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Materials Engineering Group (MEG)

Team members
team
  • Daniel Milanese (Full Professor), Coordinator
  • Corrado Sciancalepore (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Maria Diana Grimaldi (Technologist)
  • Stefano De Luca (PhD candidate)
  • Elena Togliatti (PhD candidate)

 

The MEG (Materials Engineering Group) develops materials and solutions for circular economy, biomedicine and photonics.

The MEG research activities include:

  1. Polymer based biocomposites for packaging: Realization of polymer-based materials for industrial applications: design, fabrication and characterization of polymer-based materials for applications in packaging and circular economy. The activity covers the entire value chain ranging from the synthesis of polymer matrices, their processing to the development of samples and functional prototypes. The materials studied include biobased and/or biodegradable polymers and their mixtures; polymeric and biopolymer matrix composites reinforced with particles and/or fibers. The technologies used include single and twin-screw extrusion, injection molding, additive manufacturing (FDM, SLS, SLA).
  2. Design, fabrication and characterization of polymer-based nanocomposites for packaging and common use. New composites are designed, able to incorporate fillers in the form of particles, including glasses, metals, organic and bio-based materials. The so obtained composites are then transformed into prototypes by means of extrusion followed by either injection moulding or 3D printing.
  3. Design, fabrication and characterization of materials for photonic and sensing applications,. This activity has enabled the development of multi-component glasses, metal nanoparticle thin films for Raman SERS for sensing, biodegradable and bioresorbable optical glasses and fibres for biomedical applications.
  4. Use of wastes residues to fabricate sustainable building materials:
    1. Selection, analysis and use of polymeric waste to produce sustainable concrete.
    2. Upcycling of bottom and fly ashes from incinerators through vitrification and insertion into cements and concretes.

 

Contact person:Prof Daniel Milane daniel.milanese@unipr.it

Recent Research Projects
  • EU project H2020 MSCA-ITN2019 “Photonics for Healthcare: multiscAle cancer diagnosiS and Therapy (PHAST)” European Training Network (2020-2024). Website: www.phast-eu.unipr.it
  • PhD grant “Progettazione, realizzazione e caratterizzazione di materiali biocompositi biodegradabili rinforzati con filler di origine naturale per il packaging sostenibile” in the framework of Programma Operativo Nazionale 2014-2020 - AZIONE IV.5 – "Dottorati su tematiche Green del PON R&I 2014-2020". Periodo: 1/1/2022 – 31/12/2024.
  • Emilia-Romagna Region project for High Education “Le sfide del packaging circolare”, call “Progetti di alta formazione in ambito tecnologico economico e culturale per una regione della conoscenza europea e attrattiva ai sensi dell’art. 2. della Legge Regionale 25/2018”.
  • Emilia-Romagna Region project “Produzione di calcestruzzi strutturali ecosostenibili contenenti inerti da vetrificazione di scorie prodotte dalla termovalorizzazione di rifiuti solidi urbani” (acronym “Calcinvetri”), call “Alte competenze per la ricerca e il trasferimento tecnologico POR FSE 2014/20 Obiettivo tematico 10”.
Selected publications
  1. Sciancalepore, C., Togliatti, E., Giubilini, A., Pugliese, D., Moroni, M., Messori, M., Milanese, D., “Preparation and characterization of innovative poly(butylene adipate terephthalate)-based biocomposites for agri-food packaging application”, Accepted for publication in J Appl Pol Sci.
  2. Sciancalepore, C., Bondioli, F., Messori, M., Milanese, D., “Printing and characterization of three-dimensional high-loaded nanocomposites structures” (2021) Material Design and Processing Communications, 3 (4), art. no. e256. DOI: 10.1002/mdp2.256.
  3. Togliatti, E., Laporta, C.C., Grimaldi, M., Pitirollo, O., Cavazza, A., Pugliese, D., Milanese, D., Sciancalepore ‘’Preparation and characterisation of PBAT-based biocomposite materials reinforced by protein complex microparticles’’, Mater. Proc. 2021, 3.
  4. Sirico, A., Bernardi, P., Sciancalepore, C., Vecchi, F., Malcevschi, A., Belletti, B., Milanese, D., “Biochar from wood waste as additive for structural concrete” (2021) Construction and Building Materials, 303, art. no. 124500. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.124500.
  5. Giubilini, A., Sciancalepore, C., Messori, M., Bondioli, F. “Valorization of oat hull fiber from agri-food industrial waste as filler for poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate)” (2021) Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 23 (1), pp. 402-408.
  6. Giubilini, A., Siqueira, G., Clemens, F.J., Sciancalepore, C., Messori, M., Nyström, G., Bondioli, F. “3D-Printing Nanocellulose-Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate- co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) Biodegradable Composites by Fused Deposition Modeling” (2020) ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8 (27), pp. 10292-10302.

 

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