Ada Ferri

Full Professor
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)

  • Rector’s Advisor for the Biella campus

Profile

Research interests

Textiles

Scientific branch

ING-IND/24 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)

Research topics

  • Development of dyeing and finishing processes for textile substrates using supercritical and/or liquid carbon dioxide as solvent. The analysis of the subject concerned thermodynamic aspects, such as measuring the solubility and partition coefficient of dyes between bath and fibre, the development of correlations for predicting the solubility of dyes, and more purely technical aspects, such as the design of equipment for dyeing and washing. Since 2018 this line of research has evolved thanks to international collaboration within the SMDTex international PhD project. The aim is to develop advanced functionalisations using photochromic dyes and multifunctional dyes with antibacterial properties.
  • In the area of thermal comfort, research activity is concerned with the assessment of heat exchange between the body and the environment, focusing on the fundamental role of clothing in terms of thermal and evaporative resistance. In addition to the company-funded activities, the research is based on academic collaboration with colleagues from other scientific fields, from the chemistry and technology of materials and the medical field, making the research activity multidisciplinary and collaborative.

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_2 - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SDG

Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Fellowships

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore Associato confermato, presso Ghent University

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

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Research

Institute

Research groups/teams

Laboratories

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

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Projects funded by commercial contracts

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Supervised PhD students

  • Eleonora Bianca. Programme in Ingegneria Chimica (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)

Publications

PoliTO co-authors

Last years publications

Publications by type

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Society and Enterprise

Patents and other intellectual properties

  • ZAINO PROVVISTO DI ELEMENTI DI RITEGNO CON STRUTTURA AUXETICA. national Patent
    Inventors: Ada Ferri