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

Research Interests

  • additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • cationic photopolymerization
  • coatings
  • hybrid organic-inorganic materials
  • polymer from biorenewable resources
  • polymeric gas sensors
  • polymeric hydrogels
  • polymeric membranes
  • polymeric nanocomposites
  • polymers
  • UV curing

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.


  1. 2000

    PhD in Materials Science

    Università di Genova - Politecnico di Torino
  2. 1994

    Master degree in Organic Chemistry

    Università di Torino

Academic Experience

  1. 2024
    Director of incoming and outgoing internationalization activities
    Politecnico di Torino
  2. 2021 - present
    Full Professor
    Politecnico di Torino
  3. 2010 - 2021
    Associate Professor
    Politecnico di Torino
  4. 2013
    Visiting Professor
    EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  5. 2004 - 2010
    Assistant Professor
    Politecnico di Torino
  6. 2001 - 2004
    Post-Doctoral Researcher
    Politecnico di Torino
  7. 2000
    Postdoctoral Research
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute @ Professor's Crivello Lab
  8. 1999
    Visiting Researcher
    Perstorp Specialty Chemicals AB, Sweden
  9. 1994
    Research Fellow
    Université libre de Bruxelles

Awards & Prizes

  • 2016
    IBM University Award for polymer-based sensors to the "electronic nose"
  • 2011
    1 month grant at McGill Univeristy, Montreal, Canada
    CSACS - Center for Self-Assembled Chemical Structure
  • 2010
    1 month grant at the Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Monash University European Travel grant
  • 2009
    2 months grant at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Foreign Ministry
  • 2007
    6 months grant at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany
    Alexander von Humboldt award