Director of the group
On his words:
I received the BSc in Aerospace Engineering (2004) and the MSc in Aeronautical Engineering (2007), from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and the PhD in Technologies for Energy and Environment from University of Bergamo (2011), Italy, with a thesis titled “Superhydrophobicity as a strategy against icing”. In 2012, I received support from the European Research Council (ERC) to join ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as a Marie Curie Fellow; I worked in the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies on the project “ICE2: ICEphobicity for severe ICing Environments”. In March 2015 I joined EMPA – Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Science and Technology – as scientist, focusing on the control of surface wetting properties of cellulose-based materials for various engineering applications, ranging from liquid separation (oil remediation) to thermal insulation. One of projects included ice templating as a technique to fabricate ultra-porous foams from nanofibrillated cellulose with selective liquid absorption.
Since 2017 I am the scientific advisor of ApiTech, an italian startup supporting innovation in SMEs.
In September 2018 I joined the Department of Materials Science at the University of Bicocca-Milano (Italy), as tenure-track senior researcher, with support of a Rita Levi Montalcini Fellowship. In 2021 I got tenured as associate professor.
All courses are listed on my institutional web page.
I am currently teaching the following courses (see link to the elearning platforms):
Physical Chemistry of Solid State and Surfaces (MSc, 1st year, 2nd semester) https://elearning.unimib.it/course/info.php?id=44484
Physical Characterization of Materials with laboratory (MSc, 1st year, 1st semester) https://elearning.unimib.it/course/info.php?id=44495
Engineered Nanomaterials (MSc, 2nd year, 1st semester) https://elearning.unimib.it/course/info.php?id=44469
All perfect, right?
No, my CV is made of successes as well as failures. In fact, failures are definitely more. If you are interested, here below is my personal CV of failures, together with the more classical CV you expect to find on a page like this.
And here you can read the reason why I decided to write my CV of failures.