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Structure Department of Industrial Engineering
Telephone 0498275491
Qualification Ricercatore universitario confermato
Scientific sector ING-IND/25 - CHEMICAL PLANTS
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Thursday from 10:00 to 12:30 Ufficio in via Marzolo 9, presso l'ex-DIPIC
(updated on 01/07/2013 07:17)

Curriculum Vitae
M.D. in Chemical Engineering (1999, University of Padua).
PhD in Chemical Engineering (2004, University of Padua).
Since 2008 Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario) at the Department of Industrial Engineering (University of Padova).

Past: Tecnologia dei Materiali Granulari (Granular Material Technology), Impianti Chimici e Sicurezza Impianti 1 (Chemical Unit Operations and Plant Safety 1); Unit Operations for the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (in english).
Present: Particle Technology for the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (in english), Impianti e Processi Industriali Chimici 1 (Chemical Industrial Processes and Plant 1)
Supervisor or co-supervisor of more than 50 Batchelor's and Master's Thesis and 4 Doctoral Thesis.

The research is related to the field of Particle Technology and faces problems of mixing, wet granulation, mechanics and rheology of solids. He is active on the characterization of physico-chemical properties of solids such as powder flowability, stickiness and wettability.

He has received funding as coordinator or member for the following national projects and research projects:
Progetto Giovani Ricercatori 2001 (University of Padua); project title: Misura dei campi di velocità e densità in flussi di materiale granulare secco (Measurement of velocity and density fields in flowing dry granular materials)
PRIN 2003, PRIN 2006 (member);
Excellence Project 2007-2008 funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, CARIPARO (member);
PRAT 2011(member), PRAT 2015 research projects (coordinator) .
Coordinator of several industrial research projects/consultant agreements with: Danieli, Fassa Bortolo, GlaxoSmithKline, Garbo, Dompè, Moretto, Ceado, Fileur, Scam, AirLiquid Welding, Nestlè SA, Zaitex, Simem, WAM, SmartUnipd/Agrex.

Scuola di Reologia (School of Industrial Rheology), 2017

At present he has produced around 122 scientific publications: 45 in international journals and the remaining on conference proceedings (mostly international).
Since 2001, >500 citations , H-index = 13 , 3 items with more than 50 citations.

Serves as a reviewer for several journals including Powder Technology, Chemical Engineering Science and International Journal of Pharmaceutics (42 reviews since 2008).
Since 2012 member of the Working Party on the Mechanics of Particulate Solids (WPMPS) of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE)
Since 2012 member of the Inter-university Consortium for Science and Technology of Materials (INSTM).

Research areas
The current research activity is on the Particle Technology and is focused on the study of mixing of solids and on segregation problems, on the mechanics of granular solids, on the study of the rheology of dense granular materials in particular of dense flow in stirred mixers, in hoppers and silos, on the study of the agglomeration of wet powders in low and high intensity mixers. The research group is actively interested in the development of new methods for the characterization of powder flowability and recently also for the characterization of their wettability. The approaches used are experimental, numerical and theoretical.

For more details:

Riccardo Artoni, Andrea C. Santomaso, Fabio Gabrieli, Diego Tono, Simonetta Cola (2013). Collapse of quasi-two-dimensional wet granular columns PHYSICAL REVIEW E, STATISTICAL, NONLINEAR, AND SOFT MATTER PHYSICS, 87
Andrea C. Santomaso,Riccardo Artoni,Paolo Canu (2013). Controlling axial segregation in drum mixers through wall friction: Cellular automata simulations and experiments CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 151- 160, 90;
Ali Hassanpour,Massih Pasha,Laura Susana,Nejat Rahmanian,Andrea C. Santomaso, Mojtaba Ghadiri (2012). Analysis of seeded granulation in high shear granulators by discrete element method POWDER TECHNOLOGY
Riccardo Artoni,Andrea Santomaso,Massimiliano Go’,Paolo Canu (2012). Scaling Laws for the Slip Velocity in Dense Granular Flows PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 108;
Laura Susana,Filippo Campaci,Andrea C. Santomaso (2012). Wettability of mineral and metallic powders: Applicability and limitations of sessile drop method and Washburn's technique POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 68- 77, 226;
A.C. SANTOMASO, M. OLIVI, P. CANU (2005). Mixing kinetics of granular materials in drums operated in rolling and cataracting regime POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 41- 51, 152;
M. CAVINATO, A.C. SANTOMASO, P. CANU (2011). Formulation design and experiment interpretation through torque measurements in high-shear wet granulation KONA, 180- 189, 29;
A.C. SANTOMASO, P. CANU (2001). Transition to movement in granular chute flows CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 3563- 3573, 56
A.C. SANTOMASO, Y.L. DING, J.R. LICKISS, D.W. YORK (2003). Investigation of the granular behaviour in a rotating drum operated over a wide range of rotational speed CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DESIGN, 936- 945, 81;
A.C. SANTOMASO, P. LAZZARO, P. CANU (2003). Powder flowability and density ratios: the impact of granules packing CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE ,2857- 2874, 58;
M. CAVINATO, M. BRESCIANI, M. MACHIN, G. BELLAZZI, P. CANU, A.C. SANTOMASO (2010). The development of a novel formulation map for the optimization of high shear wet granulation CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 350- 358, 164;
M. MAZZUCATO, A.C. SANTOMASO, P. CANU, M.Z. RUGGERI, L. DE MARCO (2007). Flow dynamics and haemostasis ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ, 130- 138, 43(2);
M. CAVINATO, E. FRANCESCHINIS, S. CAVALLARI, N. REALDON, A.C. SANTOMASO (2010). Relationship between particle shape and some process variables in high shear wet granulation using binders of different viscosity CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 292- 298, 164;
R. ARTONI, A.C. SANTOMASO, P. CANU (2009). Effective boundary conditions for dense granular flows PHYSICAL REVIEW E, STATISTICAL, NONLINEAR, AND SOFT MATTER PHYSICS, 031304- -, 79
M. CAVINATO, E. ANDREATO, M. BRESCIANI, I. PIGNATONE, G. BELLAZZI, E. FRANCESCHINIS, N. REALDON, P. CANU, A.C. SANTOMASO (2011). Combining formulation and process aspects for optimizing the high-shear wet granulation of common drugs INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICS, 229- 241, 416;
M. MACHIN, A.C. SANTOMASO, M. MAZZUCATO, M.R. COZZI, M. BATTISTON, L. DE MARCO, P. CANU (2006). Single particle tracking across sequences of microscopical images: Application to platelet adhesion under flow ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 8

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0530 COMMON INP5071885 6 2nd Year First