknown date-unknown date) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Enti Partecipati

    Countries

    • ITALIA
  • European Platform for Sports Innovatione - ESPSI, (unknown date-unknown date) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Enti Partecipati

    Countries

    • BELGIO
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • EPSI - EUROPEAN PLATFORM FOR SPORTS INNOVATION