Dr. Elisa Torresani

Office: EIS 216

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (619) 594-3599

M/C: 1323

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Dr. Amneet Bhalla
Ph.D., University of Trento (Italy)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Processing of Powder Materials, Field Assisted Sintering, Sintering-Assisted Additive Manufacturing, Numerical and Experimental Methods in Materials Science


Dr. Elisa Torresani received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Trento (Italy) in 2016. In 2017, she started her postdoctoral research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University, where she also taught a graduate level class on Mechanics of Sintering. Dr. Torresani’s research is focused on understanding the fundamentals of sintering and developing con-stitutive models of sintering which enable the prediction of the macroscopic and microscopic behavior of po-rous bodies (shape distortion, density distribution, grain growth, etc.) Her current research emphasizes the coupling of experimental and theoretical investigations for a better understanding of the chemical and physi-cal phenomena that drive and influence sintering-assisted additive manufacturing and field-assisted sinter-ing processes. She has authored 19 refereed journal publications and a patent. One of her papers recently published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A has been nominated for the Henry Marion Howe Medal of ASM International, awarded to the author of the paper of highest merit published in 2019. Her post-doctoral work on the liquid phase sintering in microgravity has been supported by NASA. She is affiliated with “Society of Women Engineers”, “The American Ceramic Society”, “The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society” (TMS) and “American Powder Metallurgy Institute”.