Alberto Cigada

Professor emeritus of Politecnico di Milano


  • Year of nomination: 2019
  • Facility: Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”
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"Full Professor of the scientific disciplinary sector ING-IND/22 - Science and technology of materials at the University of L'Aquila since 1994 and at the Politecnico di Milan since 1997.

He has held positions and institutional roles of primary importance at the Politecnico di Milano, such as:

  • Head of the Department of Applied Physical Chemistry from 1998 to 2000
  • Head of the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering 'Giulio Natta' at the Politecnico di Milano from 2001 to 2007
  • Member of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Milano from 2008 to 2010
  • President of the Coordination Centre for Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine at the Politecnico di Milano from 2010 to 2012
  • Co-ordinator of the Laurea Magistrale programme (equivalent to Master of Science) in Design & Engineering from 2012 to 2015

The following institutional positions and academic/scientific roles should also be noted:

  • President of the Società Italiana Biomateriali (SIB) from 2000 to 2004
  • Member of the General Scientific Council of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) from 2010 to 2012
  • President of the Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria dei Materiali (AIMAT) from 2011 to 2014
  • Senior Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials since 2003
  • Co-ordinator of the Scientific Council and Manager for Technology Transfer at the INSTM Consortium since 2009

These activities are accompanied by: scientific publishing with over one hundred and ten journal articles to his name, and outreach and education activities."

[extract from the 2019 nomination statement]