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Antonino Famulari graduated in Chemistry with merit at the Università degli Studi di Milano in.
In 1998, he completed his PhD in the field of Molecular Modeling at the Università degli Studi di Milano.
He spent almost 1 year in foreign countries (University of Liverpool, Iowa State University, University of Copenaghen).
He had
2 post doc research grants by the CNR (1998) and by the Università degli Studi di Milano (1999-2001).
n 2001 he was appointed for a Permanent Research position by the CNR center ISTM (Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari) of Milan.
In December 2001 he moved (Assistant Professor
and, since 2014, Associate Professor) to the Politecnico di Milano joining the research group of Prof. Allegra and Prof. Meille.
At the beginnings of his research activity, he worked on the development of new methods for the calculation of accurate intermolecular interactions; the approaches are available as standard options in general software such as GAMESS-US package.

Currently he is working on

  • Molecular Modeling of non-covalent interactions focusing to the study of molecules and macromolecules in the crystallization and self-organization processes (from molecular mechanics and dynamics to ab initio quantum mechanical approaches also including methods specific for solid phases)
  • X-ray scattering methodologies including both WAXD and SAXS techniques

Main research interests are 

  • structure and morphology of polymers, oligomers and molecules (in particular innovative materials in the field of the organic electronics, organic heterojunction photovoltaics and sensor and optical applications) and of polymer/clay composites and nano-composites aiming to the formulation of structure-property relationships
  • intermolecular interactions in ionic liquids and systems of biological interests. He collaborated with several international research groups (Professor M. S. Gordon, Iowa State University; Dr Carlo Gatti, CNR of Milan; Professor A.R. Khokhlov, Physics Department, Moscow State University; Professor D. L. Cooper, University of Liverpool)

He is the author of about 100 scientific papers on various international journals (1800 citations, H-index 23, SCOPUS, October 2017), 2 patents and more than 50 communications to international conferences. In 2014 he obtained 3 national scientific qualifications as Associate Professor (SSD: 03/B1 Principles of chemistry and inorganic systems, 03/B2 Chemical Foundations of Technologies and 03/C2 Industrial and applied chemistry) and 1 national scientific qualification as Full Professor (SSD: 03/B2).

Antonino Famulari was leader of projects in the field of PRIN financial support and of CINECA/LISA initiatives. The teaching experience was both in the basic courses of Chemistry for Engineering bachelor and in more advanced courses (Structural Chemistry of Materials, Laurea Magistrale, Material engineering).

He is co-author of a Chemistry exercises book for technical and scientific bachelor courses. In addition, the candidate has a teaching activity in the 3 courses for PhD students at Politecnico di Milano:

  • Simulation of molecular systems for chemistry, materials and biology
  • Structure and statistical properties of polymers
  • Characterization techniques of materials (X ray diffraction WAXS and SAXS and thermal analysis)