Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino
Angelo Romano achieved M.Sc. degree in Chemical and Sustainable Process Engineering in Politecnico di Torino in 2016. Then, he started a PhD in Material Science and Technology in 2017 supported by two insititutions, Politecnico di Torino under supervision of Prof. Marco Sangermano and Dr. Ignazio Roppolo, PCCL “Polymer Competence Center Leoben” under the supervision of Prof. Sandra Schogl and Prof. Frank Wiesbrock. In his PhD, Angelo is working on the development of polymer networks with photo-switchable properties, based on ortho-nitrobenzene derivatives. Thanks to their properties, these polymers are able to change their bulk and surface properties by the use of visible and UV light. Among the possible applications that this approach involves, we are pursuing a direct-pattern fabrication on the polymer surface, for application in biomedical and electronics. Angelo is also working on the development of printable thiol-ene network with reduced shrinkage.