Address: Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1,
56124, Pisa, Italy
Edificio B, ingresso 21, piano terra, stanza 13

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Leonardo Arrighetti

PhD student - Pisa

Research interests

Leonardo’s work is mainly focused on the preparation, study and consequent optimization of polymer composite materials/blends starting from biodegradable matrixes as PLA and various types of agri-food waste in order to obtain innovative materials. He is carrying out various studies about microplastics behavior in the sea environment, in landfills and on soil with particular attention on their chemical, thermal, spectroscopic and dimensional characterization. Recently, Leonardo joined the WoW group (Win on Waste) that deals with the degradation study of virgin plastics or of plastic products for commercial use in marine ecosystems such as sea depths and beaches. Furthermore, he actively participates in outreach activities on several Bright events.

In november 2023, Leonardo started his PhD in Chemistry and Material Science (University of Pisa) under the supervision of Dr. Simona Bronco of IPCF, where he carries out his research activity.

Keywords: Biobased polymers, Composites, Bioderivatives, Agri-food waste, Sustainability, Degradability


  1. 2021

    Master's Degree in Industrial Chemistry

    Università di Pisa

Professional appointments

  1. 2023
    PhD student
    University of Pisa and IPCF
  2. 2022
    Research Fellow
  3. 2022
    Qualified Chemist
    Università di Pisa