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Professore Associato





Born in Padova, 27/05/1974

2004 Stage at ESRF-F.
2003 PhD in Materials Science, Catania Univ. “Process related effects on a-Si/Mo and a-Si(H)/Mo EUV multilayer mirrors grown by RF-magnetron sputtering.“
1999 Master degree in Physics UNIPD (110/110 e lode)

2019 Associate Professore UNIPD
2016 Tenure Track Research (RTDb) UNIPD
2008/15 Chief Technology Officer CEO of Nadir srl (Atmospheric plasma jet processes and devices)
2011/13 Chief Technology Officer CTO of Krystalia srl (Diamonds with and without shell coating for cutting tools)
2012/15 Veneto Nanotech SCpA - Manager of the Vacuum Plasma Technology Unit
2006/11 CIVEN Manager of the Vacuum Plasma Technology Unit
2000/04 Padova University – Research contract (Assegno di Ricerca) “Development of multilayer optics for EUV and Sof X-ray radiation" in the frame of FIRB project “Tecnologie per specchi EUV””
1999/00 INFM European Social Fund Fellowship.
1998/99 INFN Fellowship for Master Thesis.

Member of the Scientific Committee and Session Chairman at ECNF 2, Ancona (I) 2012
Session Chairman Conf. PSE 2016, Garmisch (D) 2016
Member of the Local Organizing Committee “ISNTP 11" Montegrotto (I) 2018
Member of the Technical Program Committee “Florence Heri-tech”, Firenze (I) 2018
Member of the Local Organizing Committee “24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry”, Napoli (I) 2019

2017 Mini-Symposium "Design, characterization and facilitating technologies for porous materials”, Graz (A)
2015 Workshop des ak-adp “Oberflächentechnik für die Praxis“ – Fokus: Kombination von AD-Plasmatechnologien mit anderen Verfahren, Jena (D)
2014 PSE 2014, Garmisch (D)
2011 EUROMAT 2011 Montpellier (F)
2010 AICIng 2010 , Bressanone (I)

2015/19 Project Coordinator H2020 NMP-PILOTS 07: FAST "Functionally graded Additive Manufacturing scaffolds by hybrid manufacturing"
2011/14 Project Coordinator FP7 ENV-NMP.2011.2.2-5: PANNA "Plasma And Nano for New Age "soft" conservation"
2010/13 Member of the Steering Committee of COST Action MP0804 'Highly Ionised Pulse Plasma Processes'

Patelli A et al. WO2015071746 (2014) "Method for generating an atmospheric plasma jet and atmospheric plasma minitorch device"
Magarotto et al. WO2016082949 (2014) "Surface-modified polyolefin fibers"
Patelli A et al IT 1390531 (2011)"Rivestimenti nanostrutturati con migliorate proprietà funzionali o meccaniche e metodo di preparazione degli stessi"
Patelli A, Vezzu' S, IT 1384641 (2011) "Rivestimenti protettivi multistrato a composizione modulare e metodo di preparazione degli stessi

1st prizes "Start Cup Veneto 2007” business plan competition
1st prizes “Nanochallenge 2010” business plan competition

2013 Small - July 8, 2013, Volume 9, Issue 13, Pages 2201–2367
2010 Plasma Processes and Polymers – June 22, 2010, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 427-526


Office hours

  • Monday from 9:30 to 10:30
    at Dip. di Fisica e Astronomia, via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova - Stanza 85
    Se possibile contattare precedentemente via e-mail, e' possibile fissare anche appuntamenti in giorni e orari diversi da quello indicato. Please contact previously by email to confirm the meeting, it is possibile to schedule meetings also in different days or hours respect to the one indicated.


1. Sinha R., Cámara-Torres M., Scopece P., Verga Falzacappa E., Patelli A., Moroni L., Mota C. (2021) A hybrid additive manufacturing platform to create bulk and surface composition gradients on scaffolds for tissue regeneration Nature Communications, 12 (1), 500, doiI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20865-y
2. López De Ipiña J.M., Vaquero C., Egizabal A., Patelli A., Moroni L. (2021) Safe-by-design strategies applied to scaffold hybrid manufacturing, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1953 (1), 012009, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1953/1/012009
3. Schalm O., Patelli A., Storme P., Crabbé A., Voltolina S., Feyer V., Terryn H. (2021) A dataset of high-resolution synchrotron x-ray photoelectron spectra of tarnished silver-copper surfaces before and after reduction with a remote helium plasma at atmospheric pressure, Data in Brief, 35, 106872, doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.106872
4. Cámara-Torres M., Duarte S., Sinha R., Egizabal A., Álvarez N., Bastianini M., Sisani M., Scopece P., Scatto M., Bonetto A., Marcomini A., Sanchez A., Patelli A., Mota C., Moroni L. (2021) 3D additive manufactured composite scaffolds with antibiotic-loaded lamellar fillers for bone infection prevention and tissue regeneration, Bioactive Materials, 6 (4), pp. 1073-1082. doi: 10.1016/j.bioactmat.2020.09.031
5. Favaro M., Patelli A., Ceccato R., Dirè S., Callone E., Fredi G., Quaranta A. (2021) Thin films of plasma-polymerized n-hexane and zno nanoparticles co-deposited via atmospheric pressure plasma jet, Coatings, 11 (2), art. no. 167, pp. 1-16. doi: 10.3390/coatings11020167
6. Cámara-Torres M., Sinha R., Scopece P., Neubert T., Lachmann K., Patelli A., Mota C., Moroni L (2021) Tuning cell behavior on 3d scaffolds fabricated by atmospheric plasma-assisted additive manufacturing, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13 (3), pp. 3631-3644. doi: 10.1021/acsami.0c19687
7. Schalm O., Patelli A., Storme P., Crabbé A., Voltolina S., Feyer V., Terryn H (2021) Tarnished silver–copper surfaces reduction using remote helium plasma at atmospheric pressure studied by means of high-resolution synchrotron x-ray photoelectron microscopy, Corrosion Science, 178, 109074, doi: 10.1016/j.corsci.2020.109074
8. Stefanova M., Kamenarov Z., Sassoni E., Franzoni E., Ripà M., Patelli A., Sakaj M., Scopece P., Verga Falzacappa E. (2020) Innovative solutions for prehistoric paintings - atmospheric pressure plasma and phosphate consolidant for the preservation of the Magura Cave (Bulgaria), IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 949 (1), 012088, doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/949/1/012088
9. Favaro M., Zanazzi E., Patelli A., Carturan S., Ceccato R., Mulloni V., Bortolotti M., Quaranta A (2020) Aluminum doped zinc oxide coatings at low temperature by atmospheric pressure plasma jet, Thin Solid Films, 708, 138118, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2020.138118
10. Maffei A., Michieli N., Brun P., Zamuner A., Zaggia A., Roso M., Kalinic B., Verga Falzacappa E., Scopece P., Gross S., Dettin M., Patelli A (2020) An atmospheric pressure plasma jet to tune the bioactive peptide coupling to polycaprolactone electrospun layers, Applied Surface Science, 507, 144713, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.144713

Research Area

Vacuum and atmospheric plasma processes
Thin Films
Biosurfaces and biomaterials