Research labs

Students of Materials Engineering are supported by numerous laboratories, in the context of teaching (‘teaching laboratories‘) and in the context of research aimed at experimental degree theses (‘research laboratories‘). They can also make use of the Computer Labs, of the “Enrico Bernardi” Industrial Engineering Library, and of a mechanical workshop. The laboratories occupy a total area of ​​over 4500 square meters and are equipped with modern equipment and instruments at the international state of the art. By way of example, in the period 2010-16 the Department of Industrial Engineering invested over 4 million Euros in new technical-scientific plants and equipment for research and teaching, largely financed by private entities and industrial companies.

Research laboratory of Chemical Bioengineering

Supervisor: Prof. Andrea Bagno

The experimental activities offered to Materials Engineering students during the thesis process concern the treatment of biological tissues and the production of hybrid materials and their structural and mechanical characterization. The materials are mainly intended for cardiovascular applications.

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Research laboratory of Advanced Ceramics and Glasses

Supervisors: Prof. Paolo Colombo, Prof. Enrico Bernardo, Dr. Giorgia Franchin

The experimental activities offered to Materials Engineering students during the thesis process fall within the following topics:
  • Nano-structured ceramic composites from preceramic polymers and fillers
  • Advanced porous ceramic components
  • Bioceramics from innovative formulations and processes
  • Monolithic and cellular glass and glass-ceramics
  • Innovative building materials from inorganic waste
  • Additive manufacturing of dense and porous ceramic components
  • Geopolymers
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Research laboratory of Machine Design

Supervisors: Prof. Giovanni Meneghetti, Prof. Nicola Petrone, Prof. Mauro Ricotta

  • Static and fatigue characterization of metals, polymers and composite materials, as well as mechanical components and systems
  • Development of design and testing methods for evaluating the structural integrity of components, structures and mechanical systems
  • Structural and functional characterization of sports equipment and aids for disabled
  • Bench reproduction of loading histories detected in the operation
  • Stiffness and resistance tests on vehicles
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Research laboratory of Nanomaterials Engineering

Supervisors: Prof. Alessandro Martucci, Prof. Massimo Guglielmi, Dr. Elena Colusso

The experimental activities offered to Materials Engineering students during the thesis process fall within the following topics:
  • Nanoparticles and nanopowders for functional applications
  • Functional and structural thin films
  • Ceramic-based nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured materials for gas sensors
  • Optical characterizations on films and nanocompositesLEARN MORE

Research laboratory of Polymer Engineering

Supervisors: Prof. Michele Modesti, Prof. Alessandra Lorenzetti

  • Formulation and compounding of polymers with high mechanical performance
  • Development and optimization of polymers with improved fire behavior
  • Development and optimization of polymers obtained from renewable sources
  • Synthesis of polymers for thermal insulation
  • Study of chemical and mechanical recycling processes of polymers
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Research laboratory of Hybrid Materials

Supervisor: Prof. Giovanna Brusatin

The experimental activities offered to Materials Engineering students during the thesis process fall within the following topics:
  • Hydrogel
  • 3D microfabrication
  • Functional materials obtained by means of 2D lithography
  • Micro- and nanostructures for sensors in form of films
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Research laboratory of Metallurgy

Supervisor: Prof. Manuele Dabalà, Prof. Irene Calliari, Prof. Katya Brunelli

  • Innovative anti-wear and anti-corrosion coatings on light alloys
  • Microstructural evolution of high alloyed stainless steels
  • Electrolytic plasma oxidation of light alloys
  • Recovery of metals from iron and steel powders by means of hydrometallurgical methods
  • Production of metal nanoparticles
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Research laboratory of Computational Materials Science

Supervisors: Prof. Lucia Nicola, Prof. Angelo Simone

  • Computational models
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Modelling of brittle and ductile fracture of materials
  • Micromechanics of defects
  • Phase transformations
  • Contact and friction
  • Structural batteries
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Research laboratory of Manufacturing Technology

Supervisor: Prof. Stefania Bruschi

  • Manufacturing systems and processes
  • Micro-technologies and precision technologies
  • Metal shaping technologies
  • Polymer manufacturing processes
  • Geometrical metrology
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