Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB)


dott. EUGENIO AMENDOLA direttore f.f. / acting director

Phone number: 0818675327

Curriculum (EN)


Eugenio Amendola is currently Senior Researcher at National Research Council, Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials.

Degree cum laude in Industrial Chemistry at University of Naples "Federico II" in 1986.
Associate researcher at University of Connecticut (USA) and Goteborg Polytechnich (Sweden).
Associate professor at Engineering Faculty of University of Naples "FedericoII" and at University of Salerno from 1989 to 2012.
Director (pro-tempore) of the Institute for Composite Materials and Biomaterials (IMCB-CNR) of the National Research Council from from 20/11/2012 to 26/02/2014
President of Campania Regional Section of Italian Chemical Society form 13/01/2012 to 31/12/2014.
Secretary of Campania Regional Section of Italian Chemical Society from 01/01/2003 to 31/12/2005.
Responsible on CNR research Unit in several national and international research projects, such as:
2013 - 2015, Progetto Bandiera "La Fabbrica del Futuro", - "Integrated Technological Solutions for Zero Waste Recycling of Printed Circuit Board (PCBs)" (ZeroWastePCBs); focused on chemical recycling mechanisms of thermoplastic matrices (mainly unsaturated polyesters) used for the production of printed boards for electronic circuits;

2012 - 2016, Coordinator e scientific referent for research activity of the Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials of the CNR, DM 00029_3205863 "PRocessi Ausiliari: le giunzioni aDesive e il rEpairing", (PRADE), relative allo studio di sistemi nanocompositi contenenti particelle metalliche/ceramiche per migliorare il riscaldamento dielettrico mediante induzione/microonde, sviluppo di sistemi di coating polimerici con proprietà autoriparanti al graffito, sviluppo di coating polimerici per applicazioni cataforetiche con migliorate proprietà di protezione alla corrosion;

2013 - 2017, Project FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1, Grant 314768, ALAMSA, A Life-cycle Autonomous Modular System for Aircraft Material State Evaluation and Restoring System. Coordinator of Work Package 1, and scientific manager of the research activities of the Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials of the CNR. The research project relates to the development of innovative epoxy resins containing thermoreversible (Diels-Alder) adducts suitable of thermoreversible self-repair reactions, to be used in the field of composite materials for aerospace applications;

He has developed research interests in the following fields:

Development of self-healing systems. The need to extend the life cycle of polymeric materials used for the production of high-performance composites has motivated the research activity on self-healing polymeric systems. In particular, the development of precursors containing adducts capable of reacting according to the reversible mechanism of the Diels-Alder and retro Diels-Alder reactions has been investigated for the realization of intrinsically self-healing thermosetting resins.
Development of liquid-crystalline thermosetting materials.
Structural Adhesives for Transportation applications. The applications of structural adhesives in the industrial sectors of land, naval and aeronautical transport have had a strong impulse in recent years. The activity, carried out as part of funded research projects, has allowed us to deepen the issues relevant to the development of the application of adhesives and the creation of glued joints with structural properties and high durability).
Polymeric materials reinforced with nanometric fillers for structural applications
Development of Innovative Materials for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.