ALBERTO FRACHE

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Full Professor

Rector’s Advisor for the Alessandria campus

+39 0110904785 / 4785 (DISAT)

+39 0131229304 (DISAT)

Scientific branch ING-IND/22 - SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (234 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-2572-3235
Scopus Author ID: 6701571458
WoS ResearcherID: F-6968-2014
Research topics
  • studies on degradation, biodegradation and recycling of polymers and biopolymers. The possibilities of recycling polymeric materials used in the automotive and packaging field were evaluated and the study of the recycled material and of the degradation mechanism of polymers were investigated
  • studies on different stabilizing additives and Flame Retardant systems. Complex systems with modified nanoparticles or nanocarbons were evaluated specifically for the study of flammability or combustion behaviour mainly by means of cone calorimetry
  • studies on lowering of the environmental impact of polymer materials bioplastics and natural fillers. The main bio-based polymers both biodegradable and non biodegradable have been deeply investigated in order to improve their thermo-mechanical performance with the use of natural additives and fillers. Agro-industrial wastes have also been evaluated as fossil polymer additives or as raw material for the design and production of new systems.
  • studies on polymer materials for 3D printing with FDM technology. Development of filled-polymers based on polypropylene or recycled polymers. Rheology and morphological evaluation.
  • studies on polymeric nanocomposites: structural and thermal analysis of different nanofillers (clays, LDH, POSS, carbon nanotubes), preparation of nanocomposites with both thermoplastic and thermoset resins and evaluation of the thermal, thermomechanical and flame retardant properties of the obtained materials.
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.) PE5_15 - Polymer chemistry PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SDG

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Keywords

Biopolymers Natural fillers for polymers Polymer processing Recycling
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Fellowships

  • Advisor - Proplast - Consorzio per la Promozione della Cultura Plastica, Italia (2015-)
  • Scientific Committee member - Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole (AIM), Italia (2013-2015)