ORCID: 0000-0002-4832-7569

Address: Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1,
56124, Pisa, Italy
Edificio B, ingresso 8, piano terra, stanza 17
Edificio B, ingresso 21, piano terra, stanza 3

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Simona Bronco

Senior Researcher - Pisa
Head of the Pisa Division

Research interests

Simona’s research interests cover the design, the synthesis and the characterization of physical and reactive mixtures of polymers and biodegradable and/or compostable composites, in particular biodegradable polyesters, polysaccharides and protein-based derivatives, included the materials obtained from the valorization of wastes from agroindustrial, manufacturing and agricultural processing, for the production of functionalized structural materials. The aim is the tunability of their their mechanical, optical, rheological, and morfological properties by designing the chemical structure of such materials. She is also involved in the study of the effects of the natural enviroments (e.g., soil, sea) on such properties.

Keywords: Bioplastics, Biowastes, Circular economy, Degradation, Polymeric composites, Materials science

Affiliations: Associazione Italiana Macromolecole (AIM)


  1. 1997

    PhD in Natural Sciences

    ETH Zurich
  2. 1994

    Master's Degree in Chemistry

    Università di Pisa

Professional appointments

  1. 2023
    Senior Research Scientist
  2. 2022
    Head of the Pisa Division
  3. 2010
  4. 1999

Awards and Prizes

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