Stefano Trasatti is Professor of Corrosion and Metallurgy in the Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano, where he also serves as Head of the Corrosion Engineering & Applied Electrochemistry Laboratory. He graduated Magna cum laude in Industrial Chemistry in 1991 at the Università degli Studi di Milano.
Title of the thesis: “Influence of hydrodynamic conditions on corrosion of stainless steels for heat exchangers”.
In June 1995 he was awarded the ” Dr. Ing. Oronzio De Nora ” prize, funded by the company De Nora SpA, for the best scientific research at national level in the electrochemical field.
In October 1995 he got his PhD on a project entitled: “Crevice corrosion as initiation step of localized corrosion of stainless steels in cooling systems and in chlorinated environments “.
From April 1996 to October 2002 he worked in private companies as Responsible for the sector of metal surface treatments (Henkel Surface Division) and of corrosion protection (CSM, Rome, Italy) .
In November 2002 won a competition for the position of Assistant Professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano.
Autor and co-author of over 60 papers published in international journals, 60 conference proceedings, 60 technical reports as well as of patents in the field of surface treatments. S. P. Trasatti has been and is scientific responsible of research contracts and commissioned courses in the field of corrosion at private companies. In June 2013 was re-elected Chairman of the NACE Milano Italia Section, the Italian division of the NACE International, the largest association dealing with training and education in the field of corrosion. He was re-elected member for two terms (2008-2010 and 2011-2013) in the Board of Administrators of the European Federation of Corrosion, for which he currently covers the role of vice Chairman of the Working Party “Education”.
He was an elected member of the Research Committee of the NACE International.