Education, Career, & Awards
2017: Politecnico di Milano – Rector’s delegate for Research infrastructures
2013: Politecnico di Milano – Member of Academic Senate
2011: Politecnico di Milano – Head of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical engineering Dpt.
2005: Politecnico di Milano – Head of Ph.D. program in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
2002: Politecnico di Milano – Full Professor
1998: Politecnico di Milano – Associate Professor
1990: Politecnico di Milano – Assistant Professor
1989: Purdue University (USA) - Visiting student
1988: eni – fellowship for Ph.D. in Applied Molecular Science, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
1986: Snamprogetti – Safety and Reliability Dpt.
1986: Politecnico di Milano – M.Sci. in Chemical engineering
Current Research Interests
He has carried out his research in various fields, such as adsorption separation, combustion and kinetics of chemical reactions, industrial safety and environmental pollution. The common matrix of these activities is the study, through preliminary experimentation and subsequent mathematical modeling, of the chemical, physical and biological phenomena characteristic of each field through the conceptual tools of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and transport phenomena. The experimental activity concerns the design, construction, setup and use of laboratory-scale pilot equipment. The ultimate goal is to obtain experimental data for the development and validation of mathematical models able to simulate the main phenomena involved. The active search lines currently relate to adsorption separation processes through DRPSA technology and industrial security, with particular reference to semi-batch reactors (process intensification, prevention of runaway phenomena, safe and productive scale-up, moving from discontinuous to continuous processes), dust explosions and the modeling of the consequences of major accidents.
Website of the research group: www.chem.polimi.it/cfalab/