Dr. Eleonora Santecchia is INSTM Researcher in the European Project DREAM H2020 “Driving up Reliability and Efficiency of Additive Manufacturing”. Her research is focused on metal additive manufacturing and, in particular, on the microstructural characterization of raw powder feedstock and of manufactured samples.
She got a Master Degree (cum laude) in Thermomechanical Engineering at the Marche Polytechnic University (Ancona, Italy) in 2010, and obtained her Ph.D. in Materials, Waters and Soils Engineering on March 2014 (Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy). She recently accomplished a two years Postdoc (May 2014 – June 2016) at Qatar University in Doha (Qatar) working on the Project NPRP 5-423-2-167 “Advanced ultra-hard nanostructured coatings for innovative applications in mechanical and chemical industries”. Dr. Santecchia is experienced in microstructural characterization and she has hands-on experience on equipment such as scanning electron microscopes and x-ray diffractometers. She is also working on samples preparation for transmission and scanning electron microscopy. During her experience as a Postdoc at Qatar University, she developed hands-on experience on various tribometers.