Chiara Bosi, Visiting Researcher

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
1 Cyclotron Road, MS 62-202
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: 510-486-4584


B.S.C: Engineering of Materials, University of Ferrara, Italy (score 110 out 110 cum laude)

High School Diploma: Math, Science, Italian, English (score 60 out 60)

Research Experience

Visiting Researcher (PhD student in Material Science): Mechanical properties of titanium alloys for biomedical applications, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. 2001

PhD student of Material Science at the Department of Metallurgy, University of Bologna;

Fatigue properties of advanced composite materials and aluminum alloys

Study of crack propagation mechanisms and of the effect of microstructure (ex.: matrix/reinforcement interface characteristics in composite materials) on fatigue properties (Prof. Gian Luca Garagnani, Prof. Roberto Tovo, University of Ferrara);

Tribology (tribological properties of aluminum matrix composites for the production of brake discs (in collaboration with Brembo, Italy): micro-scale abrasive wear);

Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Archaeometallurgy), at the Universities of Bologna and Ferrara Italy (Prof. Gian Luca Garagnani), in collaboration with ENEA (etruscan studies) and CNR. 1999-2001

Technical Skills

Scientific Instrumentation

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), AFM, X-ray Diffraction, Stylus and Optical profilometer, scratch tester, several wear testing instruments (including Micro scale abrasion test), mechanical testing (in particular fatigue testing).


Knowledge of Windows 95/98/NT/2000 with PC’s and Mac’s.

Experienced with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, CAD, CAM and other graphical and analytical software, in particular software for image analysis.

Use Internet daily as part of current job. Exposure to HTML and web page design.

Other Qualifications

Attended course on Structural Properties of Aluminum Alloys, AIM, Milano, February 2000.


Good English, written and spoken; Italian (native speaker); Latin.


Ritchie Group
Dept of MSME , UC Berkeley

Last updated 10/01