CSGI is an academic consortium with its headquarters in Florence, Italy, and several units spread across the Italian territory. Its scientific activity is devoted to basic research and to the development of high-tech new processes, and is supporting the activities of the small and medium size business industrial companies, that cannot afford the financial costs of an independent research activity. CSGI has been officially ranked as the #1 Consortium in Italy (VQR – ANVUR). The main topics of CSGI research activity are: development of processes for the formulation of dispersions in fluids, emulsions and inverted emulsions (paints, adhesives, sealing materials, detergents, etc.). Research is conducted in the area nanostructured and ultrafine materials; structure and dynamics of supramolecular assemblies (monolayers, micelles, liposomes, microemulsions, Langmuir-Blodgett films, host-guest systems); study of surface properties of systems for advanced mechanical engineering and micro-devices applications, through numerical and analytical modelling, advanced characterization methods, technological, mechanical, tribological and chemical tests. Development of advanced multi-scale methodology related with morphological, micro-structural and micro-analytical characterization of materials through optical, ionic, electronic and contact probes. Development of techniques for application of the nano-microstructure-process-propriety-performance correlations to the control and the optimization of materials processing especially for the development of anti-wear and corrosion resistant coatings. Development of integrated methodologies for nano and micro-structural characterization of materials and analysis of the nanostructure-microstructure-process-propriety-performance correlations, aimed to the prediction of the materials behaviour in real-use conditions.
PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV - Belgium
Procter and Gamble Services Company N.V (PGBS), located near Brussels, Belgium, one of the largest of P&G mega hub innovation centres, employing 1062 full time employees. It is a recognised leader in the development, distribution, and marketing of superior Fabric & Home Care products such as liquid laundry detergents. Brussels Innovation Centre has 535 R&D scientists and researchers and is the training centre for PG scientists. PG employs over 8.000 scientists worldwide, 1.250 of which are PhDs. Within PG, the PG Brussels Innovation Centre (BIC) is a key training centre for worldwide PG technical staff. BIC is the centre of excellence for developing laundry liquid Unit Dose such as Tide Pods launched in America in 2012 or Ariel Pods lanched in Europe on 2013.
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA - Italy