The Physical Metallurgy Laboratory (PML) of the Mechanical Engineering Department of School of Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) was established in 1974 offering high quality education and research in undergraduate and postgraduate level.
PML offers high quality education in graduate level, preparing the students in the following courses:
Winter Semester Cources
Spring Semester Courses
PML is a founding member of the Interdepartamental MSc Program on "Processes and Technology of Advanced Materials", which supports the following areas:
The Program aims at the education of young scientists on novel, advanced materials technologies and the development of interdisciplinary research activities on Materials Science.
PML participates in the Interdepartamental MSc Program on Studies on Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments in the directions of Properties and Corrosion Assessment of Metals.
PML is active in R&D programmes funded by the EU, National bodies, as well as directly from the industry.
PML offers services in the following fields:
The Corrosion Center supports research and educational activities, verifies and certifies the corrosion properties of materials and regulates the safety levels of novel commercial materials. It addresses Industries, Education Institutions, Research Institutes etc.
The Corrosion Center investigates the behavior of materials of interest under the following tests:
The experiments realized include:
The materials studied are:
The equipment of PML applied for the research activities is summarized below:
Solidification equipment, Melting furnaces, Heat treatment furnaces (controlled atmosphere), High temperature furnace, Directional solidification set-up, Welding machines – SMAW, GTAW (TIG), GMAW (MIG), Fluidized bed (CVD Reactors), Surface Impact tester, Corrosion equipment (Electrochemical corrosion, Atmospheric Salt Spray Corrosion, Erosion – Corrosion, High Temperature Oxidation, Hot Corrosion Testing, Stress corrosion cracking, Humidity chamber, Cyclic oxidation etc), Metallographic laboratory, Optical Microscopy- Image Analysis Software, SEM (Low Vacuum Mode) with in situ mechanical microtest, Wear equipment (Pin on Disc – High Temperature Erosion), Mechanical alloying, Blasting unit.
Nikolaos Michailidis, Professor Dr.-Eng.
Physical Metallurgy Laboratory
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering, Building D', 9th floor
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BOX: 490)
GR 54124 Thessaloniki
Tel.: +30 2310 995891
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