Elisa Passaglia

Research Director



Phone: +39 050 315 2294

Site: Pisa

Address: Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa



1997: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (DCCI), University of Pisa (UNIPI)

1993: Master Degree in Industrial Chemistry, DCCI, UNIPI,  Final Examination: 110/110 summa cum laude.

-High School certificate (Liceo Classico “Galileo Galilei”, Pisa,1985)

Work Experience:

From 1-2021 to present: Research Director @ CNR-ICCOM SS Pisa

From 12/2018 to 12/2020: Senior Researcher @ CNR-ICCOM, SS Pisa

from 7/2001 to 12/2018: Permanent Researcher @ CNR-ICCOM SS Pisa

from 12/1996 to 7/2001: EP carried out research activities at the DCCI, UNIPI as post-doc fellow, grant holder and as research assistant.


From 2001 to present: Scientific Responsible of CNR-ICCOM team in national (MIUR, MISE, Regione Toscana, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio) and international projects (EU FP7) and research agreements with industrial companies (BASF, Arkema, TOTAL, SpecialChem, Faraplan).

Participant as researcher to National (FIRB, PRIN) and International project (FP6, ERC).

From November 2013 to December 2014: Responsible of the Pisa Section of CNR-ICCOM.

Other Activities:

Teaching Activity (from 2010 to present): Associate Professor at the UNIPI giving the course “Polymer Material Technology” and “Materials Technologies; from 2010 to 2011 she gave also courses/lessons at SNS. Advisor of 28 Master Students (UNIPI) and 2 PhD Student in Chemistry (UNIPI and SNS); invited Co-Advisor of Ph.D student coming from Chile and Bangkok Universities. Supervisor of 11 Post-Doc and grant-holder students.

Editorial Activity: From 2011 to 2016 Associate Editor of Polymer International (Wiley) and member of the Executive Advisory Board. From 2020 member of the Executive Advisory Board of Polymers (MDPI) Reviewer of the most important journals in macromolecular chemistry and physics.

Participation to evaluation board: from 2014-currently in progress; Technical scientific expert (Appraiser) and CNR evaluator of industrial projects for the Fondo Crescita sostenibile (FCS) of the MISE. Member of the “Advanced Materials” Panel.

Visitiging scientist: -from 27/02 to 3/3/ 2017; Institut des Matériaux de Rouen, Université et INSA de Rouen, (FR);-from 8 to 17 Novembre 2007 Facolta di Chimica dell’Università di Conception (Cile)

Ep has gained the following “Abilitazione scientifica Nazionale” from MIUR

-from 03/04/2018 to 03/04/2024: Full professor position for 03/B2 Fondamenti Chimici delle Tecnologie

– from 11/09/2019 to 11/09/2025: Associate professor position for 03/C2 Chimica Industriale

– from 05/11/2018 to 05/11/2024: Associate professor position for 09/D1 Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali

Publications: Author of 129 publications, 9 patents, 13 chapters in books, 1 book and of more than 100 communications to international congresses.

Bibliometric data: (scopus): results: 128; sum of times cited: 2598; h-index: 29.

Research interests:

Nanostructured polymer based-materials preparation by dispersing host-guest hybrid systems obtained by modification of layered inorganic substrates (nanocarriers) with functional /active ingredients: study of the confinement effects on thermal features and on transferring the functional properties (antimicrobial, photoresponsive, anti-oxidant)

Synthesis and characterization of oil and biobased functional polymers by post-polymerization reactions in bulk and onto surface (by solvent/melt processing and Plasma or UV-activated procedures)

Functionalization of phosphorene and its dispersion in polymers (even by polymerization in situ methodologies) to achieve advanced materials suitable for optoelectronics and biomedical applications

Reactive blending and processing of polymers and composites (micro and nano): the reactions at the interface and their effects on interphase morphology stabilization

Properties/structure relationships at the nanoscale of polymer based materials

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