Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
Born in 1961 in Italy, he got a Master degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1986 and a PhD in Energetics in 1990 at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy and since 2000 he is full professor of Industrial Applications of Plasmas at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (SSD: ING-IND/18 – Nuclear Reactor Physics for which he is also Italian coordinator in the relationship with members of the National University Council). He is a member of the Industrial Engineering Department (DIN), of the Industrial Research Centre for Advanced Mechanics and Materials (CIRI-MAM), of the Interdepartmental Center for Agri-food Industrial Research (CIRI-AGRO), of the Research Center on Gynecological Neoplasms and of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM). Reference person of CIRI-MAM in the regional Clust-ER Agri-Food. Member of the Value Chain Bio-Med-Tech in the regional Clust-ER Health Industries and Wellness.
His research activities deal with industrial, environmental and biomedical applications of plasmas, which are characterized by the common need of innovative and advanced treatments aimed at enhancing specific properties of different materials (from polymers to metals, from ceramics to biological substrates). Plasma is an ionized gas, able to conduct heat and electricity, consisting of electrons, neutrals, radicals and ions. The possibility of precisely controlling plasma chemical and physical characteristics makes plasma technology the ideal candidate to solve such a varied range of needs.