The Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) has been established on 2014 (Directive n. 31, February 28, 2014) by merging the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers and the Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials. The IPCB is part of the Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technologies (DSCTM) and is located in Pozzuoli.

The Director is Luigi Ambrosio, Research Director at National Research Council.

The IPCB's mission is to develop research and innovation in the field of Polymeric Materials, Composites and Biomaterials in order to contribute to a dynamic sustainable innovation process within different level of organization such as industries, districts, hospitals, etc., able to respond to the technological and societal challenges. 

The research activities based on the sustainability approach are mainly related to the development of innovative materials, to identify new personalized solutions in nanomedicine and health, implementation of chemistry and materials science in environment and cultural heritage applications. These are represented in the following DSCTM’s strategic areas: (i) Chemistry and materials for health and life science, (ii) Chemistry and energy, (iii) Advanced materials and technologies (iv) Green chemistry.

The activities are the result of the unique scientific knowledge gained in last 50 years in developing innovative solutions recognized through coordination and partnership of national and international collaborations.

The main research lines and competences are the following:

1. Polymer materials, composites and nano-structures with programmed structural and functional properties;

2. Multiphase biosensing polymer materials (synthetic and natural) for tissue engineering and regenerative/therapeutic medicine;

3. Processing technologies of polymers (synthetic and natural), composites and nano-strutture. Additive technologies;

4. Synthesis and functionality of polymers;

5. Structural characterization of macromolecules (synthetic and natural) and advanced analysis techniques for advanced and biosensing materials;

6. Knowledge dissemination and transfer technology.