ORCID: 0000-0002-0484-7482

Address: Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1,
56124, Pisa, Italy
Edificio B, ingresso 8, piano terra, stanza 21

Maria Cristina Righetti

Senior Researcher - Pisa

Research interests

Maria Cristina’s research activity has always been focused mainly on the thermodynamic properties of polymeric and biopolymeric systems, with the aim to interpret their macroscopic physical properties. She has dealt with thermal, volumetric, morphological, mechanical and viscoelastic characterization of polymers and biopolymers, copolymers, polymeric blends, composites and nanocomposites. Her latest interest is the study of the properties of nanometric interphases in polymeric and biopolymeric systems, with the aim to obtain more detailed and accurate interpretation and prediction of their macroscopic properties.

Since 2021 she is included in the World’s Top 2% Most-cited Scientists list, released by Stanford University in collaboration with Scopus (Elsevier).

Keywords: Polymers, Bio-polymers, Thermal properties, Mechanical properties, Interphases, Nanophases

Affiliations: American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)


  1. 1989

    PhD in Chemical Sciences

    Università di Bologna
  2. 1984

    Master's Degree in Chemistry

    Università di Bologna

Professional appointments

  1. Senior Researcher