Alberto Frache

Full Professor

Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)

  • Rector’s Advisor for the Alessandria campus

Profile

Research interests

biopolymers
NATURAL FILLERS FOR POLYMERS
POLYMER PROCESSING
recycling

Curriculum

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Research topics

  • studies on polymer materials for 3D printing with FDM technology. Development of filled-polymers based on polypropylene or recycled polymers. Rheology and morphological evaluation.
  • studies on degradation, biodegradation and recycling of polymers and biopolymers. The possibilities of recycling polymeric materials used in the automotive and packaging field were evaluated and the study of the recycled material and of the degradation mechanism of polymers were investigated
  • studies on lowering of the environmental impact of polymer materials bioplastics and natural fillers. The main bio-based polymers both biodegradable and non biodegradable have been deeply investigated in order to improve their thermo-mechanical performance with the use of natural additives and fillers. Agro-industrial wastes have also been evaluated as fossil polymer additives or as raw material for the design and production of new systems.
  • studies on different stabilizing additives and Flame Retardant systems. Complex systems with modified nanoparticles or nanocarbons were evaluated specifically for the study of flammability or combustion behaviour mainly by means of cone calorimetry
  • studies on polymeric nanocomposites: structural and thermal analysis of different nanofillers (clays, LDH, POSS, carbon nanotubes), preparation of nanocomposites with both thermoplastic and thermoset resins and evaluation of the thermal, thermomechanical and flame retardant properties of the obtained materials.

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE5_15 - Polymer chemistry
PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SDG

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Fellowships

  • Advisor - Proplast - Consorzio per la Promozione della Cultura Plastica, Italia (2015-)
  • Scientific Committee member - Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole (AIM), Italia (2013-2015)

Teaching

PhD Boards

  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Courses of Study Boards

Teachings

Master of Science

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Research

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Research groups/teams

Laboratories

Supervised PhD students

Publications

Last years publications

PoliTO co-authors

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Society and Enterprise

Patents and other intellectual properties

  • Fluoropolymer Hybrid Composite . international Patent
  • Fluoropolymer hybrid composite.. international Patent
  • Nanospugne ciclodestriniche per applicazioni nel settore del ritardo alla fiamma di materiali polimerici. national Patent