Person details

phone +39 02 2399 4770
email maurizio.sansotera@polimi.it
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web Polimi Personal Page
group Fluoritech
group SEE lab

Education and Career

2018: Assistant professor, Politecnico di Milano
2017-2018: Research Fellow, INSTM National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology
2013: Visiting Researcher, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
2012-2017: Research Fellow, Politecnico di Milano
2011-2012: Research Fellow, Università Statale di Milano


  • Apr. 2019: “Absorption and photocatalytic degradation of VOCs by perfluorinated ionomeric coating with TiO2 nanopowders for air purification” Maurizio Sansotera, Sina Geran Malek Kheyli, Alberto Baggioli, Claudia L. Bianchi, Maria Pia Pedeferri, Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Walter Navarrini, 2019, 361, 885-896
  • Mar, 2018: “Comparison of branched and linear perfluoropolyether chains functionalization on hydrophobic, morphological and conductive properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes” Maurizio Sansotera, Sadaf Talaeemashhadi, Cristian Gambarotti, Carlo Pirola, Mariangela Longhi, Marco A. Ortenzi, Walter Navarrini, Claudia L. Bianchi, Nanomaterials, 2018, 8, 176
  • Feb, 2018: “Thermodynamics of aqueous perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and 4,8-dioxa-3Hperfluorononanoic acid (DONA) from DFT calculations: Insights into degradation initiation” Alberto Baggioli, Maurizio Sansotera, Walter Navarrini, Chemosphere, 2018, 193, 1063-1070 
  • Jan, 2018: “Catalytic microreactor with electrodeposited hierarchically nanostructured nickel coatings for gas-phase fluorination reactions” Maurizio Sansotera, Alberto Baggioli, Simona Ieffa, Mariella Tedesco, Benedetta Sacchi, Claudia L. Bianchi, Michele Navarrini, Massimo Migliori, Luca Magagnin, Walter Navarrini, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2018, 205, 22-29
  • Aug, 2016: “Immobilized TiO2 nanoparticles produced by flame spray for photocatalytic water remediation” Luca G. Bettini, Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Maurizio Sansotera, Maria Pia Pedeferri, Walter Navarrini, Paolo Milani, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2016, 18(8), 238
  • Jun, 2016: “High performance composites containing perfluoropolyethers-functionalized carbon-based nanoparticles: Rheological behavior and wettability” Nadka Tzankova Dintcheva, Elisabetta Morici, Rossella Arrigo, Giulia Zerillo, Valeria Marona, Maurizio Sansotera, Luca Magagnin, Walter Navarrini, Composites Part B: Engineering, 2016, 95, 29-39
  • Jan-Feb, 2016: “Synergic photocatalytic effect between TiO2 and a fluorinated transparent ionomeric material in the oxidation of hydrosoluble pollutants in turbid suspensions” Federico Persico, Maurizio Sansotera, Nicole Schepis, Luca Magagnin, Walter Navarrini, Chemistry Today, 2016, 35(1), 67-71
  • Nov, 2015: “The effect of oxygen in the photocatalytic oxidation pathways of perfluorooctanoic acid” Maurizio Sansotera, Federico Persico, Valentina Rizzi, Walter Panzeri, Carlo Pirola, Claudia L. Bianchi, Andrea Mele, Walter Navarrini, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2015, 179, 159-168
  • Jan, 2015: “Photocatalytic activity of TiO2-embedded fluorinated transparent coating for oxidation of hydrosoluble pollutants in turbid suspensions” Federico Persico, Maurizio Sansotera, Claudia L. Bianchi, Carlo Cavallotti, Walter M. Navarrini, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2015, 170, 83-89
  • Jan, 2015: “Concentrated sunlight for accelerated stability testing of organic photovoltaic materials: towards decoupling light intensity and temperature” Iris Visoly-Fisher, Asaf Mescheloff, Ma’or Gabay, Celine Bounioux, Leila Zeiri, Maurizio Sansotera, Andrey E. Goryachev, Avi Braun, Yiulia Galagan, Eugene A. Katz, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2015, 134, 99-107
  • Jan, 2015: “Surface fluorination on TiO2 catalyst induced by photodegradation of perfluorooctanoic acid”, Sara Gatto, Maurizio Sansotera, Federico Persico, Massimo Gola, Carlo Pirola, Walter Panzeri, Walter Navarrini, Claudia L. Bianchi, Catalysis Today, 2015, 241(A), 8-14
