Current Position

Associate Professor at the University of Padua, TESAF department
2019 – today

Former Positions

Key-resercher & Professor at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
2011 -2019



2010 – 2011

Post-doc at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. FWF “Lise Meitner”: “New bio-friendly wood preservatives”.
Project Leader.

Nancy University. ENSTIB

2006 – 2009

PhD in Wood and Fibres Science at ENSTIB. Lab. LERMAB. University of Nancy. UHP.
“Development of tannin-based resins for new ecofriendly industrial products. Rigid foams and wood preservatives”.
Supervisors: Prof. Antonio Pizzi, Prof. Alain Celzard.

University of Applied Sciences of Bern. Wood dept.


4 months stage. University of Applied Science of Bern. BFH.
“Acrylic coatings based on ZnO nanoparticles”.
Supervisors: Dr. M. Properzi and Prof. F. Pichelin.

University of Florence.  Chemistry dept.

1998 – 2005

Master in Chemistry at the University of Florence.
Specialization in Organic and Industrial Chemistry.
“Study of crosslinking mechanism of waterproof modified vinylic resins”.
Supervisor: Prof. A. Salvini

1993 – 1998
Diploma of Chemist at the Industrial technical college T. Buzzi of Prato.

Scientific missions and further education

Specialization courses


Advanced English course at Solent University of Southampton.


COST FP1006. Short term scientific mission at CNR- IVALSA – Florence. Dr. S. Palanti. “ Bio-friendly wood preservatives: Test against larvae of Hylotrupes Bajulus“.


 Intermediate German course at Wifi – Salzburg (A).

2011 – 2009

CIRAD. Dr. M.F. Thevenon. Biological test against new tannin-based wood preservatives. Montpellier (F).


University of Liegi. Prof. S. Blacher. Microtomography and image analyis of tannin based foams. Liegi (B).


ENSC Surface chemistry. Dr. L. Delmotte, Dr. J. Parmentier. Chemical and Physical activation of tannin-based carbon foams. Surface area increasing. Mulhouse (F).


CNRS Promes. Dr. R. Olives. Measurement of thermal conductivity of organic and carbon foams. Perpignan (F).


TWI World center of Material joint technology. Dr. S. Andrews. Development of alternative systems for wood welding. Cambridge


Silva Chimica. Dr. Giampaolo Benevento. Chestnut tannin, extraction and characterization. S.Michele Mondoví (I).

Work Experiences

Consulting and Teaching

2008 – 2009

 Freelancer for Key-knife. Marketing and translation

2004 – 2005

Open-Lab Operator. Teaching through lab-experiences to young students. Basis for chemistry.

2000 – 2001

Employed at the enviromental department of Prato.

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