Born in Palermo on 1949.
Full Professor of Technology of Polymers since 1986 at the University of Palermo.
- Rheological and mechanical properties of polymer systems;
- Processability, characterization and compatibilization of polymer blends;
- Liquid crystal polymers;
- Biodegradable polymers
- Plastics recycling.
Author of about 290 scientific papers (Citations 4320, h index = 32 (Google Scholar, November 2013)), four books on plastics recycling and of two books on liquid crystal polymers, several book chapters. More than 200 communications at national and international conferences, about 100 technical papers and six patents. Several plenary lectures at National and international conferences.
Coordinator and Responsible for many national and international research projects.
Former president of the MoDeSt international scientific society.
Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Vice-rector for strategic planning.
President of the AIMAT Society.
Member of the Editorial Board of Polymer Degradation and Stability, Polimery, Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology.