Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano
Riccardo Casati is associate professor of metallurgy at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano.
His research deals with the evolution of microstructure and mechanical behavior of metallic materials during manufacturing and service. In recent years, his scientific activity has focused on alloys and composites produced by powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing processes.
He graduated in Mechanical Engineering with a thesis on aluminum die casting and received a Master degree in Materials Engineering with a thesis on functional behavior of shape memory alloys at the Politecnico di Milano. He was visiting Ph.D. student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Melbourne, in Australia, and he received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on aluminum matrix composites reinforced with nanoparticles. He worked at the National Research Council (CNR) laboratories in Lecco for three years and half, he was visiting researcher at the POSTECH university in South Korea for six months and in 2015 he joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. He is member of the "Physical metallurgy and materials science” and the “Powder metallurgy and Additive manufacturing” technical committees of the Italian Association for Metallurgy (AIM) and he is co-author of more than seventy scientific papers published on journals and conference proceedings.