Academic career and teaching activities

Appointments

Full Professor of Materials Science and Technology Department of Industrial
Engineering, University of Trento, Italy, 2019 to date)
Associated Professor of Materials Science and Technology (Faculty of Engineering - Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy, 1999-2018)
Adjunct Professor (Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2001)
Post Doctoral Fellow (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, 1993-1994)
Assistant professor (Department of Materials Engineering, University of Trento, Italy, 1989-1999)

 

Teaching and research activity

Course of Technologies and applied chemistry for environment protection (University of Trento, 1995-2000)

Course of Ceramic processing and engineering - in English (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, 1995 to date)
Course of Glass engineering - in English (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, 2005 to date)

Course of Materials Science - in Italian (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, 2021 to date)

Teacher at the International Doctoral School of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Trento

Teacher of Innovative Materials Technology at the TrentinoArtAcademy, Trento, Italy
Advisor of more than 100 “laurea” (Master) thesis and of 29 PhD students
Manager and supervisor for more than 40 research projects funded by Italian and foreign private companies, NATO, Italian government, European Community and University of Trento

Referee for several international scientific journals and advisor for Italian, German, French, Austrian, Israeli, Serbian, Brazilian, Czech and Russian governments for the evaluation of research&development projects

Research interests

fatigue and fracture phenomena in glasses and ceramics

chemical strengthening of glass by ion-exchange

design and production of high strength-high reliability glasses and ceramics

consolidation of ceramics under electrical field (flash sintering) or by cold sintering

materials for Solid Oxides Fuel Cells (SOFC)

3D printing of inorganic materials

Research work

Author of more than 200 scientific papers and of 12 patents

• Associated Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society

• Associated Editor of the International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science (IJCES) - The American Ceramic Society

• Member of the American Ceramic Society and the Society of Glass Technology

• Member of the Italian association of professional engineers

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Member of the American Ceramic Society,  Society of Glass Technology and International Institute for the Science of Sintering