Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials
Prof. Cosimo Carfagna is full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Since 2001 he is Director of the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials of C.N.R. From 2008 to 2010 he has been President of Research Area NA3 of C.N.R. He is member of the International Society of Liquid Crystals, member of the Material Research Society, member of the Academy of Science of New York, member of the Italian Society of Liquid Crystals, member of the Italian Society of Macromolecules, member of Italian Chemical Society, member of the Editorial Board of the review: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials ISSN 0003-5599, member of the Scientific Committee of POLYCHAR, member of the evaluation board of Marie Curie Project , member of the University Committee in the University of Study of Basilicata, member of the Department Council in the Department of Engineering of the Materials and the Production of the University of Napoli, coordinator of the sponsored Project of CNR: Special Materials for Advanced Technologies, responsible for the research projects BRITE-EURAM, responsible for the research projects of CNR, coordinator of didactic activity of AIM, coordinator pro-tempore of Ph.D. in Engineering of Materials, referee of Ministry of Education of Portugal for evaluation of projects in the field of materials science, referee of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Industry of Italian Government for evaluation of research project on polymer technology. Currently Prof. Carfagna’ research interest are focused on Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Polymer functionalization, Polymer synthesis, liquid crystalline polymers, composites and nanocomposites, functional and smart textiles, recycling and processing of plastics, advanced materials for packaging, use of natural products as additive of polymers, nutraceuticals for polymers.
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