Tissue engineering, orthopedics and implants
Performance, lightweight and multifunctional
Lightweight, energy / thermal management and bio
Biotechnology, smart textiles and advanced fabrics
High performance, extreme conditions and construction
Energy production, environment and detection
ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION AND DESIGN OF MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
MULTISCALE TESTING OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
Analysis of faults and failure mechanisms, experimental testing of structures, multiscale analysis of mechanical properties of materials and coatings, static/dynamic tests at high temperatures.
CHEMICAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION
Advanced characterization of polymers, metals, ceramics and composites. Nanoscale analysis of surfaces and reactivity, corrosion and fire resistance studies, toxicology, microbiology, biofilms and biodegradation. In vitro and in vivo studies of implants.
SIMULATION AND MODELLING
Processing simulation and time optimization, product design and prototyping, simulation of structures and construction processes finite element analysis, computational plasticity and nanomechanics.
DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS
Light alloys and material matrix composites: powder metallurgy, casting, forging, forming, extrusion and lamination, polymers injection, extrusion, mixing, foaming, additives and recycling metal-polymer hybrids and advanced joining techniques, functional coatings, textiles and composites materials.
MATERIALS PROTECTION AND SURFACES
Coatings for corrosion, wear and thermal protection, thermal/acoustic insulation, fire-retardant polymers, plasma modification for biocompatible/antibacterial surfaces.
3D printing, stereolithography, selective laser sintering, deposition of micro and nanometric layers, nanostructured materials and nanoparticles. Advanced monitoring processes and quality control (spectral technologies, artificial vision).