Education and Career
2010: Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Department CMIC, SSD Ing-Ind/27
2008: PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
2004: M. Sci. Chem. E., Politecnico di Milano
Current research interests
Laura Capelli carries out her scientific research at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering. At the Olfactometric Laboratiry her ativity focuses on different aspects of chemical engineering, specializing in odour measurement and control issues.
Her research activity focused especially on the study and the development of innovative electronic noses for the continuous monitoring of environmental odours. More recently, the activity of development of electronic noses was extended to the field of product analysis and medical diagnostics (early detection of cancer diseases).
She also studied the transport phenomena of volatile substances with the specific purpose of designing suitable systems for liquid and solid surface sampling.
Moreover, her activity connected to atmospheric dispersion modelling is focused on the characterization of complex emission sources.
The research activity led to the publication of more than 130 papers in journals, books and conferences (ca. 70 ISI/Scopus indexed publications). She is scientific coordinator and organizer of the NOSE international conference series on environmental odour monitoring and control, and member of the scientific committee of other relevant conferences in this field (e.g., MKO, IWA).
She's currently in charge of the courses "Processes of food industry" ,"Petroleum technology and bioufuel" and "Odour Science and Engineering".