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Francesca Parotti

Ph.D. in Science and Materials Technology, University of Florence


Francesca Parotti is a freelance engineer and professor of materials technology at the Florence Institute for the Industrial Arts (ISIA). Her research focuses mainly on material technologies for environmental sustainability, including developments in bamboo as a construction material. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Portuguese, some French and Albanian, and is passionate about photography and travel in her free time. Dr. Parotti currently teaches a course in "Sustainability in Environmental and Engineering Systems" at Syracuse University in Florence (spring semester only).