Andrea Testino

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Dr. Andrea Testino received his master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry (2000) and PhD in Material Science (2004) from the University of Genoa (Italy). He did post-doctoral studies at EPFL (CH), University College London (UK), and University of Milan (Italy) working on ceramic nanoparticles synthesis and characterization. In 2007 he joined the company TDK-EPC in Austria as Senior Development Engineer working in the Ceramic Components Division on Innovative Themes. In 2011 he joined the Paul Scherrer Institut, establishing the Advanced Nanopowders Synthesis Laboratory. The actual activity is devoted to the continuous synthesis of nanoparticles for catalytic, optical, and biomedical applications. A parallel research activity is focused on the study of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of inorganic materials by means of mathematical models. In addition, a laboratory for synthesis, processing, and characterization of ceramic materials has been established under his leadership. This laboratory is mainly focused on projects with industrial partners. His scientific activity is summarized in about 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications, more than 3300 citations, and about 14  patents, some of them worldwide granted.

Office:  MXG 241
EPFL > STI > STI-SMX > SMX-ENS

Office:  MXF 110
Office:  MXG 241
EPFL > VPA-AVP-PGE > AVP-PGE-EDOC > EDMX-ENS

EPFL STI IMX-GE
MXF 110 (Bâtiment MXF)
Station 12
1015 Lausanne

Office:  MXF 110
Office:  MXG 241
EPFL > STI > IMX > IMX-GE

Office:  MXG 241
EPFL > ENAC > IIE > GR-LUD

Web site:  Web site:  https://www.psi.ch/cpm

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Fields of expertise

Nanomaterial synthesis Nanomaterial characterization Thermodynamic - Kinetic modeling

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Teaching

Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Programs

Courses

Ceramic and colloidal processing

The course covers the production of ceramics and colloids from the basic scientific concepts and theories needed to understand the forming processes to the mechanisms and methods of sintering (firing) ceramics. Including the scientific principles behind the formation of colloidal dispersions.

Powder Diffraction School - Modern Syncrotron Methods

Modern synchrotron-radiation methods not only provide data of exceptional quality, but have allowed previously inaccessible experiments to be performed. The school will give a broad overview of all possibilities using synchrotron radiation, including hands-on practicals.