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Department of Engineering
for Innovation

Materials and Technologies for Constructions and Cultural Heritage Group Lab

For more than 20 years, research activities on polymers, composites and other materials have been accomplished by the MaTech-CCult group, mainly focused on applications in Construction, Industry and Cultural Heritage Conservation. A peculiar feature of the activities and projects developed by the group, carried out in close collaboration with several Italian and International Universities, Research Centers and Companies, is their strong interdisciplinary approach and applicative character.

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Durability of polymers (thermoplastic/thermosetting polymers; polymeric coatings, adhesives and composites for applications in construction).
Innovative materials for Industry, Constructions and Cultural Heritage.
Polymers for a sustainable environment.

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The MaTech-CCult group carries on research activities on polymers, composites and other materials, especially for applications in Construction Industry and Cultural Heritage Conservation.

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The lab available for the MaTech-CCult group members is well equipped with a wide range of analytical techniques:    Differential Scanning Calorimetry, DSC operating from -150°C to 600°C, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA), Differential Scanning Calorimeter – Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis, DSC-TGA, operating in air, nitrogen or vacuum up to 1100°C, Photo – Differential Scanning Calorimetry, p-DSC, operating from 0°C to 600°C, Permeability (to water vapor and oxygen) measurements for membranes and films,    Outdoor placed standard rack (to analyze the materials weathering).

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Polymers & Environment
taught in English, for PhD students of the PhD Courses of the Doctoral School of University of Salento, fall semester. (25 hours, 5 CFU)

Science, Technology and Sustainability of Polymers
taught in English, International Master Degree in “Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology”, I Year, spring semester. (108 hours, 12 CFU)

Laboratory of Durability and Transport Properties of Materials
taught in Italian, Degree in “Industrial Engineering”, III Year, spring semester. (54 hours, 6 CFU)

 Via per Arnesano -
73100, Lecce (Italy)
"La Stecca" building - Campus Ecotekne


Prof. Mariaenrica Frigione, PhD

Prof. Mariaenrica Frigione, PhD

University of Salento - Department of Engineering for Innovation

"La Stecca" building - Campus Ecotekne, Via per Arnesano, 73100 Lecce (Italy)

Tel. +39 0832297330



Dr. Antonella SARCINELLA


Cold-Cured Bisphenolic Epoxy Adhesive Filled with Low Amounts of CaCO3 PHB Produced by Bacteria Present in the Argan Field Soil

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