Invited speakers

The following keynote speakers have so far confirmed their attendance at MIPOL2019.


  • Debora Bertiexternal
  • Professor, University of Florence, Italy
  • Self-assembly of lipids and block copolymers as a new route towards functional nanomaterials

  • Antonella C. Bocciaexternal
  • Research Scientist, Institute for macromolecular studies ISMAC-CNR, Milan, Italy
  • Structural characterization of renewable natural and synthetic polymers for active applications

  • Giovanna Buonocoreexternal
  • Research Scientist, Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials IPCB-CNR, Napoli-Portici, Italy
  • Innovative materials for active packaging: Antimicrobial release from inorganic carrier embedded into polymer films

  • Paweł Chmielarzexternal
  • Professor, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
  • Electrochemically mediated atom transfer radical polymerization (eATRP)

  • Gianluca Ciardelliexternal
  • Professor, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
  • Biomedical polyurethanes design, synthesis and processing: a (possible) success story of polymer chemistry towards the bedside

  • Andrea Dorigatoexternal
  • Assistant Professor, University of Trento, Italy
  • Investigation of the physical behaviour of multifunctional polymer composites with thermal energy storage/release capability

  • Sophie Guillaume
  • Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes CNRS - Université de Rennes 1, France
  • Poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s (PHAs) architectures by ring-opening polymerization of functional β-lactones

  • Mario Malinconico
  • Research Director, Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials IPCB-CNR, Pozzuoli, Italy
  • IUPAC 100 years serving chemistry

  • Orietta Monticelli
  • Professor, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Novel formulations based on polylactic acid for biomedical applications

  • Elisa Passagliaexternal
  • Research Scientist, Institute for Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds ICCOM-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  • 2D hybrid substrates for functional polymer-based materials

  • Andrea Pucciexternal
  • Professor, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Polymers with aggregation-induced emission: a land of opportunities

  • Simon C. W. Richardsonexternal
  • Reader, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Engineered biopolymers: manipulating cellular compartmentalisation for drug delivery

  • Filippo Rossiexternal
  • Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Three dimensional biomimetic hydrogel to deliver factors secreted by human mesenchymal stem cells in spinal cord injury

  • Michelina Soccioexternal
  • Assistant Professor, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Structure, dynamics and barrier performance relationship in furan-based polyesters

  • Tina Vermondenexternal
  • Professor, Utrecht University, The Netherland
  • Balancing hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions in thermosensitive polyplexes for nucleic acid delivery