Dr. Giovanna G. Buonocore
Dr. Giovanna G. Buonocore is researcher at Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) – National Research Council, Naples (Italy). She graduated in Chemical Engineering and received the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). Dr. Buonocore has been visiting researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering of the University of Texas, Austin (USA). Her current research activity is focused on the development, characterization and modelling of multifunctional nanostructured polymeric materials used in various application fields such as packaging, transport, cultural heritage and energy. Research activities are aimed to produce and study nanostructured coating/polymeric films filled with engineered nanoparticles able to release active compounds such as anticorrosive compounds in the case of protective coating for Cultural Heritage applications and antimicrobial or antioxidant compounds in the case of active coating for packaging application. The main aim of the research is to functionalize the inorganic porous nanoparticles in order to control the compound release and in specific conditions to trigger the release by external stimuli.
She is authors and co-authors of 66 scientific contributions (full papers, communication, review) in international peer-reviewed journals, 1 book chapter and 3 patents. Her works received more than 1400 citations and her activity is ranked with an H index of 23 (Scopus Database source). She has been the Principal Investigator of several national and international projects on the development of advanced multifunctional polymeric materials. Since 2008 she is member of the directive board of the Italian Scientific Group on Food packaging and from 2012 to 2015 she has been the vice-president of the Scientific Group.