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Giovanna Cornacchia

Born in Mantova on 08/10/1974.

Current Position

Assistant professor of Metallurgy (SSD ING-IND 21) in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department (DIMI) at the University of Brescia (Italy).

Academic and Professional Carreer

-          5-year Degree in Mechanical Engineering, from University of Brescia (17/12/2003).
        Professional habilitation in 2004
-          Ph.D. in Material Engineering from University of Brescia (07/05/2007).
-          Research fellow in different fields of Metallurgy from University of Brescia (From November 2006 to August 2011).
-          Assistant Professor of Metallurgy (SSD ING-IND 21) in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Brescia, since 2011.
-          Teacher in the course “Mechanical Metallurgy”, University of Brescia (mechanical and material Engineering degree), since 2012.
 
Research Activity
The research activity mainly concerns:
-          Non-conventional methods for the study of macro and micro inclusions in steels and, in general, application of advanced chemical-physical analytical techniques to the study of                   metallurgical problems.
-          Study of ductility, formability and fracture toughness of different steels.
-          Definition of productive cycle criticality and optimization of heat treatment and test stages in different forged steel for the energetic field.
-          EAF slag characterization,  leaching study and possible reuse as product.
-          Mechanical characterization of aluminium alloys and study of innovative processes ;
-          Innovative techniques for archaeological find characterization relating to metallurgical productions of the antiquity.
-          Biomedical applications: choice of materials (predominantly shape memory alloy) and development of new devices.
-          Optimization of materials and technologies for lightweighting of structural parts for automotive application.
-     Welding.


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