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Miss Marialuisa Gentile (BSc, MEng, PhD) - personal details

Contact details

Role: Visitor

Tel: 0161 306-2352

Location: Pariser Building-C17
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Marialuisa Gentile joined the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering of the University of Manchester in the middle of 2011 as Research Associate in the Centre for Nuclear Energy Technology.

Marialuisa Gentiles research interests centre in the relationship between manufacturing techniques and the physical and chemical properties of materials. She has investigated the feasibility of silicon carbide (SiC) as alternative cladding materials in light water reactor (LWR) and as coating layer in Tristructural-isotropic (TRISO) nuclear fuel. The current research project involves the development of an innovative joining technique of SiC.

Joining of silicon carbide tubes is one practical issues associated with introducing SiC-based fuel cladding.

After completing a BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering Marialuisa obtained a PhD from the Corrosion and Protection Centre of the University of Manchester. After working as process engineer for few months, she started her post-doc in the department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering of the University of Manchester. Marialuisa is a member of the American Ceramics Society.