Luca Valentini

 

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Contacts

Tel: +39 049 827 9831

Fax: +39 049 827 9134

Email: luca.valentini[at]unipd.it

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Education and Academic career

1999-2004 B.Sc. Geology – Università di Perugia (score: 110/110 cum laude)

2004-2005 Junior research fellow – Università di Perugia

2006-2009 PhD Earth Sciences – National University of Ireland Galway

2009-2015 Post-Doc fellow – Dept. of Geosciences, Università di Padova

Current Position:
Assistant Professor – Dept. of Geosciences, Università di Padova

 

Awards

2010 SIMP (Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology) award for best PhD thesis of mineralogical/petrological subject

 

Lectures 2019

Crystal Chemistry of Industrial Materials

Introduction to industrial minerals 1

Introduction to industrial minerals 2

Dissolution

Rheology 

Practical 1 

 Hardened state: precipitation, microstructure, mechanical properties

Practical 2

3D Printing - part I

3D Printing - part II

Introduction to sustainable building materials

Sustainable cements - part I

Sustainable cements - part II  

 


 


Software

RieCalc: Quantitative phase analysis of hydrating cement pastes

RieCalc calculates rescaled phase fractions (including amorphous phases) and theoretical heat curves for a hydrating
cement system having a number n of crystalline phases, by means of a simple graphical user interface, using Rietveld refined X-ray diffraction data as input

 

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Recent publications

 

Pilehvar, S., Szczotok, A.M., Rodriguez, J.F., Valentini, L., Lanzon, M., Pamies, R., Kjoniksen, A.L. (2019) 

Effect of freeze-thaw cycles on the mechanical behavior of geopolymer concrete and Portland cement concrete containing micro-encapsulated phase change materials

Construction and Building Materials 200, 94-103.

 

Valentini, L. (2018)

Modeling Dissolution–Precipitation Kinetics of Alkali-Activated Metakaolin 

ACS Omega 3, 18100 - 18108 .

 

Valentini, L., Ferrari, G., Russo, V., Stefancic, M., Zalar, V., Artioli, G. (2018)

Use of nanocomposites as permeability reducing admixtures

Journal of the American Ceramic Society 101, 4275-4284. 

  

 Secco, M., Valentini, L., Addis, A.  (2018)

Ancient and Modern Binders: Naturally Nanostructured Materials

Book chapter in: Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials for Diagnostic, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

 

Valentini L., Contessi, S., Dalconi, M.C., Zorzi, F., Garbin, E. (2018)

Alkali-activated calcined smectite clay blended with waste calcium carbonate as a low-carbon binder

Journal of Cleaner Production 184, 41-49.

 

 


 


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