Luca Lutterotti

Via Sommarive, 9 - 38123 Povo
tel. 0461 282414
luca.lutterotti[at]unitn [dot] it

1983-1988: Laurea in Ingegneria dei Materiali, 110/110 cum laude at the University of Trento, Italy, with a Thesis entitled: "Characterization of Plasma Sprayed Zirconia Coatings by X-ray Diffraction"; equivalent to a BSc + MS in Materials Engineering.

HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Reserches) in Sciences Fondamental, 30 January 2010, Université de Caen-Basse Normandie.

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica
1987-1988: Thesis at the University of Trento on quantitative analysis of Zirconia polimorphs by XRD for Thermal Barrier Coating applications.
1988-1989: Post graduate scholarship from the CSM (Center for the Materials Development) of Rome to study Plasma Sprayed Coatings
1988-present: Development of LS1, Rietquan and Maud programs for Rietveld refinement and quantitative phase analysis by XRD including a special treatment of peak broadening to refine the microstructure (crystallite size distribution and r.m.s. microstrain), amorphous materials, texture and residual stresses; the programs are currently employed by more then 200 laboratories around the world.
1990-present: Researcher at the University of Trento, Department of Materials Engineering.
1991: Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, Dept. of Material Sci. and Min. Eng.
1996, 1997: Consultant researcher for CMS of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM.
1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-1999, 1999-2000: Temporary Professor on “Science and Technology of Aeronautic and Aerospace Materials” at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Firenze.
1998, 2000, 2001: Invited Visiting Professor at the Université du Maine, Le Mans.
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003: Visiting Researcher at the University of California at Berkeley.
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003: Invited Visiting Professor at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
Interessi di ricerca
Micromechanics, Texture and Stress, Rietveld refinement and quantitative phase analysis, Films, Intermetallics, Ceramic Matrix Composites, Amorphous and Nanostructured materials, Archeometry.