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Polymer Chemistry 2018

Polymer Sciences

ISSN: 2471-9935

Page 58

March 26-28, 2018

Vienna, Austria



Edition of International Conference and Exhibition on

Polymer Chemistry


olymer composite is a hot topic for a huge number of

applications. From aerospace to everyday life, composites

are becoming very popular. However, two issues have to be duly

considered when a large-scale application is targeted, namely

the economic and the environmental impact point of view. For

the first, it will be critical to decrease the composite price while

improving the properties (e.g. mechanical, electrical ones). For

the second, to use of recycled or bio-derived materials is sought.

In particular, in the field of polymer composites with carbon fillers,

a recent trend is to use biochar in substitution to the other carbon

fillers (e.g. carbon nanotubes, graphene). Biochar is a charcoal

used normally as a soil amendment in agriculture. However, as it

is stable and rich in carbon. Because of its high carbon content,

it is a good candidate as a substitute for costlier and higher

environment impact carbon forms. In this work, we will present

recent achievements in the field of polymer composite based

on biochar and will compare results obtained used biochar with

those obtained with the other carbon fillers.

Recent Publications

1. Khan, AAMER ABBAS; Savi, Patrizia; Quaranta, Simone;

Rovere, Massimo; Giorcelli, Mauro; Tagliaferro, Alberto;

Rosso, Carlo; Jia, Charles (2015) Low-Cost Carbon Fillers

to Improve Mechanical Properties and Conductivity of

Epoxy Composites. Polymers 9 (12): p. 642.

2. Daniele, Ziegler; Paola, Palmero;Mauro, Giorcelli; Alberto,

Tagliaferro; Tulliani, Jean-Marc. (2017), Biochars as

Innovative Humidity Sensing Materials. Chemisensors 5

(35): p. 1-16.

3. Colucci, G; Beltrame, C.; Giorcelli, M.; Veca, A.; Badini,

C. (2016), A novel approach to obtain conductive tracks

on PP/MWCNT nanocomposites by laser printing. RSC

Advances 6 (34): p. 28522-28531.

4. R.A. Khushnood; S. Ahmad; P. Savi; J.-M. Tulliani;

M. Giorcelli; G.A. Ferro (2015). Improvement in

electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of

cement composites using carbonaceous nano/micro

inerts. Construction and building materials 85: p. 208-


5. Giorcelli, Mauro; Savi, Patrizia; Yasir, M.; Miscuglio,

Mario; HAJJ YAHYA, Muna; Tagliaferro, Alberto (2015)

Investigation of epoxy resin/multiwalled carbon

nanotube nanocomposite behavior at low frequency.

Journal of material reserarch 30 (1): p. 101-107.

6. P. Savi; M. Miscuglio; M. Giorcelli; A. Tagliaferro (2014)

Analysis of microwave absorbing properties of epoxy

MWCNT composites. Progress in electromagnetics

research letters 44: p. 63-69.


Mauro Giorcelli is a Researcher in the Department of Applied Science and

Technologies, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. He is a Carbon Material

Specialist, particularly in composites materials. He is currently working in

the field of low cost carbon materials, in particular carbon materials derived

from biomass (Biochar). His research interest includes: carbon materials,

composite, biomaterials. He has a widespread collaboration network in Eu-

rope and Canada for biochar applications. He has published over 50 articles

in international journals and they have over 500 citations.

[email protected]

Biochar as a high performance low cost filler for polymer


Mauro Giorcelli

Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Mauro Giorcelli, Polym Sci, Volume 4

DOI: 10.4172/2471-9935-C1-008