The Chemical Product Engineering group aims at performing research for the design of new or improved chemical products. Particular attention is devoted to the development of new catalytic systems and of polymeric products for specific applications. These activities are generally framed in a comprehensive sustainability context. As such, the use of environmentally friendly processes (e.g. renewable sources, green solvents and recyclable catalysts) is a further objective of our research.
Francesco Picchioni received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Università di Pisa (Italy) in 2000. After a postdoc in the Technical University of Eindhoven (TUe, The Netherlands) from 2000-2002, he has been at University of Groningen (RuG, The Netherlands) at the Chemical Engineering Department. Currently he is a full professor of the group of Product Technology. He is currently involved in varied research projects on water soluble polymers for enhanced oil recovery, thermoreversible polymers for 3D printing and chemical modification of polyolefins. He is a co-inventor of 8 patents and has been an invited speaker in more than 12 international conferences. He has an extensive spectrum of academic (more than 20 cooperation projects with universities/research institutes outside the Netherlands) and industrial cooperations with a current network of more than 15 companies, of which 5 multi-nationals, actively sponsoring the research in the group. He has won several “Teacher of the Year” awards in University of Groningen in the years 2011, 2012 and 2015. He has also held several positions in the university including deputy director of the Master Programmes in Chemical Engineering (2014-2017), Industrial Engineering and Management (2012-2016) and Bachelor in Chemistry and Chemcial Engineering (2017-now). Francesco Picchioni Publication Metrics (Source Scopus @5-9-2019, academic life: 1997-present) Total ISI Papers: 128; Total citations: 3338; h-index: 28
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