Marco Sebastiani

Marco Sebastiani

Marco Sebastiani

Assistant Professor of Materials Science at University "Roma Tre"

Marco Sebastiani received a Ph.D. in mechanical and industrial engineering in 2008 from Roma TRE University, working on the development of novel nanostructured and multilayered coatings for advanced mechanical applications.

He is currently a tenured assistant professor of Materials Science at “Roma TRE” university, where he is also a lecturer of materials science and technology for aeronautical engineering.

Currently, his major research efforts are in the fields of surface engineering, micro-device development, thin films and small-scale mechanical behavior, with specific focus on:

– Micron-scale residual stress analysis by a focused ion beam (FIB) approach.
– Nano-mechanical characterization of advanced materials and devices by the use of nanoindentation testing
– Nanostructured thin film modeling and production by Physical vapor Deposition (PVD) processes.

He is editor of the international peer reviewed journal Materials & Design (IF 3.997), reviewer for a wide range of international journals, and participant in European and national R&D project (among which, the role of coordinator of the FP7 large collaborative project iSTRESS,

Since 2014, he is actively involved in the most important European actions for promoting the access to advanced materials characterization tools for the manufacturing industry. In particular, he is member of the Operational Management Board at the European Materials Characterization Council (EMCC).

His main research activities are focused on the development of novel thin film technologies and characterization methodologies for micro and nano-mechanical testing in advanced materials. He is co-author of more than 70 papers on ISI journals, with over 800 citations and an h-index of 15 (link).

Read more about Marco and his work here.

Abstract Title: The role of advanced characterisation for nano-manufacturing: coordination in Europe through the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC)

Abstract: Material driven product innovations in industry call for the optimization of product performance and reliability; this optimization requires advanced materials modelling and testing in order to gain detailed knowledge of the interplay between the structure and microstructure of materials, their properties, and the manufacturing processes. Materials characterization, therefore, is a fundamental driver of innovation in European industry. In practice, however, stakeholders requiring characterisation expertise and resources have only limited and difficult access to relevant infrastructure, sophisticated techniques, and specialised skill-sets.
The European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) faces this main limitation by proposing and elaborating strategic actions in characterisation of materials that are necessary to spur and support industrial exploitation of innovative materials in Europe.
In this presentation, the structure, mission and objectives of the EMCC will be described, giving an overview of the roles and activities of different working groups, reporting the involvement of companies and SMEs and giving relevant information on future actions of the council. Then, the 2017 EMCC roadmap for material characterisation will be presented for the first time, describing and discussing the key actions that are expected to address the needs of a broad set of stakeholders in the field of materials characterisation and the nano-manufacturing industry.


and of WORKSHOP 2: Developing an industry-driven roadmap for materials characterisation in Europe