Degree in Industrial Chemistry. From 2006 she is Associate Professor on Chemistry for Engineering at Catania University. She collaborates to several research projects on topic such as recycle, ambient, food packaging, graphene for packaging application. Actually she collaborates with national and international research groups on biopolymers used in the field of food packaging, with also Life Cycle Assessment study (with SimaPro8 software). She is author of more than 70 papers in high impact factor scientific journals, of several book chapters for Wiley, Springer, Elsevier, of articles for special Module of Elsevier Encyclopedia and guest editor of International Journals. Her research interest includes: synthesis and full characterization of biodegradable and bio-based polymers; gas barrier behavior; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study of polymers for food packaging applications; thermal and photo degradation behavior of packaging materials analyzed during food shelf-life study.
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