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Prof. Claudio Migliaresi


Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, via Sommarive 9, 38123 Trento

Present Academic Role

Emeritus Professor

Past Academic Career

  • Full Professor of Materials Science and Technology (1990-2018)
  • Head of the Interdepartment Research Center BIOtech- Biomedical Technologies
  • Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Projects Bridging the Gap, One More Step, Swap&Transfer
  • Director of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Dean of the School, 2012-2015
  • Director of the Department of Materials Engineering, 1997-2003 and 2009-2012
  • Dean of the School of Engineering, 1990-1995
  • Delegate of the Rector for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Policies, 2004-2015
  • Associate professor of Composite Materials Science and Technology, University of Trento, 1987-1990
  • Research Associate, University of Napoli, 1980-1987
  • Scholarship for research and education training, University of Napoli, 1976-1980


  • Composite Materials Science and Technology, Engineering School, University of Trento, since 1987
  • Biomaterials and Biomedical Technologies, Engineering School, University of Trento, since 1998
  • Biomaterials Science, Science School, University of Trento, 2004-2008
  • Dental Materials, Medical School, University of Verona, 1997-2006
  • Materials Technologies and Applied Chemistry, Engineering School, University of Trento, 1987-88
  • Materials Engineering Principles, Engineering School, University of Trento, 1987-89


  • Member of the Scientific Council of INSTM (Italian Consortium for Materials Science and Technology) from 2000 to 2012
  • Member of the European Council of TERMIS (2009-2012)
  • Representing the University of Trento at the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Regional Editor of Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Bioengineering
  • Member of the Editorial Board of:
  • International Journal of Biomaterials
  • J. of Applied Biomaterials
  • J.of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • J. of Biomaterials Applications
  • J.of Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • J.of Applied Biomaterials&Biomechanics
  • J. of Engineering
  • Member of International Evaluation Panels
  • Permanent Members of the Organizing Committee of the Conference Series Frontiers in Biomedical Polymers
  • Evaluator of National Research Programs (MIUR, MISE, Regional Programs, ..)
  • Referee for several Journals such as:

Polymer, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., J. Composite Materials, Composites, J. of Chemistry, Polymer Engineering&Science, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biomacromolecules, J. Biomacromolecular Science, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, J. Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, Langmuir, J. Biomaterials Science, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Acta Biomaterialia, Tissue Engineering, J. of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, J. of Applied Biomaterials, J. of Biomaterials Applications, J. of Applied Biomaterials&Biomechanics and others.

Research topics

Current researches deal with processing and characterization of composite materials, nanocomposites, biomaterials, and materials and technologies for nanomedicine and  tissue engineering applications. These activities are partly performed in the laboratories of the Department and partly at the BIOtech, Biomedical Technologies Research Center. The available instrumentation comprises machines for polymers and composite processing and characterization (molding, injection, extrusion, filament winding, mechanical-dynamical-rheological testings, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, ...) as well as specific instrumentation for materials biomedical applications (confocal microscope, protein analysis, surface modification, microfabrication, ...)

Prof. Migliaresi has supervised a large number of master and PhD students.

Presently he leads a group of about 25 master and PhD students, and Post-docs.

List of current research topics

  • Polymeric materials processing, characterization and applications
  • Composite materials processing, characterization and applications
  • Dynamical and viscoelastic properties of materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Hydrogels
  • Degradable polymers and composites
  • Materials for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
  • Materials/cells/proteins interactions
  • Self-assembled materials
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies


Updated list of publications of prof. Migliaresi (external link)