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Antonio Licciulli


Antonio Licciulli
Department of Innovation Engineering
Universitā di Lecce
Via per Arnesano
73100 Lecce, Italy


Hi!  this is a preliminary home page for ceramic science and technology academic course held in Materials engineering faculty of Lecce University.

It is aimed to help student providing them practical information (time table, exams date, events calendar, course program). In addition a number of facilities are available mainly listed in the navigation bar: 

 Antonio Licciulli




I thank all the people who contributed to the site. In particular most of the monographs were produced by the student and experts attending the course in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. Thank are due to Giorgio Wiercinski  (lecturer), Daniela Diso (PHD), Francesca Lionetto, Carola Concione (PHD students), Ing. Andrea Bianco, Angelo Di Viesto, Antonio Chiechi, Barbara Manisi, Daniela Lisi, Fania Palano, Francesco Madaro, Giancarlo Potenza, Marcello Cino, Massimo Tommasi, Mirko Manca, Pietro Palmisano, Roberto Bianco, Samanta Chiozzi, Sergio Paiano, Andrea Luperto, Marco Pellegrino (students year 2002). Dr. A. Licciulli is indebted with Ing. Tiziana Montanaro for  her technical aid and kind patience. 

Finally Prof. Alfonso Maffezzoli is acknowledged for conceiving the new academic course and for supporting me as its lecturer.

Antonio Licciulli



>THis web site has been created by Dr. Antonio Licciulli editor and webmaster.

All images and texts are copyrighted to their various sources, if an infringement occurs, please contact me and I will remove the offending image or text. 

This site is protected by the international laws on copyright 



Rapid prototyping  

Combyning laser sterolitography with other new and old fashioned processe (lost wax) the Innovation Engineering department is is studying several fabbrication processes

Picture:Refractory mold for non ferrous metal casting.

Your prototype within 24 hours

The Innovation department can produce prototype made of different materials: polymers, ceramic, non ferrous metal. Don't hesitate dto ask for more information 

Il responsabile del servizio č Francesco Montagna, quotation and informazione request:  tel. 0832 297267   fax 0832 297525

Advanced research on advanced ceramics
Lecce University is actively engaged in many research activities dealing with advanced ceramics and on the systems and technologies based on their use. In this link a short description of the ongoing activities and a list of selected publications

Advanced ceramics: monographs 


Thank to the contribution of many students and PHD students various monographs are available dealing with interesting fields of research and development. After a first glance at these monographs one can realise why ceramic science and technology can be regarded as "enabling technology".

Pollino Cera Trekk

fine settimana escursionistico nel Parco Nazionale del Pollino 

Trekking in the biggest Italian National Park organised by the teacher and the students of the ceramic course



Build Your own furnace 

High temperature furnaces: theory and practice

Description of the main type of furnaces, how to calculate the power consumption, what kind of materials one has to use at a certain temperature. The brief introduction includes:

- power point presentation 

- student project of 1700°C vacuum furnace (authors: Marcello Cino, Francesco Madaro)





Nature Materials has recently published a paper of the Lecce ceramic group dealing with fundamental studies of selective emission at (G. Torsello, M. Lomascolo, A. Licciulli, D. DISO, Nature Materials, october ...632–637 (2004)


Salentec is the spin off aiming to transfer the new technologies developed in the field of ceramic research.



Time table 

Materiali Ceramici I

(III anno nuovo ordinamento)







Hall:              M6


Laborotory notebook  

Practical experiences in laboratory play a key rule in the course. Students are involved in experimental activities concerning the preparation and characterization of ceramics and the design and construction of advanced instruments (e.g. sintering furnaces). A WEB copybook is edited for sharing data, notes and observations.


Laboratory security rules

Students are kindly requested to have maximum care when attending the lab.



On line journals


There are infinite information  in the net. A ceramic expert need to know how to recover useful resources.

Access the on-line Journals from Lecce University 


Ceramic basic 

A brief introduction and classification

The definition of advanced ceramic  according to ISO Higly egineered, high performance, predominantly non metallic, inorganic material having specific functional attributes 

The ISO definition of advanced ceramics: "Higly egineered, high performance, predominantly non metallic, inorganic material having specific functional attributes"