Research

Prof. Andrea Pucci (ResearcherID: E-7453-2010; ORCID: 0000-0003-1278-5004) is the leader of the Smart Polymer Group at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (DCCI) at the University of Pisa  as an associate professor in industrial chemistry. His scientific interests are expressed in the field of polymer science with particular attention to the preparation, modification and characterization of mono-or multiphase polymer (nano)systems with functional properties for applications such as chromogenic materials responsive to external stimuli of various kinds, or for applications in the energy field. Prof. Pucci is a fellow of the Societa’ Chimica Italiana and a permanent member of the council for the PhD course in Chemical Science of UNIPI. He has been PI for DCCI for National and International projects and has been involved in National and EU Projects in the field of material science and nanostructures. He is co-author of more than 12 peer-reviewed papers with H-index = 26 (ISI). Since 2015, he is an Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal RSC Advances. Since 2016, he is a member of the management board of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy joint program of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA-PV). Since November 2016, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Active projects:

  1. BIHO – action 2, University of Pisa. Topic: new concepts for luminescent solar concentrators;
  2. BIOMOTIVE — H2020-BBI-JTI-2016/H2020-BBI-JTI-2016: “Advanced BIObased polyurethanes and fibres for the autoMOTIVE industry with increased environmental sustainability”. Application of fluorescent molecular rotors for polyurethanes industry;
  3. Member of UNIPI research unit in regional and local projects on NIR reflective organic pigments.

Current academic collaborations:

Prof. Ben Zhong Tang, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Prof. Masaki Shimizu, Faculty of Molecular Chemistry and Engineering, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)

Prof. Francesco PicchioniFaculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

Prof. Michele Pavone, University Federico II Napoli (Italy)

Dr. Marinella Striccoli, CNR-IPCF Bari (Italy)

Current company collaborations:

ENI S.p.A., (Italy)

Cromology (Italy)

Selena FM S.A. (Poland)