Person details

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email claudia.marano@polimi.it
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1996-1998: High School on "Scienza dei Polimeri, G. Natta",Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale e Ingegneria Chimica Politecnico di Milano.
Graduation with honours
Dissertation: Study of viscoelasticity on the yield of an amorphous glassy polymer.

1993: Msc. in Industrial Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Graduation with honours.


November 2010: associate professor (09/D1, ING-IND/22), Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica "Giulio Natta" , Politecnico di Milano
2000- 2010: assistant professor (I14B Materiali Polimerici, actually 09/D1, ING-IND/22) Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica "Giulio Natta"
2003-2010: Facoltà del Design, Politecnico di Milano
2000 - 2003: Facoltà di Ingegneria dei Processi Industriali, Politecnico di Milano
1999 - 2000: research fellowship. Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale e Ingegneria Chimica "Giulio Natta", Politecnico di Milano, on the topic "Study of the plastic deformation controlled by volumetric changes in polymeric systems "
1994-1996: two-year training course for researchers on "Polymer-matrix composites for aerospace applications”.National Research Program on Innovative Advanced Materials

Pprofessional activities

2010 – Elected Member of Board of the Italian Association of Science and Technology of Macromolecules (AIM) Board
2011-2016 Treasurer of Italian Association of Science and Technology of Macromolecules, (AIM)
Serves as a referee for several Scientific Journals: Journal of Polymer Science B, Mehcanics of Time Dependent Materials, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, European Polymer Journal, Polymer Composite, Applied Science, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Journal of Materials and Design.

Research activity 

The research activity pertains the Polymeric Materials Engineering, (SSD ING-IND/22) and is aimed at studying of polymer structure-property correlations. Particular interest is devoted to the study of:
i) time-dependence of plastic deformation processes in the polymeric materials, in particular of the shear yielding process in amorphous polymers.

The research regards the study of the shear yielding process of polymeric materials, and is particularly aimed at studying the influence of the loading history. The final goal is the identification of a yield criterion expressed in terms of a parameter, which, irrespectively of the loading history, is critical at yield onset. The possible extension of this research in semi-crystalline polymers has already been initiated.

ii) fracture behaviour of rubbers
The research originally started for a pure scientific study, was later developed into a partnership with a tyres factory in order to define characterization methods to effectively correlate the laboratory tests results to the tire performance. The fracture mechanics approach is applied for the determination of "intrinsic" (valid regardless of the geometry test) fracture parameters.

Teaching activity

The teaching activity included the re-design or design of several courses for the Bachelor and Master Science Degrees in Industrial Design of Politecnico di Milano and for the Bachelor Science Degree in Materials Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
Several thesis have been carried out on topics related to the research activity for the Bachelor and Master Degrees in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology and for PhD in Materials Engineering.

Selected evaluation service and memberships

2017: member of Commitee
2016-     : member of PhD Board in Materials Engineering.
2016-     : member of the Scientific Committee of the Programme Board in “Disegno del Prodotto Industriale” e of the Programme Board in “Disegno del Prodotto per l’Innovazione”.
2009-    : member of the Commission for foreign students admission to the master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology.
2012: member of the Commission for the Design School admission test formulation.