The Director

The Director is Prof. Alessandro Pegoretti, Full Professor of Materials Science and Technology.

In 1988 Prof. Pegoretti graduated in Materials Engineering at the University of Trento where in 1992 started his academic carrier as Research Assistant. Between 1995 and 1997 he was research fellow at the University of Connecticut (USA), from 1997 to 2001 he was aggregate professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, associate professor (2002) and full professor (2012) at the University of Trento.

At the University of Trento he has been Director of the doctoral course in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering from 2012 to 2018 and Rector’s Delegate for doctoral studies from 2019 to 2021.

In the period 2018-2021 he was a member of the National Commission for Scientific Habilitation for the sector Materials Science and Technology and since 2021 he is member of the board of directors of the Italian Association of Materials Engineering.

Alessandro Pegoretti is Editor of the scientific journals Polymer Composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites and Materials. He leaded various national and international research projects and was member of the scientific committee of several international conferences. He is author or co-author of more than 280 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific international journals, two books and various book chapters. His research activities cover various sectors of materials engineering being manly devoted to the comprehension of the properties-structure correlations in polymers and polymer composites, to the development of multifunctional composites and to the investigation of eco-sustainable materials with low environmental impact.

For more info visit his personal home page.

The Deputy Head

The Deputy Head is Prof. Daniele Bortoluzzi.

The Department Delegates