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Maurizio Masi (born in 1960) is full professor in Applied Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano.
His activity is centered on reaction kinetics and chemical reaction engineering, on the study of production processes for advanced inorganic materials for microelectronics and for photovoltaic applications and generally on the simulation of the chemical and phisico-chemical processes involved in materials manufacturing and in chemical process engineering. Since 2001, his research moved also towards biomedical engineering, in particular on cells and tissue growth in scaffold supporting media and on biopolymers for controlled drug delivery. All of these researches have been performed in cooperation with primary industrial groups as well with small and medium enterprises, whose number so far exceeds 60.
Presently, he is president of GRICU (university researcher in chemical engineering) and National Secretary of USPUR (labor union of university professors). From 2013 to 2018 he was appointed as scientific director of Centro Europeo di Nanomedicina. He was serving as Dean of the School of Industrial Engineering Processes of Politecnico di Milano during the years 2010-2012 and as Head of the Department of Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano during the years 2013-2019.
He is graduated MSc (cum laude) in Chemical Engineering and PhD in Electrochemical Engineering. In 1992 he was Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of more than 150 scientific papers in these areas published on internationally peer reviewed journals, 4 books (“Esercitazioni di termodinamica dell’ingegneria chimica” and “Termodinamica Chimica Applicata”, published by Edizioni Esculapio, authored with R. Rota, “Silicon Epitaxy”, published by Academic Press, edited with D. Crippa and D.L. Rode and “Controlled Drug Delivery Systems - Towards New Frontiers in Patient Care”, published by Springer, authored with F. Rossi and G. Perale) and holds 9 international patents.