Politecnico di Torino



Associate Professor of Materials Science

and Technology

DISATDept. of Applied Science and Technology




C.so Duca Degli Abruzzi 24

I-10129 Torino - Italy

Phone: +39-011-5644621

Fax: +39-011-5644624



Viale Teresa Michel 5

I-15121 Alessandria - Italy

Phone: +39-0131-229369

Fax: +39-0131-229399

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email: giulio.malucelli@polito.it



Master Degree in Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 1992

PhD in Chemistry, Politecnico di Torino, 1996


Teaching schedule (2014-2015)

Materials Technology - 05ENCPI (Industrial Engineering and Management – Bachelor degree)

Advanced polymers, degradation and recycling of polymers - 01NGMMZ (Materials Engineering – Master of Science degree)




Giulio Malucelli (Cuneo, Italy, 6 November 1967) got his Master degree in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 1992. In 1996 he received the PhD in Chemistry.

In 1995 he obtained the position of Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino at the Department of Applied Science and Technology.

In 2003 he was appointed as full time Associate Professor in Chemistry at Politecnico di Torino in the Department of Applied Science and Technology.

From April 2008 he is full time Associate Professor in Materials Science and Technology.

He is author of more than 160 peer-reviewed papers, 7 book chapters and several Communications to National and International Congresses. He joined many European Projects and finalized research projects of Italian National research Council and Italian Ministry of Education and Research, both as component and scientific coordinator.

He obtained several research grants from Italian Companies, such as Centro Ricerche Fiat, Solvay Solexis, Pirelli, Olivetti, Ducati Motor Holding.

He is member of the Italian Society of Macromolecules (AIM, where he is at present member of the management committee) and of the Polymeric Materials Unit at Politecnico di Torino of the Italian Consortium on Materials Science and Technology (INSTM); he joined the “Nanofun-poly” Network of Excellence.





Research interests


Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite structures, namely hybrid organic-inorganic coatings (ceramers) and polymeric nanocomposites containing phyllosilicates, alumina, graphene and graphene-like fillers.


Photoinduced polymerization (UV-curing).


Modification of polymers with polar or fluorinated structures.


Physico-chemical and thermo-mechanical characterization of polymers and polymer composites.


Structure-property relationships in polymer and polymer (nano)composites.


Fire retardancy of plastics (both as bulk materials and thin films).


Fire retardancy of textiles, achieved by means of surface modifications based on sol-gel processes or layer-by-layer assemblies.


Biomacromolecules as novel green flame retardant systems for plastics and textiles.


He is referee for several peer-reviewed journals like Polymer, Polymer International, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, European Polymer Journal, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Polymer Science: part A – Polymer Chemistry, Langmuir, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Journal of Non Crystalline Solids, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C, Chemical Communications, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Polymer Engineering & Science, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, e-Polymers, Biomacromolecules, RSC Advances, Surface & Coatings Technology, Microporous and Macroporous Materials, ....

He is member of the Editorial Board of “Macromolecules: An Indian Journal”.


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Selected publications

G. Malucelli, F. Carosio, J. Alongi, A. Fina, A. Frache, G. Camino (2014)

Materials Engineering For Surface-Confined Flame Retardancy. In: MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING R-REPORTS.  vol. 84, pp. 1-20. - ISSN 0927-796X


Alongi J., Di Blasio A., Cuttica F., Carosio F, Malucelli G. (2014)

Bulk or surface treatments of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers with DNA: investigation on the flame retardant properties. In: EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol. 51, pp. 112-119. - ISSN 0014-3057


J. Alongi, R.A. Carletto, F. Bosco, F. Carosio, A. Di Blasio, F. Cuttica, V. Antonucci, M. Giordano, G. Malucelli (2014)

Caseins and hydrophobins as novel green flame retardants for cotton fabrics. In: POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY, vol. 99, pp. 111-117. - ISSN 0141-3910


Alongi J., Carosio F., Malucelli G. (2014)

Current emerging techniques to impart flame retardancy to fabrics. In: POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY, vol. 106 n. August, pp. 138-149. - ISSN 0141-3910


Alongi J., Cuttica F., Di Blasio A., Carosio F., Malucelli G. (2014)

Intumescent features of nucleic acids and proteins. In: THERMOCHIMICA ACTA, vol. 591, pp. 31-39. - ISSN 0040-6031   


D. Nuvoli, M. Rassu, V. Alzari, R. Sanna, G. Malucelli, A. Mariani (2014)

Preparation and characterization of polymeric nanocomposites containing exfoliated tungstenite at high concentrations. In: COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol. 96, pp. 97-102. - ISSN 0266-3538


F. Carosio, A. Di Blasio, F. Cuttica, J. Alongi, G. Malucelli (2014)

Self-Assembled Hybrid Nanoarchitectures Deposited on Poly(urethane) Foams Capable of Chemically Adapting to Extreme Heat. In: RSC ADVANCES, vol. 4, pp. 16674-16680. - ISSN 2046-2069


Alongi J., Di Blasio A., Carosio F., Malucelli G. (2014)

UV-cured hybrid organic-inorganic Layer by Layer assemblies: effect on the flame retardancy of polycarbonate films. In: POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY, vol. 107, pp. 74-81. - ISSN 0141-3910


J. Alongi, F. Bosco, F. Carosio, A. Di Blasio, G. Malucelli (2014)

A new era for flame retardant materials? In: MATERIALS TODAY, vol. 17 n. 4, pp. 152-153. - ISSN 1369-7021


