Materials-environment interaction

Specific mission

  • Study of the material/environment interaction and of the electrochemical and corrosion phenomena in industrial, biomedical and cultural heritage fields
  • Chemical/physical fundamentals of plasma processes for material surface modification and thin film deposition

Main research topics

  • Study of the corrosion behaviour and development of in-situ characterisation and protection methodologies for artefacts of interest in the industrial and cultural heritage fields
  • Design and production of bio-resorbable implants; assessment of the corrosion behaviour in simulated body fluids
  • Design and optimisation of plasma treatments for surface modification of materials and thin film deposition,and for the development of sensors for physic-chemical quantities of interest in the fields of chemical and process engineering
  • Development and characterisation of biomedical sensors and measuring devices

Main partnerships

  • Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Torino, Italy (Marco Parvis)
  • Museo Egizio, Torino, Italy (Cristian Greco)
  • Università di Roma, “La Sapienza”, Dipartimento di Scienze di base applicate per l’ingegneria, Roma, Italy (Giovanni E. Gigante)
  • Università di Bari, Dipartimento di chimica, Bari Italy (Francesco Fracassi)
  • INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Alte Energie, Italy (Stefano Bianco)
  • CNR, Istituto per lo studio dei materiali nanostrutturati (ISMN), Area della Ricerca di Montelibretti, Roma, Italy (Gabriel Maria Ingo)
  • Museo Galileo, Firenze, Italy (Andrea Gori)
  • Museo dell’Arte della Lana, Stia-Arezzo, Italy (Andrea Gori)
  • ITT Motion Technologies, ITT Italy s.r.l., Barge, Italy (Sin Agusti)
  • Archaeomaterials and Alteration Prediction Laboratory" SIS2M/LPS, CEA/CNRS and IRAMAT LMC, CNRS, CEA Saclay, France (Philippe Dillmann)
  • National Technical University of Athens, School of Chem. Eng., Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Athens, Greece (Panayota Vasiiliou)
  • University of Patras, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Patras, Greece (Dimitris Mataras)
  • Centre de Projecciò Termica (CPT), Departament de Ciència dels Materials i Enginyeria Metallurgica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (J. M.Guilemany)
  • Centro Superior de Investigaciones Scientificas (CSIS-CENIM), Madrid, Spain (Emilio Cano)
  • University of Evora, Hercules Laboratory, Evora , Portugal (Nicola Schiavon)
  • University of Jordan, Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research, Amman, Jordan (Abeer Al-Bawab) Palestine Technical University of Kadoorie, Tulkarm (Samer Najjar)
  • Middle East Technical University, Materials Conservation Laboratory, Ankara, Turkey (Emine N. Caner-Saltık)
  • University of Cairo, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science (NILES), Cairo, Egypt (Mohamed Abdel Harith)
  • National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo, Egypt (Venice Gouda)
  • Antonio Narino University, Bogotà, Colombia (Carlos Arroyave)
  • Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogotà, Colombia (Maria Catalina Plazas)
  • Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (Rafik Goubran, Voicu Groza)

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories