Elisa Passaglia

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Elisa Passaglia
Senior Researcher
Area della Ricerca, via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa
+39 050 315.2294
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+39 339 3510180
+39 050 315.2555
Short Curriculum Vitae: 
Elisa Passaglia received her master degree in Industrial Chemistry (110/110 cum laude) at the University of Pisa in 1993 and her Ph.D degree in chemical sciences in 1997. She was Associate Editor and now is Board Member of Polymer International. She was teacher of the course "Polymer material technology" at the University of Pisa as associate professor. Since 2001 she is researcher at CNR ICCOM UOS Pisa working on macromolecular chemistry and materials science. She is co-author of 110 peer reviewed papers, 9 patents, 12 chapters in books, 12 conference proceedings and more than 100 contributions to national and international meetings
Research Interests: 
The research activities developed and carried out by Elisa Passaglia since 1993 are concerning the materials preparation through the macromolecular chemistry with reference, in particular, to the synthesis, modification and blending of organic polymers (mainly polyolefins, polyesters, polyamides, even from renewable resources). Synthesis and characterization of functional polymers by post-reactor reactions: fine-tuning selection of radical reactions and reagents as tools to introduce specific functionalities by controlling macromolecular structure/architecture; Functional nanostructured materials (polymer nanocomposites): preparation and study of confinement effects and their influence on barrier and flame resistant properties; Reactive blending and processing of polymers: the reactions at the interface and their effects on interphase morphology stabilization. Preparation of micro- and nano-composites through catalytic and radical polymerization approaches (reactor blending) ; Properties/structure relationships even at the nanoscale of polymer based materials All these researches have been carried out on the basis of specific learning on the macromolecular science to develop new knowledge about relationship between structure and sovramolecular properties of complex polymer materials (blends, nanocomposites, hybrids systems) by taking into account the possible final applications.