Francesco Ciardelli

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Francesco Ciardelli
Research associate
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Short Curriculum Vitae: 
Curriculum Vitae of Francesco Ciardelli Full Professor in Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Pisa from 1975 to 2010. Postdoc: UC London, MaxPlanck-Muelheim; Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, University of California Berkeley (twice), Polytechnic of Zurich, Universidad Central Caracas, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris. The research activity included macromolecular chemistry, stereochemistry, polymer blends, biopolymers and nanocomposites, optical and electroresponsive polymers. The obtained results were circulated on the basis of more than 360 papers in international journals, more than 100 invited presentations,16 patents and 8 books. Particularly during the last ten years Ciardelli was highly devoted to the technology transfer in the area of materials, processing and products, for various industrial applications .
Research Interests: 
a. Transition Metal Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization b. Clean Industrial Processes c. Polymer Functionalization, Reactive Blending and NanoComposites d. Photoresponsive and Electroconducting Polymeric Materials e. Polymers for Coatings and Preservation of the Cultural Heritage f. Transition Metals Macromolecular Systems (MMC)