Biography of Alfonso Maffezzoli (http://mstg.unisalento.it)
Alfonso Maffezzoli received his master degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Technology at University of Naples in 1991, working also as associate researcher at University of Washington (Seattle, USA). In 1991 he won the Young Scientist Award of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS). In 1992 he joined to the University of Salento as lecturer and presently he is full professor at the department of engineering for innovation. He leads a research group of about 20 people operating in the area of technology of polymers, composites, ceramics and biomaterials, working on many research project either supported by public institutions either supported by private companies. His didactic activity is at the engineering faculty, teaching courses on polymer and composite science and technology. He chaired the course of materials engineering and was the director of the Department of Engineering for Innovation. His research interests are related to polymer, composites and biomaterials. Original contribution were developed in the field of thermoplastic and thermosetting matrix composite processing, photopolymerization, rapid prototyping, cure monitoring of thermosetting resins, rotational moulding, polymer recycling, ultrasonic characterization of polymers and polymer matrix nanocomposites. He is author of about 140 papers on international journals besides to several patents and many presentations at international conferences.