He is a Chemical Engineer (1981, National University of Buenos Aires) with two post-degrees: a Master on Food Science and Technology (1983, National University of Mar del Plata) and a Specialization on Plastics Conversion Technologies (2005, National University of San Martín).
He received scholarships for technical training on food packaging and other sanitary applications of plastics, at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Roma, Italy) (1987), the Svenska Quality Management Group (Stockholm, 1987), the Japan Packaging Institute/JICA (Tokyo, 1991), and the Iberoamerican (Latin America + Spain + Portugal) CYTED (Science and Technology for Development) Program Center (Antigua Guatemala, 2002).
He works at the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) - Plastics Centre of Argentina since 1984, dealing with food packaging, materials interactions with foodstuffs, packaging and environment, and regulatory issues. His tasks at the INTI - Plastics Centre began with tests and analysis at the lab, continued and evolved with research and development, technical assistance, management, technical training, and standards and regulations development. He has been Deputy of the Plastics Centre (1997-2002) and also its Director (2002-2007). Now he is mainly involved with senior technical assistance and training, and with the MERCOSUR Packaging Group for the development of FCMs regulations.
He also teaches Food Packaging at public Universities (National University of Buenos Aires - Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry – Food Science Department) (degree and post-degree), at the Argentine Catholic University (degree), and at the Argentine Packaging Institute (IAE) (tertiary level and post-degree). Since 2012 he is member of the Academic Commission of the Post-degree Specialization Course on Packaging (Agreement between the National University of Rosario and the IAE). He is coordinator of and Professor at several Modules of the post-degree course. He is also Professor of the IAE Technical Packaging Course since 1987.
Since 1991 he represents INTI at the MERCOSUR Food Packaging Group, which developed the block regulations on different food contact materials, and since 1984 at the Argentine Institute of Standardization and Certification (IRAM).
He has been national coordinator of two CYTED packaging projects (migration of food packaging components, and active and biodegradable food packaging), and at presents belongs to the scientific network Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) (based at the BOKU University, Vienna, Austria), and he acts as its representative in Argentina.
He is author and co-author of chapters of books in Spanish and English on food contact materials sanitary issues. For instance, his last publications are:
- Kopper, G. and Ariosti, A., 2010. Food Packaging Legislation: Sanitary Aspects. In: Boisrobert, Ch., Stjepanovic, A., Oh, S., Lelieveld, H. (Eds.), Ensuring Global Food Safety – Exploring Global Harmonization. Academic Press/Elsevier, New York, USA, pp. 227-261. (now under review for the second edition in 2019).
- Ariosti, A., (Guest Ed.). 2014. Proceedings of the 5th. ILSI International Symposium on Food Packaging 'Scientific developments supporting safety and innovation', Berlin, Germany, 14-16 November 2012. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A (Taylor & Francis, UK), 31, 3, pp. 341-565.
- Ariosti, A. and Olivera Carrión, M. 2014. Argentina. In: Kirchsteiger-Meier, E., Baumgartner, T. (Eds.), Global Food Legislation: An Overview. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA., Weinheim, Germany, pp.1-32.
- Ariosti, A. 2015. Global legislation for regenerated cellulose materials in contact with food. In: Baughan, J. S. (Ed.). Global legislation for food contact materials, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK, pp. 109-139.
- Ariosti, A. 2016. Managing contamination risks from packaging materials. In: Lelieveld, H., Gabrić, D., Holah, J. (Eds.), Handbook of hygiene control in the food industry, second ed. Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK, pp. 147-177.
- Ariosti, A. and Padula, M. 2017. Use of nanomaterials for food packaging in Latin American and Caribbean countries. In: Veraart, R. (Ed.), The use of nanomaterials in food contact materials – Design, application, safety. DEStech Publications Inc., Lancaster, PA, USA, pp. 165-209.