Secretary's Office of the RL Materials
Maurizio Vedani is full professor of Metallurgy at Politecnico di Milano. He is chief of the Material Section a 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 240 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. Since end of 2013 he is President of the “Light Metals” Committee in the same association.