  • Jul, 2014: “Free-radical selective functionalization of 1,4-naphthoquinones by perfluorodiacyl peroxides”, Maurizio Sansotera, Cristian Gambarotti, Antonino Famulari, Alberto Baggioli, Raffaella Soave, Francesco Venturini, Stefano V. Meille, Ivan Wlassics, Walter Navarrini, Tetrahedron, 2014, 70, 5298-309
  • Jul, 2014: “Perfluoropolyether-functionalized gas diffusion layers for proton exchange membrane fuel cells”, Massimo Gola, Maurizio Sansotera, Walter Navarrini, Claudia L. Bianchi, Paola Gallo Stampino, Saverio Latorrata, Giovanni Dotelli, Journal of Power Sources, 2014, 258, 351-355
  • Apr, 2014: “Decomposition of perfluorooctanoic acid photocatalyzed by titanium dioxide: chemical modification of the catalyst surface induced by fluoride ions”, Maurizio Sansotera, Federico Persico, Carlo Pirola, Walter Navarrini, Alessandro Di Michele, Claudia L. Bianchi, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2014, 148-149, 29-35
  • Feb, 2014: “Maskless, fast and highly selective etching of fused silica with gaseous fluorine and gaseous hydrogen fluoride”, Francesco Venturini, Rebeca Martinez Vazquez, Roberto Osellame, Giulio Cerullo, Maurizio Sansotera, Walter Navarrini, Journal of Micromechanics
    and Microengineering, 2014, 24(2), 025004
  • Aug, 2013: “Effect of Amorphous Fluorinated Coatings on Photocatalytic Properties of Anodized Titanium Surfaces”, Federico Persico, Maurizio Sansotera, Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Luca Magagnin, Francesco Venturini, Walter Navarrini, Thin Solid Films, 2013, 545, 210-216
  • Aug, 2013: “Recent developments in the chemistry of organic perfluoro hypofluorites”, F. Venturini, M. Sansotera, W. Navarrini, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2013, 155, 2-20
  • Aug, 2013: “Functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with perfluoropolyether peroxide to produce superhydrophobic properties”, S. Talaeemashhadi, M. Sansotera, C. Gambarotti, A. Famulari, C. L. Bianchi, P. A. Guarda, W. Navarrini, Carbon, 2013, 59, 150-159
  • Jun, 2013: “Italian WEEE Management System and Treatment of End-of-Life Cooling and Freezing Equipments for CFCs Removal”, M. Sansotera, W. Navarrini, S. Talaeemashhadi, F. Venturini, Waste Management, 2013, 33(6), 1491-1498
  • May-Jun 2013: “The environmental issue on CFCs in the optimization of the Italian system for WEEE recycling”, M. Sansotera, M. Gola, W. Navarrini, Chemistry Today, 2013, 31(3), 68-72
  • Nov, 2012: “Advances in glass Microfabrication Femtosecond laser irradiation followed by chemical etching”, F. Venturini, M. Sansotera, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, W. Navarrini, Chemistry Today, 2012, 30(6), 10-12
  • Aug, 2012: “Direct Trifluoro-Methoxylation of aromatics with perfluoro-methyl-hypofluorite”, F. Venturini, W. Navarrini, A. Famulari, M. Sansotera, P. Dardani, V. Tortelli, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2012, 140, 43-48
  • Aug, 2012: “UV-resistant amorphous fluorinated coating for anodized titanium surfaces”, W. Navarrini, M.V. Diamanti, M. Sansotera, F. Persico, W. Menghua, L. Magagnin, S. Radice, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2012, 74(4), 794-800
  • Apr, 2012: “An Environmentally Friendly Class of Fluoropolyether: α,ω-dialkoxyfluoropolyethers”, M. Wu, W. Navarrini, G. Spataro, F. Venturini, M. Sansotera,
    Applied Sciences, 2012, 2(2), 351-367
  • Apr, 2012: “Conductivity and superhydrophobic effect on PFPE-modified porous carbonaceous materials”, M. Sansotera, W. Navarrini, M. Gola, G. Dotelli, P. Gallo Stampino, C.L. Bianchi, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37(7), 6277-6284
  • Dec, 2011: “Peroxidic Perfluoropolyether for the Covalent Binding of Perfluoropolyether Chains on Carbon Black Surface”, M. Sansotera, W. Navarrini, M. Gola, C.L. Bianchi, P. Wormald, A. Famulari, M. Avataneo, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2011, 132(12), 1254-1261
