University of Naples Federico II

Odda Ruiz de Ballesteros

Department of Chemical Sciences

Odda Ruiz de Ballesteros is Associate Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Naples Federico II. She received the Doctor degree in Industrial Chemistry, summa cum laude, in 1993 and Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1996 from the same University. She was visiting scientist at the Istitut Charles Sadron of Strasburg, from 1997 to 1998, and at the University of Salerno from 1998-2000.
Her scientific activity is mainly devoted to the study of crystal structure, physical properties of polymers and relationships between molecular structure, crystal structure and mechanical properties of polymeric materials. She has also studied the molecular organization of solid mesophases and the disorder in polymer crystals.
She serves as reviewer of International scientific journals in the field of Macromolecular Science and is author of 80 papers all published on international scientific journals with high impact factor.

polymer physics
material science
X-ray diffraction
thermal analysis
mechanical properties