Hybrid Materials Laboratory
Hybrid Materials Laboratory
The laboratory activities primarily include applied research and teaching in the field of science and technology of materials.

The research is focused on the development, characterization and study of the relationships between the production processes and the final characteristics of innovative materials of technological interest, which are studied in the framework of several research projects that the Laboratory leads in collaboration with companies and institutions both in Switzerland and abroad.

The Laboratory is also active in the formulation of polymer and ceramic matrix composites, as well as in the study of porous ceramic materials.

The main research activity concerns the study of new additive manufacturing approaches for the production of ceramic objects with high geometric complexity, using several classes of 3D printing techniques. These components are designed with advanced design methods, simulated through the use of numerical calculators, manufactured and finally experimentally characterized with the use of various equipment.