Milena Salvo

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Milena Salvo graduated from the University of Turin, Turin, Italy, in chemistry (1992) and obtained his Ph.D. degree on Materials Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy (1996), with a thesis concerning the joining of ceramic matrix composites for high temperature and thermonuclear fusion applications. In 1998, she became an Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino. She is now Associate Professor of materials science and technology and Lecturer of "materials science and technology" for energetic and mechanical engineering and "advanced ceramics" for material engineering at Politecnico di Torino. Salvo is a coauthor of more than 85 papers on international journals, conference proceedings, and 3 patents. Her research interests include the following: joining of advanced materials (ceramic and ceramic composite materials) for applications in the fields of thermonuclear fusion reactors and high temperature; coating of advanced materials for oxidation and wear protection; development, production, and characterisation of glass-ceramic and composite sealing materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs); vitrification and reuse of bottom ashes from the municipal solid waste incinerator(MSWI). The aim of this activity is the vitrification of bottom ashes from MSWIs and the reuse of the obtained glass as filler and aggregate in concrete and as raw material for glass-ceramic or composite materials.

Biography Updated on 14 April 2011

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