Luca Lusvarghi

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Luca Lusvarghi graduated cum laude in physics in 1999 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. In 2003, he gained his Ph.D. degree in materials engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In 2005, he got a fixed position as a Researcher at the Department of Materials and Environmental Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and, in 2008, he became Assistant Professor in materials science and technology (SSD ING-IND/22) in the same institution. In particular, his scientific activity is concentrated on surface treatment techniques such as thermal spraying, vacuum techniques (CVD, PVD), and diffusion processes. The following main research topics have been investigated in the last years: wear and corrosion resistant coatings for the protection of mechanical components (thermally sprayed hard oxides, cermets, metallic alloys, low-friction films, and cold sprayed metallic coatings); plasma or suspension flame-sprayed glass and glass-ceramics coatings for ceramic industry applications or for the protection of metallic surfaces; characterization of films and coatings, such as scratch testing on thick metallic HVOF-sprayed and polymeric powder coatings and focused ion beam (FIB) analysis of multilayered hybrid coatings; thermally sprayed ferrite coatings for microwave absorption applications; comprehensive investigation of HVSFS ceramic coatings (ceramic oxides and bioglass coatings); diffusion processes for the protection of nickel alloys from high-temperature corrosion. He has been elected General Secretary of the European Thermal Spray Association (ETSA). He collaborates with many Italian and international university and research centers. He took part in many regional, national, and international research projects. He is the author of 85 papers in international and peer-reviewed journals and of 95 presentations in national and international congresses. He acts as reviewer for many international journals.

Biography Updated on 17 May 2011

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