ALUMINIUM: FEATURES, NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS, WITH AN INSIGHT ON CASTING.
MAURIZIO VEDANI

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Full professor of metallurgy and chief of the material section at the department of mechanical engineering.

The main subjects of his scientific activity concern research on microstructure and mechanical behaviour during manufacturing and service of several metals and metallic alloys, ranging from structural steels (microalloyed steels, spring steels, stainless steels) to non-ferrous alloys such as aluminium alloys, metal matrix composites, titanium and magnesium alloys. He authored or co-authored more than 230 scientific papers.

Specific subjects of the research of activity in recent years are ultrafine grained metal alloys produced by various  severe plastic deformation methods, degradable Magnesium and Zinc alloys for biomedical applications, novel alloys for additive manufacturing.

Since 2017 he coordinates the Scientific Board of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and from 2012 to 2016 he has been Deputy Director of the same department. From 2008 to 2012 he served as President of the “Physical metallurgy and materials science” Technical Committee of the Italian Association for Metallurgy. from 2013 to 2017 he was President of the “Light Metals” Committee in the same association.

Speech in collaboration with FRANCO BONOLLO