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Federica Zanotto

ЯфтщеещFederica Zanotto, Research assistant at University of Ferrara, Metallurgy and Corrosion Study Centre “Aldo Daccò”, Department of Engineering.


Mailing address: University of Ferrara, “Aldo Daccò” Metallurgy and Corrosion Study Centre, Department of Engineering, via Saragat 4a, 44122 Ferrara, Italy.


2002: Degree (5 years) in Materials Engineering, University of Ferrara. 2004: Master in Science Technology and Management (MASTEM), University of Ferrara. 2008: Degree (5 years) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Ferrara. 2010: PhD in Engineering Science, University of Ferrara. 2010: Award for the Best PhD Thesis (IUSS-Ferrara 1931): “Corrosion behaviour of the AZ31 magnesium alloy and surface treatments for its corrosion protection”. 2010-today: Research assistant at the “Corrosion and Metallurgy Study Centre “A. Daccò” (University of Ferrara).
Participation to National/International Research Programs:
– Operative program of the European Funds for Regional Development “IMPRESA” (Use of recycled plastic materials for light structural mortars and concretes, 2019-2021);
– “NESSIE, North Sea Solution for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy.” WP2: Mapping current corrosion solutions and new materials in offshore sector and investment opportunities.
– Operative program of the European Funds for Regional Development for Enterprises “Eco-compliant pretreatments and paintings for die-cast aluminium” (2016-17);
– M-ERA.Net European research project “B-IMPACT” (Bronze-IMproved non-hazardous PAtina CoaTings, 2015-2017);
– Projects of Relevant National Interest “Innovative methods for the conservation of gilded bronzes” (2011-2013).
Member of the Corrosion group of Terra&AcquaTech (Environment, water, soil, land) – High Technology Network of the Emilia Romagna Region. Teaching position at University of Ferrara: “Applied Chemistry and Materials Technology” (2015 – today) in the first level degree in “Civil and Environmental Engineering” and “Materials for industrial product” (2010 – 2016) in the first level degree in “Design of industrial product”. Guest Editor for the special issue “Corrosion Behaviour of Duplex Stainless Steels” for the Journal “Metals” and for the special issue “Corrosion and Degradation Phenomena in Biomaterials” for the Journal “Materials”. Referee activity for scientific international Journals: Corrosion Science, Metals, Materials, International Journal of Materials Research, Construction and Building Materials, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance.


Research activity devoted to the study of corrosion and corrosion protection of metal alloys, mainly: corrosion protection of magnesium alloys with eco-friendly silane-based coatings, conversion coatings and corrosion inhibitors for industrial and historical alloys; coatings and smart coatings for bronze and gilded bronze in the field of cultural heritage; corrosion resistance of innovative biphasic stainless steels in aggressive environments; corrosion resistance of reinforcing bars in alkali-activated fly ash mortars; corrosion behaviour of SLM CoCrMo alloy in simulated body fluid.