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Dario Cavallo

Dario Cavallo graduated in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Genova in 2007. Afterwards he achieved the Ph.D. title in Chemical Sciences from the same University in 2011, studying polymer crystallization in “processing-relevant” conditions (supervisor: Prof. Giovanni C. Alfonso). After the achievement of the Ph.D., he spent few months as a visiting researcher in Madrid (Spain) at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC), applying infrared spectroscopy to polymorphic polymers. Subsequently (2011-2013), he was employed in a post-doc position at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), conducting research on structure-properties relationship in semicrystalline polymers for the Dutch Polymer Institute. Since July 2013 he became Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Genoa. His main research topics are related to the kinetics of polymer crystallization, concerning in particular the role of solidification conditions and molecular features. In this framework, he is interested in various aspects of primary nucleation (including memory effects and heterogeneous nucleation at various surfaces), polymorphism, crystallization of copolymers and immiscible blends and structuring under processing conditions. The results of his research have been published in about 70 scientific publications. Since 2018 he is member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Polymer Crystallization” and of the International Advisory Board of “Chinese Journal of Polymer Science”.