Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Matteo Seita

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF), School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
NRF Fellow, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

Asst Prof Matteo Seita

Dr. Matteo Seita is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Asian School of the Environment. He holds a Master’s Degree in Nanotechnology for Integrated Systems, which was jointly awarded by Politecnico di Torino, Grenoble INP (France), and EPFL (Switzerland). In 2012 he graduated from ETH Zürich with a PhD in Materials Science, which was focused on microstructure control of metal films through ion-irradiation. In 2013 he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT (USA) as a postdoctoral associate. At MIT, he collaborated with different professors on a number of fundamental and applied projects aimed at investigating structure-property relationships of grain boundaries in metallic materials. In October 2016 he started his appointment at NTU and In January 2018 he was awarded the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship, a $3 Million individual research grant for early career scientists.
Research Interests
Dr. Seita’s research is focused on the development of novel metallic materials with improved reliability and tailored properties using additive manufacturing technology. Areas of current interest are:

- Microstructure control during metal additive manufacturing;
- Development of novel additive manufacturing techniques;
- High-throughput characterization of polycrystalline metals;
- Grain boundary crystallography-property relationships;
- Environment-assisted failure of structural metals and metal alloys.
Current Projects
  • 3D printed carbon steel with locally optimized microstructures for Marine applications
  • Additive Manufacturing of Space-Grade, Lightweight Plasma Thruster Components of Complex Structures for Commercial Small Satellites
  • Additive microstructure engineering: a new technology for improving materials reliability
  • Assessing crystallographic information in metals via optical microscopy
  • Decoupling part geometry from microstructure in directed energy deposition technology: towards reliable 3D printing of metallic components
  • Direct Energy Deposition of Hard Facing Materials
  • Investigating the role of microstructure on microbially-induced corrosion of metals in different marine environments
  • Layerwise microstructure scanner: A new technology for online materials assessment in additive manufacturing
  • Nanoimprint Ultra-smooth Surface Texturing of Crystalline Bulk Metals
  • Unlocking the Secrets of Microbially Influenced Corrosion: From Detection to Control Mechanisms

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