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Matteo Gherardi

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/18 Nuclear Reactor Physics

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Energy Engineering

Curriculum vitae

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EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER

- 10/2004-10/2007: Bachelor in Energy and Nuclear Engineering cum laude, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

- 10/2007-10/2009: Master in Energy and Nuclear Engineering cum laude, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

- 1/2010-12/2012: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. PhD dissertation: Integrated analysis and design of optimization and up-scaling of inductively coupled plasma synthesis of nanoparticles.

- 1/2013-3/2015: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. Main projects: 1) Design oriented modeling for the upscaling of the thermal plasma icp process for the production of nanosized powders and 2) Design and characterization of atmospheric pressure non-equilibrum plasma sources for biomedical, pharmaceutical and energy applications.

- 5/2013-to date: Founder and member of advisory board of AlmaPlasma srl, spin-off company of Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

- 4/2015-3/2018: Junior assistant professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

- 4/2018-3/2021: Senior assistant professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

- 4/2021-to date: Associate professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

- 2018-2021: Member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

- 2018-to date: Member of the Executive Committee of the PhD program in Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Sciences (DIMSAI), Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP PROFILE

MG scientific activity is focused on the development of innovative plasma technologies and their applications in industrially and socially relevant fields, unraveling the underlying fundamental aspects with the aim of understanding, controlling and optimising processes. MG expertise is rooted in plasma engineering and physics (design and optimization of plasma systems and processes, plasma diagnostics) and his main research interests are i) equilibrium and non-equilibrium plasmas at atmospheric or sub-atmospheric pressures, ii) material processing, iii) plasma application in the agrifood and medical fields, iv) plasma characterization and v) development of monitoring and control strategies for plasma processes.
MG most recent research activities deal with i) thin film deposition for developing antimicrobial surfaces, ii) development of energy-based and chemistry-based control strategies for plasma processes, iii) investigation of plasma-aerosol systems, iv) design of plasma-based technologies for COVID containment and v) up-scaling of plasma systems.
MG has been a member of the research group for industrial applications of plasmas (http://plasmagroup.ing.unibo.it) at Università di Bologna since 2009, of the International Plasma Chemistry Society since 2011 and of the International Society of Plasma Medicine since 2012.
He is author of more than 80 publications in the field and his research has been acknowledged with the “2018 Early Career Award in Plasma Medicine“.

Further details on funded projects, publications, editorial and enterpreneurial activities are available in the downloadable file 'CV and list of publications Matteo Gherardi'

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