M. Federica de Riccardis


(email: federica.dericcardis@enea.it)


Laboratory: Electrosynthesis Laboratory – ENEA – Research Centre of Brindisi (Italy)

Address: SS 7 Appia km 706 – 72100 Brindisi (Italy)




The interest of M. Federica De Riccardis is focused on functional coatings based on ceramics, polymers and nanocomposite materials. Her activities on EPD started in 2002 and were especially devoted to investigate some post-deposition processes such as electron beam and laser beam treatments, in order to improve the coating densification and its adhesion to substrate.
Recently, she has studied the EPD process applied both to thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers, aiming to obtain coatings with good resistance to corrosion and wear.
She supervises the activities of the “Electrosynthesis Laboratory” of ENEA where, in addition to EPD, Electrolytic Deposition is used in order to deposit materials in form of thin films. Recently, she has combined the two techniques and has obtained nanostructured coatings based on carbon nanotubes and conjugated polymers for energy applications.


Selected publications

  • M.F. DE RICCARDIS, Ceramic Coatings Obtained by Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals, Models, Post-Deposition Processes and Applications in “Ceramic Coatings - Applications in Engineering”, ed. Feng Shi, InTech, 2012, ISBN 978-953-51-0083-6, pp. 43-68.
  • M.F. DE RICCARDIS, V. Martina, D. Carbone, M. Re, E. Pesce, R.Terzi, B. Bozzini, Incorporation of montmorillonite in epoxy to obtain a protective layer prepared by electrophoretic deposition, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 125 (2011), pp. 271-276.
  • M.F. DE RICCARDIS, V. Martina, D. Carbone, P. Rotolo, A. Caricato, G. Leggieri, L. Pilloni, L. Tapfer, R. Giorgi, E. Salernitano, A comparison between conventional thermal treatment and excimer laser irradiation performed on Alumina/PEEK composite coatings, Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 66 (2010), pp. 17-22.