Conferences & Meetings






Main international conferences/meetings

“IXth ECNP International Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites”, Rome (Italy), 19-21 September 2016. Contributions: an oral presentation entitled: “Pullulan-graphene nanocomposites with exceptional oxygen barrier performance” and three posters entitled: “MIP electrochemical sensor for the quantification of primary aromatic amines”, “Influence of colloidal silica nanoparticles on pullulan-coated BOPP film” and “Cellulose nanocrystals obtained from Komagataeibacter Sucrofermentas through a top-down chemical treatment”.

“Shelf Life International Meeting” (SLIM) – Young edition, Milan (Italy), 21-24 October 2015. Contributions: a plenary lecture entitled: “Recent advances in the development of oxygen barrier ‘nano’ coatings” and three posters entitled: “Influence of borax and microfibrillated cellulose in pullulan nanocomposite coatings on oriented polypropylene film: improvement of mechanical and surface properties”, “Synthesis and characterization of novel polyurethane based macroporous foams modified with biopolymers” and “Ultrasound-assisted transparent bionanocomposite coatings with exceptional high oxygen barrier performance for food packaging applications”.

“Innovations in Food Packaging, Shelf Life and Food Safety”, Munich (Germany), 15-17 September 2015. Contributions: an oral presentation entitled: “A deep insight into the primary aromatic amines formation in heat-treated food packaging materials” and three posters entitled: “Development of an anti-fog coating with sealing properties for food packaging applications”, “Gallic acid determination by using a novel electrochemical nano-sensor” and “The effect of the flame treatment on the surface properties of four common plastic films for food packaging applications”.

“8th ECNP International Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites”,  Dresden (Germany), 16-19 September 2014. Contribution: one poster entitled “Polysaccharides-assisted direct exfoliation of graphite into defect-free graphene sheets and fabrication of nanocomposite films thereof”.

“6th Shelf Life International Meeting” (SLIM), New Brunswick (NJ), 11-13 June 2014. Contributions: two oral communication entitled “Examples of innovation solutions for packaging sustainability” and “Oxygen barrier nanostructured biohybrid Na+‐MMT/pullulan coatings with potential application in food packaging” and three posters entitled: “Properties of green bionanocomposite films prepared from microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and pullulan”, “Transparent pullulan/graphene oxide nanocomposites with high oxygen barrier properties”, and “Oxaqua® performer: high oxygen barrier coatings for a new generation of plastic films”. In that occasion I served as a chairman within the ‘Packaging Innovations’ session.

“Frontiers in Water Biophysics”, Perugia (Italy), 23-26 September 2012. Contribution: two posters entitled “Wetting of biopolymer coatings: contact angle kinetics and image analysis investigation” and “A novel anti-fog pullulan coating for food packaging applications”

“2nd International Meeting on Material/Bioproduct interactions – MATBIM 2012”, Dijon (France) 22-25 April 2012. Contribution: oral communication entitled “Self-assembled pullulan/silica oxygen barrier hybrid coatings for food packaging applications” and two posters entitled “Investigation of the wetting phenomena involved at the water/biopolymer coatings interface” and “Dye release behavior from polyvinyl alcohol films in a hydro-alcoholic medium: influence of physicochemical heterogeneity”. In that occasion I served as a chairman within the session ‘Analyticals for measuring transfers/interactions and their predictions’. I also took care of presenting the ‘Conclusions and prospects’ closure of the conference.

“48th Nordic Polymer Days” (NPD), Stockholm (Sweden) 15-17 June 2011. Contribution: oral communication entitled “Self-assembled pullulan-silica high oxygen barrier hybrid coatings”

“4th Shelf Life International Meeting” (SLIM), Zaragoza (Spain) 23-25 June 2010. Contributions: oral communication entitled “Surface activation of polypropylene substrates by flame treatment” and a poster entitled “Effect of different sealing conditions on the seal strength of polipropilene films coated with a bio-based thin layer”

“6th International ECNP Conference on Nanostructured Polymers & Nanocomposites”. Madrid (Spain), Palacio de Congresos, 28-30 April 2010

“1st International Meeting on Material/Bioproduct interactions – MATBIM 2010”, Paris (France), AgroParisTech, 3-5 March 2010. Contributions: two posters entitled: “Development and characterization of a gelatin-based coating with unique sealing properties” and “Alternative reaction mechanism for the crosslinking of gelatin with glutaraldehyde”

EPF (European Polymer Federation) 4th Summer School “Bioplastics and Related Materials”, organized by AIM (Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole), BPG (Belgian Polymer Group) and GFP (Groupe Francais d’Etudes et d’Applications des Polymeres). Gargnano (Italy) 24-29 May 2009

“3nd Shelf Life International Meeting” (SLIM), Ischia (Italy), 25-27 June 2008. Contributions: oral communication entitled “Biobased coatings as a solution to improve the overall performance of plastic films” and two posters entitled “Edible layers as a controlled release packaging system” and “Processing and Shelf-life optimization of osmo-air-dried crispy apple rings”

“Trends in bio-based packaging development”, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Philadelphia, 11 March 2008. Contribution: oral communication entitled “Development of edible coatings for food packaging applications”

“1th European Workshop on the Developments in the PhD Research on Food Science and Technology”, Berlin (Germany), 21-22 May 2007. Contribution: oral communication entitled “Different approaches to extend the shelf life of a typical Sardinian multi-domain cookie”

“2nd Shelf Life International Meeting” (SLIM), Catania (Italy), 21-23 June 2006. Contribution: a poster entitled “Effect of two different humectant agents on quality of Amaretti cookies”

“Food Packaging Materials from renewable sources: development, use, recycling”, IPACK-IMA fair, Milano (Italy), 14-18 February 2006. Contribution: oral communication entitled “Mechanical, water vapour and oxygen barrier properties of an edible lipid-protein film and its application on a typical bakery product”

ILSI “3rd International Symposium on Food Packaging: Ensuring the Safety, Quality and Traceability of Foods”, Barcelone (Spain), 17-19 November 2004. Contribution: a poster entitled “Influence of different light transmissible materials on the stability of food components in model systems”

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