Roberto Scaffaro graduated in chemical engineering at the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, in 1993. In 1997, he received a Ph.D. degree in chemical technologies and new materials from the same University. Since 2000, he joined the University of Palermo as an Assistant Professor of material science and technology, and he advanced to be an Associate Professor in the same sector in 2005. The research activity focus on the science and technology of polymeric materials with particular reference to the preparation and the characterization of polymer blends, composites, nanocomposites, reactive blending, compatibilization of polymer blends, recycling, degradation stabilization, biodegradable polymers, and, recently, nanotechnologies and biocompatible materials. His teaching activity is on the subject of typical material science and technology. In 1993, he received an award from ENI for the research developed during the thesis. In 1996, he spent four months at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, working on reactive processing of polymers in the melt. In 2006, he spent one year at University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA, working in the Multifunctional Composites Laboratory with particular reference to nanotechnologies and multifunctional materials. He is an author of more than 75 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and of more than 150 among conference presentations and invited seminars and lecture. He is the first author of two Italian patents. He is also an invited reviewer/referee for several international journal.
Biography Updated on 23 November 2011