Prof. Alfonso Maffezzoli, University of Salento, Italy
Biography: Alfonso Maffezzoli received his master degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Technology at University of Naples in 1991, working also as associate researcher at University of Washington (Seattle, USA). In 1991 he won the Young Scientist Award of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS). In 1992 he joined to the University of Salento as lecturer and presently he is full professor at the department of engineering for innovation. He leads a research group of about 20 people operating in the area of technology of polymers, composites, ceramics and biomaterials, working on many research project either supported by public institutions either supported by private companies. His didactic activity covered the general aspects of materials science and technology and polymer science at the engineering faculty. He is actually teaching courses on composites science and technology and process modelling. Now he chairs the Ph.D. program in “Materials and structure engineering and nanotechnology”. His research interests are related to polymer, composites and biomaterials. More recently, original contribution were developed in the field of processing of thermoplastic and thermosetting matrix composites, additive manufacturing, bio-based polymers, rotational moulding, ultrasonic characterization of polymers and polymer matrix nanocomposites. He is author of more than 190 papers on international journals besides to several patents and many conference papers. He acts as reviewer for more than 20 international journals.