Italian National Research Council, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramic Materials, Faenza, Italy
Project: phos-FATE: Empowering fishing communities for climate change
Alessio is a researcher for the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramic Materials (www.istec.cnr.it). He is obsessed with three things: food, science and the environment. Nothing is wasted in his kitchen. He focused his PhD on Environmental Science, primarily thermal extraction of chemicals from protein rich biomass residues, then explored the effect of climate change on coral population in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Over the last five years, Alessio has been investigating the applications of calcium phosphate materials as regenerative and nano-medicine.
His project 'RECOVER' on the transformation of fishery by-products into valuable biomedical products alongside Drs. C. Piccirillo and M. Iafisco, was awarded by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies because of its contribution to society and the environment.