The research activities of M. Cocca are mainly related to the study of structure-properties relationship of polymers and multiphase polymeric materials. In the microplastic topic her main research areas are:
-study of the property of polymeric substrate (particularly textile) to be correlated to microplastic release;
-development of analytical procedures to identify and quantify microplastic in complex matrices (wastewater, freshwater, seawater, air, fish stomach, etc.);
-development and validation of different mitigation strategies to reduce microplastic pollution.