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Alfonso Maffezzoli, Coordinator

Alfonso Maffezzoli received his master degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Technology at University of Naples in 1991, working also as associate researcher at University of Washington (Seattle, USA).
In 1991 he won the Young Scientist Award of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).
In 1992 he joined to the University of Salento as lecturer and presently he is full professor at the department of engineering for innovation, leading a research group of about 20 people in the area of technology of polymers, composites, ceramics and biomaterials.
His didactic activity is at the engineering faculty teaching courses on polymer and composite science and technology. He chaired the course of materials engineering chairs and is actually the director of the Department of Engineering for Innovation.
His research interests are related to polymer, composites and biomaterials. Original contribution were developed in the field of polymer composite processing, photopolymerization, rapid prototyping, cure monitoring of thermosetting resins, rotational moulding, recycling and ultrasonic characterization of time dependent phenomena in polymers.
In the last years he promoted an international workshop on thermoplastic composite materials, organized for the third time in the June of 2007 (Theplac2007).
He is author of about 100 papers on international journals and several presentations at international conferences.
He is responsible of a research group of about 15 people working on many research project from public institutions and on research contracts supported by private companies.


Publications on International Journals


  1. S. Pappadà, R. Rametta, A. Passaro, L. Lanzilotto and A. Maffezzoli “Processing, mechanical properties, and interfacial bonding of a thermoplastic core-foam/composite-skin sandwich panel” Advances in Polymer Technology, vol. 29 No. 3 pp.137-145 (2010)
  2. M.A. Esmeraldo, A.C. Barreto, J.E.B. Freitas, P.B.A. Fechine, A.S.B. Sombra, E. Corradini, G. Mele, A. Maffezzoli, S.E. Mazzetto “Dwarf-green coconut fibers: a versatile natural renewable raw bioresource. Treatment, Morphology, and physiochemical properties“ BioResources Vol 5, No 4 pp 2478-2501, (2010)
  3. R.Gennaro, A. Greco, A. Maffezzoli “Numerical simulation of the microscale impregnation in commingled thermoplastic composite yarns” Advances in Polymer Technology vol. 29 pp 122-130 (2010)
  4. A.Greco, C. Esposito Corcione, A. Maffezzoli, “Water Vapor Permeability of Clay Nanocomposites Based on Amorphous PET” Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 297-301, pp 422-426 (2010)
  5. A. Greco, F. Lionetto, L. Indennidate, A. Maffezzoli ”Nanofilled polyols for viscoelastic polyurethane foam” Polymer International, Vol. 59, pp. 486–491 (2010)
  6. Alessandro Sannino, Marta Madaghiele, Christian Demitri, Francesca Scalera Annaclaudia Esposito, Vincenzo Esposito and Alfonso Maffezzoli “Development and characterization of cellulose based hydrogels for use as bulking agents” Journal of Applied Polymer Science Volume 115, Issue 3, Pages: 1438-1444 (2010)
  7. Carola Esposito Corcione, D. Cannoletta, Alfonso Maffezzoli, "Effect of a nanodispersed clay fillers on glass transition of thermosetting polyurethane" Macromolecular symposia Volume 286, Issue 1, Pages: 180-186 (2009)
  8. M. Pollini, M. Russo, A. Licciulli, A. Sannino, A. Maffezzoli ”Characterization of antibacterial silver coated yarns” Journal of materials science: materials in medicine Vol 20 p. 2361-2366 (2009)
  9. M. Madaghiele, A. Piccinno, M. Saponaro, A. Maffezzoli, A. Sannino, "Collagen- and gelatine-based films sealing vascular prostheses: evaluation of the degree of crosslinking for optimal blood impermeability” Journal of materials science: materials in medicine Vol 20 pp. 1979-1989 (2009)
  10. Carola Esposito Corcione, M.G. Manera, Alfonso Maffezzoli, R. Rella "Synthesis and characterization of optically transparent epoxy matrix nanocomposites" Materials Science and Engineering part C, Vol 29 1798–1802 (2009)
  11. Carola Esposito Corcione,, Giuseppe Mensitieri, Alfonso Maffezzoli “Analysis of the structure and mass transport properties of nanocomposite polyurethane” Polymer Engineering and Science, vol 49, pp1708-1718 (2009).
  12. S. Pappadà, R. Rametta, Alfonso Maffezzoli, "Embedding of superelastic shape memory alloy wires into composite structures: evaluation of impact properties" Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, vol. 17, pp. 522-530 (2009)
  13. Giuseppina Lanciano, Antonio Greco, Alfonso Maffezzoli, Leno Mascia, “Effects of thermal history in the ring opening polymerization of CBT and its mixtures with montmorillonite on the crystallization of the resulting poly(butylene terephthalate)” Thermochimica Acta vol. 493 pp. 61–67 (2009).
  14. Corcione, Carola; Malucelli, Giulio; Frigione, Mariaenrica; Maffezzoli, Alfonso "UV-curable Epoxy Systems containing Hyperbranched Polymers: kinetics investigation by p-DSC and real-time FT-IR experiments" Polymer Testing, Vol. 28,, pp. 157-164 (2009).
  15. M.A. Aiello, F. Leuzzi, G. Centonze, Alfonso Maffezzoli "Use of steel fibres recovered from waste tyres as reinforcement in concrete: Pull-out behaviour, compressive and flexural strength" Waste Management vol 29 pp. 1960-1970 (2009).

