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Serena Bandini

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/24 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Member of Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering

member of CIRI- FRAME (Tecnologie per l'Energia e l'Ambiente)


  • March 1987: “Laurea magna cum laude” degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bologna
  • September 1987-September 1988: fellowship by ENICHEM, for research activity on “Phase separations with membranes”, at the Chemical and Process Engineering Department of the University of Bologna
  • September 1992: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research. Final thesis on “Separation processes by porous hydrophobic membranes”.  



  • January 1991-October 2001: Assistant professor in Chemical Engineering at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Bologna.
  • November 2001- present: Associate professor in Chemical Engineering at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Bologna.
  • July 2011 - June 2016: Coordinator of PhD program in Chemical Engineering, Environment and Safety


·          Courses at the University of Bologna.

          Engineering Faculty

  • Basic elements of heat and mass balances (academic years from 1997/98 to 2001/02)
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (academic years from 2001/02 to present)
  • Basic Process Engineering  (academic years from 2002/03 to 2008/09, from 2015/16 to 2018/19)
  • Electrochemical Engineering Principles (academic years from 2005/06 to 2011/12)
  • Membrane Processes  (academic years from 2010/11 to present)
  • Process Engineering Laboratory (academic year 2020/21)

          Industrial Chemistry Faculty

  • Chemical Processes Development  (academic years from  1998/99 to 2001/02)

·      Courses at the University of Padova - Engineering Faculty

  • Membrane processes (A.A. 2008/09)

   Courses at University Masters

  • Second level University Master in  “Design of off-shore upstream oil&gas facilities”, at the University of Bologna-Engineering Faculty (academic year 2006/07)
  • Second level University Master: “Innovative membrane technologies & conventional processes for waste and drinking water treatment”, at the University of Genova (academic years from 2006/07 to 2009/10, 2012/13)
  • Second level Corporate Master “Oil&Gas Plants Design” at the University of Bologna-Engineering Faculty (academic year 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2011/12,2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16)
  • Second level Master "Safety and Environmental Management in Oil&Gas Industry"  at the University of Bologna-Engineering Faculty (academic year 2011/12, 2013/14, 2015/16)


-Best paper in  “ICOM 2002 Student Paper Contest-Poster Competition” : "D.Vezzani, S.Bandini, Donnan Equilibrium and Dielectric Exclusion for Characterization of Nanofiltration Membranes", International Congress on Membranes and membrane Processes, ICOM 02, Toulouse, France, July 7-12, 2002.

- Most cited paper in the period  2003-2006: “S.Bandini, D.Vezzani, Nanofiltration modeling: the role of dielectric exclusion in membrane characterization, Chem. Eng. Sci., 58 (2003) 3303-3326”.

- Best paper in  “Runner Up Poster Award” – “Advanced Membrane Technology VI: Water, Energy and New Frontiers” An Engineering Conference Series: one “V.Morelli, S.Bandini, Nanofiltration membrane characterization for the separation of oligosaccharides mixtures: an Experimental study” Siracusa, Italy, February 8-13, 2015”

Best Teacher Award: first level degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (years 2015, 2016, 2018,2020); second level degree in Environmental Engineering (year 2019).