graduated in Industrial Chemistry in 1995, then followed a one-year Master in Business Administration at the University of Bologna, after which worked from 1996 to 2000 for a private company in the field of plastic pies, as a Production Organization and raw Matter Logistics Manager. He went back to research in 2000 to pursue a PhD in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna, on the topic of synthesis and characterization of semiconducting polymers, and he gained his PhD in 2003. Since 2008 he is a Senior Researcher at Sincrotrone Trieste, where he set up, and currently runs, the Organic OptoElectronics Laboratory, supervising funded projects for an approximate total value of 750 K€. Author or co-author of 31 research papers on international refereed journals, and author/co-author of 68 communications to national and international conferences (more than 30 oral communications, of which 6 on invitation). Holder of 7 national/international patents/patent applications, three of which have been submitted to, and has passed, the PCT examination.
is full professor at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Trieste. He has been the head of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Information Technology from 2006 to 2012 and the president of the Research board of the University of Trieste from 2010 to 2012. At present he is the director of the Ph.D. School of Nanotechnology at the University of Trieste. Professor Fermeglia's research interest are focused on: multiscale modeling for materials design and life science, phase equilibrium and applied thermodynamics, process simulation, molecular simulation, nanotechnology, nanomedicine. Fermeglia has published more than 140 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has made more than 180 conference presentations as invited plenary, keynote, oral or poster presenter. In the area of nanomaterials he was the local leader of several EU FP6 and FP7 projects dealing with modeling and simulation. He was scientific consultant of ICS - UNIDO within the Subprogram 'Process Simulation' from 1999 to 2011 and of UNEP for the implementation of PRTR in different countries. H index in 2012 is 23; sum of times cited is 1673; average citations per items is 12.21 (WOS).