Giovanna Galtieri, Professor of Instrumental Analysis and Materials Control at the Engineering Faculty of the eCampus University. She graduated in Materials Engineering (108/110) at the University of Messina in 2002 with a degree thesis entitled “Survey and study of the wear of inserts in ceramic materials and carbides coated with polycrystalline diamond in the turning of MMC”. She received her PhD in Chemistry and Materials Engineering from the University of Messina in 2014 with a doctoral thesis entitled “Design and optimization of hybrid joints with statistical and numerical methods”. Previously, she worked as Research and Development Manager at the technical office of the Aicon Yachts S.p.A. in Giammoro – Messina.

Her research concerns hybrid, mechanical and adhesive joints between different substrates, and coatings with nanocomposite materials (thermosetting resins and carbon nanotubes).


Main publications:

  1. Yousef S., Visco A. M., Galtieri G.,Nocita D., Espro C., “Wear behaviour of UHMWPE reinforced by carbon nanofiller and paraffin oil for joint replacement”, Materials Science & Engineering C 73 (2017) pp. 234-244 DOI:10.1016/j.msec.2016.11.088
  2. Di Bella G, Galtieri G., Borsellino C., “Three-Point Flexural Properties of Bonded Reinforcement Elements for Pleasure Craft Decks”, Applied Composites Materials (2017) pp.1-14 DOI 10.1007/s10443-017-9605-9
  3. V. Fiore, L. Calabrese, E. Proverbio, G. Galtieri, T. Scalici, V. M. Lo Presti, A. Valenza, “Pull-off adhesion of hybrid glass-steel adhesive joints in salt fog environment”, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (2016) pp. 1-18 ISSN: 0169-4243 (Print) 1568-5616 (Online) DOI: 10.1080/01694243.2016.1178018
  4. Calabrese L., Borsellino C., Galtieri G., Di Bella G, Proverbio E., “Durability of clinch-bonded steel / aluminium joints in salt spray environment” International Journal Advanced Manufacturing Technolgy (2016) DOI: 10.1007/s00170-016-8701-6
  5. A.M. Visco, L. Torrisi, G. Galtieri, C. Scolaro, “Effect of the filler amount on the optical absorption properties and the surface features of polymeric joints based on biomedical UHMWPE welded by a Nd:YAG laser”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, (2016) pp. 1-18, DOI: 10.1177/0892705716662515
  6. Samy Yousef, Visco A. M., Galtieri G., James Njuguna, “Flexural, impact, rheological and physical characterizations of POM reinforced by carbon nanotubes and paraffin oil” Polymers Advanced Technologies (2016) DOI: 10.1002/pat.3801
  7. Galtieri G., Visco A. M., Iannazzo D., Pistone A., Brancato V., “How the use of solvent affects the mechanical behavior of polyester resin / carbon nanotube nanocomposites” Journal of Composite Materials (2016) pp.1-10 DOI: 10.1177/0021998316665239
  8. Fiore V., Calabrese L., Di Bella G., Scalici T., Galtieri G., Valenza A., Proverbio E., “Effect of aging in salt spray conditions on flax and flax/basalt reinforced composites: wettability and dynamic mechanical properties” Composites Part B: Engineering Available online 3 March 2016 DOI:10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.02.057
  9. Visco A. M., Samy Yousef, Galtieri G., Nocita D., Pistone A., James Njuguna, “Thermal, Mechanical and Rheological Behaviors of Nanocomposites Based on UHMWPE/Paraffin Oil/Carbon Nanofiller Obtained by Using Different Dispersion Techniques” The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (2016) pp.1-12 DOI 10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x ISSN 1047-4838
  10. Samy Yousef, Visco A. M., Galtieri G., James Njuguna,“Wear Characterizations of POM reinforced with carbon nanotubes (POM/CNT) using the paraffin oil dispersion technique” The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 40 (2015) 478, pp.1-12 DOI: 10.1007/s11837-015-1674-3 ISSN: 1047-4838 (Print) 1543-1851 (Online)
  11. Calabrese L., Proverbio E., Galtieri G., Borsellino C., “Effect of corrosion degradation on failure mechanisms of aluminium/steel clinched joints ” Materials and Design – 2015 Vol.87 pp.473-481
  12. Calabrese L., Proverbio E., Di Bella G., Galtieri G., Borsellino C., “Assessment of ageing effect on the mechanical behavior of steel/aluminium self-piercing riveted joint” International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering – 2015 10:9 DOI: 10.1186/s40712-015-0034-y
  13. Visco A. M., Galtieri G., Torrisi L., Scolaro C. “Properties of single and double lap polymeric joints welded by a laser diode” International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, Vol. 20 (2015) 1-15 Online ISSN: 1563-5341 DOI: 10.1080/1023666X.2015.1035955
  14. Calabrese L., Proverbio E., Pollicino E., Galtieri G., Borsellino C. “Effect of galvanic corrosion on the durability of aluminium/steel self-piercing rivet joints” Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, – 2015, Vol.50 N°1 pp. 10-17 Online ISSN: 1743278214Y0000000168
  15. Calabrese L., Proverbio E., Di Bella G, Galtieri G., Borsellino C. “Failure behaviour of SPR joints after salt spray test” Engineering Structures 82 (2015) 33–43
  16. Di Bella G., Fiore V., Galtieri G, Pollicino E., Borsellino C., Valenza A., “Effects of natural fibres reinforcement in lime plasters (kenaf and sisal vs. Polypropylene)” Construction & Building Materials, 58 (2014) pp.159-165
  17. Di Bella G., Galtieri G, Pollicino E., Borsellino C., “Mechanical characterization of adhesive joints with dissimilar substrates for marine applications” International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesive – 2013 Vol.41 pp. 33-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2012.10.005
  18. G. Di Bella, G.Galtieri, E. Pollicino; C.Borsellino, Joining of GFRP in marine Applications, Advances in Materials Science Research” Vol.12 hardcover ISBN: 9781621000457, e-book ISBN: 9781621000914