Ongoing Projects


  • Green-Map – Novel green polymeric materials for medical packaging and disposable to improve hospital sustainability Horizon2020 - MSCA-RISE-2019
  • 2024-2027 Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, " COLORaDO - a new Chromogenic technOLOgy foR on-field Damage detectiOn"
  • 2023-2025 PRIN 2022 PNRR (MIUR) “STIGMA - Piezochromic Smart auTo-dIaGnostic polyMeric coAtings”
  • 2023-2025  PRIN 2022 (MIUR) “ALICE - light-Activated high-performance actuators by electrospinning of reversibly crosslinked LIquid CrystallinE networks”

Past Projects


  • 2018-2023 MAGNIFY - From nano to macro: a groundbreakIng actuation technology for robotic systems H2020-EU.1.2.1- FET Open
  • 2018-2023 MyLeg - Smart and intuitive osseointegrated transfemoral prostheses embodying advanced dynamic behaviors H2020-ICT-25-2017
  • 2019-2023 Functional supramolecular polymers for self-diagnostic composites MIUR, PRIN 2017
  • 2022-2023 ALMAIDEA project “MEMENTO - composti MEccanocromici coME additivi di matrici polimeriche per la realizzazioNe di smarT cOating attivati dalla pressione
  • 2021-2022 FISR project “Surf-Ace - Safe surfaces against pathogen contamination: new self-disinfectant, auto-diagnostic and regenerable materials”
  • 2021-2023 “BIODOT - Biobased and biodegradable Carbon Dot-Polymeric Nanofibrous Membranes for Solar-Assisted Water Remediation and Oil Spill Cleanup”. Accordo di cooperazione industriale, scientifica e tecnologica Italia-Israele
  • 2020-2023 Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, "Portable Chargers for Soldiers - THOR"
  • 2019-2021 Mat2Rep – Multifunctional biomaterials for the self-regeneration of tissues and organs Regione Emilia Romagna POR FESR 2014-2020
  • 2019 Hierarchical multiscale electrospun scaffold for the regeneration and/or replacement of the tendinous/ligamentous tissue and a method for its production “Proof of Concept d’Ateneo” (PoC UNIBO)
  • 2016-2018 POR-FESR Project (European Funding for the Regional Development): “Step-by-‐step: integrated approach for the patient with acute neurologic lesions”
  • 2016-2018 POR-FESR Project (European Funding for the Regional Development): “TECNO_EN-P: generation of "smart materials" to be applied in biomedical devices for the selective removal of cells and soluble or suspended substances in biological fluids”
  • 2011-2013 European Project FP7-SME-2011-BSG NEFELE “Nano-Electrospun Filter for Efficient Liberation & Encapsulation of acticides for water treatment in transportation applications”
  • 2008-2010 “Novel polymeric materials for life sciences applications through biocatalytic routes and nanotechnology” Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation —Significant Bilateral Project Italia-USA
  • 2007-2013 Regional Project: POR-FESR, Mis 3.1A PRRIITT Programma regionale per la ricerca industriale, l'innovazione e il trasferimento tecnologico "Novel biomimetic nanostructured material from electrospinning for wound tissue engineering and other applications in advanced medicine“
  • 2007-2009 University of Bologna Strategic Research Project SCAFELMED "Polymeric nanostructured scaffolds from electrospinning for biomedical applications"
  • 2006-2008 Research project of relevant national interest (PRIN) of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR): “Influence of the material and its micro and nanostructure on the differentiation of adult stem cells and on the inflammatory response”