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From December 2019: Full Professor in Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT) of the Politecnico di Torino.

January 2005: PhD in Materials Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino.

June 2000: Habilitation as a Chemist, Università di Torino

December 1999: Degree in Industrial Chemistry, Università di Torino.

Scientific activity: applied research in the field of materials, especially ceramics and their composites, for the engineering (structural, high temperature, biomedical, functional and environmental applications) and construction materials fields. The research involves unconventional syntheses of simple and composite powders, and focuses on the development and characterization of dense and porous components, on the design and additive manufacturing by stereolithography of engineering ceramics. Research in the field of building materials focuses on sustainable binders, on new materials produced from industrial by-products, on the capture and storage of CO2 by materials for architecture, on the development of new geopolymeric and alkaline-activated materials.

(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
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Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-7189-2999
Research topics
  • Development of new materials for CARBON CAPTURE and immobilization (capture and storage of CO2), mainly through mineralization processes. Development as new binders and products for the construction industry.
  • 3D printing of ceramic, polymer and composite materials, by stereolithography and robocasting (or direct ink writing)
  • Development of new binding materials, with low environmental impact, and deriving from industrial by-products, for applications in the sector of building materials and civil engineering (roads sector).
  • Development of new geopolymers and alkaline-activated materials, for applications in the construction sector, urban furniture design, flooring.
  • Development of porous ceramics for biomedical (scaffold) and environmental (filtration and catalysis systems) applications
  • Development of ceramics for biomedical applications: i) inert structural ceramics, based on alumina, zirconia and their composites; ii) bioactive / bioresorbable ceramics, based on calcium phosphates; iii) polymer-ceramic composites.
  • Development of transparent polycrystalline ceramics (alumina, yttrium and aluminum garnet, YAG) for optical (solid state laser) and structural applications
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE5_7 - Biomaterials, biomaterials synthesis PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.) PE8_7 - Mechanical and manufacturing engineering (shaping, mounting, joining, separation) PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering PE5_1 - Structural properties of materials PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)


Goal 13: Climate action Goal 3: Good health and well-being Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 4: Quality education Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production


3d printing Bioceramics Carbon capture and storage Ceramics and composites Functionally graded materials Geopolymers Materials engineering Porous ceramics and materials Stereolithography
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence Award for the contribution on the field of Materials in Medicine conferred by Romanian Society of Biomaterials (2016)


  • Effective member - Societ√† Ceramica Italiana (ICerS), Italia (2015-)
  • Effective member - European Ceramic Society (ECerS), Belgio (2015-)

Editorial boards

  • MATERIALS (2020-), Editorial board member
  • FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS (2019-), Editorial board member
  • WOODHEAD PUBLISHING SERIES IN BIOMATERIALS (2017-), Other editorial activities


  • 16th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS 2019)/ European Ceramic Society, Italia, 16-20/6/2019, Participation to the organizing committee
  • 16th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC16)/ Politecnico di Torino, Italia, 9-11/9/2018, Participation to the organizing committee
  • EUROMAT 2017/ Hellenic Metallurgical Society e Hellenic Society for the Science and Technology of Condensed Matter (HSSTCM), Grecia, 17-22/9/2017, Participation to the organizing committee
  • 15th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS 2017)/ European Ceramic Society, Ungheria, 9-13/7/2017, Participation to the organizing committee
  • E-MRS 2017 Spring Meeting/ European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), Francia, 22-26/5/2017, Participation to the organizing committee
  • E-MRS 2016 Fall Meeting/ European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), Polonia, 19-22/9/2016, Participation to the organizing committee
  • 14th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS 2015),/ European Ceramic Society, Spagna, 21-25/6/2015, Participation to the organizing committee
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Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Ricercatore confermato at University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland - (SUPSI) (1/10/2013-31/1/2014)

Research networks