ESR 7: Investigating ice formation and adhesion of slippery surfaces prepared by thermal spraying
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Master of Science (Honours)
Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
Chemical composition analysis (Mass Spectrometry, IR, NMR Spectroscopy), Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, Rheometer), Surface characterisation (Hardness, Contact angle analysis, FTIR, XRD, Optical microscopy, SEM), study of the kinetics of photo-polymerization (RTIR spectroscopy and P-DSC), mechanical testing (tensile, compression and bending), ultrasonic non-destructive testing.
- Master of Science Project (Spring 2015)
“Characterisation of A63S Alumina (University of Salento) and AES-11C Alumina (INMATEC)” under the supervision of Professor Antonio Licciulli in the Ceramic Materials Group at the Department of Engineering for Innovation at University of Salento in Lecce (Italy).
- Research Internship (Spring 2016)
“Processing of polyurethanes made from renewable and biodegradable resources” under the supervision of Dr. Antonella Tarzia at the Technologies Design and Material European Research Centre in Brindisi (Italy).
Title: “Optimisation of stamp forming of PEKK/CF composites for aerostructures” carried out under the supervision of Professor Alfonso Maffezzoli form University of Salento and Eng. Michael Wielandt at the R&D Department of Fokker Technologies B.V. headed by Arnt Offringa. The aim of the research was to optimise the stamp forming process, carrying out heat treatment on PEKK/CF composites. Strong emphasis on non-destructive, destructive inspection and thermal analysis on heat-treated and out of autoclave formed thermoplastic composites.
Erasmus Placement (Summer – Autumn 2016) at Fokker Technologies B.V., Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
September 2017 - September 2020: LubISS ITN position