Mattia Biesuz is currently an assistant professor of materials science and technology at the University of Trento (Italy) where he also got a Ph.D. in “Materials, Mechatronics, and Systems Engineering” in 2017 with a thesis focused on flash sintering of alumina and alumina-based ceramics.
In the past years, he carried out extensive research activities in the field of ceramics and glass processing as a post-doctoral researcher at the Queen Mary University of London (UK, 2019), Czech Science Foundation (Czech Republic, 2021) and Southwest Jiaotong University (PR China, 2018).
His research has focused mostly on the fundamental science and technology of sintering, including non-conventional firing techniques like flash sintering, cold sintering, ultrafast high-temperature sintering, and spark-plasma sintering. Other research interests include high entropy oxides and carbides, ion exchange and chemical strengthening of glasses (including field-assisted ion exchange), and polymer-derived ceramics (including porous architectures).
He has published 90+ scientific papers in international journals and serves as associate editor in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and Materials. He is a member of the European Ceramic Society, American Ceramic Society, and Materials Research Society (MRS). He won the 2022 Post-doctoral award issued by MRS for his fundamental studies in the field of field-assisted sintering of ceramics. He also won the Pfeil Award from IOM3 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK) and the Best Paper Award in the Journal of the Asian Ceramics Society.
His current interests embrace the understanding of the sintering process under non-conventional heating conditions and the nano-structure of polymer-derived ceramics.