Bruno P., Malucelli G., Tylkowski B., Ferré J., Giamberini M. (2013)

Acrylic microspheres as drug-delivery systems: synthesis through in situ microemulsion photoinduced polymerization and characterization. In: POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, vol. 62 n. 2, pp. 304-309. - ISSN 0959-8103


M. Giamberini, G. Malucelli (2013)

Hybrid organic-inorganic UV-cured films containing liquid-crystalline units. In: THIN SOLID FILMS, vol. 548, pp. 150-156. - ISSN 0040-6090


D. Nuvoli, V. Alzari, R. Sanna, S. Scognamillo, J. Alongi, G. Malucelli, A. Mariani (2013)

Synthesis and characterization of graphene-based nanocomposites with potential use for biomedical applications. In: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, vol. 15 n. 3, pp. 1512-1519. - ISSN 1388-0764


Alongi J., Horrocks R.A., Carosio F., Malucelli G. (2013)

Update on Flame Retardant textiles: State of the art, Environmental Issues and Innovative Solutions. Smithers Rapra Technology Ltd, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, pp. 1-348. ISBN 9781909030176


Alongi J., Malucelli G. (2012)

Cotton fabrics treated with novel oxidic phases acting as effective smoke suppressants. In: CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, vol. 90 n. 1, pp. 251-260. - ISSN 0144-8617


Alongi J., Ciobanu M., Malucelli G. (2012)

Sol-gel treatments on cotton fabrics for improving thermal and flame stability: effect of the structure of the alkoxysilane precursor. In: CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, vol. 87 n. 1, pp. 627-635. - ISSN 0144-8617


J. Alongi, G. Malucelli (2012)

State of the art and perspectives on sol-gel derived hybrid architectures for flame retardancy of textiles. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, pp. 21805-21809. - ISSN 0959-9428


S. Scognamillo, E. Gioffredi, M. Piccinini, M. Lazzari, V. Alzari, D. Nuvoli, R. Sanna, D. Piga, G. Malucelli, A. Mariani (2012)

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocomposites of Thermoplastic Polyurethane with both Graphene and Graphene Nanoribbon Fillers. In: POLYMER, vol. 53, pp. 4019-4024. - ISSN 0032-3861


R. Sanna, D. Sanna, V. Alzari, D. Nuvoli, S. Scognamillo, M. Piccinini, M. Lazzari, E. Gioffredi, G. Malucelli, A. Mariani (2012)

Synthesis and characterization of graphene-containing thermoresponsive nanocomposite hydrogels of poly(Nvinylcaprolactam) prepared by frontal polymerization. In: JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE. PART A, POLYMER CHEMISTRY, vol. 50, pp. 4110-4118. - ISSN 0887-624X


Alongi J., Ciobanu M., Malucelli G. (2012)

Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of cotton fabrics treated with inorganic coatings synthesized through sol-gel processes. In: CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, vol. 87 n. 3, pp. 2093-2099. - ISSN 0144-8617


Alzari V., Nuvoli D., Scognamillo S., Piccinini M., Gioffredi E., Malucelli G., Marceddu S., Mariani M. (2011)

Graphene-containing thermoresponsive nanocomposite hydrogels of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) prepared by frontal polymerization. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 21, pp. 8727-8733. - ISSN 0959-9428


V. Alzari, D. Nuvoli, R. Sanna, S. Scognamillo, M. Piccinini, J.M. Kenny, G. Malucelli, A. Mariani (2011)

In situ production of high filler content graphene-based polymer nanocomposites by reactive processing. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 21, pp. 16544-16549. - ISSN 0959-9428


F. Carosio, J. Alongi, G. Malucelli (2011)

α-zirconium phosphate-based nanoarchitectures on polyester fabrics through Layer-by-Layer assembly. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 21, pp. 10370-10376. - ISSN 0959-9428


R. Peila; G. Malucelli; M. Lazzari; A. Priola (2010)

Thermomechanical and Barrier Properties of UV-Cured Epoxy/O-Montmorillonite Nanocomposites. In: POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE, vol. 50 n. 7, pp. 1400-1407. - ISSN 0032-3888


G. Malucelli; S. Ronchetti; N. Lak; A. Priola; N. Dintcheva; F.P. La Mantia (2007)

Intercalation effects in LDPE/o-Montmorillonites nanocomposites. In: EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol. 43, pp. 328-335. - ISSN 0014-3057


M. Sangermano; E. Amerio; P. Epicoco; A. Priola; G. Rizza; G. Malucelli (2007)

Preparation and Characterization of Hybrid Nanocomposite Coatings by Cationic UV-Curing and the Sol-Gel Process of a Vinyl Ether Based System. In: MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING, vol. 292, pp. 634-640. - ISSN 1438-7492


E. Amerio; M. Sangermano; G. Malucelli ; A. Priola; B. Voit (2005)

Preparation and characterization of hybrid nanocomposite coatings by photopolymerization and sol-gel process. In: POLYMER, vol. 46/25, pp. 11241-11246. - ISSN 0032-3861


G. Malucelli; A. Priola; Sangermano M.; E. Amerio; E. Zini; E. Fabbri (2005)

Hybrid nanocomposites containing silica and PEO segments: preparation through dual-curing process and characterization. In: POLYMER, vol. 46, pp. 2872-2879. - ISSN 0032-3861