The activities she is involved in, concern two main areas: on the one hand, the area of communication and scientific dissemination (with lessons, events and workshops both indoor and outdoor) and on the other, research activities on polymeric materials. In particular, as regards the latter field: preparation of composites based on biodegradable or biocompatible polymers, characterization of polymeric materials (elastomers and thermoplastics), morphological and morphometric analysis of multi-phase polymeric systems, thermal and thermogravimetric characterization (DSC, TGA). She is currently responsible for the Scitec-Genova SEM laboratory for the morphological and morphometric characterization of complex polymeric systems and for the microanalysis of elements through energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)
Graduated in psychology 1995, she has been working for CNR since 2000, first at IFC, in the field of epidemiology and research on health-care systems, and then at ex-Ismac, where she transferred her statistical skills to the research in the field of polymeric materials. Currently in SCITEC as technologist she also works in the field of communication and scientific dissemination.
-“Strategie d’Azzardo”, A.li.sa. – Regione Liguria (DGR279/2019), responsible I. Schizzi, 2019-2010;
- “RawMaterials@Schools-ESEE”, responsible Montanuniversität Leoben - Murphy, Mariaelena, co-coordinator CNR – A. Torreggiani, participant, 2020-2022;
- “Developing and Implementing Sustainability-Based Solutions for Bio-Based Plastic Production and Use to Preserve Land and Sea Environmental Quality in Europe” – BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE H2020-CP-IA-2017 (nr. 860407)”, Coord. W. Leal, HAW Hamburg, Resp. UR SCITEC P. Stagnaro, participant, 2019-2023
-“Dalla Ricerca alla Scuola… e ritorno” - Metodo, linguaggio e approccio scientifico per una scuola di qualità - Bando DD 1524 dell’8 luglio 2015, (MIUR-Prot. N. 0001644-05/08/2016) responsible A. Torreggiani, participant, 2017-2019;
-“Compositi polimerici ingenierizzati ad alta densità di energia”- Polycom – Compagnia san paolo (TO), Coordinator V.Buscaglia CNR-ICMATE, participant, 2016-2018
scientific communication and dissemination; preparation and characterization of polymer-based materials.
Scientific communication and dissemination; preparation of composites based on biopolymers; morphological and morphometric characterization; thermal and thermogravimetric characterization; image analysis; microanalysis of the elements.