Researcher, Italian Institute of Technology
Sustainable methods and materials for smart textiles
Dr. Bayer received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois (USA), Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2006. Immediately after, he worked at the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) as a post-doctoral researcher (California) for two years. Following this, he joined University of Illinois, Department of Aerospace Engineering first as a post-doctoral fellow and the following year as research assistant professor, and in 2010 he became a permanent researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology. He is also a part time visiting professor at the University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research interests focus on polymer nanocomposites, surface science, super-wetting and super-repellent surfaces, biopolymer processing, smart materials, and emulsion science and technology.