Sergio Lorenzi is associate professor at the University of Bergamo, School of Engineering – Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He receives the mechanical engineering degree in 2005 with an experimental thesis on the environmental assisted cracking of carbon steels. He obtained the doctoral degree in Mechatronics and Innovative Technologies in 2010. He works in the Material Science and Technology research group which operates in the field of corrosion and materials characterization. The main research topics are related to materials characterisation and corrosion assessment of traditional and innovative materials for the industrial field. He is in the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Functional Materials (Sage Pubblishing) and he is editorial board member of Buildings (MDPI Ag.). The scientific production account of more than 150 papers published in conference proceedings and journals, 83 SCOPUS referred documents, H index 21 and 1350 citations. He is co-author of 2 international patents.
The research pipelines are mainly related to the study of the relationship between microstructure and performances of materials. The main research fields are related to materials durability, corrosion assessment and corrosion mitigation and prevention as well as in the design and development of innovative cementitious materials. The group research activities are also devoted to the study of corrosion protection and prevention techniques such as cathodic protection design and numerical simulation of corrosion processes. Recent research activities are in the field of materials compatibility with hydrogen and additive manufactured materials qualification and characterisation.
The groups accounts of several collaborations with the main industries of the Italian panorama working in the field of infrastructures, transportation and energy.