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University of Bologna - Dpt. Industrial Engineering

Via Saragozza 8
40123 Bologna
Italy

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Website: http://plasmagroup.ing.unibo.it

Brief presentation of the institution

Department of Industrial Engineering - DIN

The group of prof. Colombo at the Department of Industrial Applications of Plasmas at the School of Engineering has been active in the last 20 years and is currently composed of one full professor, one associate professor, 2 researchers, 3 post-docs and 4 PhD students. The group research activities span from thermal plasma fundamentals and applications to non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas, mainly for material treatment and biomedical applications. In this field, AIP group activities deal with the design and production of NTP sources and their characterization, aimed at garnering a fundamental understanding of plasma physical-chemical aspects and at the optimization of assisted processes; moreover, the IAP group is interested in the scale-up and scale-down of NTP sources and in material characterization for the evaluation of the effectiveness of plasma-assisted processes. Among the processes investigated are: surface modification (cleaning, activation, grafting, biocompatibilization) of polymers, metals and nanostructured materials, plasma-assisted polymerization, conservation and recovery of cultural heritage materials, pollutants abatement, nanoadditives dispersion and material modification in liquid environment.

Main Plasma with liquids related topics

Department of Industrial Engineering - DIN

  • Development and characterization of non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma sources and processes
  • Plasma treatment of polymer solutions
  • Plasma decontamination of liquids
  • Liquid mediated plasma-cell interaction

 

 

Main Plasma with liquids related research techniques and equipment

Department of Industrial Engineering - DIN

The laboratory is equipped with several non-thermal (DBD, Plasma Jet, Plasma Needle, Plasma Gun, Corona, jet-to-jet coupled, Coplanar Discharge) plasma sources, many types of commercial or self-developed high voltage power supplies (DC, HF, Micro-pulsed, Nano-pulsed) and diagnostic tools (oscilloscopes, iCCD, HSCs, OES with PMT, FTIR, Contact Angle, PH meter, BET analyser and Glove Box for nanoparticle characterization and handling, SEM equipped with EDS for element analysis,  fluorescence microscope); the group also possess biological laboratories fully equipped for the study of plasma treatment of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and has access to AFM, Raman Spectrometer and conductivity meter

 

Brief information on available facilities related to Plasma with liquids

Design and realization of various plasma source for plasma treatment of liquids

Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers

Participation in Working Groups

Projects:

  • PLASMAT
    Project type: National
    Funding: FARB project, UNIBO grant for fundamental research: Plasma-assisted preparation and modification of molecular and macromolecular materials for biomedical, pharmaceutical and energy applications
  • SIR RBSI14DBMB - SIR (Scientific Independence of young Researchers)
    Project type: National
    Funding: Non-thermal plasma as an innovative anticancer strategy: in vitro and ex vivo studies on leukemia models

Members:

  • Federica Barletta
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    Position: PhD student
  • Marco Boselli
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    Position: Researcher
  • Filippo Capelli
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    Position: PhD student
  • Vittorio Colombo
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    Position: Professor
  • Tommaso Gallingani
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    Position: PhD student
  • Matteo Gherardi
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    Position: Researcher
  • Romolo Laurita
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    Position: Post-doc
  • Anna Liguori
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    Position: Post-doc
  • Emanuele Simoncelli
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    Position: PhD student
  • Augusto Stancampiano
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    Position: Post-doc
  • Enrico Traldi
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    Position: PhD student

Image Gallery:

Plasma treatment of water in glow regime. Representative of one of the treatments investigated to increase electrospinnability of polymeric solutions as presented in Plasma Processes and Polymers 2014, 11(3) 247–255
Plasma treatment of water in glow regime. Representative of one of the treatments investigated to increase electrospinnability of polymeric solutions as presented in Plasma Processes and Polymers 2014, 11(3) 247–255

Plasma treatment of water in streamer regime. Representative of one of the treatments investigated to increase electrospinnability of polymeric solutions as presented in Plasma Processes and Polymers 2014, 11(3) 247–255
Plasma treatment of water in streamer regime. Representative of one of the treatments investigated to increase electrospinnability of polymeric solutions as presented in Plasma Processes and Polymers 2014, 11(3) 247–255

DBD treatment of a pharmaceutical solution
DBD treatment of a pharmaceutical solution

DBD treatment of lymphoma cells in DMEM
DBD treatment of lymphoma cells in DMEM

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