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Isabel Potestio

Isabel Potestio



MSc in Materials Engineering

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015
Politecnico di Torino

Relevant subjects: Science and technology of ceramics, composites, metals and polymers; chemistry, physics and engineering of surfaces; metallurgical plants; nanosystems and nanostructured materials; forming technology and manufacturing; advanced polymers and ceramics; degradation and recycling of polymers.

Research activity in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering (11 months): Development of macro- and meso-porous glasses and glass-ceramics doped with therapeutic agents; preparation of 3D scaffolds; thermal analysis; microstructural analysis; morphological, chemical investigation; mechanical tests; geometrical evaluation and porosity analysis by means of micro-CT; biological tests.

 MSc thesis: ‘Development of novel multifunctional bioceramics for orbital implants’


BSc in Chemical Engineering

Oct 2009 - Jul 2012
Università degli Studi di Palermo

Relevant subjects: Mathematics; physics; inorganic and organic chemistry; principles of chemical engineering; fundamentals of industrial chemistry; unit operations of chemical plants; mechanics of solids and structures; polymer science and processing.

BSc thesis: ‘Enhancing the adhesion of plated Ni/Cu contacts to silicon by increasing substrate’s surface roughness’


Work History

Work History

Administrative assistant

Apr 2014 - Jul 2015
International relations office - Politecnico di Torino

Responsible for providing administrative support through tasks related to organization and communication. 

Main activities: Support in managing the mobility of international students; develop and maintain a filing system; assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports; edit and proofread documents; coordinate support activities offered to international students.

Research Intern

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
Fraunhofer ISE | Freiburg im Breisgau (DE)

Research activity in the field of materials and technologies for crystalline silicon solar cells.

Main activities: Preparation of samples; organization of different ablation processes and printing and firing procedures; plating of different metals onto solar cells; materials characterization; analysis of the results, interpretation and periodic reports and presentations.

Ability to work in a team and in an interdisciplinary environment; meet the deadlines of defined schedules; write technical reports; report to team leader.


Co-writing a book chapter entitled: 'Applications of bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics in the restoration of sensory organs: eye and ear surgery'. Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg. Submitted for publication.




British Council

Grade: 7.0



Computer skills

Excellent command of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) | Data analysis and graphing software OriginLab | Sky Scan, CTAn, CTVox for 3D reconstruction and analysis | PANlytical for crystallographic analysis