Our Team

Prof. Marco Sangermano

Full Professor in Material Science & Director of incoming and outgoing internationalization activities

Department of Applied Science and Technology
Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10124, Torino, Italy


Marco Sangermano took his Master Degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Turin. He joined the Politecnico di Torino as a PhD student. He did his PhD on cationic photopolymerization of propenyl and vinyl ether monomers. After his PhD graduation in January 2000, he spent one year as a post-doc to Professor’s Crivello labs at RPI in Troy, New York, USA. After three years as Post-Doc in Politecnico di Torino at Materials Science Department, he was appointed as Researcher-Assistant Professor at the same Department starting from January 2004. He has been appointed as Associate Professor since December 2010. In 2007 he was granted with the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt grant to spend a period of 6 months at IPF in Dresden, Germany, where he performed in cooperation with Prof. B. Voit investigations on hybrid materials and on epoxy coatings containing CNTs. In 2009 he visited for one month McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, in the frame of Italia-Quebec exchange program. In 2010 he was invited as a visiting Scientist at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In 2011 he was invited by CSACS-McGill as visiting Scientist for one month, during which he gave lectures on photopolymerization to PhD students. In 2013 he was visiting Professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland and in McGill University in Montreal. Marco Sangermano main activities are in the field of photopolymerization, structure-properties relationships studies, tailoring formulations for achieving specific properties, surface modifications by employing fluorinated or silicone additives and preparation of nanostructured polymeric coatings. He is a co-author of over 250 papers on International journals with an h-index of 33.

Matteo Bergoglio

Ph.D. student

Rossella Sesia

Ph.D. student

Dumitru Moraru

Ph.D. Student

Matilde Porcarello

Ph.D Student


Lorenzo Pezzana
PhD student, “Towards a more sustainable world: UV-curing & 3D printing of bio-based monomers: Synthesis and characterization of bio-derived monomers for cationic and radical UV-curing” - XXXVI Cycle.
Michael Zanon
PhD student, “Photocurable Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications” - XXXV Cycle.
Andrea Cosola
PhD student, “Multifunctional cyclodextrin derivatives for digital light processing 3D-printing” - XXXIV Cycle.
Camilla Noè
PhD student, “Make it greener: Exploring novel biobased materials in photopolymerization processes” - XXXIV Cycle.
Simone Lantean
PhD student, “A novel approach to fabricate bioinspired programmable composite materials: the 3D Printing way” - XXXIII Cycle.
Angelo Romano
PhD student, “Photo-responsive polymer networks for the design of coatings with light-tunable properties” - XXXIII Cycle.
Nicolò Razza
PhD student, “Photogenerated Janus-like surface heterogeneity to design particle properties and assembly” - XXXI Cycle.
Mian Farrukh Mehmood
PhD student, “UV cured polysulfone based membranes for ultrafiltration” - XXX Cycle
Florence Vivier
PhD student, “ Synergetic effects inside a simplified friction material: study of the role of ingredients” - XXXVIII Cycle
Rabia Nazar
PhD student, “Conductive photopolymers: In situ synthesis of metal nanoparticles” - XXVII Cycle
Sophie Marchi
PhD student, "Preparation and characterization of silicone nanocomposites by UV-induced hydrosilation for outdoor polymeric insulators" - XXVI Cycle
Julia Amici
PhD student, "Preparation and characterization of metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications" - XXV Cycle
Mohamed Naguib Ibrahim
PhD student, "Different toughening strategies for UV-cured epoxy resins" - XXVI Cycle
Ignazio Roppolo
PhD student, "UV-cured photoluminescent coatings: acrylic and epoxy systems" - XXIV Cycle
Giovanna Colucci
PhD student, "Hybrid Thiol-Ene Photocured Nanostructured Materials" - XXIII Cycle