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Giuseppe Titomanlio was born on October 17th, 1945.
He graduated in Chemical Engineering at University of Naples in 1970. Soon after graduation he moved to University of Palermo as an assistant professor first, than as an associate professor and since 1986 as a full professor of "Transport Phenomena". From 1985 to 1991 he was Head of Department of Chemical Engineering Processes and Materials at University of Palermo.
In 1991 he moved to the University of Salerno. From 1994 to 1997 he was Director of the Department of Chemical and Food Engineering at University of Salerno and from 1997 to 1999 was the Chairman of the Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Salerno.
From 2001 to 2004 he was President of GRICU (national association of researchers in chemical engineering). From 2004 to 2010 he was Dean of the Chemical and Food Engineering School at University of Salerno.
Among the other roles played for the University of Salerno, Prof. Titomanlio was member of the Board of Governors.
The research activity of prof. Titomanlio focuses on the properties and processing of polymers.
In particular, Prof. Titomanlio studies
- rheology and mechanical properties of solid polymers,
- rheology of polymer solutions and melts,
- analysis of problems related to cooling after extrusion (in particular the formation of voids after extrusion),
- analysis and simulation of injection moulding including the evolution of cooling stresses and shrinkage,
- problems of general interest to the processes of polymeric materials as the crystallization kinetics at high cooling rates and high pressures, and flow-induced crystallization.
More recently, he is also dealing with the use of polymers for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.
The results of these activities have resulted in about 150 papers published in international scientific journals and numerous communications to conferences. He is often invited as a lecturers in conferences on polymer processing and properties all around the world.
Prof. Titomanlio coordinated over the years research units in several research projects of local, national and European relevance.
He is very active in the Polymer Processing Society, PPS, of which he is a member from the very beginning.
He was organizer and chairman of the 24th Congress of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), held in Salerno in June 2008; since 2009 he is in the Executive Committee of the PPS, now as President.