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Advances in Nanotechnology -Improvement of the fatigue behaviour of Al MMC;-Girolamo Costanza


Associate Professor of Metallurgy,
University of Rome Tor Vergata,
Industrial Engineering Department.

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Girolamo Costanza



Research Interests:

1) Improvement of the fatigue behaviour of Al MMC;
2) Effect of fluidized bed treatment on surface and mechanical properties of metals;
3) Production and characterization morphological and mechanical of metal foams (Al, Ag, Fe, Pb);
4) Shape memory alloys employed as sensors or sensors/actuators;
5) Pressure assisted solidification for high performance Al components;
6) Mirostructural study of cfc materials under small scale expplosion;
7) Superplasticity in PbSn Alloy;
8) Structures of liquid metals and percursor phenomena during melting and solidification;
9) Structural materials to be employed in the future fusion reactors;
10) Mechanical and microstructural analysis of welded joints with different joining techniques (TIG, Laser, FSW, Explosion).


  • Dr. Girolamo Costanza was born in Catania (Italy) on 13 feb. 1973, Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rome Tor Vergata on 14 May 1997 (97/100). Thesis: “Studio di leghe a memoria di forma CuAlNi” in italian
  • Prof. Costanza has been referee for the following international journal: Composites Science and Technology; International Journal of Material and Product Technology; International Journal of Fatigue; International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering; Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 
  • Since 2002 he is member of the PhD of Industrial Engineering 


  • R. Montanari, G. Costanza, “XRD investigation on indium melting”, Convegno SIMAI 2000, Ischia, Giugno 2000, p. 420-423. 
  • R. Montanari and G. Costanza, “XRD investigation on structural aspects of indium melting”, Proc. of the 1st Symposium on Microgravity Research and Applications in Physical Sciences and Biotechnology, Sorrento, Settembre 2000, p. 417-424. 
  • G. Costanza, R. Montanari, A. Sili, “Comportamento a fatica di compositi a matrice in lega di Al con rivestimento superficiale in Ti”, Atti del 28° Convegno Nazionale AIM, Milano, Novembre 2000, p. 231-237. 
  • R. Montanari, A. Sili and G. Costanza, “Al 6061/20% SiCp composite: improvement of fatigue behaviour by Ti coatings”, Composites Science and Technology, 61 (2001) 2047-2054. 
  • R. Montanari, G. Costanza, E. Evangelista, “XRD investigation on liquid metals during phase transformations”, Microgravity and Space Station Utilization, vol. 2 (2001) p. 49. 
  • A. Angelaccio, G. Costanza, F. Gauzzi, R. Montanari, M.E. Tata, R. Volterri, “Applications of Scanning Tunneling microscopy to the study of materials”, Atti del Congresso Euromat, Rimini giugno 2001. 
  • R. Montanari e G. Costanza, “Problematiche metallurgiche e microgravità”, Atti del Convegno Cnr Materiali per lo spazio: sintesi, metodologie, tecnologie. Bonassola  giugno 2001, p. 233248. 
  • R. Montanari e G. Costanza, “Comportamento a fatica di compositi a matrice metallica”, Atti del Convegno del Progetto finalizzato MSTA II, Roma novembre 2001, vol. 1 p. 143-147. 
  • G. Costanza, R. Montanari and A. Sili, “Fatigue behaviour of Ti sputtered Al composites”, IJMPT vol. 17 nos 3/4 (2002) 214-227. 
  • P. Gondi, R. Montanari and G. Costanza, “X-RAY characterization of indium melting”, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 29 No 4 (2002) 521-525.