Stefano P. Trasatti

Assistant Professor of Applied Physical Chemistry at DC UNIMI

Expertise:  corrosion, metallurgy, corrosion monitoring and control, organic coatings

PROFILE S.P.Trasatti is presently an Assistant Professor in the Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry Department of the University of Milan. He received a PhD in Industrial Chemistry in 1995. In the same year he was awarded the Oronzio De Nora prize in the field of electrochemistry. He worked in private companies from 1996 to 2002, where he was responsible for surface treatments (Henkel Surface Technologies) and material testing (Centro Sviluppo Materiali). He is the author of about 40 peer-reviewed papers, 60 conference proceedings, 50 technical papers and one patent in the field of metallic corrosion. His research interests include active-passive alloys, corrosion monitoring and control, protective coatings as well as the use of artificial intelligence systems in the study of corrosion. S.P.Trasatti has been responsible for many research project committed by private companies. EDUCATION 11/2002 Professor Assistant in the Corrosion and Metal Protection Laboratory, Dept. of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Milan. Responsible of the Corrosion and Metal Protection Laboratory.10/1995 Ph.D. studies (dissertation) in the Dept. of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Milan with a graduate fellowship of the Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica. Title of the Ph.D. thesis: “Crevice corrosion as the initiation step for localized corrosion of stainless steel in chloride containing cooling systems”. 07/1991 Laurea in Industrial Chemistry, Summa cum laude, in the Dept. of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Milan. Title of the thesis: “Influence of the hydrodynamic conditions on stainless steel corrosion in heat exchangers”. HONORS AND AWARDS 06/1995 Award “Dr. Ing. Oronzio de Nora” of the DeNora S.p.A., Milan, Italy.  MEMBERSHIPS • President of the NACE Milano Italy Section of the NACE International (from 6/2012)• Elected member of the Board of Administrator (BOA) of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) (2008/2010 – 2011/2013) • Elected member of the Research Committee of the NACE International (USA) (from 2008)• Italian Delegate of the WP15 “Corrosion in the Refinery Industry” of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC)• Member of the Study Group on Corrosion of the Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia. PRINCIPAL ACHIEVEMENTS • Organizer (chair) of the “2nd Workshop on Corrosion Modeling to Enable Corrosion Informed Material Selection to Life Prediction – CMLP2010” – 18-20 June 2010 – Villa Pamphili, Rome Italy. • Organizer (chair) of the NACE Italy Section-EFC WP15 Joint Meeting “Corrosion in the refinery industry: where are we going?” – 31 March 2006 – Venezia Tecnologie, Marghera Venezia, Italy • Organizer (chair) of the “First Workshop on Corrosion Modeling to Enable Corrosion Informed Material Selection to Life Prediction” – 29-31 July 2006 – Cernobbio Como Lake (Como) Italy. PATENTS Process for electrolytic pickling using nitric acid-free solutions – US Patent 6565735 Issued on May 20, 2003, No. 786848 filed on 2001-07-13.



1). E. Guerrini, P. Cristiani, S.P. Trasatti, Relation of anodic and cathodic performance to pH variations in membraneless microbial fuel cells, Int. J. of Hydr. En., 38(1) (2013) 354.

2). E. Volpi, M. Trueba, S.P. Trasatti, Electrochemical investigation of conformational rearrangements of polypyrrole deposited on Al alloys, Progress in Organic Coatings, 74(2) (2012) 376.

3). D.O. Flamini, M. Trueba, S.P. Trasatti, Aniline-based silane as a primer for corrosion inhibition of aluminium, Progress in Organic Coatings, 74(2) 2012 302.

4). A. Mandelli,M.  Bestetti, A. Da Forno, N. Lecis, S.P. Trasatti, M. Trueba, A composite coating for corrosion protection of AM60B magnesium alloy, Surface and Coatings Technology, 205(19) (2011) 4459.

5). M. Rizzi, M. Trueba, S.P. Trasatti, Polypyrrole films on Al alloys: The role of structural changes on protection performance, Synthetic Metals, 161(1-2) (2011) 23.

6). D. Gastaldi, V. Sassi, L. Petrini, M. Vedani, S.P. Trasatti, F. Migliavacca, Continuum damage model for bioresorbable magnesium alloy devices – Application to coronary stents, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 4 (3) (2011) 352.

7). M. Trueba, S.P. Trasatti, Study of Al alloy corrosion in neutral NaCl by the pitting scan technique, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 121(3) (2010) 523.

8). M. Trueba, S.P. Trasatti,  Characterization and corrosion performance of poly(pyrrole-siloxane) films on commercial Al alloys,  J. of Appl. Electrochem., 39 (2009) 2061.

9). A.J. Invernizzi, E. Sivieri, S.P. Trasatti, Corrosion behaviour of Duplex stainless steels in organic acid aqueous solutions, 2008, Materials Science and Engineering A, 485 (1-2) (2008) 234.