Gianmarco Griffini is Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Science and Technology of Materials at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He received his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2005. After graduation, he worked for about three years as a process engineer for an Italian company operating in the oil-and-gas field. In March 2012 he obtained his PhD degree in Materials Engineering (cum laude) at Politecnico di Milano. In December 2014 he became assistant professor of Science and Technology of Materials at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano. In February 2018 he was appointed tenure-track assistant professor of Science and Technology of Materials in the same department. Since 2014 he serves as lecturer in the School of Industrial and Information Engineering and the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano.
His current research interests are mainly related to the field of science and technology of materials, and are particularly focused on the development and characterization of polymeric materials and on the study of their structure-property relationships. Areas of major interest are: materials and devices for solar light harvesting, managing and conversion; high-performance smart polymeric materials and coatings for advanced and additive manufacturing technologies; biodegradable and bio-derived polymers and related applications.
He has held visiting positions at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO) in 2003/2004, University College London (UK) in 2004/2005, University of California at Berkeley (USA) in 2010, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (ES) in 2016.
He is member of the editorial board of the international journal Heliyon (Elsevier) since 2015 and he has served as guest editor for the International Journal of Photoenergy (Hindawi) between January and September 2016.
He is currently representative member for the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano of the “Roadmapping team” of AFIL – Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia (Intelligent factory association Lombardia) since 2014. He is affiliate member of ACS (American Chemical Society), RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry), AIM (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio delle Macromolecole), INSTM (Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali).