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Ms Elisa Zanchi (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy) finishes her KMM VIN fellowship in Erlangen

Ms Elisa Zanchi, PhD student at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, has completed her stay at the FAU Institute of Biomaterials, hosted by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini. Elisa was recipient of a fellowship of the EUROPEAN VIRTUAL INSTITUTE ON KNOWLEDGE-BASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS (KMM-VIN). She carried out a complete experimental study investigating the optimal processing parameters for electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of novel spinel coatings on metallic substrates, aiming at manufacturing robust layers on interconnects for application in solid oxide cells (SOCs). This project is part of a long standing collaboration [1] between DISAT (GLANCE group, head: Prof. Monica Ferraris) at Polytechnic of Turin, the FAU Institute of Biomaterials and other research partners in Europe on the application of EPD in the field of SOCs technology, coordinated by Prof. Federico Smeacetto in Turin, with Prof. Boccaccini leading the Erlangen contribution.

[1] E. Zanchi, et al., Electrophoretic co-deposition of Fe2O3 and Mn1.5Co1.5O4: Processing and oxidation performance of Fe-doped Mn-Co coatings for solid oxide cell interconnects, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 39 (2019) 3768–3777.