Fabrizio Sarasini received the Laurea degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree both in materials engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Since September 2011, he has been a Researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering Materials Environment of the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome. In 2008, he received the qualification by examinations in nondestructive testing at level III for the acoustic emission method. His research interests are focused on the synthesis and thermomechanical characterization of composite materials through the use of traditional mechanical and nondestructive tests (acoustic emission). In particular, his research activity deals with the following major topics: in-situ structural health monitoring of composite materials by means of embedded acoustic emission piezopolymeric sensors (polyvinylidene fluoride, PVDF); assessment of mechanical behavior and damage modes of composite materials reinforced with synthetic and natural (both mineral and vegetable) reinforcement by means of nondestructive methods (acoustic emission and infrared thermography); composite materials for electromagnetic shielding based on carbon nanostructures; protective coatings (thermal barrier and antiwear), metal, ceramic, and composites manufactured by deposition techniques such as plasma spraying and HVOF.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013