Others Publications...



Publications on book chapters


  • L. Torre, J.M. Kenny and A. Maffezzoli "Degradation behavior of a composite material for thermal protection systems" in "Polymer Analysis and Degradation" edit from A. Jimenez e G.E. Zaikov, Nova science publishers NY, USA (2000) p. 145-158.
  • A. Maffezzoli, "Rapid protoyping: an overview" in Rapid Prototyping Materials & Technologies edito da S. Meriani e L. Nhanala, ICS (International Centre for Science and High Technology) UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Trieste 2002
  • F. Lionetto, V.A.M. Luprano and A. Maffezzoli "Chracterization of polymers by ultrasonic dynamic mechanical analysis" in "Recent Research Developments in Applied Polymer Science" S.G. Pandalai Ed. 2002 Vol.1, Part I, pp.135-156.
  • C.Esposito Corcione, A. Greco, M.Martena, A. Maffezzoli "Ceramic components built by stereolitography", Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technologly, E. Kuljanic (Ed.), CISM Courses and Lectures N0. 437, Springer Wien New York, (2002), 731-739
  • C. Esposito Corcione, Mariaenrica Frigione, Antonio Greco, Alfonso Maffezzoli "Kinetics of cationic photopolymerization", in "Quantitative Level of Chemical Reaction", G.E. Zaikov and A. Jimenez, editors, Nova Science Publischers, New York. (2003), 21-39
  • A. Maffezzoli, L. Torre, "Materiali compositi a matrice polimerica: micromeccanicae macromeccanica" in "Transportation and design engineering" libri per l'innovazione serie Design, ed. CETMA BR pp. 17-39
  • A. Maffezzoli, Ruggero Serrano, "Modellazione dei processi di trasporto di quantità di moto nei processi di produzione di compositi a matrice polimerica" in "Materiali e tecnologie avanzate per i mezzi di trasporto" libri per l'innovazione serie Materiali e Tecnologie, ed. CETMA Brindisi pp. 225-254
  • Ruggero Serrano, Massimiliano Calò e A. Maffezzoli, "Simulazione FEM dei fenomeni di trasporto di Quantità di moto modellazione dei processi di trasporto di quantità di moto nei processi di produzione di compositi a matrice polimerica con il software PAM-RTM" in "Materiali e tecnologie avanzate per i mezzi di trasporto" libri per l'innovazione serie Materiali e Tecnologie, ed. CETMA Brindisi pp. 255-275


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