ORCID: 0000-0001-7227-528X

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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Lucia Ricci

Researcher - Pisa

Research interests

Lucia’s research activity is mainly aimed at preparation and characterization of new materials (composites, blends, hydrogels, emulsion adhesives…) for the valorization of agri-food waste such as legume proteins, tomato cutins, potato fibers or other biobased materials. Since the beginning of 2020 she has undertaken a new line of research concerning studies of ageing, degradation and/or absorption of pollutants on micro- and macro-plastics in the marine environment with experiments in situ or on materials found on beaches. Thanks to this background, she participated in the constitution of the WoW group “Win on Waste”, together with researchers and technicians from nine CNR institutes in Pisa and one in Lerici. She carries out numerous dissemination activities in WoW, both in presence and online, on the problem of micro and macro-plastics in the marine environment. Lucia is a first aid officer and actively participates in the Science Colloquia group of CNR-IPCF.

Keywords: Biopolymers, Chemical, thermal and spectroscopic characterizations, Degradability in the marine environment, Microplastics, Mixing, Agri-food waste.


  1. 2003

    Master's Degree in Industrial Chemistry

    Università di Pisa

Professional appointments

  1. 2022
  2. 2014
    Research Fellow @PolyGreenLab
  3. 2007
    Reserch Fellow
    Università di Pisa, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
  4. 2005
    Qualified Chemist
    Università di Pisa

Awards and Prizes

  • 2019
    Best poster award (first prize) in Green Chemistry
    DSCTM conference, Bressanone