E-mail: emigliore@sustech.edu.cn

Position: Assistant Professor

Enza MIGLIORE, Assistant Professor of the School of Design at Southern University of Science and Technology, is a design researcher and educator in the field of product and materials. Her focus is on the interdisciplinary collaboration between Materials Science, Design, and Art, and on practices of Experimental and Critical Design. After obtaining her MSc in Industrial Design at La Sapienza University of Rome, MIGLIORE obtained a Ph.D. in Design and Innovation from Seconda Università of Napoli with a thesis on the hybridization of methods and tools of Design and Materials Sciences applied to material porosity. MIGLIORE collaborates with chemists to envision new materials’ scenarios, meanings, opportunities, and knowledge. MIGLIORE has been awarded a Post-Doctoral Research fellowship by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR). Her investigation (2017-2019), conducted at Metropolitan University of Tokyo, is about a critical perspective on materials and exhibited at Tokyo Designart 2019. MIGLIORE has been a design tutor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in 2020 and, before that, a lecturer and teaching assistant at Universities in Italy, Japan, and China. She has been member of the editorial board of the academic journal diid (2013-2019). She is guest researcher at IPCB (Italian National Research Council), at Hybrid Design Lab, at the FoamLab (Federico II University of Naples); a design director at the Architecture Studio Atelierba in Shanghai and a writer for the Tokyo web magazine ADF. For more information, please visit: https://www.enzamigliore.com/


Selected Outputs:

Migliore, E. (2020).Time and Design. Time as a key parameter for a survey on contemporary design. In: Proc. Design Culture(s) Cumulus Roma 2020, International Conference, Sapienza University of Rome.


Migliore, E. (2019). Design challenges towards materials: criticizing directions, stimulating debate, generate interdisciplinary circumstances. In: Proceeding Vol.1 Change, Voices, Open - IASDR 2019 International Conference, Manchester School of Art, pp. 538-552


Migliore E., Dell’Aglio F., Scarpitti C. (2021). Crafting Ecosystems with data, In: Proc. Design Culture(s) Cumulus Roma 2020, International Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, Special Issue The value of design in the emergency-driven scenarios.


Migliore E., Dell’Aglio F., Scarpitti C. (2018). Hyle, transdisciplinary dialogues on design, in MD Journal, 05 Design e Territorio, ISSN 2531-9477, pp. 198-209.


Hyle, dialoghi transdisciplinari sul design, exhibition catalogue (Naples, Riot Studio), curated by Migliore E., Dell’Aglio F., Scarpitti C., edited by Il Laboratorio, ISBN 978-88-9678-719-9, 2017.


Migliore, E. (2017) Porositivity, il design della porosità. Investigare e sperimentare strumenti, metodi e processi per il trasferimento del progetto della porosità dei materiali al settore del design di prodotto, in Riccini R. (curated by), Fare ricerca in design, Il Poligrafo, ISBN 978-88-7115-976-8, pp. 30-36.


Migliore E. (2015) No limits! Surfaces as design places, in Diid, 59, Rdesign Press, Roma, pp.174-181, ISSN 1594-8428.


B. Galzerano, P. Aprea, L. Verdolotti, M. Salzano de Luna, C. Ascione, D. Caputo, M. Lavorgna, E. Migliore, B. Liguori, Effect of carbonaceous fillers on adsorption behavior of multifunctional diatomite-based foams for wastewater treatment, Chemosphere, Volume 281, 2021, 130999, ISSN 0045-6535, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130999.


Artworks for the article Oliviero, M., et al., (2017). Dielectric Properties of Sustainable Nanocomposites Based on Zein Protein and Lignin for Biodegradable Insulators. Advanced Functional Materials, 27(8). 

Chose as cover for Volume 27, Issue 8, ISSN 1616-301X (Print), 1616-3028 (Electronic). 


Artwork for ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2014, 2 (2), TOC of the article pp 254–263, Publication Date (Web): October 21, 2013 (Research Article), DOI: 10.1021/sc400295w, Chose as cover for the Issue 2, 2014.