34rd Cycle Research Projects

Email
mayssa.elyazidi@unipd.it

Phone
+39 049 827 6836

Background
A Planetary geologist, received a PhD fellowship in Space Science, Technologies and Measurement (CISAS).  

Research project
Her interest focuses on the study of the surface features in Noctis Labyrinthus (Mars) through the analysis of the relationship between faults systems and Pit chains to understand the origin of the complex branched networks of canyons in the same area. This analysis is conducted using different orthoimages derived from HRSC (Onboard Mars Express), CTX(Onboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter), CaSSIS(Onboard ExoMars/TGO) and DTMs.  As an additional part of her PhD work, Mayssa also studies the tectonic features in some areas of interest in Eminescu-H9 quadrangle of Mercury, using different basemaps derived from Mercury Messanger MDIS to develop MorphoStratigraphic and ChronoStratigraphic maps.

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Email
greta.ongaro@phd.unipd.it

Website
Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Z7KsoiEAAAAJ&hl=it&oi=ao  
Mendeley profile: https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/greta-ongaro/  
ORCIDiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7655-4614  
ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Greta_Ongaro2      

Background
Greta Ongaro is an aerospace engineer and a PhD Student in Space Sciences, Technologies and Measurements at the Center of Studies and Activities for Space “G. Colombo” (CISAS) of Padova (Italy). She graduated in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Padova with a master thesis concerning the “Conceptual Design of a Solar Powered Motor-glider", whereas her bachelor thesis addressed the study of “Deorbiting Strategies for Miniature Satellites”.

Research project
Greta Ongaro is currently taking part to a research project focused on the detection of damages in aeronautics and aerospace structures. In particular, she is studying and implementing coupled numerical methods for the analysis of static and dynamic crack propagation and developing multiscale numerical approaches for the mechanical characterization of nanocomposite materials, under the supervision of Prof. Ugo Galvanetto and Prof. Mirco Zaccariotto.  The main aims of the research project are the following:
I.  Study of Finite Element Method (FEM)-Peridynamic (PD) coupling strategies for static and dynamic crack propagation analyses;
II.  Improvement of the in-house FEM-PD coupling software: study of tools for FEM analysis and writing of subroutines to insert PD codes into commercial software, providing them with the capability to simulate damage initiation and crack propagation phenomena;
III.  Development of reliable simulations of wave propagation in the presence of cracks;
IV. Development of a full PD multiscale framework for the prediction and characterization of the mechanical properties of nanocomposite structures;
V.  Validation of numerical simulations through experimental activities.

 

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Email
erica.scantamburlo@phd.unipd.it    

Phone
+39 049 827 1264

Office
Dipartimento di Matematica "Tullio Levi-Civita" (Room 720), Via Trieste 63, 35121, Padova, Italy    

Website
1) Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Erica_Scantamburlo
2) LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/erica-scantamburlo    

Background
Education: Master degree in Mathematical Engineering (LM-44), University of Padova (April, 2018); Bachelor degree in Physics (L-30), University of Padova (December, 2015)

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Email
gloria.tognon.1@phd.unipd.it    

Phone
+39 049 827 6839    

Office
Room 14, Center of Studies and Activities for Space “G. Colombo”, via Venezia 15, 35131 Padova

Website
https://cisas.unipd.it

Background
Gloria Tognon is a geologist and a PhD student in Space Sciences, Technologies and Measurements at CISAS - Center of Studies and Activities for Space “G.Colombo”ofPadova.  She graduated in Geology and Technical Geology at the University of Padova with a master thesis on the "Color variegation and inner stratified structure of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko", whereas her bachelor thesis concerned the study of the content of "Sulfur in clinopyroxenes of Martian Nakhlites".

Research project
She is interested in planetary geology and therefore she is now taking on a research project for the planetary mapping at different scales of atmosphereless planetary bodies, focused on Mercury and the Moon, under the supervision of Prof. MatteoMassironi and Prof. GiampieroNaletto. In particular, she is performing a geological mapping of Eminescu H9 quadrangle on Mercury and a geological analysis of a possible lunar landing site suitable for rover exploration.   

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