MSCA projects


The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are the European Union's main flagship program for doctoral and postdoctoral training; they are based on a bottom-up approach, meaning they are open to all areas of research and innovation, and topics are freely chosen by researchers.

Politecnico di Torino supports the participation of researchers in this prestigious and competitive funding scheme. This page shows active projects led by researchers at Politecnico di Torino.


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Enhancing the Sustainability of PhotopolymERs ANd phoToinduced prOcesses. The project will improve the sustainability of photopolymers. The project aims to improve the sustainability of photoinduced polymerization and promote the use of this technology in industry to replace less sustainable processes. The commitment to sustainability issues is also reflected by a curriculum that aims to train creative, entrepreneurial, innovative researchers with a strong awareness of environmental issues.
Marie Curie Doctoral Network


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Electrochemical conversion of CO2 into added value products via highly selective bimetallic MATerials and innovative process dESign. The main goal of the project is to train a new generation of scientists who will bring innovation to the field of electrocatalysis, with a focus on the design of new nanomaterials and processes based on Cu/M bimetallic compounds with improved selectivity and efficiency toward the reduction of CO2 into value-added products (CO, HCOOH and C2H4).
Marie Curie Doctoral Network


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Bio-based Hydrogels by Click Chemistry for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. The project aims to create bio-based hydrogels for cartilage tissue regeneration, thus avoiding problems of biocompatibility and toxicity. The ClickBioGel project will use a three-component material system; collagen, hyaluronic acid and K-carrageenan, to take advantage of their synergistic effects and the concept of "Click" chemistry, a strategy to connect molecules, even complex ones, in a simple and efficient way.
Marie Curie Fellow: Özlem İpek Kalaoğlu Altan


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Surface Polarization, Evolution, and Reconstruction for CO2 Reduction. Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide allows CO2, water, and renewable energy to be converted into chemicals, helping to reduce atmospheric CO2 concentration and store surplus renewable energy. SuPERCO2 will produce high-performance and stable electrochemical cells to convert CO2 into ethanol, ethylene and other C3+ hydrocarbons.
Marie Curie Fellow: Federico Dattila


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Electrolyte optimization for enhancing GREEN ammonia production from nitrogen ElectroReduction. Ammonia can be a renewable energy carrier if produced through green techniques, as well as medium for storing hydrogen.The project focuses on developing new electrolytes and optimizing E-NRR for green ammonia synthesis, furthering the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.
Marie Curie Fellow: Sara Garcia Ballesteros


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A Quantitative Risk Assessment for fragmental rockfall. The project aim is to improve the knowledge and predictability of rockfall hazard and its consequences in mountainous environments and open pit mines. It will develop a new physics-based method to simulate the propagation of rockfall taking into account the fragmentation of rock blocks and to quantify the damage in multiple contexts.
Marie Curie Fellow: Maddalena Marchelli


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Environmental gentrification and emerging collectives in uncertain times. TAKEBACK is a socio-anthropological study of the intersections between adaptation policies, environmental gentrification and urban social movements. Through a comparative analysis of urban mobilisations in Canada and Italy, the project aims to expand understanding of the contribution of civil society and social movements to the challenge of building more fair, inclusive and sustainable cities.
Marie Curie Fellow: Daniela Giudici


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3D printing fabrication of tailored interfaces for pressurized Protonic Ceramic Electrolysis Cells. 3D-printed realisation of customised interfaces for pressurised ceramic proton electrolysis cells (PCEC). The design of systems for hydrogen production by steam electrolysis is critical to increase the reliability of renewable energy sources. With the goal of reducing the use of fossil fuels on a global scale.
Marie Curie Fellow: Simone Anelli


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PACGEL - Plasma-ACtivated hydroGEL: new frontiers solutions in cardiac regenerative medicine. The project aims to design novel biocompatible polymer-based hydrogels to be exploited both as injectable stimulant systems to promote cardiac tissue regeneration and for in vitro models of diseased cardiac tissue with adjustable oxidative conditions.
Marie Curie Fellow: Inès Hamouda


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Deployable structures, such as antennas or telescopes, can change their geometry, shape and size. This ability to expand and contract is due to the mechanical properties of specific arms and membranes. The NOVITAS project aims to develop mathematical models to predict the stresses and failures of such structures, as well as the role of different materials in deployment success, especially in space applications.
Marie Curie Fellow: Riccardo Augello


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Metal EXsolved CATalysts for the CO2 valorisation to methanol. 
Chemical enhancement of CO2 is a very promising green solution for the recycling and reuse of CO2 effluents as a carbon source for fuels and chemicals, such as methanol. This project aims to design, synthesize and characterize next-generation catalysts with increased stability and selectivity toward hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol by unraveling their structure-activity relationship.

Marie Curie Fellow: Eleonora Calì


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Europe is committed to reducing emissions from the aviation sector. Newer, lighter, more compact and efficient aircraft engine turbines will play a key role in achieving this goal.
The BC-Int project will develop validated mathematical models that account for nonlinearities to predict the dynamic behavior of rotors when turbine blades interact with their cases to ensure their safe operation.
Marie Curie Fellow: Fahimeh Mashayekhi