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Sanjay Thorat did his Master's Degree in Industrial Chemistry in 2005, from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. After Masters he has worked as project assistant in National Chemical laboratory, Pune  durring year 2005-2007 in the field of catalysis. In Septmber 2007 he has moved to Dow Chemicals R&D center and worked for more than 2 year in the field of hetrogeneous catalysis. In January 2010 he has joined Korean Institute of Energy research, Korea as a researcher and worked on CO2 capture process. He has earned his PhD degree in Nanosciences at University of Genova and the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy in 2014. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Trento, Italy. In May 2016, he has joined IIT as postdoctoral researcher. His current research deals with graphene based polymer and ceramic composites.

 

Selected Publications

PATENTS: 

1. US Patent 20,150,250,686. Combined Material Including Anodic Porous Alumina and a Polymer Matrix, and Its Use for the Dental Recondition. Salerno, M., Thorat, S., Diaspro, A. 

2. Italian patent filed: MI2012A001634. Composite material comprising anodic porous alumina and polymer matrix and use for dental restoration. Salerno M., Thorat S., Diaspro A.

3. Korean patent: KR20120055802(A). Composition for absorbing carbon dioxide comprising aqueous ammonia and amine-based additive and method of using the same. By Jung T-S., Kim J-N., Park S-Y., Ko C-H., Park J-H., Beum H-T., Thorat S., An Y-Y.

PUBLICATIONS:

1. Salerno M., Żukowska A., Thorat S., Ruffilli R., Stasiak M., Molenda M. High resolution imaging of native wheat and potato starch granules based on local mechanical contrast. Journal of Food Engineering, 2014; 128, 96-102
2. Thorat S., Diaspro A., Salerno M. In-vitro investigation of coupling agent free dental restorative composite based on nano porous alumina fillers. Accepted to Journal of Dentistry.
3. Thorat S., Diaspro A., Scarpellini A., Povia M., Salerno M. Comparative study of loading of anodic porous alumina with silver nanoparticles using different methods. Materials 2013; 6:206-216.
4. Thorat S., Diaspro A., Salerno M. Effect of alumina reinforcing fillers in BisGMA-based resin composites for dental applications. Advanced Materials Letters 2013; 4:15-21.
5. Salerno M., Patra N., Thorat S., Derchi G., Diaspro A. Combined effect of polishing on surface morphology and elastic properties of a commercial dental restorative resin composite. Science of Advanced Materials, 2012; 4:126-134.
6. Thorat S., Patra N., Rufilli R., Diaspro A., Salerno M. Preparation and characterization of a BisGMA-resin dental restorative composites with glass, silica and titania fillers. Dental Materials Journal 2012; 31:635-644.
7. Das G., Patra N., Gopalakrishnan A., Proietti Zaccaria R., Toma A., Thorat S., Di Fabrizio E., Diaspro A., Salerno M. Fabrication of large-area ordered and reproducible nanostructures for SERS biosensor application. Analyst 2012; 137:1785-1792.
8. Das G., Patra N., Gopalakrishanan A., Proietti Zaccaria R., Toma A., Thorat S., Di Fabrizio E., Diaspro A., Salerno M. Surface enhanced Raman scattering substrate based on gold-coated anodic porous alumina template. Microelectronic Engineering 2012; 97:383-386.
9. Salerno M., Derchi G., Thorat S., Ceseracciu L., Ruffilli R., Barone A.C. Surface morphology and mechanical properties of new-generation flowable resin composites for dental restoration. Dental Materials 2011; 27:1221-1228.
  

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Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

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In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.