Marco Alfano is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy. He received his PhD degree in Materials and Structures from UNICAL in 2007. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Professor, he also served as Research Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudia Arabia, from 2010 to 2011, as Fulbright Scholar at the University of Illinois, USA, in 2009, and as Post-Doc Fellow at UNICAL from 2007 to 2008.
His recent research has been mainly carried out in the broad area of adhesion science and technology with both experimental and computational emphases. He has co-authored several contributions in books and renowned international journals, and has developed a wide range of international collaborations with leading R&D institutions across the world, including Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK and USA. He also serves as reviewer and editorial board member for a few journals, including the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology.