Paola Palmero

Full Professor
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center SISCON - Safety of Infrastructures and Constructions

Profile

Research interests

3d printing
BIOCERAMICS
carbon capture and storage
ceramics and composites
functionally graded materials
geopolymers
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
POROUS CERAMICS AND MATERIALS
stereolithography

Biography

From December 2019: Full Professor in Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT) of the Politecnico di Torino.

January 2005: PhD in Materials Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino.

June 2000: Habilitation as a Chemist, Università di Torino

December 1999: Degree in Industrial Chemistry, Università di Torino.

Scientific activity: applied research in the field of materials, especially ceramics and their composites, for the engineering (structural, high temperature, biomedical, functional and environmental applications) and construction materials fields. The research involves unconventional syntheses of simple and composite powders, and focuses on the development and characterization of dense and porous components, on the design and additive manufacturing by stereolithography of engineering ceramics. Research in the field of building materials focuses on sustainable binders, on new materials produced from industrial by-products, on the capture and storage of CO2 by materials for architecture, on the development of new geopolymeric and alkaline-activated materials.

Curriculum

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Research topics

  • Development of new materials for CARBON CAPTURE and immobilization (capture and storage of CO2), mainly through mineralization processes. Development as new binders and products for the construction industry.
  • 3D printing of ceramic, polymer and composite materials, by stereolithography and robocasting (or direct ink writing)
  • Development of new binding materials, with low environmental impact, and deriving from industrial by-products, for applications in the sector of building materials and civil engineering (roads sector).
  • Development of new geopolymers and alkaline-activated materials, for applications in the construction sector, urban furniture design, flooring.
  • Development of porous ceramics for biomedical (scaffold) and environmental (filtration and catalysis systems) applications
  • Development of ceramics for biomedical applications: i) inert structural ceramics, based on alumina, zirconia and their composites; ii) bioactive / bioresorbable ceramics, based on calcium phosphates; iii) polymer-ceramic composites.
  • Development of transparent polycrystalline ceramics (alumina, yttrium and aluminum garnet, YAG) for optical (solid state laser) and structural applications
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Skills

ERC sectors

PE5_7 - Biomaterials, biomaterials synthesis
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE8_7 - Mechanical and manufacturing engineering (shaping, mounting, joining, separation)
PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering
PE5_1 - Structural properties of materials
PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SDG

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence Award for the contribution on the field of Materials in Medicine conferred by Romanian Society of Biomaterials (2016)

Fellowships

  • Effective member - Società Ceramica Italiana (ICerS), Italia (2015-)
  • Effective member - European Ceramic Society (ECerS), Belgio (2015-)

Editorial boards

  • MATERIALS (2020-), Editorial board member
  • FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS (2019-), Editorial board member
  • WOODHEAD PUBLISHING SERIES IN BIOMATERIALS (2017-), Other editorial activities

Conferences

  • 16th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS 2019) (16/6/2019-20/6/2019), Participation to the organizing committee
  • 16th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC16) (9/9/2018-11/9/2018), Participation to the organizing committee
  • EUROMAT 2017 (17/9/2017-22/9/2017), Participation to the organizing committee
  • 15th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS 2017) (9/7/2017-13/7/2017), Participation to the organizing committee
  • E-MRS 2017 Spring Meeting (22/5/2017-26/5/2017), Participation to the organizing committee
  • E-MRS 2016 Fall Meeting (19/9/2016-22/9/2016), Participation to the organizing committee
  • 14th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS 2015), (21/6/2015-25/6/2015), Participation to the organizing committee
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Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Ricercatore confermato, presso University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland - (SUPSI) (1/10/2013-31/1/2014)

Research networks

Teaching

PhD Boards

  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • 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
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Courses of Study Boards

Teachings

PhD

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Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research

Institute

Research groups/teams

Laboratories

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

  • AMITIE - Additive Manufacturing Initiative for Transnational Innovation in Europe, (2017-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - Marie Curie
  • GEOMAT - Leganti geopolimerici come alternativi al cemento portland. Fattibilità tecnica nella prosuzione di materiali e componenti dimostrativi , (2014-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Regionally funded research - Poli di Innovazione

Projects funded by commercial contracts

  • Sviluppo di ceramici ossidici innovativi per applicazioni meccaniche e funzionali, anche attraverso processi di stampa 3D” ID/DB 508, (2022-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Agreements
  • CONVENZIONE PER IL FINANZIAMENTO ED IL RINNOVO DI UN ASSEGNO DI RICERCA PER LO SVOLGIMENTO DEL PROGETTO DI RICERCA DAL TITOLO: “Caratterizzazione e valorizzazione di scarti industriali da processi cementizi e siderurgici, e loro potenziale nella cattura della CO2” - ID/DB 497, (2022-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Agreements
  • Accordo di Partnership con la Società Gruppo Marazzato Holding s.r.l. nell’ambito delle attività di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico ed innovazione e nell’ambito delle attività di didattica e formazione , (2020-2025) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Partnership Agreements
  • “Caratterizzazione e valorizzazione di scarti industriali da processi cementizi e siderurgici, e loro potenziale nella cattura della CO2” ID/DB 473, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Agreements
  • Prove di rivestimento di substrati in Ti anodizzato, (2017-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Consulting

Supervised PhD students

  • Francesca Bonfante. Programme in Scienza E Tecnologia Dei Materiali (cycle 37, 2021-in progress)

Publications

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Society and Enterprise

Patents and other intellectual properties