About The Author

I currently work at the group of Smart Materials, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. I do research in Materials Science, Nanotechnology and Polymer Chemistry. My current project is 'Preparation and characterization of non-toxic and biodegradable polymeric films and coatings inspired on the plant cuticle.'

All You Need Is Clove: Sustainable Composites For Active Food Packaging

Unpackaging convenience food is one of the most routine, boring, and trivial activities in the West. The massive repetition during decades of this underestimated action has been the main “silent” source of plastic pollution in the environment. Plastics are ubiquitous materials due to their low cost, easy processability, and excellent physical properties. For instance, they