Elastomer Technology and Engineering
Andrea Bernardi
Guest researcher

Elastomer Technology and Engineering 
Faculty of Engineering Technology 
University of Twente 

P.O. box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Andrea Bernardi

3rd year PhD student, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “G. Natta”, Polytechnic University of Milan

Andrea Bernardi (born 29.08.1988 in Cattolica (RN), Italy) received his B. Sc. degree from Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari” (University of Bologna, Italy), in the field of Industrial Chemistry in 2012.

In 2014, he did his Master internship at Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide (University of Lille 1, France), and in March 2015 he obtained his M. Sc. in Industrial Chemistry from Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari” (University of Bologna, Italy), with the thesis “Synthesis, characterization and catalytic performances of ruthenium-based catalysts in the acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of n-butanol”.

Since April 2015, Andrea is working at Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), firstly as a research fellow, in the field of chemical modification of plastic-made materials.

In May 2016 he started his PhD in the research group of Prof. M. Galimberti, dealing with the modification of fillers to enhance the dynamic-mechanical properties of elastomeric composites.

From September 2018 till March 2019 he was a guest researcher at University of Twente under the supervision of Prof. A. Blume.


  1. M. Galimberti, G. Infortuna, V. Barbera, S. Guerra, A. Bernardi, S. Agnelli and S. Pandini, “Mechanical reinforcement of rubber by sp2 carbon allotropes such as carbon black and carbon nanotubes: The role of interfacial area and filler orientation”, Rubber World 257(5), February 2018.
  2. V. Barbera, A. Bernardi, G. Torrisi, A. Porta, M. Galimberti “Controlled functionalization of sp2 carbon allotropes for the reinforcement of diene elastomers”, Elastomerj, 21(4), 235-251, December 2017.
  3. V. Barbera, A. Bernardi, A. Palazzolo, A. Rosengart, L. Brambilla, M. Galimberti, “Facile and sustainable functionalization of graphene layers with pyrrole compounds”, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 90(2), October 2017.
  4. M. Galimberti, V. Barbera, S. Guerra, A. Bernardi, “Facile functionalization of sp2 carbon allotropes with a biobased Janus molecule”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 90(2), 285-307, June 2017.


M. Galimberti, V. Barbera, A. Bernardi, D. Locatelli, Italian Patent Application n. 102018000002919, February 2018