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expertise in particle technology
Andrea Claudio Santomaso

Chemical Engineer expert in Particle & Powder Technology

Formation and positions
  • Graduated in 1999 at the University of Padua ( Italy ) in Chemical Engineering.
  • Earned the PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2004 with a thesis on mixing of solids.
  • Since 2008 : Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario) at the Department of Industrial Engineering (University of Padova, Italy).
  • Since 2013: member of the Working Party on the Mechanics of Particulate Solids (the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, EFCE). Member of the Interuniversity Consortium for Science and Technology of Materials (INSTM).
  • Past:
    • Tecnologia dei materiali granulari (Particle Technology)
    • Impianti Chimici e Sicurezza Impianti 1 (Chemical Unit Operations and Safety 1)
    • Unit Operations for the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (in english)
    • Impianti Chimici 1 (Chemical Unit Operations 1)
  • Current:
    • Particle Technology for the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (in english).
  • He has supervised or co-supervised more than 40 Master Thesis and 4 doctoral thesis.
Invited lecturer/seminars

Scuola di Reologia (School of Industrial Rheology), 2017


His research has always been related to the field of Particle & Powder Technology and faces ‘granular’ problems mainly in the following areas:

  • mixing;
  • wet granulation;
  • mechanics and rheology of solids.

He has therefore developed a large expertise in the modeling granular materials and in the characterization of their physico-chemical properties of solids such as powder flowability, stickiness and wettability.

He has received funding as coordinator or member for the following national and research projects:

  • Progetto Giovani Ricercatori 2001 (University of Padua); project title: Misura dei campi di velocità e densità in flussi di materiale granulare secco (Measurement of velocity and density fields in flowing dry granular materials)
  • PRIN 2003, PRIN 2006 (member);
  • Excellence Project 2007-2008 funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, CARIPARO (member);
  • PRAT 2011(member), PRAT 2015 research projects (coordinator) .

Coordinator of several industrial research projects/consultant agreements with: Danieli, Fassa Bortolo, GlaxoSmithKline, Garbo, Dompè, Moretto, Ceado, Fileur, Scam, AirLiquid Welding, Nestlè SA, Zaitex, Simem, WAM, SmartUnipd/Agrex.


At present he has produced more than 140 scientific publications on Particle &  Powder Technology related topics. 44 are published in international journals and the remaining in conference proceedings (mostly international ).

Since 2001, 600 citations , H-index = 14 , 3 items with more than 50 citations.

Reviewing activity

Serves as a reviewer for several journals including: Powder Technology, Chemical Engineering Science, International Journal of Pharmaceutics.


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