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Nadia Lotti

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: CHIM/07 Principles of Chemistry for Applied Technologies

Curriculum vitae

N. Lotti is Associate Professor of Basic Chemistry of Technology (CHIM/07) at Civil, Chemical Environmental and Material Engineering Department of Univeristy of Bologna since 2011.

- 1989, June: 'Laurea' in Chemistry, cum laude, at the University of Bologna, discussing an experimental thesis entitled: “Binary polymeric blends", under the supervision of Prof. Maria Pizzoli.

- 1989-1992: Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna with a thesis entitled: “Bacterial polyesters", under the supervision of Prof. Mariastella Scandola.

- 1991: stage of 6 months at the University of Massachusetts (U.S.A.) under the supervision of Prof. R.W. Lenz.

- 1993: research contract of 4 months on the subject “Packaging materials", under the supervision of Prof. P. Manaresi.

- 1993: research grant financed by CNR on the subject entitled: "Polymer blends containing bacterial polyesters: biodegradability-morphology relationship", at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Prof. Mariastella Scandola.

- 1994: chemist at Unità  Sanitaria Locale n° 38 di Forlì.

- 1995: permanent position (researcher) at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna.

- Associate Professor at Civil, Chemical Environmental and Material Engineering Department of Univeristy of Bologna

Scientific coordination of national and international research projects

- PRIN: Nano molecular technology for controlled drug delivery- NANOMED (3 years 2012-2015) - Unit leader

- European project FP7: New Biotechnological approaches for biodegrading and promoting the environmental biotransformation of synthetic polymeric materials - BIOCLEAN (3 years 2012-2015) - Co-coordinator.

 Scientific coordinator of research contract

- PON: Nanomaterials for sustainable building "NAMASTE" ( 30 months since 2013).

 Partecipation to research project:

  •  Research contract with IMA e Alce Nero: "Food packaging: traditional and innovative polymeric materials, with particular attention devoted to their environmental impact (1 year from 2016).
  • Research contract with ACMI: Research, investigation and development of a new bioplastic for secondary and tertiary packaging of beverages (durata 1 anno, a partire dal 2014).

  •  Research contract with Fresenius Hemocare Italia srl: Selection of characterization methods for PBT and its blend blood filters obtained through melt-blown technology (1 year, since 2014).  

  •  Strategic project of University of Bologna: Electrospinned nanostructured polymeric scaffolds for biomedical applications"(2 years 2007-2009).  

  •  PRIN project: Synthesis of novel hyperbranched polyesters and copolyesters based on PES e PEES as impact modifiers for thermosettinf for RTMâ (3 years 2003-2005).

DIDACTIC AND INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

With regard to didactic activity, N. Lotti has held and holds teaching courses in the field of the CHIM/07 (Chemical Technologies Fundamentals) scientific discipline at the Department of Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental and Materials of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bologna.

She is Tutor and Co-tutor of PhD Thesis.

Member of CIRI Meccanica Avanzata e Materiali

Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Waste Management and Environmental Issues [https://clytoaccess.com/journal-waste-management-and-environmental-issues].

Author of 148 papers (1907+ citations, h=25) published on international journals (scopus) and of 126 communications in International and National Conferences.