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1990-European Ph.D. in Materials Processing Engineering

Since October 2000 - Full professor of Materials Science and Technology

Scientific responsible of the INSTM (Italian InterUniversity Consortium on Materials Science and Technology) Reference Laboratory LINCE devoted to Technology and Engineering of Ceramic Materials

Vice-head of the Dept. of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, from October 2007 to November 2011

Head of the Doctorate School di Politecnico di Torino, from November 2011 to March 2012

From April 2012 to January 2017, Deputy Rector of the Politecnico di Torino and Head of the Quality Assurance Committee

March 2018 - August 2021, Vice-Rector for strategic assessment of Politecnico di Torino

Since September 2021, Deputy Rector, Politecnico di Torino

President of the Italian Association of Materials Engineering (AIMAT) (2017-2021)

Since 2012 Member of the Academy of Sciences of Torino

Since 2017 Fellow of the European Ceramic Society

Since 2019 Editor of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society

2018-2021 Member of the scientific Committee of the IMT, Institut Mines-Télécom

“Marco Polo Prize” Awardee (2017)

Scientific interests: applied research in the field of materials (mainly ceramics, and their composites) for structural, high-temperature, and functional applications, particularly concerning non-conventional synthesis and characterization of pure and composite ceramic powders, development and characterization of porous ceramics; sintering and characterization of mono and multi-phased ceramic materials.

(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (200 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-5777-5438
Research topics
  • Ceramic nanopowder engineering
  • Ceramic oxides and their composites for bioengineering applications
  • Ceramic oxides for mechanical, and thermomechanical applications
  • Porous ceramics for high temperature filtration and scaffolds for biological applications
  • Traditional and innovative building materials
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE11_1 - Engineering of biomaterials, biomimetic, bioinspired and bio-enabled materials PE11_3 - Engineering of ceramics and glasses PE11_5 - Engineering of composites and hybrid materials PE11_7 - Engineering of metal oxides PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.) PE8_7 - Mechanical and manufacturing engineering (shaping, mounting, joining, separation) PE11_9 - Nanomaterials engineering, e.g. nanoparticles, nanoporous materials, 1D & 2D nanomaterials PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)


Goal 3: Good health and well-being Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 4: Quality education Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production


3d printing Bioceramics Ceramics Ceramics and composites Materials engineering Materials processing Porous ceramics Porous materials
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Award for the Best biannual paper published in the Journal of the European Ceramic Society conferred by European Ceramic Society, United kingdom (2011)
  • Marco Polo della Scienza Italiana conferred by Ambasciata Italiana in Giappone, Consolato Italiano a Osaka e dall'Istituto di Cultura Italiana di Osaka, Italy (2017)


Editorial boards

  • JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2019-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series


  • ECerS 2019 - General Chair local, Program chair
  • CIEC 2018 - Co-Chair, Program chair

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

  • Accordo di Collaborazione, ai sensi dell'art. 15 della L. 241/1990, tra il Politecnico di Torino e l'Università degli Studi di Parma, (2019-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Non-commercial collaboration agreements with public institutions


    • ITALIA


  • Accordo di Collaborazione tra il Poltiecnico di Torino e Confindustria Piemonte, (2019-2024) - Personale interno di riferimento

    Non-commercial collaboration agreements


    • ITALIA


    • Confindustria Piemonte