Focus in process design for the valorization of biomass into chemicals, materials and food additives. Interest in innovative resources and technologies for the use of biomass and in the translational sustainability research on industrial process.
Research expertise in:
• green chemistry design of bioprocess for biomass valorization into high value molecules for health and material applications.
• advanced glycomic method to understand the molecular structure of carbohydrates and the correlation with their bioactivity.
• use microorganism and their enzymes for the degradation of complex polymeric matrices for industrial and environmental applications.
• study of bioactive properties of carbohydrate fractions from lignocellulose, algae, fungi and bacterial biomass. Nutritional and prebiotic effect on human health.