Materials Engineering

The activities mainly concern polymers and nanoparticles, which are functionalized/modified/mixed together, aiming at producing new technologically relevant materials. Part of studies concern the control of the crystallinity and surface features of bio-polymeric films, the definition of innovative techniques for materials characterization, and the exploration of new viable routes to improve/control the dispersion of nanometric particulate inside macromolecular host matrices

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Selected publications


  • S. Coiai, F. Cicogna, P. Rizzarelli, S. Carroccio, C. Gambarotti, I. Domenichelli, C. Yang, N. Tz. Dintcheva, G. Filippone, C. Pinzino, E. Passaglia, “Functionalization of aliphatic polyesthers by nitroxide radical coupling”, Polymer Chemistry, vol. 5, 5656-5667 (2014)
  • N. Tz. Dintcheva, R. Arrigo, C. Gambarotti, S. Carroccio, G. Filippone, F. Cicogna, M. Guenzi, “α-Tocopherol-induced radical scavenging activity in carbon nanotubes for thermo-oxidation resistant ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene-based nanocomposites”, Carbon, vol. 74, 14-21 (2014)
  • A. Causa, G. Filippone, D. Acierno, C. Domingo, A. Salerno, “Surface Morphology, Crystallinity, and Hydrophilicity of Poly (ε‐caprolactone) Films Prepared Via Casting of Ethyl Lactate and Ethyl Acetate Solutions”, Macromol Chem Phys, vol. 216, 49-58 (2015)
  • G. Arena, K. Friedrich , D. Acierno, E. Padenko, P. Russo, G. Filippone, J. Wagner, “Solid Particle Erosion and Viscoelastic Properties of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes”, Express Polym Lett, vol.9, 166-176 (2015)
  • M. Salzano de Luna, M. Galizia, J. Wojnarowicz, R. Rosa, W. Lojkowski, C. Leonelli, D. Acierno, G. Filippone*, “Dispersing hydrophilic nanoparticles in hydrophobic polymers: HDPE/ZnO nanocomposites by a novel template-based approach”, Express Polym Lett, vol. 8(5), 362-372 (2014)
  • S. C. Carroccio, G. Curcuruto, N. Tz. Dintcheva, C. Gambarotti, S. Coiai, G. Filippone, “Using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for the characterization of functionalized carbon nanotubes”, Rapid Commun Mass Sp , vol. 27(12), 1359-1366 (2013)


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