(email: federica.dericcardis@enea.it)


Laboratory: Electrosynthesis Laboratory – ENEA – Research Centre of Brindisi (Italy)

Address: SS 7 Appia km 706 – 72100 Brindisi (Italy)



The interest of M. Federica De Riccardis is focused on functional coatings based on ceramics, polymers and nanocomposite materials. Her activities on EPD started in 2002 and were especially devoted to investigating some post-deposition processes such as electron beam and laser beam treatments, in order to improve the coating densification and its adhesion to a substrate.
She supervises the activities of the “Electrosynthesis Laboratory” of ENEA where, in addition to EPD, other “electric” deposition methods (Electrolytic Deposition, Electrospinning, Electrospraying, Electrospark Deposition) are used in order to deposit materials in the form of thin films. In the last years, her studies have been devoted to materials for energy applications, such as electrodes for batteries and supercaps, membranes and separators, nanoparticles and nanofluids.

Selected publications
• M.F. DE RICCARDIS, Ceramic Coatings Obtained by Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals, Models, Post-Deposition Processes and Applications, in “Ceramic Coatings - Applications in Engineering”, ed. Feng Shi, InTech, 2012, ISBN 978-953-51-0083-6, pp. 43-68.
• M.F. DE RICCARDIS, Anticorrosion Coatings Based on Conjugated Polymers, in "Fundamentals of Conjugated Polymer Blends, Copolymers and Composites", (519-580), Parveen Saini (ed.) © 2015 Scrivener Publishing LLC
• M.F. DE RICCARDIS, Formation of Nanolayer on Surface of EPD Coatings Based on Poly-Ether-Ether-Ketone, in “Nanoscaled Films and Layers”, Laszlo Nanai, IntechOpen 2017, DOI: 10.5772/67570.