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Confirmed Associate Professor

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Graduated from "l'Ecole Supérieure de l'Energie et des Matériaux" of Orléans (France) in Materials engineering in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in the same field in 1997. He occupied a post-doc position at the University of Limoges between 1998 and 1999.

He was research assistant in Materials Science and Technology since November 1999 and Associate professor of the same discipline since November 2006 at the Politecnico di Torino.

His current research fields are dealing with ceramic gas and humidity sensors for ammonia and NOx detection as well as soil moisture content measurement and new hybrid consolidants for mortars and stones conservation.

He is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers on national and international journals and conference proceedings and co-author of two Italian and of a Spanish patent on gas sensors. Co-author of an international patent ("Pipeline inspection gauge for the internal inspection of pipelines", patent number WO2013102807 A2). He is also a co-author of two Italian patents on concrete having an enhanced toughness and on geopolymers prepared from stone muds.

He is currently titular of courses in Materials Science and Technology since 2000 at the Bachelor and at the Master level in graduation courses in Architecture and Architecture for restoration.

He was a member of the Teaching Board of the PhD course in "Cultural Heritage" from Politecnico di Torino from 2008 to 2014. He is currently a member of the Teaching Board of the PhD course in “Materials Science and Technology” from Politecnico di Torino.

Editorial Board Member of the journal Materials (MDPI).

Member of the Scientific Board of the Master Nanoscale engineering from l'Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France.

"Scientific collaborator" of the University of Mons (Belgium) for the academic year 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.

(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0003-2419-4383
Scopus Author ID: 6603256916
ResearchGate ID:
Research topics
  • Gas and humidity sensors based on semiconducting metal oxides for environmental monitoring
  • Porous ceramics for liquid metal and particulate matter filtration or as bone substitutes
  • Self healing concrete
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE5_8 - Intelligent materials – self assembled materials PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.) PE5_6 - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering PE5_2 - Solid state materials PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)


Goal 13: Climate action Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 4: Quality education Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Cements Ceramic materials Concrete aggregates Durability Gas sensor Heterogeneous porous media
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments


  • Fellow - Università di Mons , Belgio (2013-2015)

Editorial boards

  • JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2012-2013) , Direttore di rivista, collana editoriale, enciclopedia

Roles as evaluator or expert

  • Basic Research Grant Program (BRGP) and Applied Research Grant Program (ARGP). 2017