Giorgio Mazzanti

Giorgio Mazzanti

In my 69 years of work I have indeed held what are usually defined as leadership positions. But the period I am happiest to recall. is March to December 1954 — ten months that were magical and unforgettable to me, when the research I personally conducted led to Giulio Natta, Piero Pino and Giorgio Mazzanti's patents for isotactic polypropylene (marketed at the time under the commercial name “Moplen” and now the world's number-two plastic, with a production of 60 million tonnes/year) and for ethylene-propylene rubbers (Dutral), now the world's number-three synthetic rubber with a production of 3 million tonnes/year.

I am very happy to work since 4 years at Synhelion, spin-off Swiss company  of the Zurich Polytechnic, as part of a demanding research program whose objective is the production of carbon neutral fuels using carbon dioxide, water and solar energy.

Giorgio Mazzanti

Research and University

University and scientific activity


Activity in the industrial sector