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Michele MODESTI

University of Padova - dept. of chemical engineering

Full professor

EXPERINCE: 
Michele Modesti achieved his degree in Chemical Engineering on 25 July 1984, with 110/110 "summa cum laude" at the University of Padova, Italy. In September 1989, he achieved PhD in Chemical Engineering, with a final paper entitled: "Fire behaviour of polymeric materials. From February 1989 to May 1991, he worked at the Research Centre at the European Vinyls Corporation in Porto Marghera (Venice), taking part in research work concerning PVC production processes by suspension polymerisation of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). In May 1991, he became Researcher (Assistant Professors) at the University of Padova and he established the Polymer Engineering Lab Group. In 2006 he got the position of Associate Professor and in December 2015 he became Full Professor in Industrial and technological chemistry at University Padova, where he currently carries out research work. 

Key competence area

Chemical recycling of thermosetting polymers with focus on PU foams with a view to obtain new polyols

Relevant publications

Deamination of Polyols from the Glycolysis of Polyurethane | 2023

Chemical Recycling of Polyurethane Waste via a Microwave-Assisted Glycolysis Process | 2023

Nanocomposite are polymer based matrix composite with fillers and reinforcements to improve their properties

Relevant publications

Nanocomposite PP fillet 50% with nano-clay| 2023

Chemical Recycling of Polyurethane Waste via a Microwave-Assisted Glycolysis Process | 2023

Nanofibers membranes are manufactured by electrospinning of polymer solutions allowing the formation of nanoscale polymeric fibers

Relevant publications

Deamination of Polyols from the Glycolysis of Polyurethane | 2023

Chemical Recycling of Polyurethane Waste via a Microwave-Assisted Glycolysis Process | 2023

Thesis proposal

• Large scale additive manufacturing (3DP) of ceramic and glass components from waste materials (with company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD

• Light-assisted additive manufacturing of glass (with foreign company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD

• Additive manufacturing (DIW) of catalytic ceramic substrates for gas adsorption (with company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD

• Additive manufacturing (DIW) of ceramic matrix composites (with foreign company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD

• Ceramic-based components for brakes (with company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD