Luca Malfatti (1977) is associate professor of Materials Science at the University of Sassari (Italy). He got the master degree in Material Science at University of Padua and the Ph.D. degree in "Materials for environment and energy" at University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has been visiting researcher at University Paris VI, CNEA in Buenos Aires, Osaka Prefecture University and CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering Division of Melbourne. He has authored more than 100 articles in International ISI Journals. His research work deals with the synthesis of mesoporous and hierarchical porous materials obtained by supramolecular self-assembly and their applications as advanced functional ceramics.