  • Nov, 2011: “Electrodeposition of nanostructured columnar cobalt for self-lubricating coatings”, F. Zhao, S. Franz, A. Vicenzo, P.L. Cavallotti, M. Sansotera, W. Navarrini, Electrochimica Acta, 2011, 56(26), 9644-9651
  • May-Jun, 2011: “α,ω-dialkoxyfluoropolyethers: a promising class of hydrofluoroether (HFE)”, W. Menghua, W. Navarrini, M. Avataneo, F. Venturini, M. Sansotera, M. Gola, Chemistry Today, 2011, 29(3), 67-71
  • Dec, 2010: “Preparation and characterization of superhydrophobic conductive fluorinated carbon blacks”, M. Sansotera, W. Navarrini, G. Resnati, P. Metrangolo, A. Famulari, C. L. Bianchi, P. A. Guarda, Carbon, 2010, 48, 4382-4390
  • Oct, 2010: “Hydrophobic carbonaceous materials obtained by covalent bonding of perfluorocarbon and perfluoropolyether chains”, M. Sansotera, W. Navarrini, L. Magagnin, C. L. Bianchi, A. Sanguineti, P. Metrangolo, G. Resnati, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, 20(39), 8607-8616
  • Oct, 2010: “Halogen bonding: a general route in anion recognition and coordination” G. Cavallo, P. Metrangolo, T. Pilati, G. Resnati, M. Sansotera, G. Terraneo, Chemical Society Reviews, 2010, 39(10), 3772-3783
  • Apr, 2010: “Low surface energy coatings covalently bonded on diamond-like carbon films”, W. Navarrini, C.L. Bianchi, L. Magagnin, L. Nobili, G. Carignano, P. Metrangolo, G. Resnati, M. Sansotera, Diamond and Related Materials, 2010, 19, 336-341
  • Mar-Apr, 2010: “Linear and branched perfluoropolyether coatings on diamond-like carbon films: covalent linkage and physical deposition”, W. Navarrini, M. Sansotera, F. Venturini, C.L. Bianchi, A, Guarda, G. Resnati, Chemistry Today, 2010, 28(2), 24-28
  • Jan, 2010: “Nanostructured TiO2 modified by perfluoropolyethers: gas phase photocatalytic activity”, C.L. Bianchi, S. Ardizzone, G. Cappelletti, G. Cerrato, W. Navarrini, M. Sansotera, Journal of Materials Reasearch, 2010, 25(1), 96-103
  • Oct, 2009: “Highly Hydrophobic Carbon Black Obtained by Covalent Linkage of Perfluorocarbon and Perfluoropolyether Chains on the Carbon Surface”, M. Sansotera, C. L. Bianchi, G. Lecardi, G. Marchionni, P. Metrangolo, G. Resnati, W. Navarrini, Chemistry of Materials, 2009, 21, 4498-4504
  • May-Jun, 2009: “Perfluoroalkylation of Graphitic Carbon Black: Synthesis and Thermal
    Properties”, M. Sansotera, F. Venturini, S. Beretta, M. Bassi, A. Pasquali, C. L. Bianchi, P. Metrangolo, G. Resnati, W. Navarrini, Chemistry Today, 2009, 27, 3, 34-37
  • May, 2008: “The use of perfluoroalkyl hypofluorites for an efficient synthesis of perfluorinated ethers characterized by low Ostwald coefficient”, W. Navarrini, F. Venturini, M. Sansotera, M. Ursini, P. Metrangolo, G. Resnati, M. Galimberti, E. Barchiesi, P. Dardani, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2008, 129, 8, 680-685
  • Sept, 2007: “Cesium Fluoride”, W. Navarrini, M. Sansotera, e-EROS, Electronic Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Review, First Update, Ed.: L. Paquette, P. Fuchs, D. Crich, P. Wipf, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2007, Article Online Posting Date: 17 September 2007, 8-28. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/mrwhome/104554785/HOME
  • Jul, 2007: “Perfluoroalkylation of aromatic compounds with perfluorodiacyl peroxides”, G. Resnati, I. Wlassics, M. Sansotera, P. Metrangolo, W. Navarrini, Chemistry Today, 2007, 25, 3, 23-25
  • Feb, 2007: “Supramolecular rods via halogen bonding-based self-assembly of fluorinated phosphazene nanopillars”, R. Bertani, F. Chaux, M. Gleria, P. Metrangolo, R. Milani, T. Pilati, G. Resnati, M. Sansotera, A. Venzo, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2007, 360, 1191-1199
  • Aug, 2006: “Perfluorodiacyl Peroxides: a class of free radical sources with a wide range of thermal decomposition temperatures”, C. Corvaja, A. Famulari, L. Franco, M. Galimberti, P. Metrangolo, W. Navarrini, G. Resnati, M. Sansotera, Chemistry Today, 2006, 24, 3, 17-22


  • Feb, 2009: “Modification of Carbonaceous Materials”, W. Navarrini, M. Sansotera, P. Metrangolo, P. Cavallotti, G. Resnati, WO Patent 2009/019243 A1