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Professor Francesco Paolo La Mantia

prof. La MantiaBorn in Palermo on March 1949. Full Professor of Polymer Technology since 1986 at the University of Palermo.

Scientific activities:

Rheological and mechanical properties of polymer systems; processability, characterization and compatibilization of polymer blends, nanocomposites, characterization and processability of liquid crystal polymers, biodegradable polymers; plastics recycling, plastics for agriculture.

More than 300 scientific papers (Citations 58 85, h = 40, Google Scholar; Citations 4080, h = 32, SCOPUS, Januarhy 2015)), four books on plastics recycling and two books on liquid crystal polymers, as well as several book chapters and a teaching book on polymers. More than 300 communications at national and international conferences, about 50 technical papers and 12 patents. Several invited plenary lectures at National and international conferences.

Coordination activities:

Coordinator and Responsible of many national and international research projects, as well as collaborations with industries and public organizations.

Chairman of several national and international conferences.

Former President and current treasurer of the MoDeSt international scientific society.

Member of the Administration Board of the University of Palermo (1997-2002) and president of the Finance and Business commission.

Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and current vice-rector for strategic planning.

Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning.

President of the AIMAT (Italian Association of Materials Engineering) Society.

Editor in Chief of JAB-FM.

Member of the Editorial Board of International Peer Reviewed Journals, such as Polymer Degradation and Stability, Polimery, Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology.