Chiara Bertarelli graduated in Industrial Chemistry in 1997, she got the PhD in Materials Engineering in 2002. Visiting Professor at the Shinshu University (JP) in 2010 and at the ENS of Cachan (FR) in 2016. At present, she is Full Professor in Materials Science and Technology at Politecnico di Milano. Team leader of the Laboratory of Synthesis of Organic Functional and Nanostructured Materials of Politecnico di Milano.
Research interests focus on the design, synthesis of development of new functional materials for smart optics, optoelectronics and flexible electronics. In the framework of nanostructured materials, research is focused on the development on responsive and multiresponsive polymer nanofibers. Principal investigator or Local coordinator of several funded projects, including EU Projects in the 6thFP, 7thFP and H2020.
She is author of more than one hundred peer-reviewed publications and a WO patent.