The Scientific Committee has the role of supervising the selection of projects for the Materials Design Map.
Full list to be announced
The committee includes:
Barbara Pollini, sustainable design and materials specialist. Since 2010 she has been dealing with sustainable design and materials as a designer, consultant, teacher and researcher. She owns a master in Ecodesign and Eco-innovation, a master's degree in Computational Design, and she recently concluded a Ph.D. in Design (2023) researching biodesigned and biofabricated materials for the sustainability transition. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at Naba in Milan on sustainable design and materials, Biodesign and Design Fiction.
Giuliana Zoppis, architect and journalist, has worked with various magazines and newspapers since early 1980s: Il Sole 24Ore, Abitare, Ottagono, Ambiente Cucina, Marie Claire, Il Salvagente, Famiglia Cristiana, Cose di Casa, the weeklies D (with Dcasa and Door) and Il Venerdì La Repubblica. Ambassador for the Italian Design Day 2018 in Addis Abeba/Ethiopia, she coordinates the Social Design Commission of ADI, after her involvement in the Sustainability Commission. In 2006, she founded the first circuit for the promotion of sustainable living, Best UP.
Giuseppe Barbalinardo is a scientist with expertise in materials and technological applications. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of California, Davis, and has published several papers on material discovery in high-impact journals. He co-founded WeVux and is part of the Scientific Committee of the Materials Design Map.