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Date of birth

30 Maggio, 1960

Contact Details


Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino, Italy

Office Location

Politecnico di Torino, main building, I floor, Center for Computational Materials and Processes Multiphysics


39 011 090 4632


39 342 1451206


39 011 090 4632



Native Language



English, Japanese (basic)


Current Position

Associate professor of Metallurgical Engineering (ING-IND/21)
Politecnico di Torino – Department of Applied Science and Technology.

Committee member of the “Industrial Engineering” PhD Programme of Rome “Tor Vergata” University


Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering


Metallic Materials and Technology (English) – 5 CFU
Materials Selection and Design for Engineering – 5 CFU

Research Activities
  • Mechanical characterization of bulk conventional and nc metallic materials and composites by means of instrumented indentation test at nano- and macro- dimensional scales
  • Multiphysics modeling of materials behaviour and processes
  • Micro-macro modelling of thermomechanical materials behaviour
  • Morphological and mechanical characterization of nc Ni-Fe alloys
  • Research and development of high-energy density manufacturing processes.
  • Design and development of Integral numerical-experimental methodologies for the rapid setup of ultrafast processes
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Publications (last 5 years)

Publications (last 5 years)
  1. Pero, Renato, Maizza Giovanni, De Marco Frediano, De Fazio Pietro, Montanari Roberto, Ohmura Takahito (2019). Determination of the yield radius and yield stress in 2198-T3 aluminum alloy by means of the dual-scale instrumented indentation test. MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS, vol. 60, p. 1450-1456, ISSN: 1345-9678, doi: 10.2320/matertrans.MT-MD2019010
  2. Schiavi Alessandro, Origlia C., Germak Alessandro, Barbato Giulio, Maizza Giovanni, Genta Gianfranco, Cagliero Roberto, Coppola G. (2019). Indentation modulus at the macro-scale level measured by Brinell and Vickers indenters by using the primary hardness standard machine at INRiM. ACTA IMEKO, vol. 8, p. 3-12, ISSN: 0237-028X, doi: 10.21014/acta_imeko.v8i1.650
  3. Maizza, Giovanni, Eom H., Lee M., Yim T. H., Nakagawa E., Pero R., Ohmura T. (2019). Mechanical and fracture behaviour of the three-scale hierarchy structure in As-deposited and annealed nanocrystalline electrodeposited Ni–Fe alloys. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol. 54, p. 13378-13393, ISSN: 0022-2461, doi: 10.1007/s10853-019-03835-8
  4. Maizza, Giovanni, Pero, Renato, Richetta, Maria, Montanari, Roberto (2018). Continuous dynamic recrystallization (CDRX) model for aluminum alloys. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol. 53, p. 4563-4573, ISSN: 0022-2461, doi: 10.1007/s10853-017-1845-4
  5. Galizia, Pietro, Baldisserri, Carlo, Galassi, Carmen, Maizza, Giovanni, Anbinderis, Maksimas, Grigalaitis, Robertas, Banys, Juras (2018). Magneto-dielectric characterization of TiO2-CoFe2O4 derived ceramic composites. PROCESSING AND APPLICATION OF CERAMICS, vol. 12, p. 350-356, ISSN: 1820-6131, doi: 10.2298/PAC1804350G
  6. Maizza, Giovanni, Montanari R, Richetta M, Varone A, Kaciulis S, Mezzi A, Soltani P (2018). Surface phenomena during the early stage of liquid phase SPS of a mixture of coarse WC and Ni‐alloy particles.. SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, vol. X, p. 1-5, ISSN: 1096-9918, doi: 10.1002/sia.6418
  7.  Maizza, Giovanni, (2017). Contact Multiphysics: A New SPS Paradigm to Enhance Materials Fabrication by Design. JUNIPER ONLINE JOURNAL MATERIAL SCIENCE, vol. 3, p. 1-7, ISSN: 2575-856X, doi: 10.19080/JOJMS.2017.03.555615
  8. Galizia, Pietro, Cernea, Marin, Mihalache, Valentina, Diamandescu, Lucian, MAIZZA, Giovanni, Galassi, Carmen (2017). Easy batch-scale production of cobalt ferrite nanopowders by two-step milling: Structural and magnetic characterization. MATERIALS & DESIGN, ISSN: 0264-1275, doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.05.062
  9. Maizza, Giovanni, Mastrolillo, Gioacchino Dario, Grasso, Salvatore, Ning, Huanpo, Reece, Michael J. (2017). Peltier effect during spark plasma sintering (SPS) of thermoelectric materials. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol. 52, p. 10341-10352, ISSN: 0022-2461, doi: 10.1007/s10853-017-1188-1
  10. Galizia, Pietro, Maizza, Giovanni, Galassi, Carmen (2016). Heating rate dependence of anatase to rutile transformation. PROCESSING AND APPLICATION OF CERAMICS, vol. 10, p. 235-241, ISSN: 1820-6131, doi: 10.2298/PAC1604235G
  11. Galizia, Pietro, Gardini, Davide, Ortelli, Simona, Capiani, Claudio, Anbinderis, Maksimas, Grigalaitis, Robertas, MAIZZA, Giovanni, Galassi, Carmen (2016). Novel magnetodielectric cobalt ferrite–titania–silica ceramic composites with tunable dielectric properties. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, ISSN: 0272-8842, doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.07.095
  12. Maizza, Giovanni, Cagliero, Roberto, Iacobone, Alessandro, Montanari, R., Varone, A., Mezzi, A., Kaciulis, S. (2016). Study of steel-WC interface produced by solid-state capacitor discharge sinter-welding. SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, vol. 48, p. 538-542, ISSN: 0142-2421, doi: 10.1002/sia.5945
  13. Ning, Huanpo, Mastrorillo, Gioacchino Dario, Grasso, Salvatore, Du, Baoli, Mori, Takao, Hu, Chunfeng, Xu, Ya, Simpson, Kevin, MAIZZA, Giovanni, Reece, Michael J. (2015). Enhanced thermoelectric performance of porous magnesium tin silicide prepared using pressure-less spark plasma sintering. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. A, vol. 3, p. 17426-17432, ISSN: 2050-7488, doi: 10.1039/c5ta03473f
  14. Cagliero, Roberto, Barbato, Giulio, Maizza Giovanni, Genta, Gianfranco (2015). Measurement of elastic modulus by instrumented indentation in the macro-range: Uncertainty evaluation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCES, vol. 101-102, p. 161-169, ISSN: 0020-7403, doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2015.07.030
  15. Di Napoli, Paolo, Cagliero, Roberto, Maizza, Giovanni (2015). Micro-Macro Analysis of Capacitor Discharge Sintering in Copper-Diamond Bead. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol. 98, p. 3538-3546, ISSN: 0002-7820, doi: 10.1111/jace.13660