Lucia Lattanzi



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Lucia's research interests are the performance and production of Al-based alloys and their composites. Her research currently focuses on cast Al-Si alloys and their reinforcement with SiC particles to obtain metal matrix composites (MMCs).

Current research project

  • ProForAl - Properties and formability of Al-SiCp MMCs. Funded by The Knowledge Foundation (Prospekt, KK-Stiftelsen).
  • MaReAl - Manufacturing of Al-MMC brake discs from recycled Al-Si alloys. Funded by Vinnova (Metalliska Material).


Lucia holds Bachelor (2014) and Master (2016) degrees in Materials Engineering from the University of Padua (Padua, Italy), with thesis projects developed within the Metallurgy research group.

In April 2020 she received her PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy). Her thesis project focused on the influence of alloying elements and melt treatments on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the Al-7Si-Mg cast alloys.
The activities were in collaboration with the Mazzucconi Foundries (Ponte San Pietro, Italy) and the Department of Materials and Manufacturing at the Jönköping University (Jönköping, Sweden), where she spent six months as a visiting PhD student.

In 2020 she got a research fellowship within the RIMMEL project, with a focus on the mechanical and microstructure characterization of additively manufactured Al-10Si alloys after thermal exposure.

In February 2021 she joined the Department of Materials and Manufacturing at the Jönköping School of Engineering as a postdoc researcher. She is the project leader of the ProForAl project (Prospekt, KK-Stiftelsen) and the MaReAl project (Vinnova), which focus on Al-Si based metal matrix composites.


Du, A., Lattanzi, L., Jarfors, A., Zheng, J., Wang, K., Yu, G. (2023). Role of matrix alloy, reinforcement size and fraction in the sliding wear behaviour of Al-SiCp MMCs against brake pad material Wear, 530-531. More information
Du, A., Lattanzi, L., Jarfors, A., Zhou, J., Zheng, J., Wang, K., Yu, G. (2022). The Influence of Ce, La, and SiC Particles Addition on the Formability of an Al-Si-Cu-Mg-Fe SiCp-MMC Materials, 15(11). More information
Lattanzi, L., Merlin, M., Fortini, A., Morri, A., Garagnani, G. (2022). Effect of Thermal Exposure Simulating Vapor Deposition on the Impact Behavior of Additively Manufactured AlSi10Mg Alloy Journal of materials engineering and performance (Print), 31, 2859-2869. More information
Lattanzi, L., Etienne, A., Li, Z., Chandrashekar, G., Gonapati, S., Awe, S., Jarfors, A. (2022). The effect of Ni and Zr additions on hardness, elastic modulus and wear performance of Al-SiCp composite Tribology International, 169. More information
Lattanzi, L., Etienne, A., Li, Z., Manjunath, T., Nixon, N., Jarfors, A., Awe, S. (2022). The influence of Ni and Zr additions on the hot compression properties of Al-SiCp composites Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 905. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Lattanzi, L., Bonora, F., Fortini, A., Merlin, M., Zanella, C. (2021). The effect of co-deposition of sic sub-micron particles and heat treatment on wear behaviour of ni–p coatings Coatings, 11(2), 1-16. More information
Du, A., Lattanzi, L., Jarfors, A., Zheng, J., Wang, K., Yu, G. (2021). On the hardness and elastic modulus of phases in SiC-reinforced Al composite: Role of La and Ce addition Materials, 14(21). More information
Bogdanoff, T., Lattanzi, L., Merlin, M., Ghassemali, E., Jarfors, A., Seifeddine, S. (2021). The complex interaction between microstructural features and crack evolution during cyclic testing in heat-treated Al–Si–Mg–Cu cast alloys Materials Science & Engineering: A, 825. More information
Bogdanoff, T., Lattanzi, L., Merlin, M., Ghassemali, E., Seifeddine, S. (2020). The influence of copper addition on crack initiation and propagation in an Al–Si–Mg alloy during cyclic testing Materialia, 12. More information
Lattanzi, L. Giovanni, M. Giovagnoli, M. Fortini, A. Merlin, M. Casari, D. , ... Garagnani G. (2018). Room temperature mechanical properties of A356 alloy with Ni additions from 0.5 Wt to 2 Wt% Metals, 8(4). More information

Book chapter

Li, Z., Tan, H., Lattanzi, L., Jarfors, A., Jansson, P. (2023). On the Possibility of Replacing Scheil-Gulliver Modeling with Machine Learning and Neural Network Models. In: A. Pola, M. Tocci and A. Rassili (Ed.), Solid State Phenomena (pp. 157 -163). More information

Conference paper

Li, Z., Tan, H., Jarfors, A., Lattanzi, L., Jansson, P. (2023). Enhancing Rheocasting Process Control with AI-based Systems. The 35th Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS'23) annual workshop. More information
Windmark, C., Lattanzi, L., Månberger, A., Jarfors, A. (2022). Investigation on resource-efficient aluminium recycling – A state of the art review. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022. More information
Lattanzi, L., Fabrizi, A., Fortini, A., Merlin, M., Timelli, G. (2017). Effects of microstructure and casting defects on the fatigue behavior of the high-pressure die-cast AlSi9Cu3(Fe) alloy. 3rd International Symposium on Fatigue Design and Material Defects, FDMD 2017, 19-22 September 2017, Lecco, Italy. More information