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expertise in particle technology
Andrea Claudio Santomaso

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).
Teaching
  • 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

 Research

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.

 Publications

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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