I am Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Naples “Parthenope”. This followed a DPhil in Energy Science and Engineering from the same University.
The focus of my research is on the testing and development of design novel reinforcing materials with improved performance and produced through 3D printed metallic technology. Furthermore, my research activity focuses on sustainable use of materials and wastes as resources.
Previously, I have conducted experimental studies to demonstrate the employability of plastic fibres obtained from waste plastic as dispersed reinforcement in cementitious materials. Moreover, I worked on the development of new fiber-reinforced geopolymers using conventional raw materials as well as inorganic waste materials.
I have co-supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects.