The research activities of the PCL group are mainly focused on the investigation of the structure-properties relationships in polymers, polymer blends, composites and nanocomposites. Moreover, new compositions and processing techniques for polymeric and composite materials are investigated. Current research topics include: Processing and characterization of multiphase polymeric materials and composites (micro- and nanocomposites, blends); Deformation, yield and fracture mechanics of polymers and composites; Environmentally friendly polymers and composites (thermoplastic composites, biodegradable, from renewable resources, recyclable); Polymers and composites with functional properties (electrical conductivity, shape memory, damage monitoring, piezoelectricity, etc..); New micro- and nanostructured polymer composites for additive manufacturing.



Prof. Andrea Dorigato

Technical staff

Polimeri e compositi