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Marco Caniato

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Dr. Marco Caniato is an internationally-oriented scientist with 10 years of experience in the Italian Universities of Trieste and of Ferrara. He is the inventor of 6 registered patents among which are "Acoustic panel for noise barriers and noise barrier provided with such a panel" and “Multilayer panel for building use".


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Foams had always been a paramount material form for industry and science thanks to their wide application range in several industrial, civil and chemical processes. Foams also have many desirable properties, like lightness, resilience, thermal and acoustic insulation, noise absorption, adjustable airflow resistivity and porosity, resistivity to the diffusion of energy flow like heat and so on. They are also stable materials that can absorb gases or liquids and can be used as filters, bio-scaffolds for tissue engineering. Their principal characteristic is to feature a high surface area capable of storing energy or convert it from one form to another. This property could be used to enhance the performance of foams in terms of life existence, robustness and reliability. For these reasons, this book aim is to offer to readers a broad state-of-the-art situation of the current applications of foams, including thermal and acoustic issues and focusing on their new functions, usages and future trends.

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Date completed: February 24th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: May 23rd 2021

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Review results due: August 11th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 10th 2021

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Marco Caniato

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Dr. Marco Caniato is an internationally-oriented scientist with 10 years of experience in well-known Italian universities. His research is focused on the effects of materials thermal and acoustic insulation and behavior. Specifically, his interests are addressed to their influence on human beings' comfort. Dr. Caniato published more than 80 papers, including conference proceedings, journal papers, and book chapters. He is also the inventor of 6 registered patents and often he is appointed organizer in several international congresses.

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