Alessandra Semenzato

Alessandra Semenzato

Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova
via F. Marzolo 5, 35131 Padova - Italy

Position: Assistant Professor - CHIM09 (SSD)

Phone: +39-049-827-5356
Fax:  +39-049-827-5366

  Short CV

Born in Padova in 1960

Master degree in "Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology" at the University of Padova in 1984

Specialized in "Cosmetic Science and Technology" at the University of Ferrara in 1986

Assistant professor at the School of Pharmacy - University of Padova - Department of Pharmaecutical Sciences, since 1989.

Aggregate professor of Chemistry of cosmetic products, since 2006.

Teacher at the School of Dermatology and Venereology - Faculty of Medicine, University of Padova, since 2004.

Delegate of DSF for in the international prostgraduate program European fragrance and cosmetic master (EFCM) organized by the University of Padova, the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, l’ Institut Supérieur International de la Parfumerie, de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique Alimentaire (ISIPCA, France) since 2000.

Founder of UNIR&D SPIN OFF University of Padova in 2012

Scientific Director of UNIR&D SPIN OFF University of Padova since 2013 


  Office hours

Monday by appointment


  Scientific Activities

Focusing innovative and technological solutions for cosmetic product development

Improving cosmetic performance in terms of sensorial and functional properties


  • Research and development of  topical systems for cosmetic and  pharmaceutical applications
  • Rheological studies of new cosmetic ingredients (i.e. surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers , silicone derivatives)    
  • Rheological characterization of  finished  products for the evaluation of  flow properties, film forming properties, structural characteristics , temperature dependence and stability
  • Stability,  usability and efficacy testing  
  • Preparation and characterization of delivery systems (solid lipid micro and nanoparticles, nanoemulsions, nanogel, liposomes…) for topical application 

Member of the Directive Council of Italian society of reology (SIR) as scientific expert for pharmaceutical and cosmetic fields.

Honorary member of Italian Society of Cosmetic Chemistry (SICC) 

  Technical expertise

Formulation and characterization of complex fluids by Rheology, DSC, Light Scattering, Optical Microscopy

  Positions available

no one 


  1. A.Semenzato, A.Costantini , G.Baratto Green polymers in personal care products: rheological properties of Tamarind Seed Polysaccharide Cosmetics 2015, 2(1), 1-10
  2. C. Barba,  M. Martı´, A. Semenzato, G.,  Baratto,  A.M.Manich, L.Coderch Effect of lipid modification on stratum corneum permeability J Therm Anal Calorim 2015, 120, 297-305 IF 2.042
  3. C. Barba, J.L. Parra, L. Coderch, A.Semenzato  In vivo and in vitro evaluation of topical formulations containing physiological lipid mixture for replacementof skin barrier function.G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2014 Jun; 149(3):347-53 IF 0.677
  4. C. Barba,  A. Baratto, M. Martí, A. Semenzato, G. Baratto, A.M. Manich, J.L. Parra,L. Coderch  Water sorption evaluation of stratum corneum  Thermochimica Acta 583 (2014) 43–48  IF 2.046
  5. A Fratter,  A.Semenzato New association of surfactants for the production of food and cosmetic nanoemulsions: preliminary development and characterization Int J Cosmet Sci. 2011 Oct;33(5):443-9 IF 1.45


Microparticles of epidermal lipids containing polyalcohol for the preparation of cosmetic or pharmaceutical compositions  WO 2011114214 A2 

Authors: G.Baratto, A.Semenzato, P.Caliceti  22 September 2011

  Research projects and Funds

Research funded by private companies