Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)


General description of the institution

POLITECNICO DI TORINO represents a leading public university in Italy and Europe in technical-scientific teaching, research and technological transfer. Politecnico di Torino is part of some of the major European interuniversity networks, such as CESAER, CLUSTER, E.C.I.U, EUA, and CMU. POLITO can count on a great experience both in scientific projects and administrative management and is involved as coordinator and partner in several EU projects promoting the development of innovative doctoral programmes involving both academia and enterprise. The European Commission awarded the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo to Politecnico di Torino, remarking the strong commitment in the implementation of the principles of the Charter and Code aimed at creating a high quality academic environment where researchers and students from all over the world can study, work and collaborate on innovative and challenging projects.

GLANCE (Glasses, Ceramics and Composites) is a research group at the Department of Applied Science and Technology of Politecnico di Torino. GLANCE develops and tests custom joints, new joining technologies, joints for extreme applications and energy conversion (solar, solid oxide cells and nuclear applications); Protective coatings and sealant materials. GLANCE is part of JTECH@ POLITO (Advanced Joining Technologies at Politecnico di Torino) – an inter-departmental, multi-disciplinary research centre recently funded by the Politecnico di Torino to provide advanced expertise and technology transfer on joining of materials, on joining technologies and characterisation techniques. http://www.composites.polito.it

  • Work Package 7 Lead
  • Design, develop and testing of sealing and joining processes for the battery systems
  • Solid electrolyte cells: Improving the glass-sealing process
  • All-liquid cell: Ceramic/metal joints, Na corrosion resistant glass-ceramics and brazing alloys
Key Persons

Prof. Federico Smeacetto: SOLSTICE Principal Investigator; Expertise in design and development of glass and ceramics for energy conversion and storage; Supervision of PhD students

Prof. Milena Salvo: WP7 Leader; Expertise is in advanced ceramics and composites for energy production, joining and coating for high-temperature applications; Supervision of PhD students

Prof. Monica Ferraris: Head of the GLANCE group; Expertise in joining of glasses, ceramics and composites for energy conversion

Prof. Valentina Casalegno: Expertise in brazing alloys and joining of ceramic matrix composites

Dr. Fabiana D’Isanto: Post-doctoral researcher; Experimental investigation of the solid electrolyte cell and all-liquid cell

Ing. Andrea Baggio: PhD student; Experimental investigation for improving the glass-sealing process and design of ceramic/metal joints