ESR 2: Development of soft materials with reduced ice adhesion

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy)

Researcher: Anny Catalina Ospina

Supervisor: Carlo Antonini

Project goals:

  • Fabricate a set of multifunctional siloxane-based polymer nanocomposites.
  • Evaluate the mechanical properties, tailored by means of inorganic nanofillers (e.g. SiO2, silica fibres, natural silicates).
  • Evaluate wetting properties after tuning by both wet chemistry and solventless iCVD (in collaboration with prof. Anna Maria Coclite, TU Graz),
  • Test ice adhesion properties.