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Laura SILVESTRONI

Laura SILVESTRONI
CNR-ISTEC

 

 




 

 Professional career:

Since 16/10/12 Permanent Researcher, CNR-ISTEC.

Visiting Researcher at:

  • Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), 2 years :
  • Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MS&T (Rolla, USA), 1 month
  • Slovenská Akadémia Vied, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Bratislava, Slovakia), 2 months.

Shanghai Institute of Ceramics – Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shanghai, Cina), 20 days.

Education

2009 - PhD in Industrial Chemistry (University of Bologna)

Thesis title: “Development and Characterization of non-oxide composite ceramics for thermo-mechanical and tribological applications”, carried out at ISTEC-CNR (Faenza, Italy).

2005 - Master in Products, Materials, Processes for Industrial Chemistry (University of Bologna, Italy), summa cum laude.

Thesis title: Preparation and characterization of HfB2-based ultra high temperature ceramics, carried out at ISTEC-CNR (Faenza, Italy)

Working fields

Design, production and characterization of structural ceramics:

  • powder treatment,
  • ceramic shaping,
  • sintering,
  • microstructural characterization (XRD, SEM, TEM),
  • mechanical characterization (flexural strength, fracture toughness, Young´s modulus, hardness, nanoindentation),
  • oxidation behavior,  correlations among process-microstructure-thermo-mechanical properties.


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