Mariacristina Cocca
WG5 leader
Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials CNR
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.