Ceramic Materials

Specific mission

The ceramic materials research line aims at investigating, designing and developing - till a pre-industrial scale, innovative ceramic materials and components as well ceramic-matrix composites for engineering applications, including both structural and functional fields. Moreover, it aim at investigating traditional ceramic materials, by both theoretical and applicative points of view, taking into account the clear evolution of the technologies and the industrials processes involved into architectural and building applications. 

Main research Topics

  • Development of advanced ceramic materials;
  • Development of ceramic-matrix composites;
  • Development of porous ceramics (in collaboration with the section Biomaterials);
  • Development of ceramics for biomedical applications (in collaboration with the section Biomaterials);
  • Development of functional ceramic materials;
  • Development of humidity and gas (e.g., NO2, CO2, O3, ammonia) sensors;
  • Development of traditional ceramic materials: innovative mortars and concretes;
  • Development of innovative geopolymer formulations;
  • Elaboration, microstructural characterization, mechanical characterization and “failure analysis” of ceramic materials.

Main partnerships

  • Departments of Architecture and Design (DAD), Politecnico di Torino
  • Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI), Politecnico di Torino
  • Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG) Politecnico of Torino;
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (Massachusetts, USA);
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) of Lione (France);
  • AGH University of Science and Technology of Cracovia (Poland);
  • Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites University of Stuttgart (Germany);
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France);
  • Ecole Polytechnique de Grenoble (France);
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata;
  • University of Rome III;  
  • University of Rome La Sapienza;
  • Ce.Ri.Col.,
  • Colorobbia Research Centre;
  • Centro Ricerche Buzzi Unicem;
  • Thales Alenia Space (Italy);
  • Eni S.p.A.;
  • Aviospace;
  • NNEurope;
  • Ford;
  • FIAT;
  • Volvo;
  • Renault;
  • Magnettoweels. 

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories