Contact Information 

  • Politecnico di Torino
    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
    10129 Torino, ITALY
  • T: +390110907347
  • M: +393351800673
  • e: alberto.tagliaferro@polito.it





Description of the organisation

The Polytechnic University of Turin is an Engineering University based in Turin. Established in 1859, it is Italy’s oldest Technical University. The research group that takes part in this project (Carbongroup) is operating in the field of carbon materials. It has developed strong expertise in the growth and manipulation of carbon nanotubes and carbon based nanomaterials. Work Team is composed by an Associated Professor, three PostDocs (1 Engineer, 1 Physicist, 1 Chemist) and a Phd Student. Here, there are two chemical vapour deposition systems (CVD) for nanotube growth and all the necessary equipments for the safe use and storage of carbon nanotubes/nanomaterials according to the latest international regulations.

Its expertise includes other that the growth and manipulation of the carbon based materials, their characterization. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (Fe-SEM) equipped with EDX system, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), μRaman spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) are only some of the direct characterization system available from the research group.



POLITO main role is to develop and implement appropriate surface treatments of carbon fibers aimed to improve carbon fibers dispersibility and to comprehensively characterize the carbon fibers produced by FIBRALSPEC partners.

POLITO main tasks will be:

  • Develop and optimize surface treatments of carbon fibers
  • Investigate new ecofriendly precursors
  • Collaborate with NTUA in the development of the carbon fibers production process


Key persons for FIBRALSPEC Project

<b>Prof. Alberto Tagliaferro</b>
Prof. Alberto TagliaferroAssociate Professor

Prof. Alberto Tagliaferro is associate professor at the Department of Applied Science and Technology of POLITO. He has an extensive experience of running research project in association with companies and academic partners around the world. He is Chair of the IUVSTA Thin Film Division and member of the Editorial Board of Diamond and Related Materials. He is also member of a number of Scientific and Advisory Committees of International Conferences as well as referee for various international journals.

He has coauthored more than 120 papers on ISI Journals and delivered tens of invited talks at international conferences. His field of expertise encompasses the various forms of carbon (crystalline, amorphous, …) and their nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, nanodiamond, graphene, …). His hindex is currently 23.


<b>Dr. Pravin Jagadale</b>
Dr. Pravin JagadaleResearcher

Dr. Pravin Jagadale holds a PhD in Chemistry from Solapur University and is currently a post-doc researcher at the Department of Applied Science and Technology of POLITO, where he has been active in the last 3 years. He was previously enrolled as a R&D scientist in an Indian company for 7 years. He is hence fully aware of both academic and company approach to R&D. His expertise concerns nanostructures growth and carbon nanomaterials growth from various precursors, including waste plastic and coconut shells. He has also strong expertise in chemical purification and functionalisation of carbon nanostructures as well as in preparation of composites for a number of applications.

<b>Dr. Paola Rivolo</b>
Dr. Paola RivoloResearcher

Dr. Paola Rivolo (1972) received her Degree in Chemistry from the University of Torino (I) in 1999 and the PhD Degree in Materials Science and Technology from the Politecnico di Torino (I) in 2004. Since 2010 she is a permanent researcher at the Department of Applied Sciences and Technology, Politecnico di Torino.

Her past activities concerned the preparation and surface chemical modification of porous silicon-based materials, for applications in catalysis and chemical and optical sensing, and the optimization and characterisation of thin film deposited by UHV plasma assisted techniques for optical devices. Presently, her research activity is mainly devoted to the chemical modification of several materials surface, also by means of plasma techniques, in order to obtain hybrid organic–inorganic materials to be applied as optical and electromechanical devices for biological diagnostics.