Current projects

The global trend towards miniaturization has led to the development of innumerable miniaturized devices that are now present in our everyday lives. Indeed, the concept of micro-manufacturing has encouraged scientists and engineers to develop new techniques, since a straightforward downscaling of systems and technologies is often not possible. To date, however, there is no existing (…)

In this project we aim at addressing the mechanical properties of oxide inclusions within an iron based matrix, as well as the inclusion-matrix interface characteristics. Oxide inclusions are present in the steel as a direct consequence of the steelmaking process and it is well known that their presence and characteristics can exert a large influence (…)