Francesco Torre obtained his Master’s Degree in Chemistry in 2016 at the University of Sassari, where he first approached the field of mechanochemistry with a particular focus on solid-solid and solid-gas reactions. He got a PhD in Innovation Sciences and Technologies at the University of Cagliari, where he worked within the European project H2020 FET-OPEN ICARUS (Innovative Coarsening-resistant Alloys with enhanced Radiation tolerance and Ultra-fine-grained Structure for aerospace application) and the international framework CRM–Extreme (Critical Raw Materials for Extreme Applications). During his PhD, he performed both theoretical and experimental research on coarsening-resistant nanocrystalline metal alloys, and carried out visiting periods at the University of Southampton (UK) and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). In 2021, he joined the CIC energiGUNE as a postdoctoral researcher in the Solid-State Chemical Reactions group, within the Thermal Energy Storage Area.

Scientific interests

  • Synthesis of nanostructured materials by mechanochemical routes
  • Microstructural evolution of metastable materials
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of solid-solid and gas-solid transformations

Scientific career

  • Physical chemistry
  • Materials science and powder metallurgy
  • Thermodynamics of nanostructured materials


  • Best poster Award, SUPERMAT and ICARUS International Spring School, 15-17/05/ 2017, Chia, Sardegna (Italy).